4 Flat Belly Breakfasts

Walnut Honey
½ c walnuts, chopped  (MUFA)
⅓ c honey
1 Tbsp water

1. COMBINE the pancake mix and cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine the buttermilk, water, egg, oil, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Whisk into the pancake mix and stir until smooth. Fold in the banana. Set aside.
2. COMBINE the walnuts, honey, and water in a small bowl.
3. COAT a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add the pancake batter in scant ¼ cupfuls and cook, in batches, for about 2 minutes or until the pancakes have puffed and the undersides are lightly browned. Turn the pancakes and cook for about 2 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Serve with the walnut honey and raspberries.

NUTRITION (per serving) 425 cal, 10 g pro, 67 g carb, 15 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 55 mg chol, 387 mg sodium, 5 g fiber

*Easy Pancake Mix*
TIME: 5 minutes

1½ c all-purpose flour
1½ c whole wheat pastry flour
6 Tbsp yellow cornmeal
6 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Combine all-purpose flour, pastry flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and mix well. Store in a cool, dry place.

Granola Parfait

No time for breakfast? This creamy-crunchy combo is ready in under 5 minutes. Swap out the bananas or raspberries for blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or peaches.

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes

1 banana, sliced
1 c raspberries
1 container (5.3 oz) fat-free Greek-style yogurt
1½ c granola

Layer the banana, raspberries, yogurt, and granola in 2 tall glasses and serve immediately.

NUTRITION (per serving) (1 parfait): 420 cal, 14 g pro, 67 g carb, 13 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 0 mg chol, 140 mg sodium, 14 g fiber

Simply Avocado

Simple, right? Exactly. Mix avocado into your morning smoothie or into your eggs to boost your metabolism. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, a substance that improves your metabolism. Other foods rich in monounsaturated fat include olive oil and nuts. You can cook your morning avocado omelette with olive oil for an extra dose of monounsaturated fats.

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