What’s the big deal with breakfast?
“Most nutrition experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a balanced breakfast gives the body’s metabolism a kick-start, and provides our brains and bodies with much-needed fuel after a night of fasting.” – Karen Buch, RDN, LDN
And research shows that protein, in particular, at breakfast can help energize the body and curb hunger all day long.
How much protein is enough? Research suggests that 20 to 30 grams of protein helps deliver appetite satisfaction and supports weight control.
A breakfast frittata is an easy and delicious way to reach that optimal protein range and including grilled or roasted vegetables will boost flavor, fiber and nutritional value even more. Uneaten frittata can be stored in the refrigerator and then re-heated for a quick breakfast on-the-go.
For more information, check out the following resources:
- Mixed Vegetable Frittata with Nutritionist Karen Buch: http://www.ciaprochef.com/eggs/fritatta/
- “The Incredible Edible Egg” Online Learning Experience: http://www.ciaprochef.com/Eggs/
- Recipe Cards for 5 Chef-Inspired Egg Dishes: http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org/content/uploads/2016/03/ENC-CIA-Recipe-Cards.pdf