My go to is Oatmeal, with no added sugar, no brown sugar, not maple syrup, zero , zip, nata on the added sugar. Cinnamon, yes; Pecans (a handful), yes (walnuts are okay), dried cherries, yes.
The sugar is on the dried cherries. 23 grams of added sugar for Mariani Dried Fruit, Premium Cherries. I’ve tried no sugar added cherries, not my jam.
My understanding of life is that it is balances, informed decisions. The oatmeal is rich in fiber, which promotes fullness, eases the insulin response, and benefits gut health. It’s also a source of vitamins B and E, and minerals such as magnesium no matter what style of oatmeal.
French toast the way Grandma made it with butter melted on and Cinnamon sugar, that is cake. Should you never have cake? No. Don’t be silly, life without cake – bah. It is an indolence, decadent. I am on occasion decadent.
In season, and currently craving avocado. On toast? no. I do this horrid thing of cutting them open , throwing out the pit, pouring no sugar added ketchup on and eating them with a spoon. That is how my Grandmother ate them. Evidently, not everything my Grandmother taught me is posh. I like it that way.
Avocados are high in fat. But it’s monounsaturated fat, which is a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation. A serving is 1/3 of an avocado. I have never eaten one third, I eat the whole fruit, maybe half if I am sharing. One ounce is 50 calories, therefore, one avocado is 300 – 350 claories.
Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:
485 milligrams of potassium
81 micrograms of folate
0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
10 milligrams of vitamin C
2.07 milligrams of vitamin E
Both oatmeal and avocados make you feel full and not hungry for longer. Therefore, if I am portion controlling, watching those calories before a photo shoot, Guess what I am eating?
Just sayin’. You welcome. Happy Summer Solstice!