Some mornings I’m simply hungrier than others. I let my cravings mostly dictate what I eat as my first meal. I’m guess I’m lucky in a way that I never crave pancakes or french toast (then again, you do loose your taste for that type of stuff over time when you never eat it).
So being a bit hungry, look at this perfect little fat, carb and protein “vegetarian” breakfast.
Half an avocado cut in half, filled with hummus. Little bit of tomato and onion on the side and a drizzle of good olive oil.
Couple of things worth mentioning here I think in no order of importance.
The breakdown goes like this- Total Fat 10 G – Sodium 830 mg – Carbohydrate 33G – Fiber 6G – Sugars 4G – Protein 19 G.
Now for the ingredients: wheat wrap, whole wheat flour, enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), canola oil, vital wheat gluten, corn starch, oat fiber, soy protein, honey, salt, yeast, monoglycerides, guar gum, dextroxse, soybean oil, sesame flour, yeast (inactive), calcium sulfate, calcium propionate, fumaric acid, l-cysteine, fungal amylase, egg white omelet (cage free egg whites, whey powder, unmodified corn starch, nonfat dry milk, salt, butter flavor [sunflower oil, natural flavors, medium chain triglycerides, palm kernel oil], xantham gum, guar gum, liquid pepper extract), spinach, crumbled feta cheese(pasteurized milk, salt, cheese culture, enzymes, potato starch [added to prevent caking]), sun dried tomato cream cheese (water, pasteurized milk and cream, tomato paste, whey protein concentrate, dehydrated garlic, modified food starch, salt, sun-dried tomatoes [tomatoes, sulfur dioxide (preservative)], sugar, canola oil and olive oil, spices, cheese culture, cream, stabilizers [carob bean and/or guar gums], lactc acid, potassium sorbate [preservative], crushed garlic, citric acid, corn syrup solids, maltodextin, natural flavors, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, enzymes), roasted tomatoes (tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, canola oil, olive oil, garlic, oregeno, salt).
Let’s do our breakfast breakdown for comparison:
Total Fat Avocado 21 grams – Olive oil 14 grams – Carbs 12 grams – Avocado Protein 2.9 grams -Hummus Carbs 100 grams -Hummus protein 4.9 grams _Sodium 225 mg (less even as it was less than a 1/4 teasp)
A breakfast like above gives me the “tastiness” I often crave when I’m hungry in the morning, and the ingredients keep me steadily fueled till the next time I eat.
Calories are calories are not calories are not calories…fat is fat is not fat is not fat…etc etc. It’s all a bit much don’t you think?
EAT REAL FOOD and do it consistently. That way you can keep all this “diet/what to eat/what not to eat/super foods/macro ingredients” bullshit simple 🙂