I am a big fan of breakfast. You know those annoying people who get to something ridiculous like three o’clock in the afternoon and then say ‘Oh silly me, I totally forgot to have anything to eat yet!’?
Well, I am not one of them. In fact, I love breakfast so much that my favourite bit about staying in hotels isn’t the comfy beds or spa facilities, it’s always the all-you-can-eat pastries and adorably tiny mini jars of jam.
Breakfast is important too – it sets you up for the day, gives your body a kick-start and gives you a reason to get out of bed, which is very important when you work at home and have a tendency to prefer to lie under a duvet reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries rather than sit upright in a chair and do something productive. Are you a breakfast person? What’s your favourite breakfasty treat?
This week’s Weight Watchers challenge then, to eat breakfast every day, wasn’t very much of a challenge for me at all. Hoorah!
Sticking to a Weight Watchers diet at the same time wasn’t even terribly difficult as there is so much flexibility. No kidding, you can genuinely eat everything in that picture and it counts as ‘diet food.’ I am a particular fan of the ‘healthy and filling’ food list that you use in the first few weeks of the Weight Watchers plan, as you are allowed to eat as much as you like from the list – no restrictions – which means you can have beans, crumpets, bacon, eggs, and all sorts of other yumminess and still have that smug ‘I’m on a healthy eating plan’ glow about you. Toasted crumpets topped with baked beans is one of my favourites, plus a side of scrambled eggs if I’m feeling extra excitable.
This morning though I shunned the crumpet feast in favour of something altogether more exotic – a tropical fruit fool. The recipe is at the end of this post but as you can see it looks amazing and brings a nice summer holiday vibe to your kitchen. I added the lime garnish to half convince myself it was as much fun as a mojito, which to be honest it almost was, expect without the hangover.
If my deliciously tropical breakfast treat has got you fancying your own breakfast feast, then now is your chance to win this fabulous fancy toaster – perfect for toasting your crumpets.
The competition is running across all the Weight Watchers social channels, so entering is easy peasy – all you have to do is take a picture of your breakfast and share it on Twitter with the #StepIntoSummer hashtag. You can also share it on Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest, just don’t forget to tag Weight Watchers and mention #StepIntoSummer.
Feeling fruity? Here’s how to make four very generous servings of tropical fruit fool…
Peel the mangoes and slice the cheeks off. Cut one cheek into small dice and set aside. Put the remaining mango flesh into a liquidiser, and blend to a puree. Transfer to a bowl and stir through the seeds from 2 of the passion fruit. Add lime juice to taste.
Put the yoghurt into another bowl and and beat gently to soften. Gently fold through the passion fruit and mango mixture plus about half of the diced mango, leaving it rippled.
Divide the mixture between 4 glasses, and top with the remaining diced mango. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
To serve, scoop the seeds from the remaining passion fruit and drizzle over the top of the fools then sprinkle over a little lime zest. Serve immediately.
Disclosure: I am being compensated by Weight Watchers as one of their #stepintosummer challenge bloggers but all words and opinions are my own.
I’m one of those annoying 3pm people, lol, I just cannot face food first thing in the morning – a smoothie is usually about the closest I get. I know eating breakfast is supposed to be good for dieting (and I have 50 pounds or so to lose) but I just can’t do it – when I do start eating fairly early in the day then I get hungry more frequently and eat more than I would otherwise. I don’t do diets, I make small permanent changes instead – like switching from full fat to semi-skimmed and then to 1% fat milk (skimmed milk tastes like dirty dishwater so I’m definitely not going that far). Switching out sugar for Half Spoon (half sugar half sweetener), making an effort to eat more fruit (not fond of veg and the term “salad dodger” was coined with me in mind) and making cakes, biscuits etc rare treats – weight loss is extremely slow but that is one of the joys of being over 40 apparently. Good luck with your diet ;o)
I love passionfruit! Haven’t had this in so long. I’ll probably down these when we’re in Trinidad later this year.
I love breakfast!! It sounds as if we have very similar views. I too love hotel breakfasts and I always look forward to my breakfast, usually thinking about it just before I go to bed!! Lol. The toaster competiton looks great I’ll definitely give it a go! :-)
Ooh if you’re looking for a good treat breakfast as a little naughty escape from weight watchers you should try the doughnut French toast I made at the weekend: