Welcome, 77 artists, 40 different points of Attica welcomes you by singing Erotokritos an epic romance written at 1713 by Vitsentzos Kornaros

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Greek pharmacists call indefinite strike over measures

Pharmacists have decided to launch an open-ended strike from Wednesday in protest at the government’s liberalization measures. The pharmacists accused the coalition of making last-minute changes to draft legislation that will limit the role of pharmacies ... ...


Local Greek Community Celebrates Independence Day

Many generations of local Greek-Americans celebrated Greek Independence Day. They gathered at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Vestal to mark March 25th, 1821, the day Greeks launched the revolution that led to the end of 400 years of domination by the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Members of the Greek community held a brief church service followed by a flag raising. Later, they held a ...


Protopsalti’s Met Concert Assists Greek Children

NEW YORK – More than 700 Greek-Americans filled the auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and turned the space into a huge choir loft as they joined their voices with Alkistis Protopsalti in a show of love and solidarity for the people of Greece. They sang with passion the lyrics of the […]

The post Protopsalti’s Met Concert Assists Greek Children appeared first on The National Herald.


Greek prison guard dies after being stabbed by inmate serving life sentence

Greek prison guard dies after being stabbed by inmate serving life sentenceU.S. News & World ReportSpiros Karakitsos, head of the prison guards union, said on Greek radio that while prison guards were frequently attacked, it was the first time a guard had been killed inside a Greek prison. He accused the state of failing to adequately staff prisons ...and more »


How 19th century art is painting a picture of Earth's polluted past: Turner's sunsets reveal volcanic ash and gas in the sky

Scientists from the Academy of Athens, Greece, found the use of red and green along the horizon of sunsets in paintings contains important information about aerosols.


Back Bay institution Steve's Greek Cuisine closes

Back Bay institution Steve's Greek Cuisine (blog)Goodbye, Steve's: The time-honored Greek restaurant on Newbury St. has lost its lease, reports Universal Hub. They also posted a letter on their Facebook page: To All Our Loyal Customers,. We regret to inform you that Sunday, March 23rd, will be our ...


'Hercules' Trailer: The Rock Is an Insane Greek God With a Lion's Face for a ... (blog)'Hercules' Trailer: The Rock Is an Insane Greek God With a Lion's Face for a ...TheWrapOn Monday, the first images of Dwayne Johnson as Hercules were published online, but as we can see in this first new trailer, photos could not do justice to the insane physical peak that the former pro wrestler reached for his turn as the warrior hero.Hercules: First Look At The Rock As The Legendary Greek (blog)How Dwayne Johnson kept 'Hercules' look a secretLos Angeles Daily Newsall 263 news articles »


Greek Workshop on Extra Virgin Olive Oil Production

For Greece, extra virgin olive oil is considered to be an agricultural product of utmost priority. The Greek state, however, does not


Greek Leaders Hold Private March 25 Parade

Greeks on March 25 were kept from the main viewing area of their Independence Day parade, which was cordoned off for politicians,


Inmate murders Malandrino deputy warden

The deputy warden of Malandrino Prison in central Greece was murdered on Tuesday by an inmate who used a makeshift knife to slice his victim’s throat. Authorities said the 46-year-old prison guard, a father of two, died as he was being taken to the hospit... ...


Plan for social dividend to secure healthcare for uninsured citizens

The government has decided to use part of the so-called social dividend – i.e. 525 million euros from Greece’s 2013 primary surplus – to provide a large proportion of uninsured citizens with healthcare coverage. In a meeting on Monday led by Alternate Fin... ...


End-February budget figures looking good

According to the 2014 budget, the Greek state achieved a 2.06-billion-euro primary surplus in the first couple of months, which is over 1 billion euros higher than the set target of 1.04 billion, despite a 580-million-euro revenues shortfall. State Genera... ...


Greece's Alpha Bank prices share offer at 0.65 euros

A stress test of Greek lenders unveiled by the Bank of Greece this month found Alpha needs to plug a 262 million-euro capital shortfall. In addition, the Greek government owns preference shares worth 940 million euros. The shares were priced at ...


