My go-to breakfast for quite a while has been this:
Toast with peanut butter and sliced banana on top. Yum!
Bread: I personally use Aunt Millie’s whole grain white bread because that’s what we always have in the house and it’s healthy and tasty! Two slices have only 100 calories but 5g of protein and 5g fiber. It’s the best kind nutritionally without spending an arm and a leg on each loaf, as we go through bread pretty quickly here.
Peanut butter: usually Great Value creamy peanut butter, which is 90 calories per tablespoon. I use 1.5 tablespoons most of the time.
Then there’s the bananas of course! We usually only have 5-6″ bananas which are 72-90 calories apiece.
The whole breakfast is 325 calories, 10g+ protein, and 5g fiber.
My experience with it, especially accompanied by coffee, is that it keeps me full a minimum of 2-3 hours and sometimes content as long as 4.
It’s also so delicious too! It hits the spot in the morning, and calms my sweet tooth while also being healthy.
There is a treat that I’ve recently discovered in my search of getting more protein in my daily diet. I had tried Greek yogurt a few times previously, but only ones with the fruit or fruit flavoring already added, and it truly grossed me out. So it kind of put me off of Greek yogurt for a little while.
However, I didn’t give up that easily. I kept getting drawn back to it. One shopping trip I decided to try vanilla/plain Greek yogurt and mix it with my own fresh fruit at home. So I grabbed a four pack and brought it home, determined to make it work somehow. First “recipe” I tried was to mix the Greek yogurt with a whole diced banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter (half a serving). And OH MY, was that tasty! It was so delicious! It really reminded me of banana cream pie with a hint of peanut butter.
Due to oral surgery this week and a lack of bananas in the house, I ended up trying the Greek yogurt with just 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut bugged mixed in… and it still tasted absolutely delicious. So even if you don’t like bananas or are like me and don’t have them in the house at any particular moment, try the Greek yogurt with just peanut butter mixed in.
Greek yogurt has 12g protein
Peanut butter has 3.5g per tablespoon, half serving
Bananas aren’t a source of protein but have some much needed potassium