I swear that no matter what I eat for breakfast I am always ravenous by noon time. Actually, I'm usually ravenous by 10:30 am but I force myself to wait until a respectable lunch hour. I have always attributed my hunger to having taken a brisk walk with Holly Bear, plus multiple trips up and down the stairs carting laundry baskets, groceries, books, perhaps even a trip to the market (where all sorts of temptations call my name). Normal, everyday activities for most of us.
I have finally discovered the perfect mix of foods that keeps me satisfied up to and beyond the 12:00 high noon mark with the bonus of added energy - no caffeine required.
In the following weeks I'm going to explore more breakfast options just in case any of you are not the creature of habit that I am. And who knows, there could be a world wide shortage of corn flakes so it always pays to have a substitution, right? I mean if it could happen to EGGO waffles, it could happen to anyone....
Right now, my breakfast consists of:
1 cup cereal (corn flakes or rice krispies)
OR 1 serving cream of wheat (made with water)
1 cup lactose free, skim milk
1/2 cup crushed pineapple in juice or 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce or 2 TBL raisins
1/4 cup raw or toasted, unsalted sunflower seeds (that's the MUFA)
I KNOW! It sounds crazy, doesn't it? But I'm telling you, it works. In fact, I'm hard pressed to eat all of this so I usually save about 1/2 the seeds for midmorning; not because I'm hungry, but because they are the morning MUFA.
What gets you up, energized and satisfied in the morning?