Exclusive: Bank of Cyprus kicks off review of restructuring plans

By Laura Noonan NICOSIA (Reuters) - Bailed-out Bank of Cyprus is reviewing its restructuring plans in a move that could result in billions of euros of its troubled assets being put into a "bad bank", chief executive John Hourican said. Hourican took the top job at Cyprus' largest bank in October after it was rescued during an international bail-out of the island, which had run into financial problems partly because of the exposure to debt-laden Greece. This plan also envisaged the bank remaining reliant on some emergency funding from the Central Bank of Cyprus until 2017. But Hourican, former investment banking head at Royal Bank of Scotland , wants to look again at all the options.


Inmate Kills Greek Prison Guard

Authorities say an inmate serving a life sentence in a prison in central Greece fatally stabbed a guard, reportedly after being refused a furlough.

The post Inmate Kills Greek Prison Guard appeared first on The National Herald.


Plan to transfer Arab-Israelis to new Palestinian state seeks legal approval

Israel's hardline foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman who suggested the controversial idea is seeking secret legal advice

Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has commissioned a confidential legal opinion that argues it would be legal under international law to transfer Arab-Israeli citizens to a new Palestinian state by shifting the border.

The internal foreign ministry document, leaked to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, makes clear that the controversial proposal, which the rightwing foreign minister has been promoting for some years, would only be in line with international law if executed with the consent of those being transferred, and if it did not leave any of those transferred without any kind of citizenship.

The opinion appears to have been commissioned to lay the legal groundwork for the so-called Lieberman plan – or "populated-area exchange plan" – which he first proposed in 2004. The idea is that Israel will retain Jewish areas in the West Bank in exchange for giving the Palestinian Authority populous Israeli Arab areas within Israel, including the Galilee Triangle and the Wadi Ara valley, which includes cities such as Umm el-Fahm. However, the plan is opposed strongly by many Israeli Arabs.

The 18-page legal briefing was prepared by Ehud Keinan, a foreign ministry adviser for Lieberman, in February. It is entitled Territorial Exchange: transfer of sovereignty over populated areas in the framework of a final arrangement with the Palestinians, legal aspects. It appears to contradict previous expert opinion which suggested the plan would be illegal.

In the document, however, Keinan warns pointedly that any attempt to enact the proposal would not only affect Jewish-Arab relations inside Israel but would also change "Israel's image in the world".

Keinan argues that, without Palestinian co-operation, the measure would be both unfeasible and illegal and warns that, without a high level of international support for the legitimacy of the transfer, it might be viewed similarly to apartheid-era South Africa's creation of Bantustans.

Not long after Lieberman first proposed a population transfer a number of experts pointed out that international human rights legislation, to which Israel is a signatory, prevented the revoking of citizenship.

After Lieberman revisited the idea in a speech to Israeli ambassadors in January, Israeli Arab MPs in the Knesset and the city council of Umm al-Fahm rejected the notion. In a statement, the latter described the plan as a "second Nakba", using the Arabic word for the "catastrophe," referring to the large scale displacement of Palestinians that occurred during Israel's founding in 1948.

While opinion polls suggest that a sizeable minority is theoretically in favour of joining a future Palestinian state, the most recent survey, by the Dialog Institute in January, suggests only 31% would want to see their community transferred to Palestinian jurisdiction.

The new legal opinion relies heavily on precedents from the last century, including the 1919 convention between Greece and Bulgaria, when Bulgarian territory was transferred to Greece, the Evian Accords of 1962, which gave French colonialists three years to choose between French and Algerian citizenship, and the 1997 transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain to China.

What is likely to be most controversial in the opinion is the suggestion that while the right to choice is accepted practice, it is not required by international law. It adds it is permissible to make the existence of an ethnic, religious or language link between the individual and the state a condition for citizenship.

IsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle East and North AfricaPeter © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds


Greece has Europe’s highest rate of flu deaths

Greece has experienced more deaths from flu than any other European country this year apart from Spain, whose population is more than four times larger, according to the latest figures measuring the virus’s impact.


