Every year during the month of March, Harmons and Special Olympics Utah join forces to promote National Frozen Food Month. Harmons donates a portion of frozen food sales during this time and receives incredible support from the vendor community.
Are you tired of your usual breakfast routine and need some fresh ideas to get you excited about the most important meal of the day? Look no further than your Harmons frozen food aisle! Breakfast… frozen… what?!?! If you usually peruse the cereal aisle for breakfast, consider the many QUICK options available in the frozen section. This is not the first place I think to go for breakfast, but after a quick stroll, I realized all of the convenient, healthy, and delicious breakfasts I’ve been missing. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Amy’s Tofu Scramble—get the day started with 22 grams of protein!
- Good Food Made Simple Unsweetened Steel Cut Oats—high fiber, whole grain breakfast in only 3-1/2 – 5 minutes! Add some slivered almonds or peanut butter for added protein and top with frozen berries for a serving of fruit.
- Whole grain waffles, like Van’s 8 Whole Grains or Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus—start the day with a peanut butter and banana waffle “sandwich.”
- Smoothie pouches, like Western Family or Jamba Juice—these can be high in added sugar, so make sure to choose one that has lots of fruit in the ingredient list before added sugar. Blend with milk instead of juice for added protein and less sugar.
- Amy’s Rice and Bean Burrito with Cheddar—balanced and filling! It’s always great to sneak in some beans so early in the day!
Choosing the healthiest breakfast from the frozen section is a cinch when you look for our Dietitians Choice tags! We have included frozen breakfast foods, frozen fruit, and frozen meals, so you will have a great variety of nutritious and convenient options. In general, watch out for high sodium, added sugar, and saturated fat in frozen breakfast options. For a complete breakfast, you should aim for 600mg of sodium or less, no more than 3-4 grams of saturated fat, and as little added sugar as possible.