Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast can often be the hardest meal of the day to eat healthy for.  Most people are hurrying to rush off to work or school and don’t want to take the time to prepare a good meal.  It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t scrimp on it by grabbing sugary cereals or other convenience foods for breakfast.  Here are some easy and healthy breakfast ideas that can be made in just a few minutes:

– Whole wheat toast with almond butter, peanut butter, or some all fruit spread.  Serve it with a side of fresh fruit.

– Fruit smoothies.  If you have a magic bullet type blender, they are super quick and easy to make.  Just throw some frozen fruit, a banana, and some yogurt into a the blender.   Make it extra healthy by adding some flax oil or ground flax seed.

– Whole wheat pancakes.  Make up a big batch of them once a week and then freeze them.  They reheat nicely in the microwave.  If you have an electric griddle, it doesn’t take long to make them at all.  I usually add ground flax seed to my pancake batter to make them even more nutritious.  Serve with some fresh fruit.

These are just a few ideas but there are a lot of options for healthy breakfasts.  If you want to eat cereal, opt for low sugar options such as Cheerios and use skim milk.  

Another tip, cut up any fruit you want to eat with breakfast the night before.  This will save precious time in the morning, especially if you are always running late.  Bananas are always great to have on hand for breakfast too.  Not only are they quick and easy to eat, they are great brain food!

Starting the day with a healthy breakfast can be the key to having a productive, energy filled day and with a just a little planning before hand, it can be easy to prepare.

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