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beefy breakfast

Breakfast is more challenging for me than other meals. Lately, I have had one of my "crazy cravings". This time it was about what I wanted for breakfast.  And as it turns out, a rather great protein filled one at that.  

My craving this time was for a bagel with roast beef. I usually eat 1/4 of the bagel, open faced. I like the top half so I use it for the bottom of my sandwich. (Soon or later, I make it with the bottom half, or maybe someone else who likes bottoms will eat it). I pile the roast beef on top, I like it rare. I get them to slice the roast beef really thin at the deli, the more rare, the more tender it is. Boar's Head is a great selection.  

I purchase bagels a Panera Bread and freeze them. Choose from whole wheat varieties or my very favorite, is the everything bagel.  

Try this one on for size:

Beefy Breakfast

2 ounces deli roast beef  60 to 80 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 12 to 16.5 grams protein

1/4 plain or everything (Panera Bread) bagel   72 to 75 calories, 14.8 carbs, 2.5 grams protein

1 tablespoon cream cheese    51 calories, 5 grams fat, l gram protein

You might spread a little bit of cream cheese on for flavor and moisture, or a reduced fat olive oil mayo, (4 gram fat, 2 carbs,) or substitute a 1/2 slice of 2 percent cheese, or mustard is also a great alternative without adding more fat or calories.  

It is important not to cut out all the fat, or to feel deprived. Our bodys need fat, it also keeps you satisfied longer and it satisfies your taste buds. The key to fat is portion control, my limit is single digits in grams per meal)

Remember, beef is a food choice that is suggested to be eaten once you are a year from surgery because it is harder to digest. Chicken or turkey would be a great alternative.   

So beef it up for breakfast! Yes you can, you have many more miles to go! 

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 07:47PM by Registered CommenterJulia Holloman | CommentsPost a Comment

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