Monday, March 6, 2017

Breakfast Ideas for Every Day

March is National Nutrition Month (NNM). The theme for this year's NNM is Put Your Best Fork Forward. This month, we are focusing on how you can make healthy eating choices every day. Let's start at the very beginning with first meal of the day, breakfast.

Breakfast is the first opportunity you have to fuel your body. You are breaking the period of fasting, or not eating, while you’re asleep at night.

Eating breakfast is a healthy choice with many benefits. Children that eat breakfast perform better in school. Our brains need fuel, aka food, so it's important to start our day with a healthy, nutrient-dense meal.

Some people skip breakfast because they are running late for school or work. It can be hard to make time for cooking and eating breakfast in the morning. So, here are some quick and easy breakfast ideas you can prepare in advance or assemble quickly.
  • Whole grain cereal, low fat milk or milk alternative, and fruit
  • Breakfast sandwich with whole grain English muffin, turkey sausage, and cheese
  • Mediterranean omelette with eggs, feta, tomatoes, and spinach
  • Whole grain waffle, peanut butter, and fruit
  • Breakfast burrito with a whole grain tortilla, eggs, cheese, and vegetables.
  • Frittata with eggs, vegetables, and cheese
  • Granola, low fat yogurt, and fruit

That’s seven ideas, so you're set for a week of tasty, nutritious breakfasts. You can eat one every day for a week without repeating. Can you think of more delicious breakfast ideas? Share your favorite breakfast ideas in the comment section below.

If you want more breakfast recipes, you can try: 

Do you usually eat breakfast? Or, are do you tend to skip breakfast?
What are the barriers that keep you from eating breakfast? What helps you eat breakfast?
Feel free to share your comments below.

I love eating breakfast for dinner. Try these recipes in the morning for a great start to your day. Or, try them for a quick dinner. I bet you can make a great breakfast for dinner in less time than you can order take-out.

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