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Breakfasts made easier

Posted Oct 20 2008 1:05pm

Every morning I’m in a rush to leave the house on time.  No matter what time I wake up,  I always seem to need more time to go through my morning routine, get ready for work, and leave the house. 

Most of the time I don’t have time to eat breakfast at home, and more times than not, I end up bringing some half-assed breakfast with me to work.  I mean, yogurt and a  banana are good for you, but probably not enough to truly start the day. 

Some days that I have an extra 5-7 minutes, I’ll stop at Starbucks for a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce latte and splurge on a 7-point Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon, Cholesterol-Free Egg, Reduced-Fat White Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich.  I love the way it tastes and keeps me filled up, but “spending” 10 points on breakfast takes away a lot of food options for later in the day.

Last night I went to Safeway to do shopping for the week, and I saw the new(ish) Smart Ones breakfast sandwiches that I’d read a bout in the WW Magazine.


They were on sale - 3  boxes for $8.  I know that sounds sort of expensive, but if you work it out, it’s quite a bit cheaper than the Starbucks alternative.  Each box comes with 2 sandwiches, so 8 / 6 = $1.33, compared to $2.95 per sandwich at Starbucks.  Not only that, but each of these WW breakfast sandwiches has only 4 points, compared to 7. 

I had my first one this morning, the Canadian Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Muffin, and it was really tasty.  And filling.  I know I have to be careful with the sodium, but since I really don’t eat any other frozen, prepared, food, I think these are ok during the week. 

I think I may head to Safeway before the new ad comes out on Wednesday, and stock up on some more, because they’re really good.

Posted in cooking, diet, healthy choices, new food, weight loss, Weight Watchers   Tagged: breakfast, Smart Ones Morning Express sandwiches, Starbucks   
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