Free Diet Menus - 3 Power Breakfasts
Written by Thin Thin
You'll feel like you've zoomed-off and left your diet behind with these three high-protein, low calorie breakfasts. It's the breakfast that keeps on giving throughout your busy morning. Go energy! Yeah weight loss!
High Protein Power Breakfast Menu for Dieters #1 - Bacon & Eggs. Prepare 2 slices of your favorite bacon in the microwave by placing bacon between two slightly damp paper towels (70 calories). 'Fry' two eggs in buttery flavored cooking spray on the stove top (140 calories). Enjoy with 1/2 orange that has been cut into thin slices + 1 cup of skim milk. Total calories for this power breakfast equals about 350.
Nutritional Summary: Skim milk contains about 8.5 grams of protein. Bacon contains about 4 grams of protein per 2 slices. 1 large egg contains about 6.5 grams of protein. Oranges contain about 1.3 grams of protein. In summary, this high protein free breakfast menu for dieters contains about 26 grams of protein.
High Protein Power Breakfast Menu for Dieters #2 - Peanut Butter & Raisins on Toast. If you don't wish to toast your bread, enjoy it fresh. Take one serving of peanut putter and add 1 teaspoon of dark or golden raisins OR dried cranberries OR 1/2 small mashed banana + a bit of sugar substitute if you desire more sweetness.
Peter Pan makes a delicious whipped peanut butter which contains 140 calories per serving compared to most regular versions of peanut butter that contain 190 (or more) calories.
Smear peanut butter mixture on toast or fresh bread and enjoy with 1 cup of skim milk. When using the whipped peanut butter, this power breakfast for dieters contains about 300 calories. As a note, we opted for 70-calorie bread and 80 calorie skim milk. Using regular peanut butter takes the calorie count to about 350 calories.
Nutritional Summary: Also, using whole grain bread will up your nutritional values. Peanut butter contains about 8 grams of protein per serving - which is about 2 Tablespoons OR eye your serving. It should be about the size of a golf ball.
The raisins and banana (1/2 a banana) contain about .5 protein grams. The skim milk contains about 8.5 grams of protein. The whole grain bread we used in our high protein recipe contained 3.5 protein grams. In summary, this high protein free breakfast menu for dieters contains about 20.5 grams of protein.
As a notes, we do not recommend opting for reduced fat peanut butter as you'll only save about 10 calories and a bit of fat PLUS it tastes funky. For 10 additional calories - go for the good stuff.
High Protein Power Breakfast Menu for Dieters #3 - Egg & Ham Omelet. Whip two raw eggs slightly and add a dash of milk, salt and pepper. Pour into a deep pan coated with cooking spray. Using butter-flavored spray will add a buttery taste to your omelet.
In a separate pan, cook one slice of lean deli ham on both side and set aside. Add the following to the pan and use cooking spray if mixture sticks: three small sliced mushrooms, 1 cup of baby spinach - cooking until the spinach collapses.
Flip your omelet and when egg is done, top with the ham slice, then add a slice of skim mozzarella cheese. Top with the veggies to one side, then flip to form your power omelet. Also enjoy 1 cup of skim milk. This power breakfast for dieters contains about 350 calories.
Nutritional Summary: The eggs contain about 13 grams of protein (6.5 grams each). The skim milk contains about 8.5 grams of protein. The ham slice contains about 5 grams of protein. The mozzarella cheese contains about 7 grams of protein. The spinach and mushrooms contains about 2 grams of protein. In summary, this high protein free breakfast menu for dieters contains about 35.5 grams of protein.