Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as public health organizations will agree, and here’s why. But with the craziness of preparation for the day, it can also be the easiest meal to forget or skip.
While on the hunt for ways to make it easy to integrate breakfast into my morning routine, I found some simple and healthy breakfast ideas that sound delicious, too. I wanted to share them here with you, to help you enjoy a yummy breakfast every day…
1. Fruit & Yogurt
A serving of fresh fruit is one of the best ways to start your day, with all of the vitamins and nutrients they contain. In fact, an apple will give you more energy than a cup of coffee. Grab a piece of fruit or a plastic baggie of berries, and mix them in with a nonfat Greek yogurt for its protein power.
2. Whole Grain Fiber Bar & Orange Juice
For the mornings when you’re running late, keep your pantry stocked with some whole grain breakfast bars enriched with fiber. Grab one to go, and enjoy some natural orange juice for its Vitamin C boost.
3. Hard-Boiled Egg & Veggies
If you’re short on time during weekday mornings, hard-boiling some eggs over the weekend ahead is an easy way to prepare a protein-rich item for your weekday breakfasts. Chop some celery and carrots as well, and put them in single-serving baggies with cherry tomatoes, and you will have a few grab-and-go breakfasts for the week.
4. Granola Cereal
When you have 15 minutes to sit and enjoy your breakfast, a rich granola breakfast cereal with low fat dairy or almond milk is a tasty, quick option. As you shop for your groceries, make sure the granola cereal you choose is very low in sugar. Sprinkle some fruit on top for more nutrients.
5. Oatmeal with Nuts & Dried Fruit
A heartier breakfast option is oatmeal. Buy thick cut oats in a bulk food section, or buy plain, natural oats that are pre-packaged. Do not buy the little packets of sweetened, instant oats because they’re highly processed and lacking in nutrients. The simplest way to prepare oatmeal is to pour some in a bowl and soak with boiling water until the water is absorbed. Oats are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals, and are known as real power food. For added flavor and nutrients, top your oatmeal breakfast with your favorite nuts and dried or fresh fruit.