The most important meal of the day — the healthy way


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We all know breakfast benefits our health. We get more nutrition and less fat, and our productivity increases. It should be a no-brainer to fuel up every morning, so why do we still skip? No time is no excuse — whether you’re running out of the house on Monday morning, or rolling out of bed Sunday afternoon, think breakfast! Here are some great healthy breakfast foods you can make for any occasion.


Egg-cellent choices

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein out there. Weighing in at just 75 calories per egg, they’re the perfect way to fill up without filling out! If you’re feeling ambitious, chop up veggies like peppers, carrots and broccoli to throw in with your scrambled eggs or omelet. Whole Living suggests scrambled with tomatoes and spinach as a great combo!


Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner, Cooking Light

Beware of the breakfast breads

Waffles, pancakes, French toast — an array of sweet and syrupy options are often served up as breakfast favorites. Yes, breakfast is good for us, but you may need to beware of some of the more extravagant versions of these dishes. You don’t have to forgo them totally, but keep an eye on ingredients. Try Health.com’s healthy pancake recipes or Cooking Light’s wonderful waffle options!


Go with grains

Whole-grain oatmeal or cereal is a great way to start your morning. Grains are a great source of fiber and can keep you full until lunch. But be careful of added ingredients in some store-bought oatmeal and cereal! Try plain, old-fashioned oats with your favorite additions of fruit or brown sugar.