Breakfast Protein Parfait

Don’t get caught eating one of these 4 things for breakfast:

  1. Breakfast pastry: muffins, doughnuts, bear claws and croissants sure taste good with coffee, but all those refined carbs are going to cause unwanted weight gain.
  1. Granola Bars: watch out for the breakfast bars that claim to give you fiber, vitamins and minerals. Check the number of carbs and sugars on the back of the label – most contain the same sugar as a pastry.
  1. Cereal: here’s another popular breakfast item that has tons of sugar lurking beneath its surface. Only eat cereal that has no added sugar and that contains some protein and healthy fat.
  1. Drive Thru Breakfast Sandwich: don’t even think about heading to the drive thru for a quick breakfast sandwich. Instead grab a hard boiled egg from home to enjoy on your commute.

Try this delicious Breakfast Protein Parfait…

Here’s a great recipe to make the night before for an easy grab-n-go breakfast straight out of the fridge. It’s packed with protein, vitamins and minerals for sustained energy all morning long. And it tastes great too.

Servings: 1

Here’s what you need…

  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt, plain, fat free
  • ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop high quality strawberry or vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup fresh berries
  • 1 Tablespoon pecan pieces, toasted
  • In a small bowl use a whisk to combine the yogurt, cottage cheese and protein powder. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Place half of the yogurt mixture into a clear cup, top with the berries and then the remaining yogurt mixture. Top with pecans.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 260 calories, 6g fat, 307mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 38g protein.

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