Greek Prison Inmate Fatally Stabs Prison Guard

Greek Prison Inmate Fatally Stabs Prison GuardABC NewsSpiros Karakitsos, head of the prison guards union, said on Greek radio that while prison guards were frequently attacked, it was the first time a guard had been killed inside a Greek prison. He accused the state of failing to adequately staff prisons ...and more »


Greece among EU's waste management laggards

Greeks produced more municipal waste than the average European Union citizen in 2012 and more of it ended up being buried in landfills than was the norm for the 28-member block. Greece produced an average of 503 kilos of municipal waste per resident compa... ...


Greek Yogurt Isn't Actually Greek, As It Turns Out

Despite its name and brands like Oikos hiring famous actors of Greek ancestry to front their campaigns (that would be John Stamos of Full House fame) it turns out that Greek yogurt, the international health and diet It-food, isn't actually Greek, after all.


Greek Independence Day Feted in Queens

ASTORIA – Greek-Americans and philhellenes know that the parade is around the corner when the political leaders in the Borough of Queens host their annual “Greek Independence Day Celebration.” This year’s event was held in Astoria’s Stathakion Center and was sponsored by the new borough president, Melinda Katz, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris and […]

The post Greek Independence Day Feted in Queens appeared first on The National Herald.


10 of the Most Significant Writers of Ancient Greece

It is common knowledge that the foundation of western society derives from ancient Greece and more specifically from scripts of the ancient


Greece’s current account deficit narrows in January

Greece’s current account deficit narrowed in January from the same month last year, according to balance of payments figures by the central bank released on Monday. The deficit stood at 295 million euros from 314 million in January 2013. [Reuters]... ...


Greek president to meet Pope Francis during Rome visit

Greek President Karolos Papoulias is expected to meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome on Friday. Papoulias is due in the Italian capital for a meeting with his Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano. The two men are due to inaugurate an exhibitio... ...


Arianna Huffington: Why Entrepreneurs Should Embrace The Third Metric

I recently caught up with Arianna Huffington, who is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her latest book was published today and it is called Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including EL PAÍS, PRISA, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Committee to Protect Journalists. For daily updates from Arianna, you can follow her on Twitter at @ariannahuff.


The Rock Shows Off His Hercules Look

Dwayne Johnson a/k/a The Rock is the latest actor to take on the role of the Greek mythical hero Hercules, in a move coming out this summer.

The post The Rock Shows Off His Hercules Look appeared first on The National Herald.


Ancient Greek Inventions in Modern Society

Some of the most well-known objects of our daily lives originated in ancient Greece. Aside from such concepts as philosophy and democracy, ancient Greeks contributed many inventions we still use today. Alarm clock: The first alarm clock was ...


Happy National Day, Greece

UPI.comHappy National Day,"My experience has been enriched through my visits to Greece, and I was happy to welcome Foreign Minister Venizelos to the State Department earlier this year. "From the ancient Greek thinkers, whose ideas and principles inspired America's Founding ...President Obama Issues Proclamation on 2014 Greek Independence AnniversaryGreek ReporterPresidential Proclamation -- Greek Independence Day: A National Day of ...EIN News (press release)all 6 news articles »


Is Greek yogurt the ultimate beauty product?

Greek yogurt isn't just a SELF superfood — it's a head-to-toe beauty treatment. The creamy treat is loaded with bacteria-busting probiotics, which have awesome health powers -- they support your immune system, fight bloat and are seemingly everywhere in the supermarket: More than 500 probiotic-filled products have hit shelves in the past decade.


Pinoy chefs in Greece: Like cooking for the gods

ATHENS, Greece – Whether in Manila, Manhattan, San Francisco or Finland, Filipino chefs have distinguished themselves in culinary arts. Perhaps the most prominent Filipino chef today is Cristeta Comerford, the first female and the first Asian ...


Greece to break 'encirclement' by creditors, president says

Greece will be "victorious" in efforts to break out of "encirclement" by its EU-IMF creditors, President Karolos Papoulias said on Tuesday. "Our people is waging a struggle to break the encirclement of the creditors," the 84-year-old president told reporters after a military parade held annually in Athens to commemorate the Greek independence war against the Ottoman Empire. Greece is struggling ...


How Dwayne Johnson kept his look a secret for upcoming 'Hercules'

by  Associated Press How Dwayne Johnson kept 'Hercules' look a secret by JESSICA HERNDON, Associated Press - 25 March 2014 07:50-04:00

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It was extremely hard for Dwayne Johnson to keep his "Hercules" look under wraps while filming the Brett Ratner-directed movie in Hungary last year. But he did it for the greater good of the big reveal.

