Power Breakfast

We’ve all heard it – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, Nancy Clark MS, RD, says skipping breakfast to save calories is an unsuccessful approach to weight loss. In her Sports Nutrition Guidebook, she goes on to say that we may gain weight if we skip breakfast, get too hungry, and then over induldge at night. Her number one recommended breakfast – cereal. Why? It’s quick and easy, convenient, rich in carbs, fiber, iron and calcium, low in saturated fat and cholesterol and versatile.

Luckily for me, breakfast is my favorite meal, especially in these cold winter months. Single digit temperatures have me making many versions of oatmeal each morning. Talk about versatility! There really are so many options. Here are a few of my favorite ways to eat it:

The base:
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats (or a combo of oats and quinoa in a 2:1 ratio)
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
Sugar Free Pancake Syrup

Fruit style-
Sliced bananas, apples or raisins, cinnamon

Peanut butter cup-
Special dark unsweetened cocoa powder, PB2 powdered peanut butter

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