Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. Don't skip breakfast to lose weight or because you don't have time.

Breakfast is a great way to get a start on the >25Gms of dietary fiber you need each day to lower your cholesterol levels.

Some Breakfast ideas:

  • Bowl of instant oatmeal or oat bran topped with fruit and/or walnuts, skim milk or low fat soy milk.
  • Bowl of ready-to-eat high fiber cereal topped fruit and/or walnuts, skim milk or low fat soy milk.
  • Bowl of cereal or granola, topped with no-fat yogurt and fruits.
  • 2 slices whole-grain toast, English muffin, pita or bagel topped with 2 Tbsp. Peanut butter, 1 tsp. trans-fatty acid free margarine or 2 Tbsp. Nonfat cream cheese.
  • 6-8 oz. nonfat or 1% yogurt topped with fruit, nuts or granola.
  • 4 oz. nonfat or 1% cottage cheese, served with tomato or pineapple slices.
  • 2 low-fat hard granola bars with 8 oz. skim milk or low-fat soy milk.
  • 2 egg-equivalent egg white or egg substitute omelet served on whole grain toast with orange wedges.
  • Whole grain bagel topped with ½ cup nonfat or 1% cottage cheese; broiled for 5 minutes until bagel crispy, then topped with berries or fruit of choice.
  • 8 oz. yogurt, fruit of choice and 2 Tbsp. Ground flax seeds or wheat germ with ice – blend in blender and serve.