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Beware the Continental Breakfast...

Sunday, May 19, 2019

In America, a "Continental" breakfast is what is usually premade and offered buffet style in hotel conference rooms to business men and women attending a...conference! Or it's available to business types in the hotel lounge or even the hotel room before they begin their work or head out to the actual business at hand whatever and where ever it may be.
Of course I ate this in my home this morning, since I don't work but was looking for no cook easy eats this Sunday morning
Two cups of coffee with caramel flavored creamer? No problem. A fancy muffin heated for 25 secs in the microwave? No problem. A cup of cherry flavored Greek yogurt? No problem. 1 cup of sliced strawberries? No problem.
Big problem! I did the calorie math and am aghast. The muffin OR the yogurt would have been fine, but not both. Sigh. Not getting enough sleep is my worst enemy when it comes to eating a sensible breakfast. I really wish my neighbors were not jerks with the noise. I had had another breakfast planned with a lot of calories too, but the late get up (8:30 am is late for me) and the fact that the dishes from last night weren't done made me want a SIMPLE breakfast.
It was simply too much!

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    I hear ya: stress makes it hard to control food intake. I travelled there this morning at work. And I’d already had breakfast. Hope you enjoyed it a little, at least.
    145 days ago
    Thanks for sharing,wishing you a Great
    Day and Week! emoticon
    149 days ago
    Sometimes it's better to enter the planned foods before you eat them, to see how much they add up, and they do add up! I know you'll do it differently today. Big hugs!
    149 days ago
    Quick and easy when one is "on the road" but oh so bland and loaded with sugar and trans fats usually. Sorry that your breakfast was not the best but live and learn, there is always a next time to get it right or better. emoticon emoticon Aim for the strawberries!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    149 days ago
    Yes, those muffins will get us every time. Try the egg/ omelette muffins. Several different recipes out there. Make bake and heat up during the week for a great protein punch
    150 days ago
    Breakfast can be tricky.
    150 days ago
    Yeah those muffins and yogurt can gotcha! But there are healthy options too. You are making great choices! It could have been worse.

    I hope you have a positive week ahead!

    150 days ago
    Yeah, it always depends on the yogurt (some are really high calorie!) and the muffin. Muffins are often basically cupcakes without frosting.

    If you can find Kodiak muffins in the supermarket, they are muffin mix in a cardboard cup. Just add water and bake for 1 minute in the microwave. Most are about 250 to 290 calories, and they really are tasty! I often make one, and have a cup of tea. Perfect light and quick brekkie!
    150 days ago
    We do have the option of choice... not everyone wants to exercise it though. emoticon emoticon
    I'm glad you did.
    150 days ago
    Your meal didn't sound like it would have been a lot of calories so I would have been fooled too. A lot of the motels and hotels here now serve full breakfasts and I'm grateful for that. Other than the strawberries I could have not eaten anything else you did due to my medical problems.
    150 days ago
  • JANEDOE12345
    My favorites used to be at Marriott hotels. Always croissants and fruit, so buttery and indulgent. I don't travel much now but I was in Ireland last year and the continental breakfast equivalent was very bland muffins and weak coffee. Must be the difference in cost as Marriott's were expensive and our Air BNB was not.

    The important part is to just watch those calories.
    150 days ago
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