Is It Possible To Eat A Healthy Breakfast In Restaurants?

Here’s a topic that we spent quite a bit of time discussing last semester in the class I teach called Fit for Life. The topic is Healthy Fast Food Breakfasts.

I first have to say that I rarely, and I do mean rarely, eat breakfast away from my home. So, I have to admit that although I’m going to pass this information along to you, I have never tasted any of these breakfast choices. I do know that many people take breakfast to go and that it’s important to keep those to-go choices as healthy as possible.

This list was compiled by Health Magazine. They looked at the best breakfasts that would combine complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats in a “fast-food” breakfast. Here’s what they came up with.

1. Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap: Cosi.

2. Protein Artisan Snack Plate : Starbucks

3. Berry Topper Ideal Meal: Jamba Juice

4. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal: Au Bon Pain

5. Scrambled Egg Whites, Chicken Sausage, and Fruit: Denny’s

6. Fruit and Maple Oatmeal: McDonald’s

7. Simple and Fit Veggie Omelette: IHOP

8. Western Egg White and Cheese Muffin Melt: Subway

9. Egg White Turkey Sausage Wake-Up Wrap: Dunkin’ Donuts

10. Breakfast Power Sandwich: Panera Bread

Don’t do the take-out breakfast routine too often. You’ll eat healthier, eat less and save a ton of money if you get in the home breakfast making mode. Speaking of which, it’s time for my breakfast! Most days that’s a smoothie which these days consists of berries, protein powder, green drink, walnuts, yogurt, and pumpkin seeds. Yummy!

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