Have you started with Weight Watchers recently? Using some of the breakfast ideas mentioned in this write-up, you can whip up some interesting breakfasts for yourself. It will also ensure you do not get bored eating similar breakfast everyday.
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It is not uncommon to see people skipping breakfast for various reasons. It can be due to paucity of time to whip up a breakfast or it can be due to not feeling like having a breakfast, etc. However, it is not recommended, that you skip your breakfast. There are many benefits of having breakfast everyday. The first most important benefit is that it prevents the person from overeating or binging during later part of the day. It has been observed that people who kick start their day with a breakfast tend to weigh less as compared to people, who skip their breakfast. There are many Weight Watchers breakfast ideas, which can be used, but the foremost important question, what constitutes an ideal breakfast?
Ideal Breakfast should Consist of…
If you have to compare breakfast foods from all over the world, you will see it to be a combination of complex carbohydrates or simply carbohydrates and proteins. Apart from the health reasons attached to it, there is another reason, why this combination works well. It is because this breakfast keeps you satiated for a longer period of time. A lot of people prefer to have whole grains, fruits, milk in some form, proteins in some form for their breakfast. From the first two, one gets a number of essential vitamins and fiber, while from milk one gets calcium and not to forget proteins. Proteins chosen are lean proteins, so that one does not have to bother about the fat content in the meat, etc.
Breakfast Ideas for those on Weight Watchers
If you believe in the saying, “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, then you will certainly be looking forward to a breakfast, which will satiate you for a longer period of time and ensure you do not go binge eating through the day. There is an added advantage of having a breakfast like a king. It will give a boost to the nutrient intake.
Cereal with Yogurt: One of the easy breakfast ideas is to opt for cereal with low fat yogurt (vegan yogurt) and some fruits and/or dry fruits. This breakfast does not take long to put together. You can replace the yogurt with milk, if you prefer milk to yogurt. If you are a vegan, then you can substitute yogurt with soy milk in a flavor of your choice.
Fruit Smoothies: Fruit smoothies are a big favorite with a lot of people around the world as a favorite breakfast. While some people prefer to make smoothies with yogurt, there are others who make the smoothies with milk (soy milk, if a person is vegan). The choice is yours! You may want to try smoothies with milk and then next time you may want to use yogurt. It is best to stick to fruits, that are aplenty during the season, which ensures you get all the required nutrients. My personal favorite is the banana smoothie made with vanilla yogurt.
Nuts and Fruits: When you are running short of time, one of the Weight Watchers quick breakfast ideas, that you can use is to combine nuts and fruits. You can pick up a fruit of your choice, like an apple, banana, tangerine, etc., and a handful of nuts. You can eat them, as you drive down to work. By the time you reach work, you would have finished your breakfast and would be raring to go.
Burritos: You have some time on hand and also have some saved points over the week and would want to make the most of it? Then burritos is a choice, which you will want to consider. The ingredients of the burritos will vary depending on the points you have at hand and the ingredients available at home. Some of the options for burrito fillings include mushrooms, lean meat, spring onions, mushrooms, eggs, tomatoes, etc., along with some herbs to spice up the burrito. You can also wrap up the burrito and carry it to work, as an evening snack option as well. However, do not forget to make the salsa along with the burrito.
Frittata: If you are looking forward to an Italian breakfast, then frittata is something you will certainly want to consider. Adding green leafy veggies like spinach and dill will give you the necessary fiber. Lean meat of your choice can be added to increase the protein content, along with eggs. A number of people often choose to add low fat shredded cheese to further up the quotient of this breakfast idea.
Omelet: Can omelet be ever forgotten from any breakfast menu? If I do not have omelet every couple of days I feel I am missing out on something and my days seem incomplete. Different veggies can be added to the omelet to get the required quantity of fiber in the diet. I prefer adding different set of veggies to the omelet every time I make omelet, so that I am not bored of the breakfast option. On days, when you would want something, rather filling, then low fat cheese can also be added to the omelet. You can choose a recipe from a variety of Weight Watchers breakfast recipes using eggs to make an interesting breakfast.
Bread: High fiber, multi-grain bread is a breakfast option for a number of people. You may choose to opt for Weight Watchers bread itself. There are different options that can be made using the bread. You can choose to make a sandwich using some cottage cheese, low fat cheese, lean meat, boiled eggs and veggies. Another alternative is to make French toast with bread and eggs. If you are planning to have your breakfast, while you are driving, then you can top the slices with sugar free syrup.
Waffles: These days it is not uncommon to see people opting for low fat waffles for breakfast. The waffles can be topped up with butter, or sugar free syrups. For the protein quotient, milk can be had with the waffles. A fruit will make the meal complete.
These are some of the Weight Watchers breakfast ideas, which you use. It is best to consult your leader at Weight Watchers about the right breakfast options for you. However, make sure you never skip out on breakfast to avoid you going haywire on your diet plan.