“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”
~Redd Foxx~ (Health Quotes)
(Who can resist a Red Foxx quote??)
So, I’m switching up my breakfasts this week & figured it would again be the most cooking I do this week. Hey, this time I used a toaster! It’s also a chance to highlight a few products I like, & one I’m just trying.
I never liked peanut butter until I found natural peanut butter. Seriously, as a kid I can remember many times I had to sit inside while the other kids played until I finally ate my peanut butter & jelly sandwich under protest. There were similar issues around corn (I’m nearly 36 years old & still won’t eat corn, & if I get a plate with corn already on it, I won’t eat the food that touches the corn either).
I didn’t start with Jif, I forget what the first brand I tried & liked was, but the Jif is better blended & doesn’t separate as much. Also, I’m told it doesn’t separate as much if you keep it in the fridge, but it does still separate & when it’s chilled it’s harder to mix up, so I just leave mine out.
And as for True Lemon…love it! I discovered this a year ago on a freebie site. It’s individual packets of dehydrated lemon crystals. It does have a few other things mixed in with the lemon juice & lemon oil, but nothing I don’t know what it is. Put it in your water or tea or whatever, & it tastes just like you squeezed a lemon in it. Just like it! That’s what sold me. Not to mention it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, never goes bad, no chopping, is easier to get into a water bottle, & it travels a whole lot better than lemon wedges.
It’s not sold around here, so I had to order it online, but they seem to frequently run sales, freebies, & shipping offers. Several big groceries do carry it though. They have a list of where to get it on their site.
So, here’s the break down with points plus values for all my Weight Watchers:
- 1 slice Sara Lee Classic Honey Wheat bread, 2pts+
- 1T Jif Natural creamy peanut butter, 3pts+
- 1/2T honey/honey blend*, 1pts+
- 1 banana, 0pts+
- bottle of water, 0pts+
- lemon or True Lemon, 0pts+
- Toast the bread
- Add peanut butter & honey* to toast, & spread evenly
- Add lemon/True Lemon to water; shake
And that’s a healthy, filling breakfast for only 6pts+. Some low fat milk would be good with this too, but I tend to just have water in the mornings (not a coffee or tea drinker, & I have to be careful with drinking milk). Don’t forget p.b. gives you some healthy oils! So you’ve got protein, carbs, fats, fiber, a little sweet (honey is good for you!), a fruit, & some water.
Good start to the day, no? Now let’s go work out!
*I’m ashamed to admit it, but when I went to the store this week real honey was a little out of my price range. I ended up getting a honey blend for $1. It’s a blend of honey & corn syrup. It tastes enough like honey to be in stuff & the nutrition info is the same. But if you get some on your finger & maybe lick it off, you can taste the corn syrup a little. Not as good for your body as pure honey, but for $1, at the end of the month I can make do.