Just in case you missed our first one on nuts and nut butters, you can check it out here.
This week, we are tackling the breakfast aisle!
Have you been down the breakfast aisle lately?
Talk about overwhelming!
Believe it or not, U.S. consumers spend an estimated $8.5 billion on breakfast cereals every year. And, the food companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars marketing these products, much of it aimed at children.
So, not only are there hundreds of options to choose from, but it can be super-confusing to determine which options are the good ones, especially when the front of the box bombards you with health claims.
To help you navigate through this confusion, join us on a virtual tour of the breakfast aisle!
Some key tips to keep in mind:
- Look for a short list of recognizable ingredients.
- Pay attention to added sugars and serving sizes.
- Your best option will always be to buy the individual ingredients and make breakfast yourself!
Please let us know how we can make these virtual grocery store tours even more helpful! And, we welcome suggestions on which section of the store to tackle next!
More Breakfast Inspiration!
Since many people believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, below is a collection of coaching tips to help provide inspiration and guidance to enjoy delicious and nutritious breakfasts every morning:
Breakfast of Champions? (all about breakfast cereals and REAL food alternatives)
Try This Delicious Way to Simplify Your Mornings (baked oatmeal cups)
Is it a Health Breakfast or Sugar Loaded Dessert? (make your own granola)
Your Worries Will Disappear with this No-Fuss Breakfast (frittatas and mini-frittatas)
Wrap it Up and Tame the Morning Chaos (breakfast wraps)
Is it Possible to Transform This Popular Breakfast Staple? (donuts, made with REAL ingredients)
Put Those Lonely Coffee Mugs Back to Work (Mug 'O Eggs)
How to Get the Processed Out of Your Sausage (make your own sausage using REAL ingredients)
And, in case you or your kids have a love for Rice Krispie Treats, read more about how to make them healthier in our coaching tip, Can You Really Make This Treat Without Marshmallows and Butter?
keep it simple and EAT REAL!