Dude Food: The 12 Best Breakfast Foods from Nutrisystem, According to Guys

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Breakfast foods might be the last thing on your mind in the rushed hours of the morning, but they’re a huge help if you’re trying to lose weight. Approximately 78 percent of the National Weight Control Registry members that have lost an average of 66 pounds (and maintained this weight loss for five and a half years!) are breakfast eaters, with 90 percent of that group eating breakfast five or more times per week.

And, if you don’t eat it, you’re five times more likely to be obese, according to scientists from the University of Massachusetts!

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So how do you make it happen? Well, your go-to breakfast foods have to be easy and good… otherwise, you’re most likely not going to eat the morning meal.

Nutrisystem breakfasts take care of both: Many take less than a minute to prepare in the microwave, while other options are simply grab and go. Each one has filling fiber and protein to help you feel full longer, so you don’t snack before lunch. Most importantly, they taste great.

Try one of these 12 best breakfast foods—they’re the most popular among men who have lost weight with Nutrisystem:

Helpful hint: Just click on the name, image or link in the caption to make any one of these awesome breakfast foods yours!

1. Cinnamon Roll >

Who thought you could lose weight eating cinnamon rolls? With the leading retail roll, it would be tough: Those have 37 grams of fat and almost 900 calories—and just two grams of fiber! Get all the gooey goodness at home with triple the fiber:  Pop this Nutrisystem Cinnamon Roll in the microwave for all the melted icing goodness. At 180 calories and just 4.5 grams of fat, this treat is one of our best breakfast foods. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “When I’m craving sweet breakfast, I don’t reach for doughnuts. Instead I grab my Cinnamon Roll and it satisfies my sweet tooth and controls my appetite.”

2.Double Chocolate Muffin >

Best Breakfast Foods Double Chocolate Muffin
It’s chocolate for breakfast that will help you lose weight. No wonder it’s everyone’s favorite: When Nutrisystem asked male customers to name their favorite food on the program, this muffin was a resounding number one. It’s got 10 grams of fiber and just 180 calories, and it’s great warmed up—stick the muffin in the microwave for 10 seconds to make it melty and awesome. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “Eight to 10 seconds in the microwave and you have a melty chocolate muffin that tastes fresh out of the bakery, is moderately high in protein and super high in fiber. Just perfect!”

3. Cinnamon Bun Bar >

Best Breakfast Foods Cinnamon Bun Bar
No time to microwave a cinnamon roll? No problem: This bar gives you all the flavor in an easy-to-grab package that comes with seven grams of protein in just a 150-calorie bar. Football Hall of Famer and Nutrisystem spokesman Dan Marino says the bars are one of his favorite foods—when he’s on the go, he grabs a bar like this one between meetings, keeping his hunger in check without resorting to vending machine junk. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “I always think of bars as being “light” food, but not so with Nutrisystem. These bars curb my appetite for hours and hours. I try to nibble them, but they’re so good I just chomp them down in three or four bites!”

4. Buttermilk Waffles >

Best Breakfast Foods Buttermilk Waffles
Just a hint of vanilla makes these crunchy, golden-brown waffles extra delicious. And, three grams of dietary fiber means that just two can keep you going all morning with fewer calories than the leading brand. Add a little syrup, or try something new: Members suggest topping them with fresh blueberries or smearing peanut butter on them to mix things up. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “These waffles are delicious… You get two waffles that are the same same as [the top grocery store versions] but taste so much better! They come out crispy and never have mushy spots like other frozen waffles. YUMMY!”

5. Five Seed Roll >

Five Seed Roll
This Five Seed Roll is mighty for its size: Not only does it have four grams of filling fiber, it’s got more protein than an egg—nine grams! Some members top with a little cream cheese to make the perfect sweet and savory start to your day. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “Soft, tasty and fiber rich! Try one yourself! ”

6. Blueberry Muffin >

Best Breakfast Foods Blueberry Muffin
If you grab a muffin from the coffee shop, you’re in for a gut bomb: A blueberry muffin from a leading coffee chain has more than 450 calories, 25 percent of your daily carbs, and 43 grams of sugar. That’s more than one and a half times the sugar found in a full-sized candy bar! The Nutrisystem Blueberry Muffin has none of that—it’s just 150 calories, and delivers seven grams of filling protein, with all the flavor you love. Users love it warm—pop it in the microwave and enjoy. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “I am a carb person, so I was excited when I saw the muffins in my box. I enjoyed this muffin… I suggest pulling the top off and cutting the bottom and top into four pieces (eight total) to make it last and take your time eating.”

