Roasted Papaya Breakfast Boats

Whenever someone tells me they were absolutely starving on their diet, I know they weren't making good decisions about where their calories were coming from. Take for example this papaya.

It's about 375 calories. That's nearly a pound of papaya there my friends. You will not be hungry afterward. Added bonus, it's full of goodies your body needs to digest food well and lose weight.

1/2 large papaya, seeds removed
1/4 cup plain, fat free Greek yogurt
1 1/2 Tbsp. orange blossom honey
1/4 cup Kashi GoLean Crisp with Cinnamon Clusters

  1. Place papaya on baking sheet in your toaster oven or regular.  Set for 325F.  
  2. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until juicy inside and warm through.  Will turn darker in skin and flesh.
  3. Remove.
  4. Mix 1/4 cup Greek yogurt with 1 Tbsp. honey.  
  5. Smooth inside of papaya's seedless divot. 
  6. Top with cereal and remainder of honey.

I cook both halves and store the other in the fridge for a day ror two.  I can just reheat it in my oven and stuff it with something new.

So about those choices.

Use Kashi instead of that "healthy" granola.  Most healthy granola is loaded with calories and fat.  It doesn't always taste as nice either.  Kashi is still pretty healthy, and has that cruch you seek without the horrific amounts of calories.

Sweeten your own yogurt and go Greek.  Greek has the probiotics we crave, and added protein, so you'll feel fuller for longer. If you sweeten it yourself, whether with honey, jams, fruit, etc., you'll have more control over added calories and make better health choices.

Honey instead of sugar, when appropriate-for the taste.  Despite what people will tell you, honey and granulated white sugar are pretty much equally as bad for you.  They honey does have trace minerals and vitamins that the sugar lacks IF it is unpasteurized, which it generally isn't, but it's the same kind of sugar in almost the same amounts-glucose and fructose.  Honey is also slightly higher in calories. Even the darker, unmediated sugars are still about the same health wise. And agave is the worst for you. In a recipe like this, I'm using it for the taste rather than the sweetness.

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