Eating breakfast is extremely important, and a good way to jump start your day. Whether you follow the Weight Watchers Core or Flex Plan, or now the new Points Plus plan, there are some good options for breakfast.
If you really enjoy fruit, a fruit smoothie (5 points) is a delicious way to start your day. You can make this with a small banana, cup of raspberries, 2/3 cup chilled pineapple juice, a few pieces of ice, 2 tablespoons of low-fat plain yogurt, 3 tsp of wheat germ and finally a teaspoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender , blending until smooth and you have a great breakfast!
If you have time constraints and want something more simple, you could try 2 slices of low fat frozen waffles with 2 tablespoons of low calorie syrup and a piece of fruit, a peach or nectarine for the same 5 points.
If you would prefer eggs for breakfast, you can make a scrambled egg with an ounce of Canadian bacon or three slices of turkey bacon, cooked with cooking spray and add this to two sliced of whole wheat toast for 4 points.
One of the tastier options for breakfast I have found is part of the Core Plan of Weight Watchers. Scramble two eggs with 1 tsp canola oil. Top these eggs with fat-free cheese and fat-free salsa. Serve with melon.
In addition to these Weight Watchers recipes, you can always try Weight Watchers English muffins which are 1 point each, and top these with low calorie margarine or some sugar free jelly. There are also great Weight Watchers Banana Nut muffins and Blueberry muffins worth 4 points each.
One of my favorite Weight Watchers breakfasts are the breakfast quesadillas. These come frozen and are made up of egg whites, cheese, turkey bacon and vegetables. One of these is 4 points. Weight Watchers also puts out a frozen English muffin sandwich which has egg whites and cheese for 4 points and a stuffed breakfast sandwich with egg whites, cheese, turkey bacon and vegetables.
Another option is oatmeal. Weight Watchers has that too, a blueberry oatmeal with 4 points,which is pretty good, or you can buy regular oatmeal that is low-fat, or made for women, whatever kind of oatmeal you like.
I have also found that I enjoy raisin toast for breakfast. The total number of points for the toast depends on the number of slices you have. Eating this topped with some low-fat cottage cheese to replace the margarine is a good idea, and the cottage cheese is a good source of calcium.
Morningstar Farms has some veggie sausages ( 2 pts plus each) and breakfast Veggie bacon biscuits which are good for 7 points plus. Another option is cold cereal with low fat milk.
Last, but not least, eating wheat toast or low-fat high fiber cereal with fruit is always a good option. This combination is not only healthy but should keep you satisfied until lunch time.
No matter what you choose for breakfast, there are many options, and many ways a variety of breakfast foods can fit into a Weight Watchers program. The options for breakfast are limitless, you just need to know how to count the foods. So be creative and try them all!