It has been over a year since I started Weight Watchers. Again. Third time makes the charm. The power of three. The magic number. 3.
I'm down 40 lbs, on a journey to a new way of eating, discovering new foods...all while following what seems to be the red-headed step child of WW, their Core Plan. Fruits, veggies, lean meats, ff dairy, whole grains, WITHOUT COUNTING points? It sounds too good to be true. It isn't. It works.
(The ones on the left are raw, the ones on the right are cooked.)
Not the stuff that some of the big cereal companies are trying to pass off as WHOLE GRAIN, the big G, and all that. Real. Whole. Wheat. The stuff we're supposed to be eating more of. They stuff they grind to make whole wheat flour. Totally unadulterated with HFCS (high fructose corn syrup, but you knew that, right?), sodium, and any number of other strange and unpronounceable ingredients that are in "whole grain" cereals.
So today I decided I would share with you my new favorite breaksfast. For those of you who know all about the Core Plan the following breakfast is totally core. I have no clue what the points are.
This is a version of fresh museli and can be adapted in all sorts of ways. I just happen to be on a wheatberry kick right now but have added rolled and/or steel cut oats to the yogurt before. Just be sure to add steel cut oats the night before so they can soften up. Otherwise, you might break a tooth!
A BETTER BREAKFAST
Ingredients (no measurements...just eyeball it or do it to taste)
Frozen or fresh fruit (blueberries, pineapple, dark sweet cherrie, peaches, strawberries, whatever you like or any combination of them)
Plain, FF yogurt (Can also add or sub FF cottage cheese)
Sweetner of your choice (Splenda or other Core approved sweetner)
Fiber One cereal and/or Shredded Wheat N Bran cereal
Thaw the frozen fruit in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Top with yogurt, wheatberries, cinnamon and stir together. Taste for sweetness and add sweetner of your choice, if needed. If you want to add other fruit at this time (fresh) feel free to do so. There's no right or wrong to this. Top with Fiber One and/or crushed Shredded Wheat or Wheat 'N Bran cereal. ENJOY!
I posted pictures and directions in the Better Breakfast photo album. My dear hubby told me it didn't look too appetizing. I know I'm not a food stylist but hope it will give you an idea of what some of this looks like!