Sunday, January 30, 2011

W4, Day 6; Bagel Gnomes

One of the things I love to eat is a hearty weekend breakfast:  pancakes, or waffles, or eggs, toast, and get the idea.  Yet I have a very hard time on the WW plan indulging in a breakfast knowing that I'll have fewer food points for the remainder of the day.  For this reason, I usually eat a small breakfast or lunch and follow up with a large dinner (and toss in a couple snacks for good measure).  I've heard many people say that it's better to eat larger breakfasts and lunches so your body has fuel to burn during the day, followed by a very modest dinner.  But I guess I've sort of developed the way I do it based on my hunger patterns throughout the day.  I'm not hungry when I wake up.  I'm hungry at lunch, but even if I eat a large meal, I'm starving again by dinner time.  So, I might as well keep lunch small too.  But, I do miss a hearty breakfast.

So, tonight that's what we had.  I had boiled egg whites (I love the whites, but I've never liked the yolks so I give them to my husband), turkey sausage links, bagel thins with cream cheese, and oranges off the tree on the side of our house.  I'd never tried these sausage links before (Jenny-O brand), but they were pretty good. Not quite like real pork sausage--a bit too heavily spiced--but a decent substitute and much better than soy links.  It was also the first time I'd tried the bagel thins.  They were fine in that they taste like bagel, since that's what they are, but I couldn't help but wonder who had hijacked the middle of my bagel.  I play a math game with elementary kids called "Where's my bagel?" and that's what I found myself wondering tonight.  But, it had half the points of a full bagel--I guess the bagel gnomes make off with quite a few of the carbs--so I guess I should be grateful that I can enjoy it at all.  All in all, it was a good meal and helped me to feel like I wasn't missing out of some of my favorite breakfast foods.  Now I need to find a low carb, high fiber pancake recipe!

1 comment:

  1. buckwheat pancakes are hearty (and a tiny bit healthier)- you can mix in a tablespoon of quick oats and a tiny TINY dash of fiber- too much and your eating sawdust