Weight Watchers is a great program that allows you to eat whatever you wish, in moderation. Making the choice of what to eat for breakfast on the Weight Watchers plan is not hard at all. You can enjoy a well loved friend, such as that glazed doughnut calling your name from the break room, for a mere 6 points, or you can consider your other options. Both Weight Watchers food plans encourage you to eat more healthfully by choosing foods that are higher in fiber, and loaded with vitamins, minerals and the essential fatty acids. For the same 6 points, or even fewer, you can choose foods that will be more filling and won’t leave you staring at the snack machine by 10 a.m.
Nothing beats fresh fruit and nonfat yogurt for a filling breakfast. Combine 1 cup nonfat yogurt with 1 cup frozen strawberries (or any fruit of your choice). Top it off with your favorite low fat granola and you have a great breakfast . You can switch it up by blending the fruit and yogurt into a creamy shake. Simply combine frozen fruit with yogurt, and blend thoroughly. Add sweetener if desired.
For a quick, nutritious breakfast on the go, grab a cheese stick and some grapes, or other fruit you have on hand. Protein combined with fruit makes a winning combination that will help you focus on what you need to do, rather than on your growling stomach. The density value of fresh fruit is much lower than the dried fruit variety. It is this density value that you need to look for when making your food choices.
Don’t be afraid to try a green smoothie for your morning meal. One great site, full of tasty recipes and instructions on creating your own smoothie is http://www.happyjuicer.com/Smoothies/how-to-make-smoothies.asp You won’t taste the veggies, just the sweet, delicious fruit. One simple, quick smoothie recipe can be made from ingredients you will most likely have on hand: 1 medium banana, frozen, 1 c frozen strawberries, a handful of kale or spinach and enough milk, soy-milk, or water to blend. Combine everything in your blender or food processor, and process thoroughly. Experiment with different kinds of fruit until you find your favorites. You might think that a “drink” will leave you hungry after one hour, but you would be surprised at just how filling one of these things can be. Besides, part of the appeal of this delicious, nutritious option is the reaction you might get from your co-workers when they see the lovely green “goo” in your glass!
Nothing warms your insides like a bowl of hot cereal. Oatmeal is delicious alone, or enhanced with additions such as unsweetened applesauce and cinnamon, or perhaps bananas, walnuts and honey. There are many choices. If oatmeal is not for you, then substitute another grain, such as quinoa, or couscous. Nonfat yogurt added to oatmeal makes a creamy treat. A quick and easy recipe that can be prepared in the microwave is c. of oatmeal, and 1 c. water, combined with c of non-fat yogurt, and fruit (strawberries are a good choice). Microwave for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your microwave, add sweetener if desired, and enjoy.
Cold cereal with fruit is a standard in most homes, and Weight Watchers encourages its members to choose whole grain whenever possible. For a change, from the standard milk and cereal, make a parfait using alternating layers of nonfat yogurt, fruit and cereal in a tall dessert glass. Delicious, and pretty as well!
The choice of “what to eat for breakfast when on Weight Watchers”, will soon become “what do I eat for breakfast”, as you make this way of eating part of your life. Not long after eating this way, and especially after it becomes second nature, you will wonder why you didn’t choose Weight Watchers sooner.