Simple Meals Yield Results

Friends, keeping it simple is the way to go for weight release, maintenance, and health. Most days my breakfast is either

1) A cup of bean stew, a couple pieces of fresh fruit, a tablespoon of chopped walnuts


2) A cup of bean stew, a pound of roasted cauliflower, a piece of fruit, 1 Tablespoon of chopped walnuts or ground flaxseeds


3) Several pieces of fruit and the walnuts.

It is enough to keep me satisfied until lunch, usually 4โ€“5 hours later but sometimes longer depending on my school day as an itinerant teacher.

Today, I made a nice bowl for breakfast that was simple, delicious, and filling. I realized that when I eat just oatmeal and fruit that I am always hungry before lunch even if adding a healthy whole fat like walnuts or flaxseeds or even if adding vegetables. But more fruit and less oats does the trick for me.

In the bowl pictured above was 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk, 2 tablespoons rolled oats (microwave 1&1/2 minutes), add 1 chopped apple, (reheat 1 minute optional), 1 small banana, 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts. Then I had 1/2 of an orange. All that is less than 350 calories in case youโ€™re interested and includes enough of all macro and micronutrients for health. Plus over 10 grams of fiber just for this meal.

Lunch was a big bowl of spring mix salad, a roasted sweet potato, a leftover piece of bean loaf I put together Friday without a recipe, and a nut-based dressing, plus a pear.

Dinner will be the Black and white bean stew in my book plus cashews cooked in (already cooked a huge pot) and more fruit with a little bit of chopped pecans.

No snacks needed as I felt satisfied and not hungry at all until the next meal.


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