Pack your breakfast with the power of protein
(ARA) - Nutrition experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, providing the fuel you need to stay productive, energized and healthy. But when it's a busy morning, don't settle for the quick fix breakfast fare offering little to no substance, because those same experts also agree that a great breakfast includes the right ingredients.
'To jump-start your metabolism and get an energy boost, you have to choose a nutritious breakfast with a satisfying mix of carbohydrates, fat and protein,' says Bob Greene, exercise physiologist, personal trainer for Oprah Winfrey, and author of 'The Best Life Diet Cookbook.'
According to Greene, high-fiber carbohydrates, healthy fats and lean proteins -- such as those found in nuts, nut butters and eggs -- help you control cravings by reducing your appetite and making you feel fuller longer.
Gaining this satiated feeling during your first meal of the day is essential for eliminating high-calorie mid-morning snacks, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and achieving your weight loss goals. That's why many of Greene's favorite breakfast recipes include Crystal Farms AllWhites and Better'n Eggs egg products, which are convenient sources of lean, high-quality protein made from real eggs but with no fat, no cholesterol and half the calories.
'From scrambled eggs to increasing the protein in a smoothie recipe, AllWhites and Better'n Eggs bring healthy convenience right into your fridge,' Greene says. 'We all have busy lives, but it couldn't be easier to add lean protein to your breakfast.' Both products come in easy-to-pour cartons and can be found in the dairy case of your local grocery store.
For a great start to your morning, Greene recommends these protein-rich recipes. Additional protein-rich recipes can be found at www.betterneggs.com or www.allwhites.com.
A new twist on the greasy breakfast sandwich, this complete grab-and-go breakfast features a high-protein egg substitute, tasty turkey bacon and cheddar cheese sandwiched together in a whole wheat English muffin. It serves up 12 grams of protein.