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Learn to Love Breakfast

Reasons to Make A.M. Eating a Habit

Few families have the time to cook an elaborate meal each morning. Fortunately, having a healthy breakfast doesn’t mean you have to slave over a hot stove for hours. Some quick, yet nutritious, breakfast ideas include:
  • A scrambled egg with whole-wheat toast and half a cup of fresh blueberries
  • A whole-wheat toaster waffle topped with fresh strawberries
  • A flour tortilla filled with leftover chicken, low-fat cheese, peppers and avocado
  • A low-fat, multigrain muffin with applesauce and an ounce of cheese
  • An English muffin with low-fat cheese melted on top, and a glass of orange juice
  • One half of a cinnamon-raisin bagel with peanut butter and banana slices
  • One half a cup of whole-grain cereal with banana slices and skim milk
  • A hard-boiled egg and whole-wheat toast
  • Protein shake with fresh berries and soy milk
  • Slow-cooked oatmeal topped with milk, cinnamon and raisins
  • For more quick and healthy ideas, browse the breakfast recipes at
Although I wasn’t in the mood to eat first thing in the morning, it didn’t take long for me to get used to eating breakfast every day. After only a few days, I noticed a big improvement in my productivity. I got so much more work done when I was wasn’t dragging myself through my morning routine, wishing I could crawl back into bed. And having a morning meal meant I wasn’t starving at lunchtime anymore, enabling me to make more sensible food choices that would help me reach my weight loss goals. It seems Mom was right again—breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!

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Leanne Beattie Leanne Beattie
A freelance writer, marketing consultant and life coach, Leanne often writes about health and nutrition. See all of Leanne's articles.

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