5 Breakfast Recipes to Spice up your Morning

Did you know that September is National Better Breakfast Month? I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! It not only sets the tone for the rest of your day, but it also promotes healthy blood sugar levels and overall metabolism. Unfortunately, breakfast is often the…

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Spice Up Your Waffle With These 6 Tips

Did you know that this past week was National Waffle Week? It runs through Saturday, September 8th! Now is the perfect time to celebrate this week with the start of September, start of school and work getting back to normal. Although we missed the beginning of the celebration, it’s not too late to talk about…

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Celebrate National Egg Day!

June 3rd is an egg-cellent reason to celebrate because it’s National Egg Day!   Many years ago, eggs got a bad rap due to the amount of cholesterol in egg yolks, but recent research has determined the cholesterol in eggs is not as detrimental as once thought. In 2000, the American Heart Association revised its dietary…

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National School Breakfast Week

Every year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) brings awareness to the School Breakfast Program (SBP) for schools. National School Breakfast Week is the SNA’s opportunity to bring more awareness to their SBP. The SNA is a collaboration of over 57,000 members who share the vision of providing high-quality, low-cost meals to kids in schools across…

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Have an Oat-tastic Day!

Did you know yesterday was National Oatmeal Day? Did you eat any oatmeal to celebrate? Don’t worry if you didn’t, there’s still time!   Not only is oatmeal delicious, it’s full of health benefits. Since only the outer hull is removed, the germ and bran remain intact, making it a whole grain product. It’s high…

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Wake Up to a Better Breakfast!

Now that September is here and school is back in full swing, a good healthy breakfast is more important than ever. In fact, perhaps that’s why September is Better Breakfast Month! We’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is because the word breakfast actually means “break-fast”. After…

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National School Breakfast Week- Take the Challenge

This week is National School Breakfast Week!  This is a weeklong celebration of the school breakfast program that is always celebrated during the first full week in March.  It highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps children fuel up for success in the classroom and beyond.  The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Take the…

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Why I LOVE Breakfast!

When you were a child, you were probably told, “Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day”, right? Well, I agree! Breakfast literally means “break-fast”. You sleep for 8-12 hours and by morning; your energy levels are low. Breakfast provides your body with the energy it needs to start your day! Why Breakfast?  …

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Oat-tastic Muffins for Breakfast

Today, muffins come in many different varieties. There are blueberry, chocolate chip, bran, corn and of course, oatmeal muffins. Over the years, muffins have received a bad rap for their high sugar content and low nutritional value. But they’re not all that way!   Fresh baked oatmeal muffins are actually a great way to start…

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Vanilla Maple Overnight Oats with Pomegranate

Overnight oats are a great make-ahead breakfast for those who don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the morning. They take just a few minutes to prepare the night before, require virtually no cleanup, and are a filling and nutritious breakfast. The added pomegranate seeds in this recipe make a great addition with enhanced flavor, crunch, and color, not to mention the extra powerful antioxidants!

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Have an Egg-stravaganza for National Egg Day

Today is National Egg Day and I thought it would be the perfect day to shed light on the truth about eggs.  For many, they either eat eggs as a breakfast staple or shy away from them in fear of them raising their cholesterol.  But, eggs are actually a very healthy breakfast option (and great…

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Changing Leaves, Warm Boots, and Apples Galore

Happy October everyone! October is one my favorite months- cooler weather, changing leaves, autumn clothing, and apple picking! As I was speaking with my interns about how I love this time of year, Kimberly shared how her favorite family tradition is their annual trip out east to go apple picking. Her family always make it…

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French Toast Sandwiches Stuffed with Strawberries and Greek Yogurt

These French toast sandwiches are perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast or brunch with the family when you have a little more time to spend on cooking. Children can even help out as the recipe is pretty easy and straight forward. The strawberries are sweet so there is little need for added sweetener, making this a healthy and hearty meal that is high in fiber, and low in sugar.

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Being Intuitive and Mindful in Your Morning Routine

If you are like most people, your morning is one mega rush! Quick jump out of bed, shower, get dressed and run out the door! You’re lucky if you grab a coffee and muffin to eat in the car as you head out to start your day. Or, you stop at the local convenience store…

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It’s Oatmeal Monday

It is the second Monday in February, which is also known as Oatmeal Monday in the world of American food holidays! Today, let’s take some time to acknowledge the wonders oatmeal can do for your health.   Oatmeal is a great source of energy and makes for a power-infused, high energy breakfast to start the…

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Breakfast… Is it the Most Important Meal of the Day?

As children we all grew up hearing the expression, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  A new study was conducted by US Researchers that proves that men over the age of 45 who DO NOT eat breakfast have a 27% higher risk of a heart attack or coronary heart disease than men…

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Start Your Day a Fun New Breakfast Way

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day for Americans.  However, many people feel they don’t have the time to fit in a meal because they are rushing to go to work or school in the morning.  Every excuse to eating a nutritious breakfast has a solution!  Do not let the…

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Breakfast…Your Mother Was Right (Again!)

So, tell the truth!  Do you run out the door in the morning without eating breakfast?  You have the best of intentions to eat when you get to the office, right?  But when you get there, you have many “fires to put out” and before you know it, its 11:00 am and your stomach is…

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Fitting Fruits into Each Meal

Think fruits are just fit for a snack? Think again! Fruits can easily be incorporated into your everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner. Below are some ideas on how to integrate fruit into all your meals. But remember, fruits are just a component of a well-balanced meal. Therefore, throughout the day be sure to get in…

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Breakfast Ideas for Adults

Here are some tasty and satisfying ideas for breakfast! Yogurt & Cereal Parfait: Mix vanilla or lemon low-fat yogurt with ¼ cup of nuts, fresh or dried fruit, and bran flakes in a cup or container. It’s perfect for home or for when you’re on the go! Ham & Egg Wrap: Slice a hard-boiled egg…

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