8 PowerFuels to Pair with Your Nutrisystem BreakfastArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
Proteins and healthy fats provide much of the energy your body relies on to get through your busy days. Some sources, however, are better than others when you’re trying to lose weight. To help you choose the best ingredients, Nutrisystem has classified these smart choices as PowerFuels. These foods have only 80 to 120 calories per serving, and come with either 5 grams of protein or 8 grams of total fat (with no more than 4 grams of saturated fat).
To ensure you have all you need to stay full and energized all morning, our expert dietitians recommend that both men and women on our standard plan add a PowerFuel to their Nutrisystem breakfast items. Which PowerFuels can you enjoy when starting your day? Here are eight easy combo ideas for you to try.
1. Low-Fat or Soy Milk
Serving size: 1 cup
Pair with: With a little help from Nutrisystem, a classic breakfast muffin with a glass of milk is a smart way to power up for the day. Grab a Nutrisystem Blueberry Muffin and enjoy it with a serving of low-fat or soy milk.
Serving size: 1 large egg
Pair with: Start your day with a savory combo of scrambled eggs with chopped onions, peppers and mushrooms over our warm, toasted Honey Wheat Bagel.
3. Turkey Sausage
Serving size: 2 ounces
Pair with: Turn your Homestyle Pancakes into your favorite diner’s “breakfast special” with high-protein, low-fat turkey sausage.
4. Low-Fat Plain Yogurt
Serving size: 1 cup
Pair with: Alternate layers of nonfat plain Greek yogurt with the Nutrisystem Granola Cereal and fruit. Choose fresh or frozen berries or sliced peaches to make a breakfast parfait that is filling and deliciously sweet.
5. Low-Sodium Cheese
Serving size: 1 slice
Pair with: Add protein and melty goodness by putting a slice of low-sodium cheese on the Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin.
6. 1% Cottage Cheese (No Salt Added)
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Pair with: Craft a creamy, sweet low-fat cottage cheese bowl with a sprinkle or two of cinnamon. Then match it up with a doughy and delicious Cinnamon Roll.
7. Nut Butter
Serving size: 1 Tablespoon
Pair with: A smear of peanut butter on Buttermilk Waffles arms you with plenty of protein and is easy to eat on-the-go when you need to keep your morning moving. If you love the tastes of chocolate and peanut butter together, spread a serving of your favorite brand on our Double Chocolate Muffin.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons
Pair with: Raw or dry-roasted walnuts, pecans and almonds add a satisfying crunch and healthy fats to our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal.