Tips for Eating Breakfast

Updated:Oct 17,2013
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Breakfast menus can be loaded with high-saturated fat items (like bacon and sausage) and baked goods that are high in trans  fats. Instead, look for choices that include fresh fruit and whole grains.

Tips:
  • Start your meal with a glass of fruit juice.
  • Order whole-grain instead of white toast. Instead of butter, spread your toast with low-fat cottage cheese and a little jam.
  • Ask for low-fat cream cheese with your bagel.
  • Look for whole-grain cereals with fat-free milk (but watch out for high-fat granolas).
  • Enjoy fat-free or low-fat yogurt with fruit — either in a bowl or as a smoothie!
  • Hot cereals such as oatmeal, grits, cream of wheat or cream of rice with a little honey can warm you up on a cool morning.
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PancakesWhole-grain waffle with fresh fruit
Fried eggs (over easy or sunny side up)Omelet or scrambled eggs using egg substitute or egg whites
Bacon or sausageLean ham or Canadian bacon
Croissant, pastry, muffinWhole-wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese

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