"As an actor, not showing my chiseled, extraordinary, handsome face was a tremendous sacrifice for me," he joked on Monday before the premiere of the film's trailer at Las Vegas movie-theater convention CinemaCon.

"Paramount, MGM and I made a pact," he added. "We wanted to make a massive global and entertaining movie while doing all we could to never reveal the actual look of Hercules."

Slowly rolling out photos from the set of the film for the past few months via his Twitter page, Johnson aimed to bring fans along on his journey — from his training to his diet and prep.

On Sunday, the 41-year-old actor finally unveiled his "Hercules" look in its entirety.

Via Twitter (, he posted a photo revealing his full beard, shoulder-length brown locks and armor. In the caption accompanying the photo he wrote: "The world's first superhero. #TilDeathOrVictory."

We're offered hints of the Greek hero's abilities in the film's trailer, which debuts wide on Tuesday. In it, Hercules battles the multiheaded Lernaean hydra water monster, the behemoth Erymanthian boar and the massive Nemean lion. In the following clip he classically dons the skinned lion as a headpiece.

But, of course, Hercules is a multifaceted figure, so we're also treated to a brief snapshot of the hero absorbed in a tender lip-lock.

The teaser's conclusion takes us right back to the barbarousness, with the Greek hero fiercely yelling, "I am Hercules!"

At 6 feet 5 inches, the extremely muscular Johnson said he trained harder for "Hercules," which hits theaters July 25, than any other role. "But in the end," he added. "It was all well worth it."


Follow AP Film Writer Jessica Herndon on Twitter at:

News Topics: Arts and entertainment, Movies, Entertainment, Social media, Online media, Media

People, Places and Companies: Brett Ratner, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, North America

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Alpha Bank sale said covered

Alpha Bank has enough demand for all its stock as the Greek lender joined Piraeus Bank in selling 3 billion euros in shares to bolster capital, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Investors that bid below 65 euro cents apiece for Alpha Bank shar... ...


Phelan excited to lead Greece PD

Greece, N.Y. -- Greece Police Captain Pat Phelan is slated to be the town's next police chief. The announcement was made Monday morning at the Greece Town Hall. "Greece is my home," Phelan said with a bit of emotion as he addressed the crowd. "I'm proud to live here, I'm proud to work here, and my wife and I are very proud to be raising our children here. ...


Winfield mom follows Greek genes to feed people

Winfield mom follows Greek genes to feed peopleChicago Daily Herald"It was just like 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding;' have a simple dinner and 40 people would show up!" she laughs. "My grandmother lived to be 101 and one of my greatest joys is that for her last few years I cooked for her. I made all those things she used ...


Common Words in the Greek and Turkish Language

Greek ReporterCommon Words in the Greek and Turkish LanguageGreek Reporterathens-bazaar The Greeks were under Ottoman occupation for 400 years and the period of the Ottoman rule are traditionally viewed in a negative light as they are considered a dark time of cultural and economic decline. However, during that time and ...


The Other Man Helps Greece’s Needy

In Greece, where things seem are falling apart and few care about people, there are some who make a difference, such as Constantinos Polychronopoulos.

The post The Other Man Helps Greece’s Needy appeared first on The National Herald.


38 Nutrition Experts Reveal Their Favorite Things To Eat For Breakfast

Mom always said breakfast was the most important meal of the day — and the research agrees. Study after study shows that breakfast boosts brainpower and helps to control cravings later in the day.

To see what a healthy breakfast looks like, we asked dozens of nutrition experts what they ate for breakfast and why. There are clear favorites — oatmeal and Greek yogurt — but everyone puts their unique spin on these traditional morning foods.

Hopefully these responses will inspire you.

Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD

Breakfast: Eggs with avocado and salsa in a soft corn tortilla, or oatmeal with nuts and fruit.

Why it's good: The avocado not only adds creaminess, says Moore, but the fat increases the absorption of certain antioxidants, like lycopene, from the salsa. Salsa is also an original way to sneak in a serving of vegetables. Oatmeal contains a type of fiber known as beta-glucan, which has been shown to help maintain healthy cholesterol and glucose levels, says Moore.

