Hearty Breakfast Options for less than 400 calories

Hello everybody… So yesterday wasn’t that good of a day… I am catching up today… I hate “catching up” because I know in the end… if you do it too often… well… you lose the battle… But I am doing good and staying focused.

Something I’ve noticed works best for me is to have a good, big breakfast, I think I’ve mentioned it before… If I eat too little for breakfast I pretty much set myself up for failure for the rest of the day… and even if I “make it” I end up frustrated or in a bad mood all day long…

So… I try to eat plenty in the morning… Something I’ve been doing lately is reduce, a lot, the amount of eggs I eat… so I but I only eat eggs on Sundays, when, because of extra church activities, I know I will spend more time without being able to eat… the rest of the week I just replace the egg with extra fruit…

Anyway… here are my breakfast options for you (all include Van’s Organic Waffles, which I just discovered and are sooo delicious!)


Waffles with Maple Syrup, Fruit and Coffee = 330 cals.

You need:

Van’s Totally Natural Organic Waffles (2 Waffles) 170 cals.

Dark Amber 100% Pure Maple Syrup 1 tbsp. 53 cals.

Coffee with 1 tbsp. sugar free creamer (the sugar free creamer is optional and it’s the least healthy of all items) = 19 cals.

1/4 Banana (medium) = 35 cals.

4 Medium Strawberries 15 cals.

7 Fresh Raspberries 7 cals.

1 tbsp. raw almonds 30 cals.

Waffles with Maple Syrup and Big Banana Milk Shake: 306 calories

You need:

Van’s Totally Natural Organic Waffles (2 Waffles) 170 cals.

Dark Amber 100% Pure Maple Syrup 1 tbsp. 53 cals.

Unsweetened Almond Milk (Vanilla) – 1 cup (8 oz.) = 30 cals.

1/2 medium ripe banana 53 cals. (If you use the whole medium ripe banana your whole breakfast will be 359 calories… so still very good!)

(For the milk shake just blend the Almond Milk and Ripe Banana, serve cold and sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top)

Waffles with Maple Syrup, Egg and Fruit: 368 calories.

You need:

Van’s Totally Natural Organic Waffles (2 Waffles) 170 cals.

Dark Amber 100% Pure Maple Syrup 1 tbsp. 53 cals.

2 Medium Strawberries = 8 cals.

1/2 Medium Banana = 53 cals. (substitute for your favorite fruit, just check the portion sizes)

1 large egg (scrambled and cooked with Pam) = 84 cals.

So… I hope you enjoy a big, guilt-free breakfast that will help you stay satisfied and energized throughout the day!


The Thin Lady Inside


Breakfast Time! Egg Burrito for less than 300 calories!

Hello everybody! How are you doing? just a couple days ago I was looking at the stuff in my fridge and I was really low on veggies, I usually have lots of veggies with an egg in the morning but this time I wanted something different and the fridge just confirmed I’d have to find another choice.

So… I decided to make a “breakfast burrito or breakfast taco”

It turned out delicious, it’s easy to make and very satisfying… so… here it is!



  • 1 90 calorie tortilla (I use whole wheat from HEB)
  • 2 large Eggs -150/160 calories-
  • 2 tbsp. Pace Chunky Salsa (Mild) -10 calories-
  • 1 sec. Spray of Pam (Olive Oil or Butter Flavor) -9 calories-
  • 1 tbsp. Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese (whole) -22 calories-

On medium heat… Spray a (non stick) skillet with pam (for 1 second only), Let it warm up, when the skillet is hot (not smoking, just hot enough) add the eggs, a sprinkle of salt if desired and once the eggs are cooked half way through just add the 2 tbsp. of salsa. stir until incorporated. Also at the same time warm up your tortilla (on a griddle like I do or in the microwave if you prefer) Fill the tortilla up with the cooked eggs and salsa and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese!

YUM! This tasty burrito made with TWO eggs is only 281 calories! Very flavorful and obviously packed with protein which will make you feel more satisfied during the day. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.

Ok… now… about me… I did great yesterday… 1 hour exercise and calories right on my daily goal! Feeling good!

The Thin Lady Inside