So, week three is here on my Weight Watchers #StepIntoSummer mission. As with last week, it’s not been totally plain sailing – with eating out being my biggest downfall. But, I am absolutely loving trying out new recipes and finding ways to make my usual treats that little bit more Weight-Watchers friendly. For example – rather than having fried eggs, bacon and toast for breakfast at the weekend (yes, I know… NOT healthy, but very tasty). This weekend I switched out the bacon rashers for bacon medallions – which to be honest I prefer anyway as removed all the fatty bits. Then I made scrambled eggs with 1 calorie spray cooking oil instead of fries and then switched the white toast for a crumpet. Easy little changes but saving a few points in the meantime – with no feeling deprived at all. That side of the Weight Watchers plan has definitely been my favourite so far – the looking at current favourites and tweaking them to make them that little bit healthier.
That leads me nicely into this week’s challenge – which is to eat breakfast every day. When I first started this and looked at all the challenges I was most looking forward to this one as it was the one I knew I’d enjoy the most. Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day and one I would very, very, rarely skip. But, that doesn’t mean my breakfast habits are perfect – my usual breakfast would be bran flakes with raisins – seemingly healthy, but actually adds up to quite a lot of Weight Watchers points, plus when I look at the ingredients – a lot of sugar.
So I gave myself my own little extra challenge along with not skipping breakfast – but also to concentrate on what I’m having a little more than just mindlessly reach for the bran flakes. I’ve continued to add fruit in there too – usually having a banana or satsuma with whatever I have for breakfast. It makes a surprisingly easy food to grab and eat on the go. I’ve also had a day or two where I’ve been having ‘Go Ahead’ cereal bars for when I have early meetings and need to leave the house in a hurry. They’re one of my new ‘constants’ in my bag to counter my FOH (fear of hunger… hate the idea of being somewhere and feeling hungry).
Along with the adding fruit in, I also created the ‘hero’ recipe for the week – a ‘Tropical Fruit Fool’. Basically a mango, passion fruit and greek yoghurt concoction that tasted as delicious as it sounds – but probably wouldn’t fall into my regular breakfast routine and I’d lean towards it as a desert option over breakfast. But yes, it was absolutely delicious! Definitely did not feel like I was following any sort of diet plan with that one. Plus it looks gorgeous – so would definitely make a guilt-free desert if you were having friends over and wanted to impress (easily – as it’s super quick to make too).
As usual – there’s also the chance for you to get involved in the #StepIntoSummer challenges and win yourself some fab prizes in the meantime. This week you have the chance to win a Russell Hobbs Toaster – simply tweet the @ww_uk handle with the #StepIntoSummer and share your perfect breakfast.
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