In exactly one week I will be on a plane to Belize (yay!) for 8 glorious days with Matt, leaving behind the studying, moving, and everything else. But until then, I have 3 midterms and LOTS of studying to do (hence why I haven’t been writing as much–sorry, folks)
So, it’s Friday, which means another installment of Friggin Obsessed. Today we have…drumroll please…cereal.
Do you like cereal? Are you an every day, “I have a bowl of my high fiber cereal and this satisfies me,” type of person?
I’m not. I always found that when I ate cereal (even piled with flax and chopped walnuts and berries and/or banana) I was hungry approximately two hours and 7 minutes later, and that never worked for me. I didn’t like the idea that I had to have a snack at 9:30am.
For awhile I was doing the smoothie thing, until I wasn’t. You can only have so many smoothies (and I was doing 2 per day) until you look at the shake in your hand and exclaim, “I just can’t have ONE. MORE. SMOOTHIE!”
So now I’m on to eggs. I’ve been following a very low sugar diet lately (no more than 15g/day, and only 6 small servings of carbs) so every morning, I scramble 3 eggs (2 whole, 1 white), some mozzarella cheese and spinach, topped with avocado and salsa. Believe it or not, this takes me less time to prepare than my smoothie, which had like, oh…17 ingredients.
But you know me, I love a crunch. And while eggs and avocado are delicious, they’re also soft and mushy. Ta-da, enter cereal! I found two cereals that were low in sugar (and super high in fiber), Ezekial 4:9 Cereal and Uncle Sam’s cereal. I usually alternate between the 2, but with 0 grams of sugar and lots of fiber, this stuff rocks! Be forewarned that the portion size of Ezekial cereal is only 1/4 cup, while Uncle Sam’s is 3/4 cup.
I pair my cereal with unsweetened organic vanilla Almond milk, top with flax seed and a dash of stevia, and I’m good to go. Eat that with the eggs and avocado and I’ve got one powerhouse, healthy breakfast that keeps me full until lunch. No joke!
So, next time you’re at the store, try to find these cereals and give it a go. Just an FYI that Ezekial’s will most likely be found in your local health food store.
So, are you a cereal person? What’s your go -to breakfast?