Bread and Bagel Buff
If you’re a carb-lover like myself, it’s almost necessary to make them part of your morning routine. The problem is, not all are created equal! Some are densely caloric, while others simply have little nutritional value. But when you strike the right combination of healthy carbs and nutritious toppings, you’ll build a breakfast of champions!
Pick: Whole wheat English muffin
As a personal favorite of mine, the whole wheat English muffin is compact, versatile, and tasty — all for only 130 calories! Dab on a tablespoon of peanut butter, and the 230-calorie concoction will provide you with even more filling fiber and protein. Northwestern University student Andrea is a fellow fanatic: “When I'm in a bind...I spread some almond or peanut butter on a whole grain English muffin. It gives me the fiber and protein I need, and I don't have to worry about excessive calories and carbs!” It’s a stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast that has all the healthy ingredients to make it a winning combo.
This is just an all-around skip it. The average plain bagel can cost you 300 to 450 calories, and that’s withoutany toppings. If you eat only half, you’re still downing nearly 70 more calories than an entire whole-grain English muffin.