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Breakfast– The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I love breakfast…. I actually adore the meal. I probably would prefer never to wake up in the morning if it weren’t for the fact that shortly after I rise, I will be greeted with a warm cup of coffee and a hot breakfast. Here’s what I don’t understand about the meal though…. how are there SO many pitfalls in regards to nutritional thumbs up and thumbs down? I thought I’d run through the good, the bad, and the ugly.

THE GOOD

OATMEAL

Folks, this breakfast staple has been around for generations — and there is a very good reason why! It’s a healthy bowl of warm happiness. Mix it up with some crunchy almonds, cinnamon, and low sugar maple syrup. If you want something a bit more fruity — chop up some nuts, bananas, and swirl in a dallop of  Peanut Butter — VOILA! You’re now a healthy breakfast eater

Courtesy of the Kitchn

EGG WHITES IN A WHOLE WHEAT WRAP (AVOCADO, TOMATOES, ACCOUTREMENTS OF YOUR CHOICE)

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to know that if you want to curb your appetite and enjoy a filling breakfast you either have an egg white omelette/scrambled egg dish or you incorporate one whole egg with a few whites. I suggest you buying cartons of egg whites as opposed to a carton of eggs — saves you big time $$ and hassle.

Courtesy of 101 Cookbooks

FRUIT SMOOTHIES

Fruit is “da best yo” — okay, let’s get serious here for a minute. You don’t have to be a neurosurgeon to whip up the perfect smoothie — in reality I think even an infant could eventually perfect how to make a great smoothie. Add some Greek/Regular Yogurt, with some scoops of honey, ice, fruit of your choice, and if you want to be bad some Frozen Yogurt — there we go. Not complicated guys and look at this — you just fulfilled your day’s worth of fruit intake!

THE BAD

“THE GRAND SLAM” if you will — Pancakes with Butter/ Homefries/ Sausage/ Bacon — take your pick

I’m not saying these items in “reasonable portions” are deadly or toxic by any means, but whoever thought “Hey, let’s see how many items of fatty breakfast food we can shove down American’s throats?” is an IDIOT. Denny’s — I get that you do very well with this dish, but for whatever the reason American’s have big belly’s and tight budgets so they will buy this dish and support you. Shame on you Denny’s, shame on you.

MOSTLY ALL “COFFEE/DESSERT BEVERAGES”

At this point am I preaching to the choir? Yes, somewhat, but I still think it needs to be said. Just because they throw the words skinny onto a “mocha frappacinno” it does NOT mean that you’re off the hook. These breakfast drinks, whether or not they’re “lite” are still calorie and carb laden and should be avoided for the most part. If you skipped breakfast, ok, have it — but do not think this is a “beverage” to accompany your breakfast or else you’ll be finding difficulty fitting into your pants by Week 2.


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