Mealtime Mania: Make time for Breakfast!

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You’ve heard it before. Yes, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day! Whether you start your day at 7:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., you need to fuel your body and jump-start your day.

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Breakfast Boredom Busters!
- Fruit smoothie
- Leftovers such as pizza, spaghetti, mac & cheese
- Turkey sandwich
- Pita pocket with scrambled eggs and salsa

Tried and True Breakfast Greats!
- Cereal and fat-free milk
- Oatmeal with fresh fruit
- Scrambled egg/boiled egg and whole-wheat toast
- Low-fat yogurt
- Breakfast burrito
- Whole wheat bagel or English muffin with peanut butter
- Waffle or pancakes

Hard to wake up in time for breakfast? Here are some great breakfast ideas that you can take with you almost anywhere.
- Granola bar
- String cheese and baby carrots
- Drinkable yogurt smoothie
- Peanut butter & jelly sandwich
- Trail mix (create your own with cereal, raisins, and nuts, etc.)
- Wrap American cheese around a carrot
- Tortilla wrap (take a whole wheat tortilla & your favorite veggies, lean mean - great creative)

Great Tips!

When planning your breakfast, try to get at least three different food groups. For example, have a bowl of cereal with milk and a banana (Grains, Milk & Fruit groups) or a slice of leftover cheese pizza with 4-oz glass of 100% orange juice (Grain, Milk, Vegetable and Fruit).

Next Steps.

To get yourself up and going, have a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk or soy milk which comes in yummy flavors. If choosing soy milk make sure it’s calcium fortified.

Think about the Season, when choosing a nutrient dense diet with fresh choices!

Eat for the Seasons!

Physical activity is great for your heart and mind! Seniors can be healthier and feel better.

Get Moving! For Seniors

You’ve heard it before. Yes, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day! Whether you start your day at 7:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., you need to fuel your body and jump-start your day.

Mealtime Mania: Make time for Breakfast!