Do You Wake Up Hungry?

Are you hungry upon waking in the AM? If so, then your body is functioning optimally. Not hungry? Consider the culprits. PM eating leaving a hangover? Too much sugar before bed? Identify the reason and take action to wake up hungry and have a fiber-rich, satisfying breakfast.

Some of my favorite under 300-calorie breakfasts include:

•Cereal and Milk: 1 cup Kashi GoLean Cereal, 1 cup skim or 1% milk + 1/2 banana

Veggie Omelet + Orange Slices: 4 egg whites (or 1 whole egg + 2 whites); 1 cup non-starchy vegetables (tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers, etc.); 1 sliced orange or other whole fruit

Pumpkin Pie Pudding: Combine 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt; ½ c canned pumpkin; 2T almond slivers, pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Adult PB & J: 2 slices reduced-calorie bread (<50 calories per slice); 1.5 T nut butter any flavor); 1T sugar free or reduced sugar jelly

Cheese and Berries: 1 cup nonfat or 1% cottage cheese; 2 T wheat germ; ¾ c berries

Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal:  ½ c dry oats cooked with 1 cup skim or 1% milk, cinnamon, and topped with 1 tablespoon crushed pecans

 (T = tablespoon; t = teaspoon)

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