Toby Smithson, RDN, LDN, CDE, author of "Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies"

Breakfast: 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal; 5 ounces plain Greek yogurt with sugar substitute, cinnamon, and three to six chopped whole almonds; freshly brewed tea.

Why it's good: Smithson uses Greek yogurt for an extra boost of protein and prefers to add no-calorie flavorings like cinnamon. Nuts help maintain Smithson's blood-glucose levels, which is important for managing her Type 1 diabetes.

Vandana Sheth, RD, CDE

Breakfast: Nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with berries and a small handful of a whole-grain, high-fiber cereal; or steel-cut oatmeal cooked in soy milk with chia seeds, walnuts, cinnamon, and honey; or sautéed vegetables (onion, garlic, jalapeno, tomato, and spinach) topped with cubed tofu or shredded mozzarella cheese along with a slice of whole-grain toast.

Why it's good: Sheth chooses a parfait when she's in a hurry and needs something quick to go. She enjoys sautéed vegetables on relaxing weekend mornings and hot oatmeal on winter days.

Kim Larson, RDN, CD, CSSD, owner of

Breakfast: Steel-cut oats made with skim milk and topped with sliced almonds, fresh blueberries, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a splash of fat-free half-and-half; a small glass of orange juice or tomato juice; coffee.

Why it's good: Larson says this hearty dish fuels her through a spin class and a core workout after.

Marjorie Nolan Cohn, MS, RD, CDN, ACSM-HFS, author of "The Belly Fat Fix"

Breakfast: 1/2 cup oats cooked with water; 6 ounces plain fat-free Greek yogurt mixed into the cooked oatmeal; 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds or 1/2 tablespoon almond butter; a Granny Smith apple sliced and dipped into the oatmeal with a generous amount of cinnamon mixed in.

Why it's good: The most important thing about this breakfast, says Cohn, is that it's filling and supports her active lifestyle. "I've been eating it for more than 2 years now," she says, "and it's still not old!"

Judy Caplan, MS, RD, author of the "GoBeFull" series

Breakfast: Sweet potato with butter, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper; hot chocolate with raw cacao, almond milk, sweetened with maple syrup.

Why it's good: Caplan likes this wintertime grub because it's warm and filling but also loaded with vitamin A and other nutrients.

Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT, author of "The Food Is My Friend Diet"

Breakfast: Oatmeal with unsalted peanuts and a heavy sprinkling of cinnamon for flavor.

Why it's good: Frechman finds this meal economical because she buys her oats in bulk. The peanuts add a crunchy quality to the smooth texture of the oatmeal. She can easily add variety by tossing in oat bran or substituting prune juice for water.

Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, FAND, author of "Nutrition & You"

Breakfast: A blended smoothie of plain nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon cocoa, and 1/2 cup frozen strawberries.

Why it's good: The protein in the yogurt gives you staying power in the morning, says Blake. The cocoa provides delicious, heart-healthy flavanols, and the strawberries provide fiber and sweetness. You can top it with a whole-grain cereal for an added crunch.

Ilene Smith, MS, RD

Breakfast: One whole-wheat English muffin with natural peanut butter and half a banana.

Why it's good: "It's filling and keeps me satiated until lunch," says Smith, "and it's delicious!"

Anne Danahy, MS, RD, LDN,

Breakfast: Steel-cut and old-fashioned oats cooked with 1% milk, mixed with fruit, walnuts, and a scoop of plain Greek yogurt.

Why it's good: This meal hits all the food groups. The walnuts provide healthy fat; the fruit is a great source of fiber; the milk and Greek yogurt provide protein; and the oats are a whole grain. "It holds me for at least four hours," says Danahy.

Sharon Salomon, MS, RD

Breakfast: A smoothie made with almond milk, powdered peanut butter, Fox's UBet chocolate syrup, frozen bananas, and frozen strawberries, cherries, or mango.

Why it's good: Salomon uses almond milk because she's casein-intolerant. The powdered peanut butter provides protein but is fat-free. "I love that it's so cold and frosty," says Solmon, "almost like soft-serve ice cream."

