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3 Protein-packed breakfast cereals

April 2nd, 2012 | no comments

Don’t count on a dinner consisting of a bowl of noodles or rice (whole grain or not) to keep you satisfied for long. Because it’s primarily carbohydrate-based, your body will digest it lickety split and you will be searching for something else to eat within an hour! What’s it missing? Protein!

Protein is essential for contributing to the F-factor— otherwise known as the “fullness factor”. What’s the point of eating if you don’t feel satisfied afterwards? Nothing is worse than walking away from a meal feeling empty and unfulfilled. It’s downright frustrating isn’t it? Rewind to the breakfast you ate this morning. Did it contain protein? If you ate a standard run of the mill breakfast cereal like Corn Flakes, Cheerios or Rice Chex, the answer is very little!  Here are five breakfast cereals that are sure to leave you satisfied, each with 9 grams of protein per serving or more!

Kashi GoLean Cereal:
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 140
Saturated fat: 0 gram
Sodium: 85 mg
Dietary fiber: 10 grams
Protein: 13 grams
You may also want to try: Kashi GoLean Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble or Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cinnamon Crumble

Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon Flax:
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 200
Saturated fat: 0 grams
Sodium: 230 mg
Dietary fiber: 9 grams
Protein: 9 grams

 

Kashi GoLean Truly Vanilla Oatmeal:
Serving size: 1 packet
Calories: 150
Saturated fat: 0 grams
Sodium: 100 mg
Dietary fiber: 7 grams
Protein: 9 grams
You may also want to try: Kashi GoLean Hearty Honey Cinnamon Oatmeal

Here are some other protein-sources you can add to your usual carbo-loaded breakfast to help contribute to the F-factor:

  • 1 Hard-boiled egg: 6 grams
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese: 14 grams
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter: 4 grams
  • 2 vegetarian sausage links: 9 grams
  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder (added to a smoothie): 11 grams

Bottom Line: Whatever you do, don’t skip out on breakfast all together. If you are not used to eating in the morning, start with something small and your body will adjust over time. Remember what your mother always told you—”Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” And she was 100% correct! Darn it…don’t you just hate it when she’s right?

 

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