Special K Challenge and Beyond

As many of us know, Special K is a great cereal to eat when we are trying to lose weight. Now, to make life even easier for us, they are now offering their first ever book: Special K Challenge and Beyond. This great book has over 100 recipes as well as fitness and nutrition tips. There are several recipe categories to pick from too: vegetarian, seafood, meat, main dishes, appetizers, soups, side dishes and deserts. One of my personal favorites is the Pasta with Bolognese Sauce. I love that this cookbook also has ingredients that are in my house.  There are no strange ingredients you’ll only use once.  There are a ton of recipes that are both healthy and foods that you (and your kids) will actually eat!  You also can use this cookbook even if you aren’t doing the Special K Challenge.  The whole book isn’t a cookbook either.  The beginning of the book is about weight management.  It has great tips like seasoning your meals with variety (so you diet doesn’t get boring!).

Special K Challenge and Beyond is a great book whether you are trying to lose weight or just eat healthier.  There definitely a recipe for everyone in here!

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With this, it is as only as important as what we decide to eat for breakfast. You need to eat something healthy so that you will not be hungry half way through the morning. Eat something filling enough that will last you till lunch time.

The most common breakfast food has to be cold cereal. When choosing a cereal, be sure not to get one that has a lot of sugar and is high in fat.

Adding low fat milk and some sort of fruit to this will make it even healthier. Putting bananas in you cereal is delicious and healthy. Also adding some eggs or peanut butter with toast will add some good protein to your meal.

Eggs cooked without a lot of fat can also be healthy breakfast foods. You should combine them with something that has fiber, like whole grain toast, and you should add some fruit or vegetables and some dairy.

A nice omelet with vegetables and low fat cheese along with a piece of fruit would work out well. The protein in eggs and peanut butter is very filling, and so is the fiber in whole grain toast. For those without a lot of time in the morning, you could make hard boiled eggs ahead of time so you don’t have to cook in the morning.

If you are like me and can’t eat a lot right when you get up, try eating something small and then eat something for brunch.

One option for a take along breakfast is instant oatmeal. Instant oatmeal packets are very portable, and you just need to add hot water, which you can get in most offices. You can bring a packet along with a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts.

With people always in a hurry there are many choices for those on the run at your local grocery store. When grabbing something, make sure that is healthy. Make sure that is has the ingredients to keep you full till you have time to eat again.

Finding the right breakfast foods can be difficult, in particular when your looking for a healthy breakfast. Here are some simple tips to follow to get a total, reasonable breakfast.