Peanut Butter and Banana Toast .. on a diet.

March 13, 2012  |  Food

Peanut Butter and Banana Toast with a side of grilled tomatoes and sunny-side up!

Decided on a hearty brunch today. As I woke up late, I chose to have both my breakfast and lunch at the same time since I have the extra calories. People sometimes ask me if I find it tiring to count calories and if it is very restrictive on my diet.

My answer is Yes, it is pretty tiring to key it into my iPhone via the MyFitnessPal app but what I realise is that when you count for a long enough period of time, you sort of have a mental gauge of how much calories you consume a day and you can skip the actual counting itself because you kind of know how much you have chalked up instinctively.

As for diet restriction, on the contrary, I find that my diet is much better these days. I get to eat anything that I want, albeit in smaller portions. I do have a preference for healthier food but when I have those insatiable cravings for cakes, sweets, icecream, fatty stuff, I know that I can eat those as long as I keep within my calorie budget. The best thing that came out of this calorie restriction diet is that I can really eat freely and guilt free. You know sometimes you have that, “oh damn it, I have eaten way too much today and I feel so terrible” thoughts which makes you feel really lousy and guilty? With my calorie budgeting method, I find that I do not have such thoughts that often anymore and I actually ENJOY my food.

So, back to the main topic today – Peanut Butter and Banana toast on a diet. Yes, you can enjoy your high calorie sweet stuff even when you are trying to lose weight. Just make sure that your daily intake does not go past your budgeted calories. ;)

For those who are interested in the caloric count of this particular brunch that I made for myself, let me share the recipe and calories below:

Peanut Butter and Banana Toast

By Dionis Published: March 13, 2012

  • Yield: 1 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 15 mins

Simple PB and banana toast recipe that's jazzed up with grilled tomatoes and a sunny side up!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat up the pan. Prepare the ingredients - slice up tomato and slice up the banana.
  2. Once pan is hot, place bread on the pan and toast. Flip over after 1 minute or so to toast the other side.
  3. Remove toast once they are done and heat up olive oil. In the meantime, spread the peanut butter over the toast and place banana slices on it.
  4. Once oil is heated up, place the tomatoes, sliced side down on the pan and crack your egg to cook it sunny side up.
  5. Once both are cooked, remove from pan and plate your food.

Tadah! Really simple and the entire menu costs you approximately 550 calories. Not bad for a hearty meal :)


About the author

Dionis is a computer engineer by training, business development manager by day and actress by dreams. She loves to chill out with a good book and a mojito. website: dionischiua.com


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