Don’t let breakfast become an afterthought. It is truly the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is a great way to kick-start your metabolism and also provides you with healthy calories and needed nutrients. Skipping your first meal of the day can increase the likelihood that you’ll choose foods that are less than desirable later. There are many options to begin your day right. Don’t get bored; try something new!

Be sure to base your breakfast around whole grains, fruits, protein, and dairy. There are many great ways to consume a slow-digesting whole wheat food as well as a healthy protein source right away in the morning.

  • Try two whole eggs on top of a whole wheat bagel thin. Top with your favorite salsa or hot sauce to spice things up! If you’re feeling crazy, add two slices of turkey bacon.
  • Be bold with your oatmeal. Add 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter to one-half serving of steel-cut oats. Microwave the oatmeal as usual and stir in the peanut butter after.
  • Have two pieces of whole wheat toast with natural jelly and a three-quarters cup of Greek yogurt. Then, top with your favorite fruit. Blueberries are always a great choice!
  • Drink a glass of orange juice with your bowl of cereal before you head out the door.
  • Try a delicious breakfast smoothie if you’ve got to eat on the go. Combine 8 ounces of milk, one banana, one-half cup strawberries, and one-half cup of oatmeal in a blender. Or combine 1 cup Greek yogurt, 4 ounces milk, and 1 cup of frozen berries—any type will work!
  • Try a spinach, mushroom, and onion omelet and top it with salsa when you have a little extra time on Saturday or Sunday morning. You’ll have half of your vegetable servings accounted for before 10 a.m.!

Your breakfast options are limitless. Find what you like and shake things up by trying something new. For more healthy breakfast options, visit Health Promotion and Wellness’ Healthy Breakfast Pinterest board.

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