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Monday, February 10, 2014

Healthy Breakast Options

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But somehow it seems to be the hardest meal for many people to eat.  They don't want to eat in the morning or they are too busy.  Kids too, they get up and rush to get dressed and off to school.  This week I wanted to offer some breakfast ideas and I also wanted to provide a clean eating option for creamer in your morning coffee.  I compiled a list of breakfast ideas on my blog, E-mealplanning.com.  You can find the list of healthy breakfasts that you can eat on the go, here.  You can also look back at all of the breakfast related posts here on this blog.

So often we are brain washed to think that fat free, sugar free is better for us.  If a food in it's whole, natural state is fat free and sugar free, then yes, it probably is.  But processed and chemical-laden food that is created to be fat free and sugar free is often no good.  Taste good?  Maybe.  Good for you?  No.  So after seeing so many Mamas listing in their food logs processed coffee creamers I went in search of alternatives.  What I discovered is that it's so easy to make something yourself!  And it's less calories and clean eating!  Creamy half and half mixed with skim milk, sweetened with sugar or honey and a little bit of vanilla extract.  Simple, not processed and 25 calories in 2 tablespoons.  Coffeemate French Vanilla creamer (liquid) is 35 calories in 1 tablespoon and contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil.  Hydrogenated oils contain trans fats.  In a single tablespoon it's less than 1 gram.  If you use 2 tablespoons in your coffee it becomes 1 gram and if you have that every day, it can add up.  So here is a recipe I found for clean, simple Vanilla Coffee Creamer.

Do you want non dairy?  Its simple to just swap out for any non dairy milk.  Or if you don't want to make it, Organic Valley has great products and they make a non-dairy coffee creamer.

If you need more ideas/inspiration or have questions, please comment here or email me at erika@e-mealplanning.com

1 comment:

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