Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Breakfast... The Most Important Meal of the Day

I know it sounds weird, but for the past year or so, I have been eating a Boca burger for breakfast. Boca makes meat like products for non meat eaters. I have only tried a couple of the products, but I have enjoyed them, and I look forward to trying more.

When I rejoined Weight Watchers a couple of years ago, one of my first steps was figuring out what to eat for breakfast. Breakfast is so important! It's important to eat something that is not too pointy, but will stay with you. For months I ate oatmeal. Nutritionists suggest starting your day with oatmeal because of all the good stuff inside. And it is supposed to be filling and leave you feeling full for a while. Well, at first I was eating a bowl of oatmeal and I would feel full for pretty much just until I left the house. So I started cutting up an apple and putting it in my oatmeal. An entire apple! That left me feeling full until 9:00 or so.

Well there was a girl at my WW meetings... one of those people who is kind of a show off. She had lost 40 pounds or so and taken up swimming laps as exercise. Her routine really worked for her and she loved to talk about it! One of those people who can't hear someone else say something positive that they are doing and just be happy for them, she has to try and top them or share a story of her own. You know the type.

She talked all of the time about her Boca burgers. She ate one for breakfast every morning. It was so filling and it helped her swim and blah blah blah blah blah. So for the longest time I didn't want to try it because I thought they would make me think of her and get all annoyed. But I bought some Boca burgers to try anyway. I loved them! I heat it up in the microwave for one minute, fifteen seconds and I eat it on a toasted English muffin. They are one point a piece, so I can add mustard, lettuce, pickle and onion and have a really tasty, super satisfying burger that leaves me feeling full for hours, for only 2 points! Throw in some Baked Lays and you are living large!

When my oatmeal wasn't cutting it, I eventually tried eating Boca for breakfast, and I have never looked back. I am not tired of them after eating them for a year. I look forward to them.

The point of this email is to say, guess what? I tried something new with my Boca this morning! I have been eating spaghetti this week because I bought some Tofu Shirataki noodles. They rock my world! And I bought a jar of the new Healthy Choice spaghetti sauce. It is delicious! This morning, I don't know what it was... I just wanted to do something a little different. So I toasted my English muffin, heated my Boca and then topped it with some spaghetti sauce and 1 point of WW cheese, and voila! Boca parmigiana. Delicious!

If you have never tried Boca, I suggest you do. They come 4 to a box and they range in price from $3.49 to $3.99. Pricey, I know, but worth it for me. I save money because I snack less. You will find them in the freezer section of your local grocery store =-) Buy the flame grilled version.

Woohoo for Boca!


Jennifer T. said...

Why you gotta talk bad about me on your blog? Just because I swim alot and like Boca...geez.

Kim said...

Haha... thank GOODNESS it's not you! That chick made me crazy! And she always sat right in front of me. Sheesh.