"No fat," "oat fiber," "multigrain flakes," "helps lower cholesterol." Cereal boxes make all kinds of claims to get you to pick them for your health.
As colder weather approaches, a little creativity can transform your protein shake into a warm, soothing, nutrient-rich breakfast. I can't make the sleet and snow disappear (come to Palm Desert where I live for that!) but this delicious protein shake can provide serious warmth to your morning.
Grains and carbs are not the villain. While I would recommend skipping the donuts, coffee cake, and bagels, or saving these foods for a special occasion, a cup of cooked oatmeal or a slice of whole wheat bread is a great choice to include for your morning meal.
Take a deep breath, look that old square meal straight in the face and tell them you're shaking up your breakfast routine.
As a parent, we take every little victory we can. So here are my top 10 suggestions for back-to-school breakfasts that are organic and healthy and will put your kids in a good mood to start their day.
Why not start with the most important, and arguably the most delicious, meal of the day?
Morning meals are traditionally packed with empty calories. But substitute a few ingredients and you can enjoy the same tastes and textures with fewer carbs, more protein, and just as many pancakes.
Photo credit: Flickr / Pierre Tourigny Fast, easy and healthy breakfasts should be everybody's goal. But for time-pressed parents, it's all too ea...
Breakfast in the U.S. is a sacred feast that we're absolutely certain we do better than anywhere else in the world.
There comes a time in every college student's life when the excessive snoozing that leaves you with only a few minutes before class and a painfully empty stomach just becomes too much.
Skipping breakfast feeds in to the "saving up" syndrome; I promise what is consumed mid-afternoon or after dinner carries more risk than that smoothie ever will.
Let's get something straight: There is only one true New York breakfast food. Don't even try, cronut; it's obviously the bagel. But now there's a whole new spin on the staple. A shop in the West Village, Bantam Bagels, is whipping up these little nuggets, possibly changing the entire game in its wake.
I didn't think I was important enough to be on my own priority list. Most of the time, I was waiting for life to give me an engraved invitation to participate... until I learned that no invitation was ever necessary.
Research about breakfast tends to divide the world into those who skip and those who don't. But deferring and skipping are not the same. Skipping despite hunger, and deferring for want of it, are not the same. And clearly all breakfasts are not created equal.
If you like carrot cake, you will love these.
The perfect Mother's Day bonding experience.