I believe that It's more important to have habits that not only keep us healthy, but happy too.
1) cost- oatmeal whey protein cashew butter and frozen berries can all be purchased from a wholesaler (like Costco) and are a cost effective source of nutrition
2) the breakfast is tasty and easily stored and prepared
3) I am sharing my financial resources with my boyfriend
Before I did this breakfast… I would actually eat a breakfast of cheddar cheese sauce with lentil noodles from bird’s eye vegetables in a steam bag along with ground turkey breast. It fulfilled my needs for an easily prepared breakfast and met my nutritional needs. It was a lot more expensive and my boyfriend didn’t like having “non breakfast food” for breakfast. I am in the camp that there is nothing wrong with having whatever you want for breakfast as long as you can fit it into your nutritional needs. I have a diet that is rather focused on hitting specific macro nutrient content: moderate carbohydrate content, high protein, low fat. I have a diet an exercise plan designed for me by a trainer/dietician. If you are eating purely for comfort and not concerned about gaining, losing or maintaining weight… and even if you are…there is nothing wrong with having something that occasionally is just for sheer pleasure.
My caution would be that food is not necessarily meant to be a mood altering substance… so I would ask myself: “why do I want this for breakfast every Saturday?” If the answer you arrive at is in tune with your values/priorities, then go ahead and enjoy! Remember: one intense meal a week can cause you to gain a lot of excess weight. For example; many of the pasta dishes at “the Cheesecake Factory” are over 3,000 calories. One pound of fat is 3,500 calories and an excessive amount of macaroni and cheese being stored in your fridge might be a difficult temptation to have all week. I say go for what you want as long as it doesn’t interfere with your values and goals for yourself.
You can try something healthier, vegetarian and tasty instead, something that is gonna bring you some real benefit in the long run.
I like pizza for a breakfast treat, so enjoy.
I would opt for mac n cheese for lunch. 😃😃
Considering the long run, is it the best option for you? How will your body and mind benefit from this now and in the future (considering making it a habit)?
But I wouldn't recommend it severl times a week as it's not the best breaksfast. So for Saturdays only sound great!!
Are you making it a great comfort breakfast? I would suggest using a whole grain macaroni.
And then mix it up a bit each week and add some things to make it a meal to remember.
-add eggs (look up a pasta carbonara recipe)
-add fried onions and mushrooms
-add a lettuce you really like
-make some home made pesto and eat it with the macaroni.
Besides, what is the use of going through all the changes just to fall back again?
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