28 day Challenge 2.0 (week 1) and Holiday hustle countdown

Whew this week has just blown past me! I can’t beleive it’s humpday already.  I have to say I was knocked down earlier this week with a sinus migraine that would end all others so I apologize for the late and off day post.

The Fit Girls Guide 2nd 28 day challenge started Monday and I have to say I’l already behind, but I’ll catch up/adjust over the next few days (recap next Monday)

And on to the Holiday Hustle:

This week I wanted to share with you the importance of my favorite meal of the day:  Breakfast!  I really could eat it three times a day, well almost – I’m not a huge fan of it at lunch time but add brunch into the equation and I’m good to go.  Even on our nomal menu we have Monday night breakfast that includes, waffles, big breakfast and crepes on the “fancy” nights.  I know people say over and over again how important breakfast is and found this little blurb on a site for parents and their children but thought this really relates to all of us in some ways.

You probably heard it from your own parents: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But now you’re the one saying it — to your sleepy, frazzled, grumpy kids, who insist “I’m not hungry” as you try to get everyone fed and moving in the morning.
Even if you eat a healthy morning meal every day, it can be tough to get kids fueled up in time for school, childcare, or a day of play. But it’s important to try. Here’s how to make breakfast more appealing for everyone.

Why Bother With Breakfast?

Breakfast is a great way to give the body the refueling it needs. Kids who eat breakfast tend to eat healthier overall and are more likely to participate in physical activities — two great ways to help maintain a healthy weight.

Skipping breakfast can make kids feel tired, restless, or irritable. In the morning, their bodies need to refuel for the day ahead after going without food for 8 to 12 hours during sleep. Their mood and energy can drop by midmorning if they don’t eat at least a small morning meal.

Breakfast also can help keep kids’ weight in check. Breakfast kick-starts the body’s metabolism, the process by which the body converts the fuel in food to energy. And when the metabolism gets moving, the body starts burning calories.

Also, people who don’t eat breakfast often consume more calories throughout the day and are more likely to be overweight. That’s because someone who skips breakfast is likely to get famished before lunchtime and snack on high-calorie foods or overeat at lunch.

One of my favorite easy breakfasts are Fridge Oats, they’re no cook, they’re fast and easy and this time of year they offer up my favorite oats without the heat. – you can find a million recipes on pinterest depending on if you like, chocolate, fruit, peanut butter, coconut cream pie, etc. My current favorite is Apple Pie with a twist:

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tsp – chia seeds (added protien is awesome and they don’t taste like anything)

1 tsp – honey

1/3 cup greek yogurt

1/4 apple

1 tbsp dried cranberries

1/2 tsp cinnamon

mix everything together store in the fridge over night or even for 2 -3 nights and enjoy in the morning. 

Total Calories 305 and it’ll keep you going straight though to lunch!

Do you eat Fridge oats? what’s your favorite recipe?


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