Biggest Loser Club: 4 Breakfast Ideas


There are a number of tasty and healthy ideas for breakfast from the Biggest Loser Club. You do not have to settle for cold cereal anymore. These are low-calorie ideas that will help you to jump start your day and get your metabolism going.

Yogurt Parfait

1/4 cup diced fresh strawberries

2 tablespoons low-fat granola

1 cup (8-ounces)  low-fat vanilla yogurt

Fresh mint sprig

Place the strawberries and granola in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Spoon half of the mixture into a serving dish. Spoon the yogurt over the granola mixture. Sprinkle remaining mixture of strawberries and granola on top. Garnish with the mint sprig.

This great-tasting parfait has only 253 calories and is full of flavor.


4 tablespoons chopped broccoli

2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion

2 tablespoons finely chopped carrot

4 egg whites

1 whole large egg

1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash

1 ounce Light Laughing Cow cheese

2 tablespoons fat-free re-fried beans

Lightly spray nonstick cooking spray in a medium saute pan. Then using medium-high heat add broccoli, onion, and carrots. Saute for 2 minutes or until tender, but bright. While the veggies are cooking, whip eggs with a wire whisk until foamy and light. Add seasonings. Pour the eggs over the veggies, cover, and cook for about 2 minutes or until the eggs are almost done.

Crumble the cheese over the omelet and spread re-fried beans over the cheese. Fold the omelet in half and allow to cook 2 more minutes over low heat.

This is a great-tasting recipe that is loaded with fiber and protein. The protein will help keep you going all day long. Best of all it only has 247 calories.

Banana-Fudge Smoothie

1-1/2 cups cold nonfat milk or soy milk

1/2 cup soft silken tofu

2 ripe medium bananas, frozen and cut into 1-inch chunks

2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Freeze any leftovers for later. This is a great smoothie for the chocolate lover.

Blueberry Bran Mini Muffins

1-1/2 cup unprocessed wheat bran or oat bran

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons ground flax seed

1-1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup 1% milk

1/3 cup honey

1 ripe banana, mashed

1 egg

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat 24 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or use muffin cups.

In a medium bowl, combine bran, flour, flax seed, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl combine the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Then make a well in the dry mixture and pour 1/3 of the liquid mixture in and stir until smooth. Add the remaining liquid mixture and stir until just combined. Add the blueberries and stir again.

Spoon 2 tablespoons into each muffin cup. Then bake for about 8 minutes.  Cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy.

These muffins are only 76 calories each and are a great source of fiber.


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