Did you know that the United States is one of the few countries that has foods designated only for breakfast? So while we often limit ourselves to eggs or a boxed cereal, other countries are eating breakfast items that you’d be happy to order off of any lunch menu.
Variety is key to a nutritious diet so there’s no reason to limit your choices on your first meal of the day. Leftover whole wheat pasta with meat sauce…dig in! Peanut butter and jam on whole wheat bread with a… pear…go for it! Homemade chicken noodle soup with whole grain roll…nothing better on a winter morning! As long as there is some lean protein, fiber and ideally a vegetable and/or fruit, the sky’s the limit.
This is an especially important for people that are not big fans of eggs or oatmeal, so therefore veer towards muffins and pastries; or for growing teenagers, as they’ll get a much bigger nutritional bang-for-their-buck by having a breakfast of turkey roll-ups, some cheese and an apple then they ever would from a bowl of Rice Krispies. So go ahead, have a healthy “lunch” …for breakfast!
June 8, 2015