pFIT TIP: Healthy Breakfast Tricks

If you’re like me, and you like cereal, you are always looking for healthy low-cal ways to get it in without ruining your diet. Unfortunately, cereal and granola can be extremely high in calories – and in fat. On top of that, we use WAY more than the ridiculously small portion sizes posted on the box. As if I’d only eat a 1/2 cup of anything! Really?

I’m all about getting the MOST food for the LEAST calories. Then, my next mission is to make sure the calories aren’t all coming from carbs and/or fat, so that means it needs to have a lot of protein.

What if we didn’t rely on the actual cereal itself to boost our protein, but actually changed the way we ate cereal altogether? This is how I’ve changed America’s #1 breakfast.

Goodbye Milk
If I were to make my favorite Back to Nature Granola, and used the serving sizes as suggested, I’d be less than satisfied. 1/2 cup of granola is a tease –  and with one cup of milk, my granola would be so lonely floating around with all that white liquidy room. I’d be more than unsatisfied.

The Ole Switcheroo
This calls for the pFIT pFOOD Switcheroo! When you’re eating cereal, you’re relying on each morsel of crunch to fuel (and entertain) you instead of the milk you put it in. What if we reversed roles and we relied on the white stuff for the fuel and the crunchy stuff for the fun?

Why switch it up? The primary reason is cereal with fat free milk doesn’t stick with me. When I eat a meal, I don’t want to be hungry in 30 minutes, so I strategically plan my meals to have a nice balance of fat, protein and carbs so the meal not only tasty, but it lasts.

pFIT pFOOD:
Trade 1 cup milk for 1/2 cup Chobani Greek Yogurt
Cut granola portions in 1/2, from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup
Making these 2 changes cut calories and doubled the protein! AND I bet it stays with you longer! Check it out:

Regular Granola & Milk:
270 calories  & 10 gms of protein

Granola & Chobani:
260 calories & 22gms of protein

Follow Chobani on Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, and share YOUR own Chobanerrific discoveries! Or visit the Chobani Kitchen for killer recipes and cooking tips!   – B –

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on July 18, 2012, in Diet & Nutrition Tips, PFOODIE, Recipes & Brands and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great idea! I saw somewhere yesterday that mixing chobani greek yogurt with some protein powder made a thick cheesecake like snack. I tried it and it was really good! And it satisfied me for a few hours.

  2. Cassie -that is an excellent substitute for fat laden ice cream!! Thanks— Dennis Mastrolia@Verizon.net

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