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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Nutrition Corner: Happy National Breakfast Month

September
Happy National Breakfast Month

With our fast-paced lifestyles, breakfast is often neglected or skipped.  Breakfast should be the first meal of the day as a way to feed your body with nourishment, spark your metabolism, give you energy and get your brain functioning. The word breakfast literally means breaking the fast after one has not eaten since the night before.

September is National Breakfast Month and this annual campaign emphasizes the importance of eating a healthy breakfast every day. This holiday celebrates many different types of breakfast from around the world. Don’t make breakfast a low priority.  Wake up to a healthy breakfast as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle. So celebrate National Breakfast Month by starting your day with a healthy breakfast.

Healthy Breakfast Ideas
*Breakfast taco: scramble 2 egg whites (or one whole egg). Serve eggs, salsa, and low-fat cheese in corn tortilla.

*breakfast parfait: 6-8 oz plain Greek yogurt, low-fat granola and fruit

*peanut butter sandwhich: natural peanut butter and all natural jam or jelly on Trader Joes sourdough bread. Add a banana for a dose of potassium

*oatmeal made with almond milk, topped with dried cranberries or fresh fruit, and slivered almonds

If you are one of the many people who don’t make breakfast a priority, start this month by making breakfast a routine.

*For breakfast ideas and recipes contact-

Penny Glanville Matel, RDN, LDN, ACSM-CPT, ACE-AHFS, ACE-CPT

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