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What are some healthy foods to eat in the morning?

Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Some healthy foods to eat in the morning include:

  • egg whites, whole wheat English muffin and a slice of reduced fat cheese
  • whole wheat toast, peanut or almond butter and a 1/2 sliced banana
  • green smoothie with spinach, frozen berries, 1/2 banana, almond milk and protein powder
  • steel cut oats with mashed banana, cinnamon, pumpkin and sliced almonds
  • overnight oatmeal with plain Greek yogurt, oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, banana and peanut butter
These breakfasts will keep your blood sugars balanced so you won’t feel sickly, stuffed or insanely famished:

Breakfast
  • One to two eggs, any style (feel free to add herbs, salsa, and/or avocado)
  • One cup low-fat vanilla yogurt topped with lots of blueberries or
  • raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • One slice of whole grain toast
  • One slice low-fat cheese
  • One slice Canadian bacon (it’s surprisingly lean)
  • One vitamin C-rich fruit (e.g., orange, grapefruit, papaya, strawberries).
Midmorning snack
  • A fistful of raw walnut halves or sliced bell peppers dipped in hummus.
From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.
 

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.