One of the biggest changes I made was to my breakfast and I've been tweaking it ever since. What I came up with is less than 150 cal and leaves me full enough to make it to lunch most days! Since I'm such a nice person, I thought I'd share it with you.
Spinach, ham, tomato & feta omelet.
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 tsp minced garlic
3-4 grape tomatoes - quartered
1 thin slice of ham (I use Country Naturals - 25 cal a slice)
1 oz of fresh baby spinach - chopped
15 g of light feta
- Pre-heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Beat together egg and egg whites till well mixed and pour into pan.
- Add garlic, spinach, ham and tomatoes to one side of the omelet. Feel free to add any seasoning you might want (I tend to add a LOT of cracked pepper) Cover and wait until the egg is mostly cooked.
- Sprinkle feta on top of the spinach side and carefully fold the omelet in half. Remove from heat and cover for ~ 2 minutes to allow the egg to finish cooking.
- Eat and enjoy.
This omelet reheats well so I normally take it to work and eat it there after reheating it on high for about 1min 20sec. Since I like to have at least a little something in my stomach shortly after waking up, I generally have a slice of toast (lightly buttered) that pops my entire breakfast up another 95 calories. Leaving my caloric total at about 240 cal for breakfast.
For those that have a wholewheat wrap on hand, you can try turning this into a scramble, adding the feta after cooking and turn it into a healthy, delicious breakfast wrap instead! Much easier to eat for those on the go! Although since I don't eat wheat and rarely buy GF tortilla's I have no idea the calories on one of them.
I'd also like to add that on those days when I tend to be a little hungrier a mid-morning snack of a 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt comes into play for 320 calories total prior to lunch. Not too bad I think.