For the last week or so my mom, aunt, and I have been reading and trying to implement the WHEAT BELLY plan. I can’t bring myself to say “diet” because I really hate that word – it’s a lifestyle change people! So I thought I’d try and take a look at the breakfasts they were eating and seeing how we can find a better alternative! Hope you enjoy this!
Oakrun Farms English Muffin Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, water, yeast, glucose-fructose, wheat gluten, corn flour, vinegar, cornmeal, salt, soybean oil, calcium propionate, monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, fumaric acid, potassium sorbate, diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides, sorbic acid, calcium carbonate, ammonium sulfate, calcium silicate, calcium sulfate, amylase, pentosanase.
Nutrition Info: Calories 130, Fat 1.5g (Saturated 0.3 / Trans 0), Sodium 135mg, Potassium 20mg, Carbs 24g, Fiber 3g, Sugar 2g, Protein 5g.
Kraft Peanut Buter (Light) Ingredients: SELECT ROASTED PEANUTS, CORN DEXTRIN, SUGAR, SALT, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (TO PREVENT SEPARATION). (I017D)
Nutrition Info (2 servings): Calories 160, Fat 12g (Saturated 2.0 / Trans 0), Sodium 140mg, Carbs 12g, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Protein 6g.
MEAL TOTAL: Calories 290, Fat 13.5g (Saturated 2.3 / Trans 0), Sodium 275mg, Potassium 20mg, Carbs 36g, Fiber 5g, Sugar 4g, Protein 11g.
NEW Breakfast Option! Paleo/Wheat-Free Banana Bread/Muffins
Let’s look at the nutritionals….The entire loaf is 12 servings.
If you’d like to add a little cashew butter (30g) you’ll be adding: 100 calories, 4g carbs, 8g fat, 3g protein, 0mg sodium, 1g sugar. Also for the muffins I like to place 3-4 Enjoy Life Mega Chocolate Cunks on each muffin.
So let’s think about this….If the ingredient list on the first breakfast doesn’t scare you off the amount of saturated fat should! For this alternative breakfast your totals are almost the same, however you’re eating REAL FOOD – can’t go wrong with that can you! You could even swap out the cashew butter and top it with a little grass fed butter and/or some sliced banana! If you really want to up the protein and you’re on the go in the morning you could add a protein shake (vanilla whey + water), the one I use has only 130 calories and 27g of protein! That should keep you plenty full and its SUPER quick to make! Like your “shake” cold? Make it the night before and store in the fridge – shake well before you drink in the morning!
I’m working on coming up with some other quick options and will share those with you soon!