Best-Ever Breakfast: It’s Fast ‘n Tasty, Too!

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Dear Brand Doctor,

Here’s my dilemma: I have a very demanding job that requires me to be at work super early. This means I don’t have time to eat a healthy breakfast, so I usually grab a donut or a pastry. Can you offer a quick and easy – but still healthy – breakfast option that I can take with me on the go?

Signed,
Overachiever


Dear Overachiever,

With your demanding job and out-the-door-early lifestyle, it’s extremely important to have a healthy breakfast. Did you know that breakfast literally kick-starts your day and your calorie-burning metabolism? By eating that first meal, you give yourself the calories (read: energy) that will make you even more productive.

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Since you’ve outsourced your breakfast dilemma to the cyber-sleuths here at eBrandAid.com, we won’t let you down.

We’ve devised a breakfast of champions that is off-the-charts healthy and conveniently packaged in single-serve packages that you can toss in your purse or briefcase. Simply heat it in the microwave and dine on it at your desk – you’ll be off to great start!

Fun Fact: Studies show that most adults who eat a healthy breakfast are better able to maintain their weight. That’s even more of a reason to hit the ground running with a healthy meal!


eBrandAid Powerhouse Breakfast

Our powerhouse breakfast consists of a piping-hot bowl of oatmeal with added flaxseed, OJ, and a sliced banana (or any portable fruit of your choice). Here’s what makes this a powerhouse meal: It consists of 8 grams of all natural fiber and 2 fruit servings.

The Best Part: We’re serving up brands that are free of harmful added ingredients. Since they come in convenient single-serve packaging, our breakfast makes healthy eating super achievable! Take a look:

Quaker Simple Harvest Maple Brown Sugar with Pecans Instant Oatmeal

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Nutritional Facts: (Single Serving; calories 160, total fat 3.5g, sodium 75mg, dietary fiber 4g, sugar 9g, protein 4g )

INGREDIENTS: WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED WHEAT, ROLLED BARLEY, WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED RYE, SUGAR, PECANS, WHOLE FLAXSEED, OAT FLOUR, NATURAL FLAVORS, SALT, MOLASSES. CONTAINS WHEAT AND PECAN

These single-serve oatmeal packets DO NOT contain a single additive or preservative! You get only REAL whole grains like oats, wheat, barley and rye. Although it does contain a small amount of sugar, it isn’t the lab-created gonna-make-you-fat kind. Last, there’s a healthy dose of fiber (4 grams) and protein (4 grams), and it’s low in sodium.

Fun Fact: Studies show that choosing a multi-grain cereal may help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, control weight, lower high blood pressure, and even shrink the threat of certain cancers!

Hodgson Mill Travel Flax Certified Organic Golden Milled Flaxseed

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Nutritional Facts: 1 packet, 30 cals, 2g fat, 2g fiber, 1g protein

INGREDIENTS: 100% ALL NATURAL MILLED FLAXSEED.

Since you’re an overachiever, you’ll want to power up your oatmeal with ground flaxseed. Our friends at Hodgson Mill make adding this nutritional superstar easy with their individual Travel Flax packets. You can even add it your coffee, yogurt or smoothie! Does life get any better?

Fun Fact: Flaxseed contains awesome amounts of vitamin E, folate, vitamin B-6, copper, zinc, magnesium and more potassium than seven bananas. But wait… there’s more! These nuggets of goodness contain phytochemicals called lignans, which have received much publicity for their possible cancer-fighting properties.

Tropicana Pure Premium Original Orange Juice No Pulp 8 oz.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 8 oz carton, 110 cals, 0g fat, 22g sugar, 2g protein

INGREDIENTS: 100% ORANGE JUICE

Most experts agree that fruit juices that are made from all-natural ingredients are the best choices for children and adults. But, even the 100% healthy stuff needs to be consumed in moderation because of the naturally high sugar and calorie content.

Fun Fact: These portion controlled 100% OJ cartons ensure you’re getting a needed boost of vitamin C without overdoing it.

Portable Fruit

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Add a sliced banana or a small box of raisins (any brand will do) into the mix and you’ve got a powerhouse meal under your belt before 9:00 a.m.!

Don’t have time or access to a microwave? Replace the oatmeal with one of 11 BestBrands breakfast bars and you’ll still be a champion.


Bottomline
: With convenient brands like these, there’s really no excuse not to start your day off right! So, what are you waiting for? Add these items to your weekly grocery list and watch your health and your productivity soar.

Remember, when you’re armed with a little eBrandAid know-how, you’re in control at the grocery store.

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In Our Opinion: The information contained in the eBrandAid e-newsletters is strictly based on the opinions of the eBrand Doctors. We have created a set of guidelines that we believe will help shoppers to better understand and decode food labels on products found in most grocery stores. Our mission is to help shoppers find the healthier brands that have the least amount of chemicals and other junk ingredients.

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