Friday, October 4, 2013

Building Your Best Breakfast

Hi readers! We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but are you eating it? Sure, we all live busy college lives but there is no excuse for missing out on this golden meal. Eating breakfast revs up your metabolism and keeps you from binging later in the day so start your day off right!
- Oatmeal
- Whole wheat pancakes
- Whole fruits instead of fruit juice
- Scrambled Eggs
- Whole wheat bread with peanut butter
- Omelletes, just make sure they are veggie loaded instead of being full of cheeses and meats
- Cereals: the cereals listed below are made with 100% whole grain and contain at least 3 grams of fiber for every 100 calories
  • Kelloggs All-Bran Original
  • Kashi Good Friends, Original 
  • Kashi Honey Sunshine
  • Nature's Path Organic Flax Plus- Pumpkin Raisin or Raisin Bran
  • Post Bran Flakes
  • Original Shredded Wheat
  • Arrowhead Mills Organic Oat Bran Flakes
  • Kashi Organic Autumn Wheat or Cinnamon Harvest
  • Kashi GoLean Crunch!
  • Cheerios
  • The ultimate example of what NOT to eat
  • Wheaties
- Belgian waffles
- Anything with sausages or bacon
- Ham and cheese omelette
- Hash browns
- Sugary cereals
- French Toast
- Donuts
- Poptarts, Toaster Strudels

Examples of healthy breakfasts:
1. Scrambled eggs with oatmeal- eggs cost less than $2 a carton and plain, old fashioned oatmeal costs around $1.75 a canister so for less than $4, you have a weeks worth of breakfast that is full of lean protein, fiber, and is gluten free- if you get a pure kind that hasn't been cross contaminated with wheat, rye, or barley
2. Classic cereal and milk! Many conventional cereal brands on the market are laced with white flours, teaspoons of sugar, and preservatives so try alternative brands that are made of flax, actual whole grains, or granola.
3. If you HAVE to have meat at breakfast, then try real meat instead of their sodium filled counterparts. Try a breakfast burrito with real grilled chicken or steak instead of sausage.
4. If you are eating breakfast on campus, make sure the food you are buying is what it says it is. Often times, yogurts may contain high fructose corn syrups or for white flour products.

-Eating Clean in College

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