We’ve all hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there is some truth to that. Some studies suggest that kids perform better in school and adults are more likely to make healthier food choices throughout the day. So I brought some options for everyone.
A 1-2 minute breakfast for busy mornings
For busy mornings I shared the Good Food Made Simple breakfast burritos and egg white patties – pop these in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and they are ready to eat.Egg whites are a good source of high quality protein, which adds staying power to breakfast sandwiches and can help keep you full until lunchtime. All of their products are made with organic veggies, cage free eggs and simple ingredients – nothing artificial. You can find these at our local Publix and Harris Teeter.
Crunchy gluten-free canvas for fruit, veggies & healthy spreads
The perfect crunchy canvas for fruits, vegetables and healthy spreads: Wasa’s NEW Gluten free crispbread crackers – they have the same delicious taste and texture of their other varieties while catering to those with Celiac and gluten-sensitivities. They come in original and the sesame sea salt varieties – all made from wholesome, simple ingredients – with no trans or saturated fats. You can find these on Amazon and at most major grocery stores locally.
A sweetener with benefits for your muffins, waffles & granolas
When it comes to sweetening your muffins and granolas Manuka honey is a nutritious substitute for refined sugar. The Comvita manuka honey is sourced from New Zealand where the manuka flower is native. It’s UMF certified which means that it contains the three unique chemical markers that make it real manuka honey. Unlike refined sugar, which is a pure carbohydrate, Manuka honey contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in addition to being a good energy source.
Meet your 2+ servings daily fruit at breakfast
Breakfast is a great time to help meet your recommend two+ cups of daily fruit. CHERRIES are one of my favorites and even though fresh cherries are available in the summer – FALL is a great to time use your dried or frozen varieties – I shared them in smoothies and granola bars. Cherries provide a whole host of health benefits including helping you feel full longer since they have one of the lowest glycemic indexes of almost any fruit.
Be sure to tune in to Good Food Friday this week on ABC Charleston for my fall foodie faves!