For years, breakfast has been tagged as “the most important meal of the day.” There are several benefits from eating breakfast. It can help digestion and kickstart your metabolism. In addition, breakfast can provide some happiness, as eating a meal that you enjoy is a wonderful way to start the day.
A healthy breakfast provides these benefits and many more. Breakfast foods that contain high protein and low sugar will help fuel your day and encourage weight loss. However, many popular breakfast foods fail to offer nutritional benefits. Items such as pancakes, waffles, and french toast contain high amounts of sugar and empty carbohydrates that will lead to energy crashes in the middle of the day. These meals are ideal for a weekly indulgence, but not for everyday consumption.
Consumers are searching for healthy options at every corner. Health and wellness has become more than a fad: it is a movement that millions of Americans prioritize in their daily lives. Eating habits are a large part of this movement, so offering a variety of items with high nutritional value will help attract the growing market of health-conscious consumers.
The Mayo Clinic published an article detailing the ideal foods in a healthy breakfast. The four items were:
- Whole Grains
- Lean Protein
- Low-Fat Dairy
- Fruits and Vegetables
Cotati Food Service offers an expansive product catalog that can supply your restaurant with a variety of products in each of these categories. Try any of our whole wheat bagels, bread, tortillas, and pancake mix to provide your customers with whole grains while dining at your operation. Our lean turkey bacon contains a high amount of protein with less fat that traditional bacon. We offer multiple types of low-fat yogurt that can be used to create light, nutritious options. Our product catalog has a large inventory of fruits and vegetables that can be used as delicious side options to round out a tasty, health-conscious meal.
Contact Cotati Food Service to learn more about how we can supply your restaurant with the ingredients to create healthy breakfast meals and increase your sales!
For more detailed information about healthy breakfast options, please read more at The Mayo Clinic.