Sunday, March 28, 2010

Breakfast!

I must eat breakfast! If I don't, my tummy grumbles and then I'm starved by lunch. Yesterday (Sunday) I had a great breakfast of cereal sprinkled with flax seed and bananas with a side of grapefruit. And I've been buying frozen strawberries at Costco and making strawberry and vanilla milkshakes. I always make a little extra to give to my M.I.L. Isn't she adorable btw? Well imagine her eating a strawberry milkshake for the first time in her life! So cute!


Today (Monday) I enjoyed a bowl of oats with a sprinkle of flax seed, a handful of broken peacans, a scoop or raisins and then a spoon of peanut butter. This is my favourite breakfast by far!

And so healthy too!

7 comments:

Helena said...

Yum! We made banana pancakes a lot in Korea.

You should have 엄마 sing a song or something. She's awesome. :)

asiangarden said...

Awwwww, it's great to hear someone call their MIL adorable lol

Macy said...

Actually that scoop of peanut butter kills it! So no, it's not healthy. Time to check out the labels.

Why am I here??? said...

Is peanut butter really that bad? It's LIGHT peanut butter, if that counts for anything. What makes it so bad -- sugar?

Shelley said...

Peanut butter is not that bad, and you need to have some protein and healthy fat. I think the amount you're eating is totally fine. I lost 25 pounds a few years back and never gave up peanut butter. In moderation of course :)

Amanda said...

I personally have quit eating light peanut butter. I prefer my peanut butter consist of "peanuts." Or maybe "peanuts, salt."

For example, my current peanut butter has one ingredient: peanuts. 2 T = 190 cals and 15 g of fat.

Compare that to Reduced Fat Jif Creamy (2 T=190 cals and 12 g fat):
PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SUGAR AND SOY PROTEIN, CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (RAPESEED AND SOYBEAN), SALT, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, MOLASSES, NIACINAMIDE, FOLIC ACID, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, ZINC OXIDE, FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE, AND COPPER SULFATE.

A lot of low-fat foods use fillers and sugar to make the food taste good.

Blue Bunny Natural Ice Cream (1/2 C=160 cals and 9 g fat):
INGREDIENTS: Milk, Cream, Sugar, Skim Milk, Grade A Nonfat Dry Milk, Egg Yolks, Natural Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Beans.

Now let's look at Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Fat Free ice cream (1/2 C=80 cals and 0 g fat):
INGREDIENTS: Fat Free Milk, Polydextrose, Maltodextrin, Sorbitol, Whey Protein Concentrate, Glycerine, Grade A Whey, Carob Bean Gum, Mono & Diglycerides{1}, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Corn Starch, Polysorbate 80, Carrageenan, Vanilla Extract, Vanillin, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Vitamin A Palmitate, Annatto (for color). Attention Diabetics: Contains Carbohydrates Naturally Occurring In Milk. {1}Adds a Dietarily Insignificant Amount of Fat Excessive Consumption May Have a Laxative Effect in Sensitive Persons. Kosher

Holy crap. I'd rather eat REAL food, even if it's higher in calories and fat. ESPECIALLY since there are all these studies showing that the body doesn't know how to handle fake sugars like corn syrup.

Why am I here??? said...

AGREED AMANDA. Thanks for letting me know