Don’t bother with the boring—check out these delicious Bread for Life Diet breakfast ideas. When following this plan, just make sure you know the rules: Women should eat 12 slices of low-calorie bread per day (12 to 16 for men). Each slice of bread can be spread with a healthy topping such as hummus, sugar-free jelly or tofu. In stage 1, you can consume 3 to 4 eggs and 3 servings of lean meats per week. You can also eat 3 Tbsp. of healthy oil and one piece of fruit per day. Vegetables can be eaten at any time. In stage 2, you can replace some of your bread with other whole grains. Lean meats may be consumed 5 to 6 times per week.
Not sure what to eat for breakfast? These creations work for stages 1 and 2. Just be sure to stay within your daily and weekly limits:
Toast a light bagel and spread one side with fat-free cream cheese and the other with avocado. Add tomato, lettuce, cucumbers, salt and pepper.
Melt fat-free cheese over one slice of bread. “Fry” one egg in a hot non-stick pan—do not add butter or margarine. Place egg on top of cheese. Top egg with a mixture of chopped tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro and lime juice.
Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast
Beat one egg in a bowl with salt and pepper. Pour half of mixture into a separate container for later use. Brush two bread slices with egg mixtures (both sides). Heat 1 tsp. of canola oil in a non-stick pan and crisp both sides. Top one slice with a thin layer of sugar-free peanut butter and the other with sugar-free jelly. Rub the two pieces together to mix. Pull slices apart and enjoy!
OK, so this version uses low-calorie soy-bacon found in your local freezer aisle. Toast two slices of bread and top one with a thin layer of soy bacon. Spread fat-free mayonnaise on the other. Place lettuce, thinly sliced tomatoes and cucumbers on one side and fold together.
Toasted Fruit Delight
Chop up and mix ¼ of an apple, ¼ of a small banana and 2 strawberries in a small bowl. Toast one slice of whole wheat bread and spread with a thin layer of fat-free cream cheese. Add fruit mixture on top and enhance with artificial sweetener.