Breakfast to go
To start each morning feeling hydrated, I have one mug of hot water with half a lemon. I don’t know if there is proven medical evidence for the benefits (although plenty of anecdotal citations can be found online), but it certainly affects my digestion in a “regulating” kind of way.
I really enjoy making the magic (or crustless) quiches, but this week I am using thinly sliced ham as my base. These spinach omelets are baked in a muffin tin, which I lined first with a thin slice of fat-free ham. I’m using reduced fat havarti as my cheese. One serving is the equivalent of two regular size-muffins, or one jumbo. By using egg-whites only and reduced fat cheese, the overall calories are quite low (under 150 calories) but high in protein. I followed this up with a glass of water sipped until my snack.
For a mid-morning snack, I brought ¼ cup of hummus to work, served with celery. I added in one roasted red pepper that I had prepared and frozen in the summer, and white pepper, to give it some extra flavour. Again, this is under 100 calories but high in protein, so slow to digest. I followed this up with another glass of water sipped until lunch.