Healthy Eating On-the-go: Cafeteria Breakfast

Healthy Eating On-the-GoHealthy Eating On-the-Go

Buffets and cafeterias can be a minefield but choosing well can prevent the weight gain BOOM!

A few weeks ago, I was on a work related trip and looking for a decent breakfast. We were in the hotel and they have a breakfast bar and buffet style breakfast. I would have easily blown my health kick with unhealthy choices, but I made a decision not to do that. Sure, I could have done better but under 600 calories when it is all you can eat is not a bad feat,

Cafeteria Buffet Breakfast
Cafeteria Buffet Breakfast

The eggs were decent. I could have done better than bacon but any protein source in a pinch. I will try to do better tomorrow. The fruit was a fantastic addition to this meal.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 plate
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 173.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.3g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 844mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 55.8g 19%
Dietary Fiber 14.9g 60%
Sugars 31.6g
Protein 35,1g 70%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calorie Breakdown:

563

The bottom line: Choose breakfast wisely and eat slow when going to a buffet. I started the meal with a large glass of water to promote satiety. This meal had the right mix of protein and fiber to promote satiety. Good luck with you next trip to a buffet line.

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About the Author

ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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