Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip – Power Breakfast!

Your mother wasn’t lying when she used to tell you “eat your breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day!” Breakfast helps jump start your day with the right nutrition and boosts your metabolism. My suggestion is to eat something within an hour of waking up to at least get used to the idea of eating soon after waking. And no, drinking a cup of coffee does NOT count! So what should you have for breakfast? Aim for a serving of whole grains (foods with more than three grams of fiber) and source of lean protein. Here are some sample power breakfasts to start your day.


6 oz Greek yogurt

1/4 cup Kashi or Bear Naked protein granola

1/2 cup fruit


1 Light English Muffin

2 egg whites

1 slice low fat cheese

1 cup skim milk


1 Bagel Thin bagel

2 tbsp peanut butter

Small banana

1 cup skim milk


1 packet plain oatmeal or 1/2 cup cooked oats

1 mini raisin packet

Pinch of walnuts

Dash of cinnamon

Pinch of brown sugar Splenda


1 low carb wrap (I like Mission low carb)

1/2 cup Egg Beaters


Sprinkle of 2% shredded cheese

Wrap eggs in wrap and dip with salsa or fat free sour cream


Power Bar/Protein Bar

Cup of skim milk or piece of fruit





For nutrition or exercise questions email Kelly at:

Kelly Devine Rickert, MS, RD, CSSD LDN, CPT

Shannon Center Nutrition Consultant

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