Colleen Gill, MS, RD, CSO

Breakfast: A cup of oatmeal with some walnuts broken up on top; a cup of tea.

Why it's good: The extra protein and fat from the walnuts help to keep Gill full for longer than eating cereal alone.

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, author of "Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guide"

Breakfast: 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal, 1/4 cup Grape-Nuts, 1/4 cup granola, 3 chopped dates, and a handful of slivered almonds with a splash milk.

Why it's good: It's tasty and combines a mixture of healthy foods.

Maria A. Bella, MS, RD, CDN, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Acid Reflux Diet"

Breakfast: Gnu foods Fiberlove bar; Fage o% Greek yogurt.

Why it's good: The Gnu bar is packed with 12 grams of fiber and is only 130 calories. It comes in a variety of flavors, like peanut butter chocolate chip and banana walnut. The yogurt provides protein and calcium.

Georgia Kostas, MPH, RDN, LD, author of "The Cooper Clinic Solution to the Diet Revolution: Step Up to the Plate!"

Breakfast: Steel-cut oatmeal with dried cranberries and walnuts, or a blueberry-and-strawberry smoothie made with plain nonfat Greek yogurt and 2% cheese melted on whole-grain toast or a corn tortilla.

Why it's good: Whether they are dried, fresh, or frozen, berries are important sources of fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants, says Kostas.

Peggy Korody, RD, CLT

Breakfast: A homemade smoothie made with yogurt or nut butter, almond milk, frozen fruit, such as a banana, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, or mango, and vegetables, such as kale, spinach, and cucumber.

Why it's good: Korody likes to hit the gym in the morning and doesn't want to exercise on a full stomach. She fuels up by drinking half of her smoothie before her fitness routine and finishes the rest post-workout.

Joshh Rager, RDN

Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal mixed with 2 egg whites, 3/4 milk, and a handful of frozen berries. Microwave it for 45 seconds, give it a stir, then microwave it for another 45 seconds.

Why it's good: You can't even taste the egg whites, says Rager, but they add protein to a high-fiber dish.

Sara Cowlan, MS, RD, CDN

Breakfast: Two eggs on toast and fruit.

Why it's good: Eggs are high in protein and they're versatile. To avoid getting bored, Cowlan prepares her eggs in different ways and pairs the dish with different kinds of fruit.

Jan Patenaude, RD, CLT, director of medical nutrition at Oxford Biomedical Technologies

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with lots of vegetables, such as onion, garlic, pepper, mushrooms, spinach, tomato, and jalapeno and herbs, like basil, parsley, oregano, and chives, sprinkled on top with cheese; a sautéed white or sweet potato on the side.

Why it's good: An egg scramble is a great way to use up whatever vegetables you have on hand in a snap.

Nicole V. Brown, MS, RDN, LD, HFS, nutrition director at the National Center for Weight and Wellness

Breakfast: 1 cup Trader Joe's Maple and Brown Sugar Shredded Wheat with 1 cup fat-free milk; Earl Grey tea with a splash of the fat-free milk.

Why it's good: The cereal provides 5 grams of fiber and doesn't have any sodium, says Brown. It's also quick and inexpensive.

Sandy Nissenberg, MS, RD

Breakfast: Plain Greek yogurt and oatmeal with nuts, fruit, or granola.

Why it's good: It's easy to bring to work, says Nissenberg, and fills her up.

Sophia Kamveris, MS, RD, LD

Breakfast: Cage-free egg whites with avocado and low-fat shredded cheese and a dash of turmeric; a slice of artisan whole-grain bread; organic coffee.

Why it's good: Turmeric adds a peppery flavor to eggs, and Kamveris says she uses the orange spice for its anti-inflammatory properties. Freshly brewed coffee gives her a jump-start for the day ahead.

Karen Ansel, MS, RDN

Breakfast: Rolled oats and low-fat milk, ground flaxseed, and strawberries.

Why it's good: This is the ultimate power breakfast, says Ansel, thanks to its combination of fiber from the oats, flaxseed, and berries, plus protein and calcium from the milk.

Joy Dubost, RD, CSSD

Breakfast: One-minute oatmeal made with skim milk, topped with blueberries, chopped bananas, and slivers of almonds; or high-fiber cereal with skim milk, topped with blueberries, in addition to a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt; coffee.

