Modify Your Morning Meal with On-the-Go Breakfast Bites

by TGC Staff | June 17, 2016 8:02 pm

Day after day, week after week, month after month, eating the same daily breakfast can grow boring. Spooning the same old cereal out of a bowl before rushing out the door can tire anyone, and a change to the morning routine can become a necessity.

Luckily, solutions to a repetitive breakfast rut exist in the form of delicious recipes that can easily be implemented in your kitchen. And while some tasty morning meals come at the expense of a high calorie count, options exist for a healthier energy boost to get your day started.

According to a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition[1], people who eat breakfast are more physically active in the mornings than people who don’t eat breakfast. To give yourself a wake-up call each day, find recipes that fit your timeframe and taste preferences.

The USDA MyPlate Food Guide recommends a balanced variety of foods from all of the major food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low- or non-fat dairy and lean protein.

These Oat Bran Blueberry Muffins, courtesy of registered dietitian Shanna Stewart of Wellness For The Win[2], fill several of those all-important categories, including the grains from uncooked hot cereal and vitamin D from skim milk, for a way to stay energized throughout your morning.

These on-the-go breakfast bites are a healthier alternative to store-bought muffins that are normally loaded with calories and fat.

Oat Bran Blueberry Muffins[3]

Oat Bran Blueberry Muffins

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups or spray bottoms only with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In bowl, combine oat bran cereal, brown sugar substitute, baking powder and salt, if desired; mix well.
  4. Add milk, egg whites, honey, oil and blueberries; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over-mix.
  5. Fill prepared muffin cups about three-quarters full.
  6. Bake 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.

Variation: In place of blueberries, stir 1 medium mashed, ripe banana or any other fruit of choice into batter before baking.

SOURCE: Family Features, Culinary.net

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Endnotes:
  1. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: http://ajcn.nutrition.org
  2. Wellness For The Win: https://wellnessforthewin.com/
  3. [Image]: http://tgcmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Oat-Bran-Blueberry-Muffins.jpg

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