Old habits are so hard to break!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I have been completely exhausted for the last few months. Finishing up my masters degree program, and being a "single" mom 80 percent of the time has me stressed! When I wake up in the morning, I am quick to grab some easy processed breakfast even though I know it will leave me starving and unsatisfied. Yet, I am not fully awake and its as if I dont even know I am doing it until an hour later! I know the food isnt good for us, but my kids like it and I have to admit, it is easiest. I know I could stop buying these things, but then I would have to cook breakfast each morning, and I am honest enough with myself to know that is not going to happen. I would love to get there. But baby steps right now. I can't do it all at once. But it is so frustrating to start my day off with a bad food choice!
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  • KATIEM929
    Old habits ARE hard to break, especially with kids involved and when there's just no time in the morning. But the good news is that there are quick, no-cook breakfasts that are healthy, or healthier than PopTarts (my favorite) at least.

    * Instant oatmeal is usually between 110 - 180 calories and keeps you full...there's plenty of flavors to choose from and it only takes 30-60 seconds to prepare.

    * Whole wheat bread or toast (I prefer WonderBread's Smart White or Smart Wheat myself) with peanut butter or almond butter and a banana.

    * Fresh fruit. Banana's are great...no prep, no cleaning, not too expensive.

    * Whole grain frozen waffles with fresh fruit or reduced sugar jam...or a little maple syrup :)

    * Yogurt with dry cereal (Cheerios, FiberOne, etc) on top or mixed in and a string cheese

    * Trail mix (without candy and extra sugar of course)

    * Granola bars, but read the labels...some have better nutrition than others.

    * Hard boil some eggs when you have time at night or on the weekend and grab one from the fridge in the morning.

    * Whole wheat tortilla with turkey and cheese, rolled up (who says you can't have lunch for breakfast?!) The kids can make these by themselves, too.

    * Whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter (I like it with jelly, too)

    * Whole wheat tortilla with reduced fat cream cheese and jelly

    I'm sure there's plenty more, but that's what I can think of right now.
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