Friday, July 8, 2011

Healthy Bites: Kashi Go Lean Crunch

I'm embarking on a new lifestyle change. I am trying to eat healthier and get more active. From my excessive research, I've found these are the two ingredients in losing weight (YAY!) and being healthy (not taking "magic pills" or using an "easy button" -- apparently neither exist).

One of my biggest challenges has been finding healthy meals that are easy and delicious, using ingredients I tend to keep on hand at home. I figured as I find healthy meals and snacks, I will share them with you in case you're looking for new, fresh ideas for your own diet (and I don't mean "diet" like the "four-letter word" kind -- more like the "what you ingest every day" kind of diet). I think I'll call 'em "Healthy Bites."

So without further ado, I will introduce you to my yummy breakfast from this morning:

1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal

1/2 Diced Banana (this works well for me since Chase eats the other half!)

1/2 cup 1% Milk

This was a super easy, quick and delicious breakfast! It was surprisingly filling and held me over perfectly until my late morning snack: 1/2 sliced apple -- the kids ate the other half.

Check out this breakfast's stats:

Did you see that? Only 180 calories, less than 3g of fat and almost 10g protein! Now that's impressive!

I hope you found this healthy breakfast idea helpful! I'll be posting breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas as I come across them and hope you will find a way to incorporate these fresh, healthy ideas into your day!