Breakfast Challenge

Ok, everyone, it’s time to make some changes in my eating habits. My two main goals are cutting back on sugar and cutting back on processed food. When I sat back and thought about how I was going to accomplish this, I became overwhelmed. SO, I decided to start slow. I am starting with breakfast.

Every morning I have a cup of coffee with quite a bit of flavored creamer. Some might say I have some coffee with my creamer. Ha. I also have a bowl of cereal. So, breakfast really is the perfect place to start since my morning is filled with sugar AND processed food!

I switched to a cup of black tea in the morning with a little local honey. Honestly, I haven’t missed my coffee too much the past few days. As my husband and I talk about a future baby #2, it’s not a bad idea to cut out the caffeine anyway. I didn’t drink coffee for all of Logan’s pregnancy and I survived.

Next, I have been making smoothies for breakfast. I will write the 2 recipes I have been using so far at the end of the post. I went to Fresh Market and bought a bunch of organic fruits and veggies and every day I sort of make up my own smoothie. I also add a protein powder to my smoothie.

As I get more recipes and different ideas for breakfast, I will share. If anyone out there is in the same boat as I am, feel free to join me! January will be focused on breakfast, and I will focus on something else in February.

Strawberry/Banana Smoothie

1 banana

Handful of strawberries

Handful of spinach

Palm full of broccoli

1 scoop of Genesis Pure protein powder

1/2 cup or so of 0% Greek Yogurt

Handful of ice

Blueberry/Banana Smoothie

I did the same as above except substituted blueberries for strawberries

The possibilities are really endless. Buy some organic fruits and veggies and just experiment!

Here’s to a healthy 2015!

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7 thoughts on “Breakfast Challenge

  1. Those are my same goals for the year as well! I want to do it for the health factor as well as training my kids to like foods with less sugar. I’ve been working on breakfast and found some recipes for muffins on pinterest. The issue I’m worried about with those is how the kids GI systems will react to foods with more whole grains in them. For example, I made banana oatmeal muffins the other day with almond milk but was just concerned that if they ate too much it would make their stomachs hurt. I guess we just need to start slow. I really like the idea of smoothies but they usually don’t leave me feeling full. Great to have different options though! Thanks for posting this. Excited to see what else you come up with!

    • I know what you mean about not feeling full. I have found that adding the protein powder and the greek yogurt has helped me stay full a little longer. I also don’t have much of a stomach in the morning, so I usually wait a little to make it. But, I think a healthy mid-morning snack is always a good idea if it doesn’t tie you over. Plus, you are nursing, so you just need to eat whenever you are hungry! Ha!

  2. I gave up sugar in my coffee last year. It is already decaf since I detoxed when I was pregnant the first time and didn’t miss the caffeine, but I still missed the taste. Good job on giving up flavored ceamer. I would also like to cut out sugar this year. Thanks for the idea of where to start. I will join you on giving up cereal.

  3. Great idea to start one meal at a time! We could definitely stand to clean up our diet over here too (after all the holiday treats). I say this as I just prepped French toast casserole for Stephen’s birthday tomorrow 🙂

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