Fresh Find: Building a better breakfast

I'm really liking the new "Super Grains" bagels at Einstein Bros., especially the nine-grain version ($1.20). Made with whole-wheat flour and grains such as quinoa, barley and rye, the bagel fulfills your recommended daily whole-grain requirement, and it's quite tasty, with a nice texture.

There's also a "100% Whole Wheat with Honey" bagel (25 percent of your recommended daily fiber, $1.10) and a "Power Protein" bagel that mixes into the whole-wheat flour dried fruit and sunflower seeds to reach 14 grams of protein ($1.75).

Einstein Bros. has seven area locations.

Also healthfully delicious are the cold-pressed, unfiltered, flash-pasteurized 100-percent juice fruit juices from Red Jacket, an orchard in New York's Finger Lakes region that started in 1958 and now is slickly marketing what it used to do as a matter of course back in the day.

The sell several apple juice blends: Fuji, Raspberry, Strawberry, Cranberry, Grape, Black Currant, a Joe's Summer Blend (with lemon) and a Light Raspberry, as well as two fruit nectars they call "stomps" -- Apricot Stomp and Tart Cherry Stomp. The stomps are particularly good.

My 5-year-old sucked down a bottle of the cherry after a morning skate at the Schenley Park Ice Rink and said appreciatively, "It tastes like it has spices in it."

All this flavor and realness doesn't come cheap: The stomps retail for $3.29 for a 12-ounce plastic bottle and $5.99 for a 32-ounce one; juice blends are $2.49 for 12 ounces and $4.49 for 32 ounces.

But it's nice when the label reads "Tart Cherries, Apples, Vitamin C."

Red Jacket products are available at Whole Foods and Giant Eagle Market District stores and

I wish they carried them at Einstein Bros. so I could drink one with my nine-grain bagel.

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