Recipe: 300 calorie breakfast burrito (yeah, it’s small)

A well made breakfast burrito is one of the great pleasures of life.

And yet, the older I get, the harder it is to incorporate these little beauties into a healthy diet.

Especially since I track everything I eat with MyFitnessPal, and am keenly aware of where every calorie comes from. Six days out of seven, I log 1,300 to 1,600 calories (depending how much I exercise that day).

Then every Sunday, I enjoy myself one glorious CHEAT DAY.

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My favorite snack bar

I’ve had a long relationship with snack bars, from Balance to Clif to Lunas.

My current favorite is the PowerBar Harvest Bar, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie flavor. Thanks to its light icing, this bar tastes more like a dessert and less like a healthy “nutrition bar.”

It is pretty healthy — 5 grams fiber, 10 grams protein, no trans fat, 80% Vitamin C, 40% calcium, and more!

Best breakfast places

Just got home from Mike’s Cafe in Menlo Park. I read that it retained a few of the old menu favorites from Late for the Train — the charming little restaurant that used to occupy that spot. I probably dined at LFTT a total of five times, and all I could remember were the little scones that were served with every breakfast.

I would not recommend Mike’s for breakfast. I ordered the California omelette, ($9.99) made with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, and avocado. First of all, when the dish was brought to my table, I couldn’t help but notice the puddle of oil that the omelette rested on. Gross! They only have a one-page breakfast menu, including about five omelettes, Eggs Benedict, Mike’s Special (a scramble with ground chuck), and french toast. I didn’t notice anything special on the menu.

Which brings me to the title of this post, best breakfast places. Here are some of my favorites:

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