Quick, Easy, Healthy Breakfast Ideas from ShopRite

Posted at: 10/05/2012 8:56 AM | Updated at: 10/06/2012 10:02 AM

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Beat the clock breakfast: Start Your Day Off Right; Start with a Healthy Breakfast

from ShopRite

  • We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…well it is true
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  • Kids- According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Kids who start their day off with a healthy breakfast tend to:
    • Meet their daily nutritional needs, Maintain a healthy weight, Have lower blood cholesterol levels, Attend school more frequently, Make fewer visits to the school nurse complaining of tummy aches.

 

  • Adults- Breakfast jump-starts your metabolism — helping prevent those mid-morning snack attacks and unhealthy binges that can sabotage a healthy weight.

 

  • Studies also show that adults who eat breakfast are nearly 50 percent less likely to be obese compared with their non-breakfast eating counterparts.

 

  • Time-Challenged- While most people recognize the importance of breakfast, many either continue to skip this vital meal or choose something that is not particularly healthy. Although it’s important to eat in the morning, it’s also important to make smart food choices.

Here are some Breakfasts You Can Make in 5 Minutes

Frozen whole-grain waffles with cup of low fat or fat free yogurt and your favorite fruit or top with peanut or almond butter and top with banana and raisins

  • Fiber
  • Greek yogurt= higher protein
  • Starting your day off with a breakfast that includes fruit helps you meet your daily recommendation

Ready-to-eat, whole-grain cereal and fruit- ¾ cup ShopRite Bran Flakes with ½ cup ShopRite Low-Fat Milk and ½ cup fresh fruit

  • Choose a cereal that has at least 3 grams of fiber per serving= 20-35g/day

Chia seeds are a good source of protein and cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, and omega threes ( 500mg-1000mg of Omega-3 fatty acids daily)

  • Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds don't need to be ground for their nutrients to be best absorbed
  • Try in- Yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, juice, soup, salad, etc.

Instant oatmeal with cinnamon with apples and nuts .

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon has as much antioxidants as 1 cup of pomegranate juice

Fruit smoothie (Blend 1 cup of low-fat milk, 4 ounces yogurt and 1 cup of your favorite fruit)-

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE TODAY…

For a fall spin add:

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ banana
  • ¾ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice- if you don’t have you can use a little nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract,
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup crushed ice into a blender and blend until smooth.

One cup of pumpkin has around 50 calories high in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C.

 
 



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