Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Your Retro WW Breakfast is Served!

Good Morning retro friends! Today's post is in reply to a reader request. Recently, I was asked to post a menu plan with meal ideas for a typical Retro WW week. I thought this was a great idea, so in my next few posts, I will try to highlight some meal ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Today, we will begin with breakfast.

According to the Retro WW "Rules" - breakfast must consist of the following:
Juice or Fruit and
Choice of:
  • Cheese, 1 oz. hard or 1/4 cup cottage
  • or Fish, 2 oz.
  • or Egg, 1
  • or, Cereal, 1 oz. with 1/2 cup skim milk
Bread, 1 slice
Coffee or Tea, if desired
So here is what a typical breakfast might look like:

Have you finished laughing?

Some other tasty retro combinations might include:
  • Broiled Grapefruit and an Open-Faced Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Orange Sections and a Not-So-Danish-Pastry
  • Honeydew, Smoked Salmon on Lettuce and Slice of Toast
  • Or my personal favorite--Strawberries and Shredded Wheat Cereal with Skim Milk.
Make no mistake, my friends: By 10:00am you will be starving. Then it's time to whip out the celery and start chomping... that's how we roll in 1972.

Just remember, it's only a few hours until lunch...


heidi said...

this is why god invented turkey bacon, and fruit preserves, and anything that would compliment this lame breakfast :) mebbe i need to follow this, i could stand to lose a few pounds, and the function of my tastebuds...

Linda said...

I love this! And I love your placemat/napkin!

Leanne said...

Mimi, I LOVE the decor, it really looks straight out of 1972! Kudos to finding an edible breakfast from the plan. My mom and I really love your blog, I think it brings back a lot of memories for her :-).

Mara said...

Oh my, I remember this! When I was in WW in college (mumble) many years ago, we did have to eat X, Y, and Z at breakfast, certain amounts of protein at lunch and dinner, etc. No, it wasn't Jean-dictated ("You must have egg, now now, NOW!") but I do remember many times thinking, My goodness, what the hell do I eat?

Helen said...

Plus you've got to remember that back then, fiber in bread was foreign. So you really would be starving! I think you should also tell us how you've adapted this for your own diet.

Anonymous said...

Mimi thank you so much! :D

Ally said...

I'd die, fish for breakfast? Broiled grapefruit? WTH?

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Just found your blog and I'm loving it! This is actually one of my favorite breakfasts! Though in 2010 I use the microwave to cook the egg (with non-stick spray in a teacup for 45 seconds, flipping it over halfway through cooking). Can't wait to see more 1972 style meals.

Roxanne said...


If I send you my address, will you mail them to me?


I absolutely hate seafood. Unfortunately all the diet books add seafood constantly.

I'm so tired of beef and chicken...

Mimi said...

Roxanne--I wish I could say I got those plates at some cool, kitschy vintage shop, but they are from none other than Target! I just got them recently, too, so I bet if you hurry, you might still be able to find them in store or at!