With my new life counting calories, I have a new favorite breakfast that falls within my 350 calorie goal for the first meal of my day. After my morning work out that lasts between 30 minutes and 2 hours given the day, I look forward to this meal. It’s sweet, fresh, and makes me feel fully recovered from a tough workout, but not like I’ve eaten too much even on days when I don’t work out at all.
BLUEBERRY PECAN YOGURT
- One 4 ounce container Stonyfield Farms Oikos Super Fruits Greek yogurt (90 calories)
- One packet Hodgson Mill brand milled flax seed Travel packets (30 calories)
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries (25 calories)
- 1 Tablespoon chopped pecans (70 calories)
- Mix all items in a bowl and enjoy (215 calories total)
Served alongside 1 cup Smart Balance brand Fat Free Milk with Omega 3′s and Vitamin E (110 calories) mixed with 1 teaspoon Hershey brand Special Dark Chocolate Syrup (17 calories) makes a total of 342 calories. With about 22 grams of protein between the yogurt, milk, flax meal, and pecans, this keeps me full until lunch. The live bacteria in the yogurt and the omega-3 fats in the flax meal and the milk all help to keep my digestive system calm, which is an excellent way to start my day.
This morning I walked the Pup for about 15 minutes through the neighborhood. It was too hot outside to take him further. So, I brought him home and then I set off for my own walk, which was about 40 minutes of alternating a brisk walk with a jog. Now, it’s off to the grocery store before spending the afternoon making pepperoni rolls from scratch for the kids. Tonight is the 6th grade dance, so E is going to her first dance with a friend of hers. That means B gets to have a friend over since she’s not old enough for this dance. I have a house full of kids tonight, one sleeping over, and a 6th grade dance amongst it all. That means they get a fun dinner of whole wheat pepperoni rolls with a tad of spinach rolled up in them as well!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Ingredients to nourish the body put together in ways to nourish the soul to share with family and friends to nourish the heart~