You hear it again and again – don’t skip breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day. But if you are dieting or trying to watch your weight, you may think that the calories in a breakfast meal are just too high, and that you’d be better off just skipping those calories. This is a bad idea, of course, as it makes your risk of overeating later in the day higher, and also can slow your metabolism. What’s a girl to do? Why, try eating a breakfast that stays under 300 calories – giving you a good start to your day without adding tons of calories. Make your own breakfast or pick it up at your favorite fast food joint – either way, your day is off to a low calorie, tasty start!
Top two whole grain waffles with 1/3 cup of blueberries and 2 teaspoons of maple syrup. Warm up the blueberries and syrup first to really kick this low calorie breakfast up a notch. What a yummy way to start your day!
Top two whole wheat blueberry pancakes with 1 tablespoon of light butter and 2 tablespoons of light syrup. Add in a glass of orange juice and you’re still under 300 calories with this awesome breakfast.
Mix one egg and two egg whites together, than add in 2 slices of crumbled turkey bacon and veggies of your choice (onions, peppers, mushrooms). Cook it up in a non-stick pan and even enjoy a slice of whole grain toast with a teaspoon of butter – a great breakfast to start your day, and all under 300 calories.
Mix a packet of instant oatmeal with a tablespoon of chopped almonds, 2 teaspoons of honey and your favorite sliced fruit. A yummy, crunchy, sweet breakfast for under 300 calories.
Microwave two slices of Canadian bacon and ¼ cup of cheddar cheese in a soft tortilla and serve with salsa and a tablespoon of light sour cream. You can also mix in some chopped veggies. A hearty, spicy start to your day for less than 300 calories.
Mix half an apple (diced), a tablespoon of chopped walnuts and a tablespoon of honey into 8 ounces of low-fat French Vanilla yogurt. This delicious, creamy and crunchy breakfast idea is a wonderfully sweet way to start your morning for under 300 calories.
Try a Western Egg Breakfast Sandwich, which comes in at 300 calories even and is a delicious low calorie start to your day. Subway actually has a lot of great breakfast choices for under 300 calories, so check out their menu if you are looking for a quick, low calorie jump start. All of their Egg Muffin Melts are about 200 calories, and they make White Egg Muffin Melts as well. Skip their 6” Double Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwich, which has over 500 calories.
Order their Croissan’wich with Egg and Cheese, a tasty breakfast that will fill you up without filling you out – 260 calories! Stay away from their Pancakes and Sausage Platter, which weighs in at 670 calories.
Their Egg McMuffin is another 300 calorie even breakfast choice, while their Hash Browns are only 150 calories each – have two! Avoid their Big Breakfast with Hotcakes – 1,090 calories – ouch!