A Powerful Start to Your Day.
I read this just yesterday, and began to scratch my head: “Skip the cold cereal: Eating eggs and bacon in the morning can help you control your hunger later in the day”. The logic behind the recommendation: to fend off hunger, shoot for at least 20 to 30 grams of protein at breakfast.
While the theory about protein is a good one, and I DO believe everything tastes better with bacon, this breakfast doesn’t sit right with me for a couple of reasons. First, it takes some time to rustle up eggs and bacon. Then there’s the saturated fat and salt in this all-American combination. And third, there is no fiber in eggs and bacon.
Bacon & Eggs are a great treat at times, but my breakfast of champions provides me with 24 grams of protein, more than HALF the fiber I need in a day, vitamin C, and lots of calcium. All of this comes in at 350 calories.
Energy Charged Start
This feast on the fly consists of a Gnu Flavor and Fiber Bar*, a 6 oz container of Chobani* vanilla yogurt and a fresh pear. Apples, oranges, bananas are fine too, but pears boast a lot of fiber. Oh, and my health conscious, decadently delicious coffee. Check it out and tell me what you think!
This low-fat Greek yogurt boasts 16 grams of protein in a six ounce portion- that’s about a third of the daily recommended intake of protein. It has zero fat (although full fat yogurt is a smart fat to consume) and moderate sugar. The balance of sweetness and tang, along with the great texture makes it a clean start to the day. Now that summer berries and peaches are fast approaching, the combination of fruit and yogurt will become a dessert-like treat, at breakfast – guilt-free.
Half of this product name is dead on; Gnu bars give you easy access to 48% of your daily fiber needs. These bars are made from 6 whole grains, have relatively little sugar – mostly in the form of juice, and about 140 calories per bar. They have just released three flavors to enhance their repertoire. A welcome addition, as the Carrot Cake joins the Chocolate Brownie Bar in ‘most frequently consumed’ spot. Overall, they are too sweet for me.
Eat more fruit! The USDA recommends 5 – 9 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. Think of a portion of fruit as a medium fruit or a 1/2 cup portion. A vegetable portion stacks up to 1 cup of raw or 1/2 cup of cooked is a portion. Opt for the actual fruits and vegetables over juice for full fiber benefits.
Start your day off quick, lean and clean!
*Goldie’s Table Matters is not paid to endorse these products – we consume them, and feel great!