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by Heather Wilson 30. January 2012 16:51
From fourth meal to first meal, Taco Bell now offers breakfast items.  And Washington made the list of states where they will test their new menu!  This news is probably exciting for a good number of my friends who drool over Taco Bell, but for me I’m just not sold.  Even though, “Taco Bell enters crowded breakfast arena,” from the Associated Press, applauds the fast-food chain for teaming up with popular brands, I wonder about the healthiness of items like the Cinnabon Delight (fried dough balls with an icing filling) (http://bit.ly/AjRGNH).  All of this breakfast talk jump-started me thinking, not only about the nutritional ramifications, but also why Taco Bell is serving breakfast in the first place?  “Right now we're not getting our fair share of that," said Brian Niccol, Taco Bell's chief marketing and innovation officer.  The ‘fair share’ mentioned is of a growing fast-food breakfast industry.  For more information about Taco Bell’s news-worthy changes, please visit the news clip below featured on today.msnbc.msn.com. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I understand convenience is vital to the fast-paced lifestyle of the ‘average’ American but how can a Cinnabon Delight from Taco Bell satisfy my nutritional needs in the morning?  There are healthier options on their menu but I’m not convinced it can compare to a healthy breakfast at home. I’ve attached a link to an article from the website realsimple.com, with recipes for a healthier breakfast made at home (http://bit.ly/12aL7U).  If you try any of these recipes, or the new Taco Bell breakfast, leave me a comment describing your experience.  The peanut butter waffle looks yummy to me!  

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