Easy Low-Calorie Granola Breakfast

I’ve recently jumped back on the workout wagon. It has been a wagon that has been easy for me to tumble from time and time again! I guess I should stick with, as they say, no matter how many times you fall….keep getting back up. I haven’t given up completely so I guess that’s a good sign.

Cleaning up my eating habits is the roughest part for me. But I honestly believe once you fuel your body with good foods, the workout part is so much easier.

So for now, here is my FAVORITE low-calorie granola breakfast. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and absolutely no time to enjoy! It’s actually one of the healthy meals that I haven’t gotten sick of repeatedly eating. Just swap the fruit or flavor of greek yogurt. Seriously that simple!

  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup granola (most granola is around the same calorie count
  • 1 cup berries or 1 banana, sliced

Delicious and filling.

Blueberries – 275 calories

Raspberries – 307 calories

Blackberries – 221 calories

Banana – 365 calories


You can roll with me on my journey! Check out my Facebook page…. Coach Heather Hairston. You can also find me over at Beachbody. Talk to you soon!

Meatball Sub On A Stick

What would we do without social media?

Besides sometimes stay a little happier and focused on the bazillion

other things we have to do in our lives, of course.

We couldn’t find new recipes to try on our families at the press of a button!

My high school BFF Angie posted this recipe on FB and I’m not sure who to give credit to.

It didn’t have a blog link shared on it.

BUT it was REALLY good! Good AND different. We all need different sometimes!

My boys helped me with the meatballs and I did the stick part.They were easy to make and the kids tore those suckers up!


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey (or ground beef, if you prefer)
  • 1/2 c. italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley or 1/4 cup fresh chopped
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can Pillsbury Original Bread Sticks
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 (10″ – 12″) wooden skewers
  • Marinara sauce for dipping


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes & garlic.

Form into 1 inch meatballs.

Open can of bread sticks and starting with one bread stick at a time, thread dough then meatball. Repeat with 2 more meatballs. The process will look like this when you are finished…..

Meatballs On A Stick 1

Make sure to spread dough and meatballs away from each other by about 1/4″, so the meatballs bake through and the dough has room to expand.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through (I did mine for 25). Remove from oven and sprinkle each skewer with 1-2 tbsp of the shredded mozzarella. Place back in oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce for dipping.

Makes 12 servings.


Next time I might add more spice to the meatballs, just for some added flavor!

Best thing about it?

There are less than 200 calories per serving!

Score one for the moms!