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6 Totally Tasty Low-Fat Breakfasts

Posted on: by Women's Health
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Ditch the boring banana and oats for these low-fat breakfasts that will blow your mind and your taste buds!

These 6 amazing brekkies have ingredients that are not only low in kilojoules and packed with nutrients but will also keep you fuller for longer. Go on try them!

Totally Tasty Low-Fat Breakfasts

Sweet Treat Toast

 

Toast

What You Need:
180ml fat-free plain yoghurt mixed with ¼ tsp coconut water
6 pieces dried mango, chopped*
2 slices raisin bread

*Polyphenols in mango may activate proteins in the body that regulate metabolism and help reduce body fat.
Total: 1645kJ

Breakfast Yoghurt and Grapefruit Parfait

Yoghurt

What You Need
250ml plain fat-free yoghurt
1 tbsp wheatgerm
½ tsp honey
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1 medium grapefruit

Tip: Most of grapefruit’s three grams of fibre is found in the walls (the thin skin between segments). So keep the walls intact for a more filling meal.
Total: 1050kJ

Ricotta Blueberry Crêpes

Pancakes

What You Need

½ cup wholewheat flour
2 egg whites
2 tsp canola oil
½ cup low-fat buttermilk
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp low-fat ricotta
¼ cup blueberries
1 tsp slivered almonds
1 tsp cinnamon or allspice

Method
Mix first five ingredients. Add half the batter to a pan over medium-high heat and swirl to coat. Cook for 30 seconds, flip and cook for a further 20 seconds. Remove and repeat with second crêpe. Fill with ricotta and berries, roll up and top with almonds and allspice.
Total: 1785kJ

Oats With Pecans And Berries

Berries

What You Need

1 packet instant oats (no sugar added) made with 1 cup skim milk and mixed with:
2 Tbsp chopped pecans
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries

The soluble fibre in oatmeal will keep you full well past the time you usually start thinking about lunch.
Total: 1474 kilojoules

Tropical Yoghurt With Raisin Toast

Toast mango

What You Need
1 Laughing Cow Original Creamy Swiss cheese wedge
2 slices raisin bread, toasted
1 cup sliced mango

Method
Spread cheese on toast and top with mango.
Total: 1340kJ

Tofu Scramble

Mushrooms

What You Need

1 tsp olive oil
120g soft tofu*, crumbled
½ large red pepper, chopped
⅔ cup chopped Portobellini mushrooms
1 cup spinach, chopped
1 wholewheat roll, sliced
30g reduced-fat mozzarella
½ tsp origanum

Method
Heat oil in a pan, then add tofu and vegetables. Cook for five to seven minutes, stirring often. Serve on roll and top with cheese and origanum.
*Happy news, vegetarians: soya foods are as good as other proteins for helping you drop kilos on a low-kilojoule diet, a study found.
Total: 1430kJ

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