I am at a loss as to what a balanced breakfast for my husband would be. He doesn't like eggs, or any type of hot cereal. How do I get some protein without a lot of fat:?

It is nice that you are taking an active role in getting your husband good nutrition! I consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast filled with complex carbohydrates and protein can kick start one’s metabolism, improve cognitive function, and set the pace for the rest of the day’s food intake. If your husband is a picky eater, you may need to think outside the box a bit. Smoothies can be an excellent way to start him off on the right nutrition track. Start with fresh or frozen berries or peaches and combine them in the blender with Greek yogurt and Healthy Balance Juice. He will get a lot of protein from the yogurt and many vitamins and minerals from the fruit. The Healthy Balance juice is a nice addition also because it not only tastes great, but also is low in sugar and calories. Another breakfast option could be whole wheat pancakes! By using whole wheat flour you are adding protein and greatly improving the health benefit of the pancakes. In addition, substitute skim milk or low fat buttermilk for whole milk and use two egg whites instead of one whole egg and top with warmed fruit compote. If you are feeling very adventurous, make him a blueberry quinoa parfait! Prepare the quinoa according to the directions and then chill in the fridge. When cooled, layer the high protein quinoa with vanilla yogurt, blueberries and walnuts. It is a high protein and high fiber meal. Finally, if your husband does not like hot cereal, serve him up a bowl of cold cereal! When at the grocery store, spend time looking at the labels on the various boxes of cereal. Try to find a cereal with ~5 grams of fiber or more. Also make sure whatever brand you select does not contain too much fat and is moderate for calories. I like Kashi and Fiber One brand cereals!

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