What’s for Breakfast? A Low-Calorie Treat.
I try to keep a low-fat kitchen and I love to make breakfast interesting, but I don’t generally count calories. I just work at two things: purchasing the right products when I’m at the market and keeping a variety of options at hand.
I’ve made this breakfast (or something similar) many times…it’s easy and pleasing to the eye and palate. And I always thought it was healthy, but today I decided to put it to the calorie test and document it.
2 EGGO NutriGrain waffles 140 calories
1/2 apple stewed in water with a cinnamon stick 27 calories
1 tablespoon no-fat sour cream 12 calories
1 walnut half 14 calories
2 dates 40 calories
Total calories: 233
I’m a little disappointed that the little sucker of a date holds so many calories (1 serving of 5-6 = 120 calories) and I’ll be more judicious of their use in the future. If I hadn’t thrown them in the pot with the apple (and they really weren’t needed), this breakfast would have come in under 200 calories.
Just some food for thought.
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