Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BIG Breakfast, Little Biscuit: Infographic and Give-Away!

"Breakfast is brain food;" that's what my mom always told my sister and I. How right she was! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day--it gets your metabolism going and gives your body energy so that you're starting off on the right foot. Did you know that studies show that adults who eat breakfast weigh less than those who don't? 

I think that breakfast can also be one of the most nutrient-dense meals of the day. That means packing lots of nutrition into one meal. I encourage my clients to include a whole grain food, fruit, dairy and some healthy fat (like peanut butter or nuts) into their breakfast to stay full and energized. What's even better is that it's easy to pack all that nutrition into one little bowl! I know that breakfast has to be quick and convenient too.

Check out the infographic below provided by Kellogg's Mini Wheats. It shows how Mini Wheats compares to other typical breakfasts. Then keep reading...Kellogg's is also sponsoring a contest on my blog!

Mini's little biscuits have 6 grams of fiber per serving and are chock-full of whole grains, vitamins and minerals. That's a BIG breakfast in a little biscuit. They are a great choice for both kids and adults, which is even better--you can enjoy breakfast together :) 

You might be asking, "But what about the frosting?" We've been hearing a lot about the so-called dangers of added sugars in the media lately. But if a little bit of frosting helps you or your child to enjoy a high-fiber, nutrient-packed cereal, then I say go for it! The benefits definitely outweigh the risks. 

Mini Wheats have been one of my long-standing favorites for breakfast. Try my version: 1 cup of Mini Wheats, 1/2 a sliced banana, 2 tablespoons of walnuts and 1 cup of skim milk. That's only 430 calories! It's a meal that can fit into almost anyone's diet.

To help spread the work, Kellogg's will be awarding one lucky winner with a terrific breakfast-inspired gift package! Enter my contest and you could win:
  • A plush white bathrobe,
  • A pair of plush white slippers and
  • A box of Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats!

    Enter the contest here. Yes! You can enter your name multiple times for more chances to win!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    No purchase is necessary. One winner will be selected at random using random.org. Contest ends on July 3.

    One of the perks of my job is receiving complementary samples of products or compensation for passing along my expert opinion as a Registered Dietitian. Please be assured that my opinion is my own and my review is not guaranteed to be positive solely because I have received compensation. I'm here to help you--the consumer--sort through the vast amounts of nutrition information available to find legitimate answers. This is my primary goal in providing product reviews and sponsored contests on my blog.