Following installments I, II, and III, here’s the final segment in our squeezing in breakfast series with nutrition expert Elizabeth Ward. Here are 15 breakfast ideas from Elizabeth:Pineapple orange smoothie: Combine 8 ounces calcium-fortified orange juice, 1/4 cup pineapple chunks and 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt in a blender or food processor. Blend on high speed for two to three minutes or until frothy. Serve immediately.Small whole grain muffin, carton of yogurt, carton of 100% orange juicePacket of plain instant oatmeal prepared with low fat milk in the microwave with 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup slivered almonds or chopped walnuts stirred in + 8 ounces orange juice1/2 or whole peanut butter and jelly or tuna fish sandwich on whole grain bread + 8 ounces orange juice or piece of fruit1/2 whole grain bagel topped with 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese + 8 ounces orange juiceSlice of leftover pizza + 8 ounces orange juice1 hard cooked egg + carton of yogurt + bananaTrail mix: Combine equal parts: whole grain cereal, chopped nuts, and dried fruit. Add a carton of low-fat yogurt.Carton of yogurt with 1/2 cup whole grain cereal to mix in + carton of 100% orange juice6 whole grain crackers + 1 string cheese stick + carton of 100% orange juiceSoft whole grain pretzel, 1 1/2 ounces hard cheese, such as cheddar, and fruitHard-cooked egg, mini whole-wheat bagel, piece of fruit.Mix low-fat cottage cheese with chopped fruit or berries. Spread on 1/2 whole-wheat bagel or English muffin.Make your own fast-food breakfast sandwich. Fry an egg. Layer cooked egg with a slice of cheddar or Provolone cheese in a whole grain English muffin. Enjoy with 8 ounces 100% orange juice.3 cups low-fat popcorn sprinkled with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and fruit or 8 ounces 100% fruit juice.
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