Menu to Beat the Monday Blues
The Monday Blues are familiar to many of us, but we have a way to fight them. This delicious weight loss menu can get you excited for the entire day as you look forward to your next great-tasting meal or snack. Here are our picks for a fun Monday.
Chocolate for breakfast can get you out of bed with a smile. Grab a 120-calorie bag of Chocolate Protein Cereal with 15 grams of protein on your way out the door, or sit down to a full breakfast of cereal mixed into non-fat low-sugar Greek yogurt and fruit. It feels good to start your week with filling nutrients, great tastes, and no guilt.
Calming Morning Snack
Mornings can be hectic. A hot drink can be comforting. Instead of nursing a sugary coffee drink, try Protein Mocha with 80 calories and only 2 grams of sugar, plus 15 grams of protein to get you to lunchtime. You only need to add water to get a thick, delicious drink.
Sack Lunch to Remember
While your coworkers are hitting up the local fast food restaurant for some greasy fare, you can pull out your own high-protein meal that is just as easy and way more nutritious. Head to the break room to use the microwave to heat up some Cheesy Broccoli Protein Soup with 100 calories and 15 grams of protein. Top it with Protein Cheese Snacks and follow it up with an entire Double Chocolate Cake, and your coworkers will wonder why they bothered downing the fatty calories from the fast food joint.
You could head to the vending machine for a candy bar, but why would you when you can get your chocolate caramel peanut fix from a Caramel Nut Protein Bar with 12 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar? That is a much better choice if your goal is to suppress hunger until dinnertime.
The Grand Finale
Your Monday may have whizzed by, and it is already time for dinner. How can you go wrong with a hearty, cheesy, pasta meal ready in minutes? Protein Cheesesteak Pasta has soy nuggets, cheesy sauce, and protein macaroni in a mixture that contains only 110 calories. Round out your main course with a side salad or steamed broccoli, and follow it up with a Chocolate Chip Cookie – low-carb, of course!
- Abegail Fernandez