Stuff we like: Thomas Light Multi-Grain English Muffins

by Terry B on December 3, 2008

Okay, is there anyone out there who still doesn’t know that fiber is good for you? The list of health benefits just keeps growing. But besides all that, fiber also helps you feel full longer. This is especially good at breakfast, because it helps you power through ’til lunch [and for all of you who still don’t believe in eating breakfast, that’s a whole other post].

Well, Thomas has taken its famous English muffin and fibered it up bigtime, while shaving off a few calories. A single Thomas Light Multi-Grain English Muffin provides 8 grams of fiber, about 1/3 of your daily needs. All with a mere 100 calories, 1 gram of fat [2% of your recommended daily value] and no trans fats or high fructose corn syrup. By comparison, their original English muffin—a slightly heftier 120 calories, but still only 1 gram of fat—delivers only 4% of your daily fiber needs.

And they taste great. Here are a few ideas for enjoying them. If you can think of others, join in with a comment at the end.

Marion often splits one in half, toasts it and tops one half with a fried egg and spreads apricot jam on the other. A satisfying breakfast that you can throw together in about 2.3 seconds, give or take.

I like cereal in the morning, but I’ll sometimes toast half a muffin and spread it with peanut butter. Peanut butter or a handful of nuts is another great part of that too-important-to-skip breakfast we’re going to talk about one of these days.

If we have ham in the house, I’ll occasionally break the yolk on a frying egg and put together a makeshift Egg McMuffin, minus the cheese. [Note: Egg McMuffin is a registered trademark of McDonald’s Corporation. Please don’t sue me, guys.]

And English muffins aren’t just for breakfast anymore—they also make for hearty hamburger buns.

Okay, there’s a starter kit for actually enjoying adding fiber to your diet with Thomas Light Multi-Grain English Muffins. Any other ideas?


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

susan c December 3, 2008 at 7:21 pm

I’m going to look for these ’cause I have an English muffin with breakfast at least three times a week.

I like to top a toasted half with cottage cheese and a dollop of orange marmalade.

Terry B December 3, 2008 at 7:37 pm

susan c—And we have cottage cheese and marmalade at home right now. I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow!

evi December 4, 2008 at 11:12 am

Terry B

I can’t believe it, I just walked in the door last night with a package of multi grain Thomas English muffins! We are on the same wave length. Love this post.

Terry B December 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Thanks, evi! It’s always nice when something that seems a little indulgent can actually be healthy too.

James December 6, 2008 at 12:20 am

I love using these for quick pizza snacks. Split them, toast them ever so slightly so they don’t get overly soggy, top them with leftover pizza/marina sauce and whatever else you like. My kids love them…okay, I think I like them more, but they humor me!

James December 6, 2008 at 12:21 am

I forgot…toss them under the broiler for a minute…then enjoy.

Terry B December 6, 2008 at 3:03 am

I’m guessing your kids don’t mind these either, James. They sound pretty tasty, actually.

Isabelle December 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Yum … now I have a big craving for English muffins. These sound delicious. Has anyone ever tried making their own? I have seen a few recipes out there but have not attempted it.

Sara December 16, 2008 at 5:57 am

I discovered these multi-grain guys just a few weeks ago when I bought them by accident instead of the normal ones! I sometimes do peanut butter with a drizzle of honey on top. Or, for a snack in the afternoon I toast them first to make them crunchy, then top with some deli ham and havarti and heat them in the toaster oven…yummy and quick.

Nick December 20, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I am confused how this can be only 100 calories. I think the nutrion info is wrong. The nutrion says that these are 100 calories, with 24 g carbs, 6 grams protein and 1.5 gram of fat. 24 g of carbs alone is 96 calories(24 x 4 cal/carb).

so either the clories is wrong or the other information is wrong.

I do like the taste but worried we are getting false info.

Terri July 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm

where can i find thomas light english muffins

Cathy August 4, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I’ve been eating these for the last few weeks and they are wonderful. I toast mine and then put Red Raspberry sugar free preserves on top. The preserves are only 20 calories per tablespoon, so it’s a nice tasty way to cut calories, fill up on fiber, and get a quick breakfast or snack.
I’ve purchased them at Target and my regional grocery stores.

Pam September 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I have a toasted English muffin with a little peanut butter and sliced bananas on top….very tasty

Mike Basko November 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

I love the Polamar all natural jelly which is very low on sugar with Smart Balance spread.

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