5 Better-For-You Breakfast Ideas

The most important meal of the day tends to be the most neglected. Breakfast is often skipped for various reasons, but chief among them is time. We’ve put together a few easy, better-for-you, and hearty breakfast ideas to make sure you start the day with your belly full.

Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

Fresh fruit that is easily sliced, like strawberries or peaches, or blueberries and raspberries mixed with plain or vanilla yogurt is a quick and tasty breakfast which can be prepared the night before. Also, for a hearty boost, top with granola.

Eggs, Toast, and Avocado

You can’t go wrong with toast and eggs in the morning, especially as the protein will make you feel fuller longer. Avocado brings extra nutrition in the form of healthy fats and 20 different vitamins and minerals. It doesn’t hurt that this trio combination is also delicious.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal has the distinction of being a power food. There seems to be no end to its health benefits: it boosts both energy and heart health, promotes weight loss, and assists in diabetes prevention. Steel cut oats can be prepared overnight to ensure a hot breakfast is waiting for you on a cold morning.

Smoothies

Prep your ingredients the night before and blend up a healthy smoothie for a quick and easy breakfast. It’s an excellent way to get ensure you meet your daily requirement of fruits and veggies and can be enjoyed on the go.

French Toast Crunch

If you’ve skipped breakfast because you’re stuck in a culinary rut, this is a crunchy take on a long-time favorite. It’s super fun to make – kids will want to help – and perfectly suited for a weekend morning.

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