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Brainy Breakfasts At a Bargain

By Value Guru, August 10, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru
Our August/September issue of The Whole Deal value guide is full of bright ideas for back-to-school basics like brainy breakfasts. Did you know that skipping breakfast can promote weight gain and negatively impact brain function? It’s true! So, we’ve put together a simple weekday breakfast plan that’s so easy you can make it before your first cup of coffee. Now there are no excuses not to eat breakfast. MONDAY: Veggie Monday Add a handful of baby (or frozen chopped) spinach to your fruit smoothie and you won't much taste it but your body will thank you for the greens. Don't have a go-to fruit smoothie favorite, yet? Try the Get Your Greens Smoothie or one of the many other smoothie recipes in our online collection. TUESDAY: Pita Pocket Time Stuff whole-wheat pita pockets with scrambled cage-free eggs, wilted spinach or Swiss chard and grated cheese. There's a coupon for bacon in the in-store value guide, so add a slice or two if you wish. WEDNESDAY: Overnight Oatmeal Soak oats overnight in the fridge in the milk of your choice. Top with sunflower seeds or nuts and chopped fresh or dried fruit. Enjoy room temperature or warm. THURSDAY: Waffle Sandwich Toast two frozen waffles. Spread one with whipped cream cheese, fruit-sweetened jam and mixed berries. Top with the second waffle and off you go. FRIDAY: Fast & Easy Friday Go simple with cold cereal — choose one with whole grains and minimal added sugars. Top with raspberries, bananas and milk, soymilk or lowfat drinkable yogurt. There are even more smart savings tips in The Whole Deal, including over $45 in online coupons. What are your bright ideas for back-to-school breakfasts?




The 50 Best Health Blogs says ...
YOU ASKED: "What are your bright ideas for back-to-school breakfasts?" For any meal, I like to throw together various combinations involving walnuts and pecans. For breakfast, I might try walnuts, pecans, raisins, apple chunks, and maybe a little plain yogurt, sweetened with stevia. That would be easy to fix, very high in fiber, nutritious, and delicious.
08/10/2010 6:49:27 AM CDT
Brett says ...
I am having a salad composed of black beans, sprouts, green bell pepper, Kale, and some grilled chicken, with some Tessemaes all natural dressing that I bought at the Annapolis Whole Foods.
08/10/2010 10:51:41 AM CDT
Tari says ...
I've been throwing some pancakes together (using the 365 Organic Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix), and topping it with in-season fruit and 365 Organic Maple Syrup. Makes for a yummy breakfast and isn't breaking the bank, and I stick any left over pancakes in the fridge for a snack later.
08/11/2010 7:53:20 AM CDT
Dkojelis says ...
I make my steel-cut oatmeal in my rice cooker. No watching and stirring, no boilovers, easy cleanup. I use milk instead of water for a protein boost and add a little maple syrup for sweetness - just a touch! I slso like to stir in some dried berries for more flavor and interest.
08/11/2010 8:03:04 PM CDT
bdreamer says ...
Dkojelis, thanks for the rice cooker tip! I usually do a whole grain english muffin (found a great one at one of the Austin Whole Foods) with a couple of teaspoons of organic peanut butter and a smidgen of local honey.
08/16/2010 9:18:47 AM CDT
Mandy says ...
I love the rice cooker tip! What ratio of milk and oats do you put in your cooker? Thanks!
08/16/2010 10:18:48 AM CDT
Tim l Podcast Host Guy says ...
I think I'm going to steal Brett's recipe. Thanks Brett!
08/16/2010 6:47:48 PM CDT
Justin says ...
These are simple, delicious, & nutritious. Thanks!
08/17/2010 1:18:47 AM CDT
cindy h says ...
This is our familys all time quick and healthy breakfast, give it a try- use any whole grain bread, the more seeds and nuts in it the better, toast the bread, spread organic peanut butter, warm some organic applesause and spread on top! Yummy and filling!
08/29/2010 9:08:07 AM CDT