4 Breakfast Superstars to Rock Your Fridge
Do you ever open the fridge door to get ingredients for breakfast and feel like you have NOTHING healthy to eat? A fridge well stocked with nutritious foods can influence healthy eating and — bonus! — you’ll save time and money by eating at home more and dining out less. I’ve put together an all-star cast of easy to make edibles to keep your fridge (and eating habits) rocking in the morning.
Breakfast superstars to always have on hand:
1. “Moo-vahlous” milk: Milk is the top food source of bone-building nutrients calcium and vitamin D as well as protein to help build muscle. Did you know a glass has more protein than an egg? Plus, it’s an all-around breakfast complement –cereal without milk is just plain lonely. Love milk in your coffee? Make your own latte at home with a cup of milk that provides…. 30% calcium for the day!
2. Wholesome whole grains: Whole grain goodies like a bowl of oatmeal or toasted 100% whole wheat English muffins provide much-needed fiber, perfect for a nutritious breakfast that helps fill you up without filling you out. Look for the word “whole” before grain in the ingredients list to ensure it’s a whole grain. Keep them in the fridge to help extend their shelf life. Try breakfast cookies for a whole new perspective on breakfast.
3. Refreshing fruits: Chop up the season’s fresh fruits to enjoy with breakfast. Bonus: prepping whole fruit at home delivers the freshest flavors and costs less than pre-sliced fruit at the store. Blend your favorites together with milk for a breakfast-time smoothie. I love the Peaches and Cream with fresh peaches.
4. Crunchy greens: Go fresh with in-season veggies for good buys and great taste. For convenience or in winter months, stock up on wholesome frozen vegetables – they have the same nutrients as fresh veggies and can easily be added to A.M. omelets. Get your veggies in these Mini Broccoli and Cheddar Frittatas
Carolyn O’Neil is a registered dietitian, best-selling author, blogger and television personality whose mission is to help drive the national movement toward hip and healthy living. She is based in Atlanta. http://dishondieting.blogspot.com/