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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Four Fantastic Breakfasts

What kinds of breakfasts are best?

Certain breakfasts — like low fiber cereals, breakfast shakes or smoothies, donuts, or a bagel with jelly or cream cheese — just don’t hold off hunger for very long, and you find yourself hungry again an hour or two later.

Breakfasts that have fiber, protein, and slowly-digested carbohydrates are best because they are more likely to energize your entire morning and stave off hunger.

Here are some examples of quick and easy, but satisfying breakfasts:

  • Hot oatmeal made with soy or lowfat milk, with some berries and a sprinkle of nuts.
     
  • French toast made with whole wheat bread, topped with some fresh fruit. You can make the French toast on the weekend and freeze the leftovers for a busy weekday morning. Just pop it in the microwave to warm it up.
     
  • A scrambled egg with spinach, fresh tomatoes, and avocado, served with whole wheat toast, can be made in about 5 minutes.
     
  • Nonfat Greek yogurt typically contains 2x protein of regular yogurt. Top it with fresh or frozen berries and some high fiber granola.

Have you noticed that certain breakfasts are particularly long lasting (or short-lived)? If so, tell us about it.

Posted by: Elaine Magee, RD at 12:13 pm

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