Why it's good: Cereal is easy if you don't have time to make oatmeal.

Barbara Ann Hughes, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA

Breakfast: French toast made with whole-grain bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, eggs, and skim milk served with chopped fresh, frozen, or canned fruit; or an egg omelet with mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, low-fat cheese, red, yellow, and green peppers, herbs, and skim milk.

Why it's good: During the winter, Hughes likes to warm up with a hot breakfast, like eggs or French toast, rather than cold cereal and milk.

Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, author of "Flavor Without FODMAPs Cookbook"

Breakfast: 1/3 cup of quick-cooking oatmeal, a pinch of brown sugar, a tablespoon each of raisins and slivered almonds; black coffee.

Why it's good: Catsos enjoys this dish because it's easy to prepare, and filling. She pours boiling hot water over the oats, almonds, and raisins, then pops it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, author of "The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods"

Breakfast: Chunky peanut butter or almond butter smeared on a whole-grain English muffin with sliced strawberries or bananas; skim latte sprinkled with cinnamon.

Why it's good: The crunchy peanut butter and fruit make this breakfast the perfect combination of savory and sweet.

Karen Giles-Smith, MS, RDN, owner of At Ease With Eating

Breakfast: Oatmeal made with milk, mixed with a tablespoon of flax meal, and topped with dried cherries and chopped walnuts; coffee with a little whole milk and caramel mixed in.

Why it's good: "I love it because it tastes so wonderful, is nutrient-rich, and tides me over until lunchtime."

Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD, author of "MyPlate for Moms"

Breakfast: A fried egg, cheese, and avocado sandwich on a whole-wheat English muffin.

Why it's good: This savory sandwich includes healthy fats, dairy, and protein.

Jessica Candell, RDN, CDE

Breakfast: Sweet-potato hash with bell peppers, onions, egg substitute, and whole-wheat toast.

Why it's good: Sweet potatoes aren't just a Thanksgiving food; this root vegetable is rich in fiber, vitamin E, and potassium.

Robert Anding, MS, RD, LD, CDE, CSSD, director of sports nutrition at Texas Children's Hospital

Breakfast: Trader Joes's frozen steel-cut oats with walnuts, raisins, and 2 tablespoons freshly ground peanut butter.

Why it's good: If you have a sweet tooth, this healthy breakfast bowl "tastes like a peanut butter and oatmeal cookie," says Anding.

Krista Ulatowski, MPH, RD

Breakfast: Whole-grain breakfast cereal (containing less than 5 grams of sugar per serving) with unsweetened almond milk, berries, and apple chunks or banana slices.

Why it's good: Cereal is a hassle-free breakfast that doesn't require any cooking time.

Stephanie Song, MS, RD, CDN

Breakfast: Fruit with hot cereal, such as oat bran, with skim milk, or a small homemade bran muffin.

Why it's good: Song makes her own muffins so that she can control the portion size and what goes in them. The premade food is great to grab and go.

JoAnne Lichten 'Dr. Jo,' PhD, RD

Breakfast: Freshly ground peanut butter on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin, a glass of soy milk, and a clementine or other fruit.

Why it's good: Lichten lives in Florida but still loves to eat a warm breakfast. The peanut butter helps her to reach her goal of consuming 20 to 30 grams of protein daily, while adding a nice crunch.

Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN

Breakfast: A smoothie of vegetables, fruit, and low-fat yogurt. Some examples include spinach, kiwi, and low-fat lime yogurt or ginger, beet, cabbage, apple, and low-fat berry yogurt.

Why it's good: The combinations are endless, says Mills, who puts everything in a blender with a small amount of water. Plus, it's a refreshingly sweet way to get a couple servings of the recommended 2.5 cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruit and, 3 cups of dairy we need every day, she says.

Michaela Ballmann, MS, RD, CLT, founder of Wholify

Breakfast: A serving of fruit (usually seasonal from the farmers market, but sometimes blended with kale, Swiss chard, and unsweetened almond milk into a green smoothie) with raw, cubed Organic Super-Firm Tofu sprinkled with kala namak black salt.

