10 Balanced Breakfasts

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by in Food

10 Balanced Breakfasts

An ideal, nutritious breakfast contains a balance of complex carbohydrates and protein. Think grains, plus dairy, plus fruits. Examples of balanced breakfasts are:

1. granola cereal, yogurt, a sliced apple

2. scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice

3. veggie omelet, bran muffin, fruit with yogurt

4. whole-grain pancakes/waffles topped with berries & yogurt, milk

5. whole-wheat zucchini pancakes topped with fruit, milk

6. french toast topped with fruit, orange juice or milk

7. low-fat cheese melted on toast with a piece of fruit

8. low-fat cream cheese on a whole-grain bagel, o.j.

9. peanut butter and banana slices on english muffin, milk

10. Breakfast-On-The-Run Smoothie, see below.

Breakfast-On-The-Run Smoothie:

• 3 cups milk or soy beverage

• 11/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt

• 1-2 servings Juice Plus+® Complete or multinutrient supplt

• one banana

• 1 cup frozen blueberries

• 1/2 cup each of your favorite fruit, frozen (berries, mango)

• 2 tbsp. flax oil or 1/2 cup flaxseed meal

• 4 ounces tofu

• 2 tbsp. peanut butter (optional)

• 1 tbsp. cinnamon

• 1/2 avocado

Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately after blending while the mixture still has a bubbly milkshake-like consistency.  Makes 1 serving.

Of course, it’s what you eat not what you say that impresses a child most. By treating yourself to a healthy breakfast, you model to your children that eating a healthy breakfast gives the whole family a smart nutritional start.

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