Monday, September 28, 2009

Anti Jemima

We made a discovery yesterday- waffles are a bad breakfast choice. Even if they are high fiber, even if they are made with light syrup, even if served with protein, they are too much of a refined carb hit to be lasting. This creates a bit of a predicament for Sunday mornings. Hubby serves as a cantor ( song leader) for 2 different congregations, and many weeks he has to be out the door before 8 am and will not be back home to 1:30 pm. Sunday breakfasts have to be quick, filling and long lasting. We had been doing crockpot grains, but everyone got tired of it and we needed a changed. I started making waffles and pancakes to freeze and toast which seemed to work when we used fruit instead of syrup. Two weeks now we have tried waffles with lite syrup and wound up starving by 10 am . Starting next week I am going to try some crockpot breakfast casseroles for this day

Breakfast- homemade waffle with 1/2 cup egg beaters and 1/4 cup lite syryp - 260 calories. Later in the morning I had a cup of probiotic yogert and 100 calorie pack of almonds for 210 calories - 470 calories for the morning

Lunch was ham and cheddar on an Aldi's Original wrap, heated and served with sliced cucumber, tomato , a honeycrisp apple and a snack pack pudding-445 calories

Afternoon snack was consumed while wandering around Target , looking at the Halloween decorations and more. A Starbucks Pumplin Spiced Frappicinio Lite Grande with whipped cream and 2 Hersheys Pumpkin Kisses tht were handed out as Samples. The Pumpkin spiced fra lite is 150 calories on its own, but when paired with this much whipped cream and the 2 kisses, I am counting the whole shebang as 300 calories. Tasty!

Dinner was oven fried chicken breast strips with Oven Roasted garlic Parmesan potatoes, steamed green beans and a tossed salad- 355 calories, and after dinner an Aldi's Skinny Cow was added , bringing the meal to 425 calories. Later in the evening I had a pudding, an apple and a Fiber Plus bar for 320 calories, bringing the days total to 1860 calories.


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

I agree; waffles and pancakes just don't keep me satisfied for very long.

Love the Frap!!! Mmmm... gotta get one today, now!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I agree too. For us, waffles are an occasional treat, just for the reasons you stated. The kids don't stay full, and there really is a lot of sugar in the syrup.

I'm so impressed you make breakfast. We either do oatmeal or cereal on most days.