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Thoughtful Thursdays

Hey everyone!!

I swear these weeks are flying by faster and faster and I wonder if I'm actually thinking about things each week as much as I should. I have started a new job that I absolutely love. There is a learning curve and I have to learn to slow down so that everything I do is perfect rather than trying to rush forward and progress so my aim for this coming week is to slow down just a little to help myself become a better worker!

I have been thinking about eating healthy this week. Eating healthy when I can and the easiest way to do it without blowing my budget. So the first thing I changed were my breakfast eating habits. 

That is...to actually start eating breakfast. As I start work really early in the morning, usually I skip breakfast and then by the time lunch rolls around, I am starving. So to aid with that, I have been making myself breakfast every other night to eat the following day.

So what does a time hungry, budget focussed person eat for breakfast?

Well, I eat a parfait every morning! Well, kind of. It makes it feel like I'm treating myself to something really special every day and it's good for me. I love fruit, but I forget to eat it. Fruit is also a very important part of my diet so this helps with that part a lot. I'm also lactose intolerant but dairy should be a part of people's diet apparently so this helps with that too! 

So today I'm going to show you how I make my breakfast. And I say every other night because one portion of this is good for two breakfast's of mine! It's amazing.




To start with, pick a fruit, any fruit. Well any fruit you think will go with this kind of breakfast. I chose packem (?) pears because they were cheap to buy and I love eating soft fruit and these pears are actually quite soft compared to the green kind you can get. I have also made this breakfast treat with rockmelon so far. But it depends on what kind of yoghurt you pick too!

I really should go with a plain greek yoghurt but I didn't want to go out and buy a container of mixed berries so I chose to go with a strawberry low fat yoghurt. I also purchased me a nice big bag of muesli. In my case, I bought Coles brand muesli and I found that quite tasty.

It's actually so surprising the amount of muesli you find. All the different mixes and the different added flavours. I just like the traditional muesli myself.


Then all I do is layer the fruit and the yoghurt a few times and then top with the muesli.

In this image, you can see that the one serving I made can go over to breakfasts. That's because one pear is too much for me so I split it over two meals. There is about 4 tablespoons of yoghurt in each serving here and 2 tablespoons of muesli. I decided to go fancy and treat myself to a parfait in a glass here, but it's so much more fun eating it out of a big bowl as I can just stir it all together.

So what do I do at the end of my healthy week? I make lemon meringue cupcakes to treat everyone (and myself). I don't tend to eat the desserts I make as I tend to make flavours I don't personally enjoy but I really like how this recipe turned out.

I made the recipe from Cupcake Project. So please head on over to this post to find the recipe I used.



Anybody else have any tips for healthy fast and not too expensive breakfasts?

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