If you are a long time Fit2Flex reader than you know I am totally #TeamBreakfast. Breakfast is always a priority meal for me, because I believe it's starts my metabolism and gives my body and more importantly my brain energy to take on the day. Also when I start my day with a balanced breakfast with at least 15 grams of protein, I find that I'm less likely to snack or eat mindlessly later in the day.
When I'm home breakfast is an easy meal to get in. If it's a workout day I'll have a fruit and veggie smoothie. If I'm at home I'll alternate between our favorite oatmeal bake, toast with peanut butter, or scrambled eggs if there's time.
One of my stops last week was the annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo, which is basically a national meeting of Registered Dietitians. In addition to eye opening seminars, there are many special events designed to help RD's understand more about the food brands that their clients may be choosing. One such brand that I was invited to learn more about was Subway.
Subway is that it's consistent and easy to find. If you are in a food (or breakfast!) pinch you can usually find a Subway where you can easily find a option with protein, whole grains, and veggies for under 500 calories. My favorite choice has always been the sweet onion chicken teriakyi on wheat with spinach, cucumbers, banana peppers, and bell peppers. That has about 370 calories and 25 grams of protein. I leave off the cheese to save calories and because you really don't miss the taste. Really...try it!
ALSO...Did you also know that a 6" sub can have 2 of your daily servings of vegetables? So make sure to fill your sub up with plenty of Subway's diverse veggie offerings.
If you're on the hunt for breakfast then as a dietitian I recommend the 6" egg and cheese (real egg, not egg white) that has 360 calories and a filling 19 grams of protein. Protein at breakfast is key to help prevent overeating later, so don't be afraid to go for the larger breakfast sandwich. Think of it as filling your tank for a day of success.
What's your go-to Subway meal?
Love and 5 dollar foot longs,
Carissa & Kyle