Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days of Healthy Holiday Eating: Day #1

On the first day of Christmas, my dietitian told me…

To start my day off with a healthy breakfast!

Just because you know you will be indulging in a lot of great food on Christmas Eve and Christmas day doesn’t mean you should skip breakfast. By eating a healthy breakfast, your body will get the energy it needs to start the day. You will need all the energy you can get in order to wrap all those gifts, get your kids ready, cook for the dinner at your house or anything you offered to bring to someone else’s gathering, and shovel the snow that is essential to a White Christmas. Try starting your day off with a hot bowl of oatmeal, and get the whole family to share this breakfast together. Oatmeal is a great food that will keep you feeling full throughout the morning. Try adding new ingredients to your oatmeal to create new flavors and make breakfast more exciting. Some examples of ingredients you could add include:

  • · Dried cranberries, raisins, dried mango, dried cherries, coconut etc
  • · Sliced apples, banana, pear, blueberries, raspberries, etc.
  • Slivered almonds, chopped pecans, walnuts, coca roasted almond, peanut butter, etc
  • Pumpkin
  • Granola, or other cereal topping for a crunch
R Really the ideas are endless so be creative and enjoy!

* The 12 Days of Healthy Holiday Eating was created by another student and myself as part of our Community Nutrition Dietetic Internship rotation at Maternal and Family Health Services.


No comments:

Post a Comment