Wednesday, 26 June 2013

42. Recipes // Low Calorie Cooked Breakfast

This morning I'm going to share a secret... *whispers* you can eat a fry-up even if you're on a diet.

A common misconception which people - including myself - have when dieting, or eating healthily, is that you've got to ban certain foods; puddings, wine, fry-ups, etc. No. You. Don't.Although there are healthier, lower fat alternatives (e.g. porridge, fruit, natural yogurt, etc) a cooked breakfast really does fill you up and keeps you going for the rest of the morning; meaning that you're less likely to snack and, therefore, less likely to take in extra unnecessary calories.Here's how you can make a cooked breakfast, healthily.Ingredients:2 x Sainsbury's Bacon Medallions (33 calories each, 0.7g fat each)1 x Medium Free Range Egg (around 80 calories, 6g of fat)25g x Button Mushrooms (around 5 calories, 0.1g of fat)1 x Slice of Hovis Medium Wholemeal Bread (88 calories per slice, 0.7g of fat)= 206 calories, 7.5g fatWhen cooking your breakfast, don't be tempted to use oil or butter - you don't need itIf you begin by heating your frying pan and cooking the bacon first, you can use the fat from the bacon to fry the rest of your ingredients.
Slice the mushrooms however you like and fry them for the same amount of time as the bacon, or less, depending on how well-done you like them to be.
If you want to make it even healthier: poach rather than fry the egg.Instead of using butter on your slice of bread (or toast), use tomato ketchup as the flavour goes well with the ingredients, and it has a fraction of the calories and fat content.I'd have this breakfast with a cup of herbal tea and a pint of cold water, and perhaps some fruit with yogurt (only another 150 calories, approximately) to fill me up until lunchtime.I hope you enjoyed this post!

Much love, Becci xo

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