I’m REALLY trying to eat more regularly, you know smaller meals, more often. I don’t know why I have such a hard time with this, but I just want to sit down, eat a ton, and not have to eat for the rest of the day. This way of eating, I’ve found, isn’t ideal. I do much better if I can evenly pace my eating throughout the day.
This is what I had this morning for breakfast. Smaller than my usual breakfasts, but that’s okay, because I’ll eat a mid-morning snack.
Blueberry “Cobbler” Parfait
Plain yogurt has less calories than the sweetened kind. This is because it lacks the added sweeteners that are in the flavored kind. I prefer Silk’s soy yogurt, which does have a bit added sugar (about 6 grams per cup). If you don’t do soy there’s always coconut yogurt. I like add a packet of stevia to the yogurt to give it a bit more sweetness, without adding extra calories. The blueberries also add a some sweetness to the yogurt.
To serve as breakfast, you might want to double the recipe or add a side of oatmeal or a piece of whole grain toast to make it have a bit more sustenance, or eat as dessert or a snack. This parfait is a good source of protein & calcium. The grape-nuts add iron and crunchy texture; fruit, anti-oxidants and sweetness; almonds, vitamin E (which is one of the more challenging nutrients to get on a day to day basis) and a little fat and texture.
1/2 c. (4 oz.) plain yogurt (soy or coconut, I like Silk brand)
1/2 c. frozen or fresh blueberries
1 TBS. sliced almonds
1 TBS. grape-nuts or “crunchy nuggets” cereal
1 packet stevia (optional, adds sweetness to yogurt)
Sweeten the yogurt if desired, with stevia. In a parfait dish, or pretty dish (admit it, food tastes better when it looks pretty!), layer: 1/4 c. blueberries, 1/4 c. yogurt, 1/4 c. blueberries, 1/4 c. yogurt. Top with almonds and grape-nuts. Enjoy!
Nutritional info: 210 calories, 6 g protein, 6 g fat, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber