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Monday, June 23, 2014

Good Food Made Simple Breakfast Challenge #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

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egg pattie: simplelivingeating.com


This post is sponsored by Good Food Made Simple. Opinions are my own.


You've heard it a million times from your parents, from your health teacher in high school, from the morning TV shows you watch while you are supposedly exercising: 


Eat breakfast it's the most important meal of the day.

We know it's true. People who eat breakfast have more energy, can concentrate longer so they perform better at work and school and they tend to be thinner... why thinner?

It seems that when you are not starving you tend to make better choices about the foods you eat. If you skipped breakfast and a tray of donuts is passed around at a 10 am meeting... you grab one or a dozen and gobble them down because you are truly hungry.

Breakfast Burrito: simplelivingeating.com

Which brings me to the my real point. We know we should eat breakfast but WHAT we eat for breakfast matters as much as eating something.

The people at Good Food Made Simple have challenged me and you to eat for two weeks only breakfast foods containing all-natural, CLEAN ingredients – no preservatives, additives, artificial flavors, colors or hydrogenated oils and see how you feel.

Good Food Made Simple products have really helped my family and I stay on track with this challenge. My kids are tweens and teens and mornings and breakfast are a struggle. They barely get out of bed in enough time to make the bus.

I have been sending them out in the morning with a Good Food Made Simple breakfast burrito. It only takes a minute to microwave and these easy to carry sandwiches are a complete meal made of REAL food. My son really likes the Eggs, Cheese & Uncured Bacon Burrito and my daughter loves the Garden Veggie one made with mozzarella & feta cheese: potatoes, peppers, spinach and onions.

steel cut oatmeal: simplelivingeating.com

I never have time to make steel cut oatmeal in the morning which takes about a half hour to make on the stove, so I am really enjoying Good Food Made Simple Steel Cut Oatmeal you get an amazing amount of fiber from steel cut oatmeal and the taste is nuttier than regular oatmeal and theirs is ready in 3 1/2 minutes. 

Myself and my family have had so much more energy in the morning, and I haven't gotten my mid-morning cravings for chocolate lately. I think that is because Good Food Made Simple products contain a healthy dose of lean protein which keeps your blood sugar from crashing and holds off hunger pains until lunch.

Breakfast in a Bowl: simplelivingeating.com

I can really keep moving for a long time especially when I eat one of Good Food Made Simple Breakfast in a Bowl. I love the Southwestern Veggie one; it has eggs and cheese along with good fat avocados and tasty black beans and salsa. This is a super fuel meal.

Please join me in this breakfast challenge, you and your family will feel amazingly energized and you might be surprised that you loss a few pounds too by eating breakfast.


Weekly Menu Plan:


Sunday: Leftovers after Fencing Tournament

Meatless Monday: Spring Vegetable Soup with Pesto and Homemade Bread

Tuesday: Corn Tortilla Chicken Enchiladas made with Trader Joe's Enchilada Sauce and Cheddar Cheese plus Guacamole 


Thursday: Trader Joe's Cod Pieces with TJ's Green Curry Sauce over Basmatic Rice

Friday: Stir Fry leftover Vegetables with Eggs over Soba Noodles

Saturday: Hot Dogs, Beans, Roasted Potatoes with Green Bean Salad



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4 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this company before. I will have to pass tho son to my daughter. She is a late riser and often won't eat a descent breakfast before heading out to work! Your menu plan looks good too!

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    1. It is new to me also. It is carried in Wegmans. I know you have one in town.

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  2. Those look like fun foods for breakfast! I will have to see if anyone in town sells them. :)

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    1. These are the retailer I know of: Duane Reade
      Fairway Market
      Target
      Wakefern/ShopRite
      Wegman's
      Whole Foods
      Wild By Nature

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