According to the USDA, Food and Agricultural Organization 44% of Americans eat breakfast every day; 22% of breakfast skippers are obese; and of the 80% of children who eat breakfast regularly, only 59% of them eat at home, while 31% eat at school. Are you one of the 56% who doesn’t eat breakfast every day because you can’t find the time? Well, Redbook magazine’s Morgan Thompson stopped to discuss just that and share the top healthy breakfast cereal, Greek yogurt options in time for Better Breakfast month!
Candace Rose: With September being Better Breakfast month, what’s the secret to creating a delicious healthy meal?
Morgan Thompson: “Well, we’re going to start with cereal because that’s always a breakfast staple. There’s a great new option from Nature’s Path called Qia. This has in every bite, sustainable energy and optimal nutrition. Each serving has about six grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and is between 130 and 140 calories. Now, Qia contains a lot of nutrient rich super foods like chia, hemp and buckwheat. All of these you hear about, but may not know how to make sure that you’re getting these nutrients and Qia has them. They’re excellent sources of plant based Omega 3. Qia is organic, it’s vegan; there’s no added added salt or sugar, and it’s Non-GMO Project Verified. This means that it’s not genetically modified at all. It’s a great option if you want to have it alone. You can have it with milk or a milk substitute or even water. You simply add some liquid in, wait five minutes and it creates a healthy breakfast cereal. It comes in this great small package which is convenient; you can even take it on-the-go as a snack. You can even throw it into a protein or a smoothie, or have it on top of a salad as a topping. And like all Nature’s Path products, Qia is USDA certified organic. This means there are no additives, no preservatives, no pesticides. It’s delicious and healthy.
Candace Rose: Are there any other breakfast options we should know about?
Morgan Thompson: “We’re going to move onto Greek yogurt, which is a breakfast option that a lot of people enjoy, and Yoplait has created the Greek 100, which is a 100 calorie strained Greek yogurt. It has 100% of the same great rich and creamy taste of regular Greek yogurt and it’s the only Greek yogurt to be endorsed by Weight Watchers. It has a Weight Watchers points plus value of two points. It comes in six delicious flavors and it packs two times the amount of protein as your regular 5.3 ounce cup of yogurt.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?
Morgan Thompson: “You want to make sure you have a lot of convenient products and our last product to talk about is Planters. Planters NUT-rition peanut butter and it’s exactly as it sounds. It’s really dense, nutritious, full of nuts, bananas, cinnamon, raisins, even granola. It’s a great option if you want to apply it on a piece of wheat toast or a waffle, or have it with a piece of fruit. There’s about six or seven grams of protein per serving, depending on the variety, and at least five vitamins and minerals as well. So these are all great, convenient choices. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to start your day on the right foot with a healthy breakfast, and these are all options you can have and you can give to your children, and you can have before work or school every day.”
Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?
Morgan Thompson: “For more information you can go to RedbookMag.com.“