I strongly believe your body needs morning fuel to make it through the rest of the day successfully. That being said, I will help you with ideas for this fuel!
This was a tasty, light breakfast that kept me full for a good four hours.
Nonfat Greek Yogurt (about half a cup)
Blueberries (about one fourth a cup)
Fruit and Chocolate Oat Bar
These oat bars are probably my husband's favorite concoction, of all the things I make. If I ask him if he wants anything, he will invariably request oat bars. Fortunately, they don't take long to whip up and they are not too unhealthy a treat to have sitting around the house. Over the course of developing my own take on this recipe, I've subbed in and added some healthy additions, but I haven't even tried to touch the sugar content yet!
Fruit and Chocolate Oat Bars
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 c unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp nonfat milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c flax seeds
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 c oatmeal
1 c dried cranberries or golden raisins
1 c chocolate chips (semisweet or milk)
Heat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
Beat together sugars and applesauce until well blended. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, flax seeds, baking soda and cinnamon; mix dry ingredients on top of liquid then fold into liquid and mix well. Stir in oats, cranberries and chocolate chips; mix well.
Press dough into baking dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Store in tightly covered container.
A word about Greek yogurt... it's great! Thicker than regular yogurt and much tangier. I buy the plain kind because I feel so virtuous eating it. But then I usually add a touch of honey...