You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s not a myth. A balanced breakfast with protein and fiber will give you the energy you need, keep you full longer and can even help you control your weight; people who skip breakfast tend to eat more later on or nibble on high-calorie snacks. A morning meal can also help improve your mood, concentration and ability to problem-solve.
But many adults don’t make breakfast a priority. They skip it or eat something filled with sugar and empty calories. If your idea of breakfast is a cup of coffee and a doughnut in the break room, it’s time to rethink your habits.
For some new breakfast ideas, try mixing and matching traditional breakfast foods like eggs and toast with foods you probably usually reserve for lunch or dinner.
Here are some ideas:
- Half of a whole-grain bagel with a slice of turkey
- A piece of whole-grain toast with a thin slice of your favorite cheese
- Low-fat or non-fat cottage cheese and a small can of unsweetened fruit cocktail
- A whole wheat tortilla filled with lettuce, tomato and fresh avocado
If you are pressed for time, pack low-grain crackers, trail mix or a box of raisins to enjoy on your morning commute.
Just remember: Eating a good breakfast will give your more energy and set your day off to a healthy start.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical
care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.