If you're a little stuck for breakfast ideas, KFC has come to the rescue at least if you plan a trip to Malaysia anytime soon. KFC Malaysia has taken its delicious fried chicken, and thrown it in a bucket with mac and cheese.
These Mac and Cheese bowls are covered in nacho cheese sauce and include tasty pieces of fried 'zinger' chicken, making it even spicier than the usual KFC recipe. A pot of this creamy goodness will only set you back 5.50 Malaysian ringgit, which is a little more than a dollar over here.
It is 2018 though, and if we can get almost anything we want delivered to our doors now, it may not be long until we see our Postmates drivers handing creamy mac KFC over. People have been taking to Twitter with the hashtag #BringUsTheCheese - quickly making the plea viral - and some people have even been writing letters to Oprah for help.
If this were to happen, I assume you realize you should only really be having KFC mac and cheese for breakfast as a once in a while thing. By now, you know that a well-balanced breakfast, packed with essential nutrients and substances from all food groups will set you up awesomely for the day you have ahead.
This usually looks like a nice chunk of protein, some grains, a few carbs and some fruit or veggies - water alongside is essential, coffee is favored (and often quite delicious).
A new report from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia has revealed a new way to make sure you're getting the best out of your first meal of the day.
Protein Balance: new concepts for protein in Weight Management, says that the latest scientific evidence suggests consuming 25 grams of protein at each main meal to control hunger and enhance muscle metabolism. As much as we want it to, that doesn't include the new Malaysian treat.
According to them, most Aussies tend to chow down on protein-rich foods later in the day, so the scientists advise adjusting your morning meal to include more of the essential nutrient. On average, women consume only 11 grams of protein at breakfast, compared to the male average of 15 grams.
“If you find it difficult to control what you eat, a redistribution of protein towards breakfast may be the answer to reducing your waistline without leaving you ravenously hungry and craving unhealthy foods,” said senior principal research scientist for CSIRO and co-author of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, Professor Manny Noakes.
As well as traditional protein sources like eggs and lean meats, chef and educator Callum Hann says people should try adding dairy, nuts and legumes to their meals.
You're probably thinking right now, "what does 25 grams worth of protein look like at breakfast time?" Talking to the Huffington post, practising dietitian and sports dietitian Chloe McLeod says, "An example of 25 grams for breakfast could be two eggs, toast and a milky coffee."Another, some would argue "cleaner" method is yogurt.
As long as you don't go too crazy at lunch and dinner because you've had a "perfect" breakfast - namely eating regular KFC all the time later on in the day - you're on track to a healthier you.