Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Breakfast...ALWAYS the start to a GREAT day

Breakfast is an extremely important part of starting your day off right.  It gives us the nutrients we need for most of the day and has been proven to help with attention, thinking ability and all-around good performance. For breakfast, have one egg, a bowl of oatmeal or an English muffin, and orange juice instead of a bagel with cream cheese and coffee on the go. Be sure to include fruit, such as honey dew melon, bananas and oranges, or as an alternative to a bagel, take a banana on the go.

My Favorite Breakfast Foods

  • Quaker Quisp Cereal or Cheerios
  • Maypo Hot Cereal
  • Cream of Wheat Hot Cereal
  • Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal
  • Scrambled Eggs made with milk
  • Eggo Waffles or Belgian Waffles
  • Wake-Up Wrap (Egg and Cheese) from Dunkin Donuts*
  • Cinnamon Raisin or Cranberry English Muffin
  • Mixed Fruit: Stawberries, Oranges, Bananas, etc.
  • Pears or Lychee Nuts
  • Guava Juice or Hot Tea with 1% milk and 1 packet of sugar
*A D&D  (Dunkin Donuts) Smart Menu Item

dunkin donuts egg and cheese wrap

My Typical Breakfast

Hot cereal with mixed fruit, cold cereal with an english muffin or scrambled eggs with waffles

green tea healthy

Breakfast Foods I Recommend
  • Whole wheat Belgian waffles with nonfat vanilla yogurt and berries
  • cold cereals such as Total, Corn Flakes, Cheerios
  • Hot cereals such as oatmeal, Wheatena, Maypo, irish oatmeal or Ferina

oatmeal and fruit healthy

  • Fast-food type breakfasts such as Egg McMuffins, bagels and cream cheese, etc.
  • Danishes, donuts, pastries, etc. (I would cut these completely out of your diet and only indulge on a very rare occasion).
  • Sugary cereals
  • Fruit juices from concentrate/that contain high-fructose corn syrup
  • Muffins and scones
  • Processed meats such as sausage and bacon, ham is always the better substitute
  • Have on occasion waffles and pancakes

blueberry muffins


  1. All these breakfasts sound so good, but I'm always so lazy....I just ggrab a protein bar :)

  2. I'm a huge fan of English muffins...for breakfast as well as for a snack. They're such a versatile food item that can be topped with lots of different condiments, cheeses, etc :)


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