Warm up in the Colder Weather

All the Slimtone members have agreed that this week has certainly seen the temperatures drop after our wonderful summer. We all know that porridge is the perfect start to the day but so many say that they don’t have time to prepare the original one in the morning. I always make mine up the night before popping 40g (one half ozs) in a microwave container adding water or milk. In the morning just cook on high in the micro for 2 minutes add a splash of milk and cook for a further minute. Top with blueberries etc. and you will then enjoy a really satisfying meal that will sustain you until lunch time which is so important for weight loss as it will prevent those mid morning munchies. I find the frozen variety of berries really convenient and there is an excellent variety available in all supermarkets. I will be sharing a few more ideas for the colder weather soon.

Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is promoting the importance of this meal. It has been proven that it certainly helps concentration, and prevents those hunger pangs mid morning which as we all know is so important. This week we have been sharing with our Slimtone members some recipes that will make you shake up and wake up. Let me know which one is your favourite.

SHAKE UP YOUR WAKE UP

Any of the following Delicious and QUICK breakfast ideas from Slimtone will make a perfect start to your day or an evening snack.  All the following are approx 200 cals

Ultimate Big Breakfast  A slice thick granary toast topped with 2  bacon medallions, served with grilled cherry tomatoes.   grilled mushrooms, poached or scrambled egg and 1 tblspn brown sauce.

MARIE’S TIP This meal also makes a tasty main meal when served with 5ozs/140g “fried” potatoes or mustard mashed potatoes. 

Breakfast Wrap  Spread 1 tblspn brown sauce over bread wrap, fill with 2 grilled bacon medallions, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms.

Fruity Porridge   Weigh out 1 ½ oz porridge oats.  Add small portion of frozen blueberries, raspberries or fruits of the forest, make up with water and cook in micro for approx 2 mins – add a splash of skimmed milk stir well and return to micro for another minute on high.  The fruit will have burst and the delicious taste of the juices will help you rise and shine.  Drizzle over a small pot of diet yoghurt for a perfect start to the day.

Eggy Bread & Bacon.  Soak one slice of thick granary bread into a beaten egg.  Mist non stick pan and “fry” bread on both sides.  Serve with two bacon medallions and grilled tomatoes

Toast with canned tomatoes and poached egg.  Spoon canned tomatoes over one thick slice of granary, wholemeal bread toasted and top with poached egg.

Toasted Crumpets with Banana & Honey  Toast two crumpets and top with mashed banana drizzled with honey

Breakfast B.L.T. Bap  Split a granary bap.  Spread with brown sauce and fill with two bacon, medallions.  Lots of crispy lettuce and cherry tomatoes. 

Toast and Scrambled Egg  Top a slice of granary or wholemeal toast with scrambled egg.  Marie’s Tip, Pop a Laughing Cow Light triangle into egg when scrambling or for a hot spicy breakfast a few chilli flakes.  

Did you know that your Lifestyle Plan is colour coded? Simply look for the pages highlighted with light blue at the top to enjoy a large selection of breakfasts that will make your day go SNACK CRACKLE AND POP.  

THE ‘TAKE TWO’ SELECTION ON PAGE 17 OF YOUR PLAN IS GREAT FOR SPLITTING YOUR BREAKFAST AND KEEPING YOU FEELING FULLER LONGER.  GREAT WHEN WORKING OR AFTER TAKING THE CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.  GIVE IT A TRY….

Why not check out http://www.shakeupyourwakeup.com  for more breakfast ideas. 

HOT TIPS FOR KEEPING WARM IN THE COLD WEATHER

This week I will be sharing some of the ideas we use in Slimtone as our Winter Survival Kit. The first is the most important meal of the day which is our breakfast. Missing this is a sure way of binging later in the evening. I always recommend starting with a hot bowl of porridge topped with low fat yoghurt or fromage frai. Or if you are in a hurry the packets of Oats so Simple are a good portion controlled start to the day. This is an excellent low GI meal and as it is slow release energy will sustain you until lunch time. Poached, scrambled or boiled egg with granary toast has also been proven to keep you satisfied longer. Keep watching for more ideas daily