My 5 Favorite Weekday Breakfasts Under 300 Calories
Good Morning! How are you all doing this week? I have absolutely loved reading your comments and seeing photos of how your families are using the printables from last week’s blog post. I’m working on a similar post about how we transitioned laundry responsibilities to our kiddos. Are there any other chores your family is struggling to implement and you would like to read about on Parker Posts?
Today I thought I would talk about my favorite meal of the day, breakfast. I don’t think I’ve come across a breakfast food that I didn’t like and I have a really hard time understanding how people dislike or “forget” to eat breakfast (no judgement 😉). I like to exercise most mornings and I have found that if I don’t fuel my body with the right breakfast, I am starving well before lunch time. I make a point to include proteins and healthy fats that will keep me going until at least noon. The five breakfast below are easy to prepare, filling, and under 300 calories, so that I can get my day started on the right foot. I calculated all of the nutritional information on the My Fitness Pal app. You can find these breakfasts in the Meals section of the My Fitness Pal app under Parker Posts and the name of each breakfast (ex: Parker Posts Avocado Toast with an Egg)
#1 Avocado Toast with an Egg
I am not ashamed to say that I have jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon. I was not a fan of avocados until a couple years ago, now they are one of my favorite foods. I especially love the creamy taste and texture on toast with just a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. You can use any variation of eggs to top your toast, but my preference is an over-easy egg because I like when the flavor the yolk adds to the dish.
I buy an unripe avocado every week when I go grocery shopping. It will turn dark green after a couple days left out on the counter. Once it turns dark green I either use it in a recipe or place it in the refrigerator to lengthen its shelf life. When I am ready to use the avocado, I slice it in half, cut it in half across the width and in thin slices across the length. I scoop the slices from ¼ of the avocado out with a spoon to top my toast, salads, tacos, etc… I then place the two halves back together and store in a plastic baggie in the refrigerator. Keeping the pit inside the cut avocado and storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator will keep it from turning brown and it will be ready to use the next time you are in the mood for a little avocado.
#2 Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Blueberries and Sliced Almonds
Steel cut oatmeal can take 30 minutes to prepare on the stovetop, but luckily I found this frozen Trader Joe’s Steelcut Oatmeal flavored with just a hint of brown sugar and maple syrup that takes only 2-3 minutes to prepare in the microwave. I enjoy topping it with blueberries and dry toasted sliced almonds or a chopped apple and pecans.
#3 Peanut Butter Toast and Cottage Cheese with Berries
This is a meal I like to eat a lot for lunch as well. With 20 grams of protein it will satisfy your appetite and keep you energized until your next meal. I change out the berries depending on what I have on hand. ¼ cup of blueberries, 5 medium strawberries and 20 raspberries are all around 20 calories each.
#4 Yogurt with Fruit and Cinnamon Oat Clusters
My friend, Stephanie, introduced me to Siggi’s Yogurt a couple years ago and I became hooked when I learned it had more than twice the amount of protein and almost half the sugar of the same flavored traditional yogurt, but still tasted creamy and delicious. I love to top it with berries and Kind Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax Seeds for some crunch. If it is an especially busy morning I will put this breakfast in a large plastic cup with a disposable spoon and take it with me to-go. The cup fits easily in my car’s cupholder to prevent any messes.
This Mini Collapsible Colander makes rinsing a single serving of fruit easier. I appreciate that the removable bottom catches drips once I’m done rinsing, and the fact that it is collapsible is great for storage purposes.
#5 Egg and Cheese Sandwich on an English Muffin
This breakfast sandwich is a make at home version of your favorite fast food egg and cheese sandwich on an english muffin. This sandwich is one of my son’s favorite breakfasts and easy to wrap in tin foil and take with you on your way out the door.
The Microwave Egg Maker is perfect for making scrambled eggs in a jiffy with minimal clean-up. It is especially useful when preparing an egg and cheese muffin because it produces scrambled eggs that are the perfect shape and size to place on top of a toasted English muffin.
All of these breakfast ideas are popular with my entire family. Do you like to heat a hot breakfast every morning, stick mainly to cold cereal, or skip breakfast altogether? I would love to hear about your favorite weekday breakfasts!
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