For people who are always on the run, it may be difficult to find a quick healthy lunch or breakfast you can take on the go. It’s especially difficult when your job has plenty of fast food or takeout options nearby. The thing is, a lot of us who don’t make healthy decisions want to make them … we just don’t feel we have the time or energy. Many of us go to sleep thinking, “Tomorrow I’ll be healthy and pack a lunch,” and when morning time comes around, will-power goes out the window.
Watch this video before your next trip to the grocery store. Sticking to a healthy breakfast doesn’t mean you have to give up those morning favorites entirely. In this video, Narmin Virani, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian, UMass Memorial Weight Center, shares some smart alternatives. This is part one of our smart grocery shopping
Thanks to Sarah Hamel from our nutrition department for guest blogging for us.
We’ve all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is especially true for children as it is the perfect time to refuel in the morning to prepare for the school day. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, kids who eat breakfast are more focused, perform better in school, are better able to manage their weight, and eat healthier overall compared with those who don’t eat breakfast.
Although any breakfast is better than no breakfast, what kids eat is vital too.
Navigating the cereal aisle of the grocery store can be a daunting task for even the savviest shopper. Breakfast cereals can contain not only large quantities of sugar but also vitamins and minerals added during the fortification process to make the product appear more nutritious.