Breakfast is still the most important meal of your day, but how do you make a healthy breakfast for weight loss when you’re on Weight Watchers? Here are five tips that I use to help me on my weight loss journey.
Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss Tip #1
Don’t eat carbs as your first meal. This is so important. Remember that post I wrote back in 2016 on Insulin? Well, it turns out that having carbs in the morning really jacks up your insulin for the day and increases hunger and cravings throughout the day. It also wreaks havoc on fat burning.
When I first learned about the effect of insulin on my weight loss efforts, I was both surprised and a bit discouraged. I’ve grown up eating cereal and fed my kids cereal too. They still eat cereal. I’m trying to change that. I switched to oatmeal when I learned about the dangers of high-fructose corn syrup and switched the kids to organic cereal, but that still doesn’t cut it.
What’s a busy mom to do? After all, who has time for eggs in the morning?
Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss Tip #2
Prepare your breakfast in advance. Perhaps you have more time on the weekends or have time to prep the night before. Ideas include egg muffins, cloud bread, cauliflower muffins and so much more. Follow my Pinterest board for more ideas.
Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss Tip #3
Grab a protein shake. I love Premier Protein shakes, and they’re only 2 Smart Points. I drink them when I’m on the go and have also used them in my coffee as a low point high protein alternative to creamer. You can blend some kale and greens in yours to get those veggies in.
Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss Tip #4
If you’re running late and need to stop by a restaurant, you can snag an egg white, piece of bacon, or sausage patty from almost any of the local fast food places. If they’re a veggie sausage patty, you might want to give that a try.
There are so many options for a healthy breakfast for weight loss. If you have time, try to make your meals from home. It’s cheaper and healthier for you. If not, I hope this blog post helped you think about other ways you can have a healthy breakfast.
I’ve been working hard on this taco salad recipe. I love taco salad and a fast-food taco salad without the shell can set a gal back by up to 22 Smart Points! That’s almost my entire daily Smart Points allowance. Instead of saying no to taco salads, I decided to try my hand at creating a recipe that’s only 3 Smart Points. It’s easy to make and takes 5 minutes to cook so you can have dinner or lunch ready by the time you’re stomach starts growling.
Taco Salad Recipe
3 Weight Watchers Smart Points
Serves: 6 people (1/2 cup serving of taco meat mixture each)
- 16oz Jennie-O Ground Turkey, Lean, ground and brown – 15 Smart Points
- 1⁄2 cup(s)cooked onion(s) – 0 Smart Points
- 1⁄2 packet McCormick Seasoning Mix, Gluten-Free, Taco – 2 Points
- 1 head(s)chopped romaine lettuce, chopped – 0 Points
- 2 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped – 0 Points
- 2 Tbsp fat-free salsa, optional – 0 Points
- 1 oz fresh mozzarella cheese – 3 Points
- Chop the onion
- Brown the ground turkey and onion
- Add the taco seasoning mix
- Mix and simmer for 1 minute
- While simmering, chop the lettuce and tomatoes
Serve a ½ cup of the taco meat mixture on top of a bed of lettuce and tomatoes. Add fat-free salsa and sprinkle a few pieces mozzarella cheese on top for garnish.
You can omit the cheese if you want to. The reason why I sprinkle the cheese top of the salad is because I feel like taco salad needs to have cheese. If I don’t include it, then I feel like I’m missing out. By using the cheese as a garnish, I satisfy my “need” for cheese. Because I’m not using a lot of cheese, the Smart Point value is low.
This taco salad recipe is only 3 smart points. It’s a great healthy substitute for that taco salad you just have to have.
Do you have a favorite taco salad recipe? What else would you add to my recipe? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
This Weight Watchers cauliflower soup recipe is both filling and easy to make. You can make it in less than 10 minutes including chopping up the vegetables and cooking the soup.
I’ve been experimenting with zero point recipes for my Weight Watcher’s plan now that it’s getting colder. Having vegetable soup over and over again can get pretty boring. Recently, I whipped up a zero point faux potato soup recipe and I love it. It’s filling, has a creamy texture, and is oh so good served piping hot. The secret is to use cauliflower instead of potatoes.
I’ll admit it. I’m not a huge potato soup connoisseur. My friends really love it though. I just don’t like spending 6 to 8 Smart Points on a cup of soup, unless it’s clam chowder. If I’m having potatoes, I want them air-fried and served up like potato chips or French fries. That’s why I substituted cauliflower for the potatoes in this recipe. Why use the points when you can save them for something later?
Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup Zero Smart Points Recipe
Smart Points: 0
- ¼ cup – Onion
- 1 Tbsp – Minced garlic
- ¼ cup – Carrots
- ¼ cup – Celery
- 1 can – Chicken stock
- 1 bag – Trader Joes Frozen Cauliflower Rice
- ¼ tsp – Parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery using 1/8 cup of the chicken stock until the onions are translucent.
- While you’re sautéing the veggies, add the remaining stock to a pot and add the frozen cauliflower in it. Cook until it boils and the cauliflower is soft. Approximately 7 minutes if using frozen riced cauliflower. Longer if you’re using refrigerated cauliflower.
- Add the sautéed vegetables to the cauliflower and chicken stock.
- Blend together using an immersion blender.
- Add parsley, salt and pepper as desired.
- Serve hot.
Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup Recipe Notes
You don’t need oil to sauté the vegetables. I use the chicken stock and sauté until the onions are translucent. It doesn’t take long.
While the vegetables are sautéing, I begin cooking the frozen cauliflower. Might as well use my time wisely!
When the cauliflower begins to boil, I add my vegetables and cook for a few minutes longer. Then I use my immersion blender to make it nice and creamy. Here’s a link to the immersion blender I use and love!
You can blend the cauliflower soup as long as you want to. I like mine a little lumpy.
Serve it piping hot. It makes a wonderful potato soup alternative!
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