SNAP Challenge – Day 1 Breakfast

Woke up this morning feeling good and ready to start this challenge. Just a quick note, this “new diet” will be a little different than what I’m used to. I typically eat very healthy, but eat a lot more to support my needs as a 23 year old male who works out pretty intensely 4 days a week with weights, plus cardio at least 5 days a week. I usually have chicken quite a bit, eat more whole eggs, more healthy fats and a protein supplement once a day. I will log this week in chronological order as best as I can.

Upon Rising:

Poured myself 4 cups of water. This is a great way to start your day, even before eating or drinking any morning coffee. It jump starts your metabolism and also fills your stomach up a little bit to help with satiety, or fullness. It also has been argued as a good way to “cleanse” the body from the previous day, and get things flushed through your organs.

4 Cups of Water - ASAP

4 Cups of Water – ASAP

I drank this while checking emails and other things on my computer.

Breakfast:

The first thing I did for breakfast was cut up my peppers and onion for my eggs. I also started heating a pan with 1 Tbsp of olive oil on medium heat.

Peppers & Onion

Peppers & Onion

These vegetables are rich in many great vitamins and other phytonutrients. After dicing them, it came out to equal EXACTLY one cup of veggies (pretty good estimation I must say).

1 Cup of Red, Green peppers and onion

1 Cup of Red, Green peppers and onion

I then added these to the pan and sautéed them for about a minute. While this was happening, I measured out and poured 1/2 cup oats into a microwavable container along with 1 cup of water, and microwaved for 2.5 minutes.

Sautéing the veggies

Sautéing the veggies

While the oats were cooking, I added one whole egg, and 3 egg whites to the veggies, scrambled and cooked until done. After the oats were done, I sliced up 1/2 banana and added it to the oats. This gave the oats some natural sweetness. I wrapped the rest of the banana in saran wrap and put it in the fridge for later.

Along with breakfast, I had another 4 cups of water.

1/2 cup dry oats, 1/2 medium banana

1/2 cup dry oats, 1/2 medium banana

1 whole egg, 3 Egg whites + veggies

1 whole egg, 3 Egg whites + veggies

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast Stats:

Total Prep Time: 6 minutes

Nutrients:

Calories: 366

Carbs: 49 grams

Fat: 8 grams

Protein: 29 grams

Sodium: 241 milligrams

Fiber: 8 grams

After Breakfast:

After breakfast, I diced up the rest of the peppers and half of the onion, and placed them in freezer bags. This will save time for when I use them in other meals, and keep them fresh in the freezer.

            Diced veggies

Diced veggies

     Freezer bags of veggies

Freezer bags of veggies

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