Why it's good: Tofu is a good alternative source of protein and fat for vegans who don't eat eggs. "The salt," says Ballmann, "makes the tofu taste like eggs, which is nice for vegans who are used to eating eggs and miss the flavor."

Lindsay Livingston, RD, founder of The Lean Green Bean

Breakfast: 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup fruit, microwaved for 2 minutes and topped with 1 tablespoon nut butter and a handful of pumpkin seeds.

Why it's good: The nut butter and seed provide extra protein that keep Livingston full all morning long.

Joey Gochnour, BS, BS, MEd, RDN, LD, NASM-CPT

Breakfast: 1 cup old fashioned oats, 1/4 cup soya granules, 1/3 cup dry milk, 1 serving of frozen mixed berries, cinnamon, curry, salt, cocoa powder, paprika, 1-1.5 handfuls of pumpkin kernels, 1 medium carrot

Why it's good: This meal packs a generous amount of protein — 35 to 45 grams — which is important for vegetarians likes Gochnour.  

Ginger Cochran, MS, RDN, HFS-ACSM

Breakfast: A hard boiled egg and whole grain toast with raw almond butter and cinnamon.

Why it's good: Hard boiled eggs are easy to prepare ahead of time. "The cinnamon on the toast also adds a nice little sweetness without using sugar," says Cochran.

SEE ALSO: Plan your own morning meal with these tips for putting together a healthy breakfast

Join the conversation about this story »



Ancient Greek Oracles and Prophecies

Man’s desire to know what the future holds is nothing new or out of the ordinary. In ancient times, the need to


Ukrainian Women Have Started a Hilarious Campaign to Deny Sex to Russian Men

Well, sanctions and diplomacy have failed — why not give this a try?


Police close off Athens center for military parade

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of police have been deployed in central Athens ahead of a military parade to mark Greece's Independence Day.


Police shut down central Athens for Greek Independence Day parade

Thousands of police have been deployed in central Athens ahead of a military parade to mark Greece's Independence Day.


Greece Readies Austerity Social Dividend

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is to reveal how a “social divided” will be given out to a few sectors affected by the country’s crushing economic crisis.

The post Greece Readies Austerity Social Dividend appeared first on The National Herald.


Mykonos Looking at Summer Drought

Mykonos,faces a serious drought risk this summer unless immediate measures are taken to avert water shortages, officials there said.

The post Mykonos Looking at Summer Drought appeared first on The National Herald.


Ancient Greek Temples in Southern Italy

Areas of southern Italy and Sicily were settled in the 8th century BC by ancient Greeks who founded large colonies. Today, visitors can admire many of the remains of the Greek colonies that have been preserved and protected. Valley of the ...


Movies About the 1821 Greek War of Independence

On the 25 th of March 1821 when Germanos III of Old Patras gave the speech about “Eleftheria I Thanatos” (Freedom or Death), the Greek Revolution against the Turkish occupation that held the country captive for 400 years began. The uprising ...


Greek Ally Week lauds LGBTQ members and allies

A traditional component of social events in several of the greek organizations are mixers between sororities and fraternities. Because these operate under the assumption of mixing men with women, some panelists, like sophomore Joseph Denton, said they can ...


Watch the 'Greek Freak' put on a one-man highlight show against the Clippers

Watch the 'Greek Freak' put on a one-man highlight show against the ClippersUSA TODAYThe Milwaukee Bucks have the worst record in the NBA, but they have one of the most exciting young players in the game, and Giannis Antetokounmpo was at his best on Monday night in the Bucks' loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. On one play, he showed ...


Investors flock back to Greek and Portuguese markets as outlook improves

Portuguese and Greek shares and bonds have been the best performers in Europe in 2014, and funds invested in them are making a killing, Thomson Reuters data shows. Investors say they are driven by economic improvement, which provides fresh impetus to an ...


Israel, Greek and US Navies Kick Off Annual Med Sea Drill

Israel, Greek and US Navies Kick Off Annual Med Sea DrillDefenseNews.comTEL AVIV — Israeli, Greek and US military personnel are slated to meet in Crete Tuesday to kick off Noble Dina 2014, a two-week, trilateral exercise in the Mediterranean Sea. This year's annual multimission drill, the fourth conducted by the three ...and more »