Kathie Lee & Hoda: Madelyn’s Food Fight
From bagels and muffins to eggs and yogurt, there are a lot of things we love to grab to eat in the morning, but do we really know what is in them? Kathie Lee and Hoda are joined by Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Show‘s Diet and Nutrition Editor, who tested their knowledge on nutritional value when it comes to breakfast foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios Vs Honey Bunches of Oats, Blackberries Vs Bananas and Eggs Vs Greek Yogurt.
Breakfast Foods: Added Sugar In Cereal
Which one has the lowest amount of added sugar?
- Frosted Flakes
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Honey Bunches of Oats
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
The correct answer is Honey Bunches of Oats. Madelyn said it has six grams, which is a teaspoon and a half, and the rest have about nine or ten, which is two-and-a-half teaspoons.
Breakfast Foods: Fiber In Fruit
Which one of these per serving has the most fiber?
- One cup of blackberries
- Medium banana
- ½ cup of raisins
The correct answer is the blackberries. Madelyn said they have nine grams of fiber, which is about half of your daily intake. She said that bananas are a starchy fruit.
Breakfast Foods: Dunkin’ Donuts Review
Which one has the lowest number of calories?
- Frosted Donut
- Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
- Lowfat Blueberry Muffin
The correct answer is the frosted donut. Madelyn said it has 270 calories. The bagel has 310 and the lowfat muffin has 410.
Breakfast Foods: How To Get Proteins
Which is the best way to get protein for breakfast?
- Two hardboiled eggs
- One cup of Greek yogurt
- One cup of protein-certified cereal
The correct answer is Greek yogurt. Madelyn said it has about twice as much as both of them, ten versus about 20.
Breakfast Foods: Bacon Vs Turkey Bacon Vs Canadian Bacon
Which one of these has the lowest amount of fat?
- Regular bacon
- Turkey bacon
- Canadian bacon
The correct answer is Canadian bacon because it is the leanest and has two grams of fat and the others have about nine or ten.
Breakfast Foods: Hushpuppies
Do five hushpuppies have more or less than 350 calories?
The correct answer is less. Madelyn said they have 50 calories in each ball, so 250 calories total.
Breakfast Foods: Pancakes
For three pancakes, ½ cup syrup and pad of butter, does it have more or less than 650 calories?
The correct answer is more. Madelyn said it has 710 calories.