Sunday, January 23, 2011

Eat and Enjoy ... a Nutty BREAKFAST Parfait

Bored with your breakfast? Try a beautiful, nutrient-rich parfait to kick start your day ... link to this gorgeous recipe below.


CARBOHYDRATE: A high-octane carbohydrate energizes your body and brain for a busy day. Think cereal (hot or cold), bread, muffins, rolls, tortillas, or even leftover pasta. Choose whole grains for an extra nutrition punch (more fiber and nutrients).

PROTEIN: This is the missing link in most morning meals. Protein is what we need to go strong until lunch. Think lean: a slice of Canadian bacon, an egg, a slice of deli meat or cheese, a container of yogurt, a scoop of cottage cheese, or a handful of nuts.

FRUIT: Breakfast is a great way to start on the 5 to 9 daily servings of produce your body needs for optimal health. Think fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit – like apples, avocados, bananas, berries, grapefruit, kiwi, mangoes, oranges, pears, or pineapple.


Skipping breakfast is a no-brainer – literally. Skip breakfast – and your brain and body suffer all day. Eat well in the AM and you’re on the nutrition fast track for a high-energy day. Give kids what they crave – a power breakfast every day.

Nutty Breakfast Parfait is from the California Walnut Commission. It's bound to get rave reviews from your family!

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