Monday, April 5, 2010

Smart Snacker meets Continental Breakfast

To gear up for my big vacation this week I thought it would be fit to do a navigation series about your typical continental breakfast while staying in a hotel!
 I will be leaving this Thursday for a 6 day, 5 night vacation in which I will be staying in all different hotels. Obviously, I am going to enjoy myself on my trip but I don't want to come back 5 pounds heavier either! So, stick with your Smart Snacker as I take you through the quick tips to navigate [healthfully] through your typical continental breakfast...

GO:
-Protein powerhouse hard-boiled eggs
-Fresh Fruits (whole or cut)
-Low fat yogurts
-Hot cereal (oatmeal or grits)
-Scrambled eggs
-Wheat Toast or english muffins
-Omlete bar (load on the vegetables, ask for egg beaters of egg whites when available)

SLOW:
-Assortment cereals (be weary of the sugar-loaded favorites like frosted flakes). On the up-side, these are usually pre-packaged and are good for portion control.
-Juices
-Bagels (split with a friend)
-Make-your-own waffle (split with your other friend)
-Homefries (be the judge of these...sans oil please)!

NO:
-Baked goods (muffins, scones, donuts, danish's and pastries)




Whatever you do, don't skip breakfast (that too is a rookie mistake)! It is the most important meal of the day. It will jump-start your brain, energy and of course, your metabolism! Let it revvvv!




I haven't been in a hotel in a while, is there anything I am missing?




1 comment:

  1. I always make sure to take something that could work for breakfast - just in case the pickings are slim. Examples: Larabar, Luna bar, fruit that travels well (apples, oranges), almonds...

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