Breakfast on the Run: Thinking Outside the Box
Is your quick breakfast as healthy as you think?
Fast and Healthy Breakfast Tips continued...
2. Ultra High-Fiber Smoothie. Into a blender container, put
one serving of unflavored, no-fat yogurt; one serving of any whole-wheat dry
cereal; a banana; and a tablespoon of orange juice concentrate. Blend into a
nutrition-packed, high-fiber smoothie.
3. Restaurant Requests. When dining out, skip the
white-flour pancakes and greasy cheese omelet. Opt for whole-wheat or buckwheat
pancakes, skip the syrup and butter, and ask for a bowl of fresh fruit instead.
When ordering an omelet, ask that it be made with egg whites only and request
veggies -- but no cheese -- inside.
4. Cut Coffee Calories. When ordering your favorite
'"wake me up'" coffee drink, skip the cream, half-and-half, and whole
milk, and go easy on the sugar. Instead, order a "skinny" latte made
with skim milk, no whipped cream. Be sure to enjoy your hot drink with some
type of fiber (like a whole-wheat English muffin) and some protein (try a
spread of nut butter).
5. Really Think Outside the Box. Remember that you
don't have to eat '"breakfast' foods" for breakfast. Anything
nutritious -- including cold pizza with low-fat cheese, leftover vegetables and
whole-wheat crackers, or a grilled cheese sandwich -- can work for