January 25, 2011

fresh start

With all the trips to LA's gourmet food trucks I post about, as well as roadside attraction type food on my travels, you might be surprised to know that I actually eat pretty healthy at home. I post recipes occasionally for special things, but figured maybe I should share some of the not-so-special things too. Of course, I eat like a bachelor, so using 'recipe' is a little generous of a description. My almost-daily habit for breakfast is pretty simple - its enough to fill you up and get you started, but also sweet enough if you need to fill a sweet craving other times. The bulk is fresh fruit - I tend to use pineapple, strawberries and grapes. Tart fruits like these or mango, kiwi, berries work best; apples, melons and other not-so-tart fruits don't work so well. Cut up a bowl of that, add a single serving container of vanilla yogurt (nonfat or lowfat), and a sprinkle of granola (a not-so-sweet type works best. The bulk of your calories are here, so only use enough to mix in and give texture.) Depending on your specific ingredients, it ends up running around 350 calories. Not necessary low-cal, but low enough and filling enough to be a good start to the day.

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