Squeezing in breakfast isn't always easy, especially if you're trying to eat healthier. I'm never in the mood to cook early in the morning, which is why my go-to breakfast has to be yummy & lightening fast. I'm no Nigella Lawson, but my recipe to a great start of the day is Berry Breakfast Parfaits with Simply Scrumptious Granola. And did I mention that it's under 200 calories? It's perfect for those with weight loss resolutions.
It's such a simple concoction, it's not even really like cooking. Except for the granola - but it takes like 2 minutes of work. I make the granola at night, but you really only need to make one batch a week. (Unless your kids decide to help you eat it, like mine.)
For the granola:
Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a microwave safe bowl. Once melted, add in 1/2 cup of honey and combine. Once the liquids are mixed, add 3 cups of quick cooking oatmeal. Mix it all together thoroughly, then lay out in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, stirring it every 2 minutes or so. After it's all golden, remove the pan and let it cool, then store in an airtight container. Simple, huh?
I'm a creature of habit, so I've been having this same breakfast for weeks now, and I'm slowly seeing progress on the scale. With recipes like these, I don't even really feel like I'm on a diet :)