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Choosing A Better Breakfast

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For kids across the state the days of summer are over and school is now the first thing on their week day agenda. And to help your kids perform their best, Avera Heart Hospital Registered Dietitian Nikki Ver Steeg stopped by the KSFY Morning News with Shawn & Nancy to help start your kids on the right track.

Here are some of the things to consider when planning the breakfast menu.

1. Choose a High Quality Whole Grain Carbohydrate

Choose Less Often


Cream of Wheat


Blueberry Muffin

Cinnamon Roll

Plain Cake Donut




Golden Grahams

English Muffin

White Pancake

White Toast

Choose More Oftern

Cracked Wheat Cereal

Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not instant)

Granola Bar

Flax Muffin,

Multigrain Bread,

Yogurt Parfait (1/2 c berries, ½ c plain yogurt, 1T gr flax)


Wheat Chex


Oat Bran Squares

CrackedWheat Bread

WholeWheat Pancakes

Bread containing mostly intact whole grains (9 grain, 12 grain,

pumpernickel), 100% whole wheat breads

2. Pair Your Whole Grains with a Protein.

Add: Eggs, Peanut Butter, Nuts,Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Lean Meat, Lowfat Cheese.

3. An Additional Breakfast Option for Including High Quality Carbohydrates Paired with Protein is to Make a Breakfast Smoothie.


Blend: 1 Scoop ofWhey Protein

1 Cup LowfatYogurt

1 Cup Berries

Skim Milk as Desired

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