|Your Usual (not so) Healthy Breakfast: Deli Muffin|
Oversize bakery muffins can pack up to 800 calories and 41 grams of fat.
Better breakfast idea: Swap your staple for an English muffin topped with peanut butter, a sliced banana, and a small handful of chocolate chips. The protein- and fiber-rich banana gives your new breakfast staying power—and cuts 427 calories and 27 grams of fat. "Plus, chocolate triggers the release of serotonin—a feel-good hormone—and keeps your levels elevated for hours," says Jakubowicz. "So you'll be less likely to experience sugar cravings later in the day."
Have to have a muffin? Try one of these healthier options:
Orange Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe
Upside Down Bran-Pineapple Muffins
Ginger Date Muffins
Very Berry Orange-Oat Muffins
| Nov 03, 2010