If you’re familiar at all with Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Colbert Report,’ then you know how much he delights in poking fun at certain aspects of American culture, especially the overindulgent side. So when reports came out recently that there’s a trend among Americans indulging in a second breakfast, he couldn’t help but get his slice of the mockery pie.
Colbert exasperatedly sighed saying “Finally, second breakfast. For too long we’ve been stuck with strict government approved time slots for shoving food into our face slots.” He continued claiming that he even gets hungry during breakfast, confessing “I need something to tide me over while my fork makes the journey from my eggs to my potatoes.”
Man, we’ve all been there. Right?
All joking aside, there is room in a balanced diet for second breakfast or what more people refer to as their mid-morning snack, as long as it’s a reasonable portion.
Healthy snacks can be great for tiding us over and keeping our metabolism rolling. Ideally a snack should stay between 100-300 calories, depending on your activity level. Some healthy choices might be a of low-sugar yogurt, an apple and a handful of almonds, or a banana with peanut butter. Hummus and veggies is also a great option. Anything with a little healthy fat and protein will satiate us best.
So with that in mind, here’s to healthy snacking! And let’s all do ourselves a favor and steer clear of the kind of second breakfast Colbert poked fun at. Because if we’re honest there’s really no need for two full meals before lunch.
Photo from The Inquisitr
March 7th, 2012