• By Jennifer O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

April 6, 2015


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Fava beans with garlic
Balsamic roast chicken
Pork medallions with herbes de Provence
Apple salad with figs and almonds

Try these quick, fun breakfast options
Don't skip breakfast, even if it's become a bore. Change it up, instead. People who eat breakfast tend to have better concentration and lower cholesterol. If you're tired of the same old cereal, try these healthy breakfasts:
1. A whole-wheat pita stuffed with hard-boiled eggs
2. Leftover vegetable pizza
3. A tortilla filled with vegetables, salsa and low-fat shredded cheese
4. A smoothie blended from exotic fruits, some low-fat yogurt and a spoonful of wheat germ
5. Whole-wheat crackers with low-fat cheese or peanut butter

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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