Sunday, October 04, 2009

Part of a Healthy Breakfast?

Three of these are usually considered breakfast foods; one is generally served for dessert. Can you guess which is the "treat"?

Bowl Number 1's Nutrition facts:

Calories:  265
Total Fat: 5.3 g
Cholesterol: 17.5 mg
Sodium: 402 mg
Potassium: NL (not listed)
Total Carbs: 51.6 g
Protein:  9.1 g

Bowl Number 2's Nutrition facts:

Calories: 185
Total Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 17.5 mg
Sodium: 250 mg
Potassium: 280 mg
Total Carbs: 29g
Protien: 6 g

Bowl Number 3's Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 140
Total Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 55 mg
Potassium:  130mg

Total Carbs: 17 g
Protein: 2 g

Bowl Number 4's Nutrition Facts:

Calories:  520
Total Fat: 14 g
Cholesterol: 58 mg
Sodium: 1104 mg
Potassium: NL
Total Carbs: 90.9 g
Protein: 8.3 g

Because one of these bowls has 100% of some vitamins added, we'll assume you take a multi-vitamin every day with breakfast to level the playing field on that count, so the vitamin content doesn't matter. Which bowl do you choose?

I chose 3--it has the lowest calories, lowest sodium (by a LOT), and lowest carbs, with not much more fat than 1 and 2, and is significantly less on everything except protein than bowl 4.

 Did you guess what each one was?

Bowl number 1 is Raisin Bran with 1/2 c whole milk.
Bowl number 2 is Total Cereal with 1/2 c whole milk.
Bowl number 3 is vanilla ice cream.
Bowl number 4 is two pancakes with butter and syrup.

Looks like breakfast just got a whole lot tastier!

1 comment:

Friple said...

So, wait. The pancakes are in a bowl?