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What are some well-balanced breakfasts?

A balanced breakfast should contain:

  • Whole grains (cereals, bread, English muffins)
  • Lean dairy (nonfat milk or yogurt, reduced fat cheese)
  • Fruit (banana, berries, orange juice, etc.)

Try this healthy breakfast combinations:

  • Whole grain cereal top with skim milk and berries
  • Wheat toast topped with peanut butter and sliced bananas
  • Nonfat yogurt parfait made with strawberries and topped with a whole grain cereal
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Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics
A well-balanced breakfast includes foods from at least three out of the five food groups. Whole grain breads and cereals; low-fat dairy products, and fruit are typical breakfast choices. Choosing a high-fiber cereal with low-fat milk or yogurt for breakfast has been linked to improved weight or weight loss. Studies have also shown breakfast that includes a lean protein food and a serving of whole grain may aid in weight loss.

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