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?