A Healthy Breakfast: Whole Grains and Protein

Although many people think the healthiest breakfast would be whole grain cereal and wouldn’t include a breakfast meat or eggs, I wouldn’t necessarily agree. Including whole grain cereal as part of a healthy breakfast is a great choice due to being high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals as well as being low in fat. However, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is better to have a good, hearty, filling breakfast.  Including some form of protein will help maintain glucose (blood sugar) levels throughout the day and thus will help you avoid sugar cravings and energy spikes.  Protein in the morning will also bring greater satiety and you will be less likely to binge later.

My “Product of the Day” is Jones’ All-Natural Turkey Sausage Patties.  They are made with turkey, rather than pork, are gluten-free, contain no MSG, and no nitrates or nitrites (which I recommend avoiding, if possible). Each patty only contains 60 calories and 3 grams of fat, but has 8 grams of protein.  So if you like a breakfast sandwich once in a while try one of these on a mini-100% whole wheat bagel with a sliver of extra sharp cheddar and add it to a half grapefruit for a compete breakfast.

About Kimberly Dawson, M.S.

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