7. Granola Cereal >

Best Breakfast Foods Granola Cereal
Granola is delicious for a reason: Fat. It might seem like one of those healthy, low-calorie breakfast foods, but one of the leading brands of granola has over five grams of fat, almost 14 grams of sugar and 205 calories in a teeny-tiny half-cup serving. Nutrisystem’s granola has just 2.5 grams of fat and 160 calories, but it’s still filling thanks to four grams of fiber and five grams of protein. If you love crunch in the morning, this bowl is for you. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “This is the only cereal that I like. It goes great with my coconut/almond milk in a bowl or as a topping on a serving of apple sauce. Will order again!”

8. Apple Strudel Bar >

Best Breakfast Foods Apple Strudel Bar
This bar tastes so good because it’s got real apples inside, and so many textures: It’s crispy but chewy, while the icing gives it a gooey, sweet kick. It’s even better with a cup of coffee. The Apple Strudel Bar also doles out seven grams of protein and three grams of fiber, keeping you going through the morning traffic, meetings or whatever stands between you and lunch. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “The smell wafted up from the wrapper and my world stopped spinning. I took a bite and was blown away. Word cannot express how much I love this breakfast bar! I could happily eat it every morning for the rest of my existence. This and a cup of hot tea send me to nirvana.”

9. Homestyle Pancakes >

Best Breakfast Foods Homestyle Pancakes
Just one homemade pancake hits you with 175 calories … and who has just one? These frozen pancakes control portions for you, with two coming in at just 170 calories. There’s no cleanup, and many members say you don’t need syrup at all—the batter is slightly sweet and the pancakes are moist from the microwave, so they’re great on their own. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “The pancakes are by far my favorite. I think that they are just sweet enough that you don’t have to add anything to them to make them better.”

10. Turkey Sausage & Egg Muffin >

Best Breakfast Foods Turkey Sausage & Egg Muffin
Forget the drive-thru: A sausage and egg muffin from a leading fast food joint has almost 500 calories and 46 percent of your daily fat intake—and that’s gone in four bites! Save some dough and lots of calories with this at-home (or at the office) option: The Turkey Sausage Egg Muffin has almost 300 fewer calories than the drive-thru, and 25 fewer grams of fat—plus 14 grams of protein. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “This is very tasty. This actually tastes better to me than a fast-food breakfast sandwich or even frozen ones from grocery stores.”

11. Canadian Style Turkey Bacon, Egg And Cheese Muffin >

Best Breakfast Foods Canadian Style Turkey Bacon, Egg and Cheese Muffin
The drive-thru egg muffin is actually one of the “smarter” choices you can make from a fast-food restaurant. It’s only 300 calories, compared with 500 or so of other breakfast sandwich options. But, it’s loaded with sodium: One of the most popular chain restaurant muffins has 730 mg of sodium, almost half of what the American Heart Association says is the “ideal daily limit” for most adults. Nutrisystem’s Canadian Bacon Egg Muffin has far less sodium—just 270 mg—and half the calories, making it one of our best breakfast foods. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “Great breakfast, very filling. I toast the muffin separately and add spinach and tomatoes.”

12. Turkey Ham & Cheese Omelet >

Best Breakfast Foods Turkey Ham & Cheese Omelet
Other pre-made omelets can have as many as 240 calories, and the three-egg ones with hash browns from a diner definitely have even more. Get all that flavor for fewer calories: This omelet only has 90 calories, but it’s loaded with protein—13 grams. This is about the amount of protein you’d get from two whole hardboiled eggs, but those eggs don’t come this cheesy: The Turkey Ham & Cheese Omelet has a combination of Swiss and cheddar that makes it not only filling, but satisfying. Click here to make it yours >

What People Are Saying: “I ate this for breakfast on my first day of Nutrisystem. I was shocked at how tasty and filling this omelet was, especially at only 90 calories. I ate it with a little ketchup and two hours later, had one packet of oatmeal; my entire breakfast was only 200 calories and I didn’t feel hungry. I loved this so much that I ordered an additional eight omelets the next day.”