Need Breakfast Inspiration? 3 Easy AM Suggestions!

Denise Austin
by Denise Austin | 
I love breakfast - a healthy, filling meal in the morning can set a productive tone for the day - and with the right ingredients, you can fuel your body and mind to stay productive and energized. It's easy to get in a breakfast rut, either reaching for unhealthy options like a donut or sugary breakfast cereal, or simply eating the same thing over and over. 

So if you are in need of some healthy breakfast inspiration, here are my go-tos!

Egg and Toast. Trust me - you can make this simple, easy and cost-effective classic breakfast taste however you want! Start with an egg - I like omega-3 enriched eggs to get that extra bit of nutrition - and a piece of whole-grain toast (look for brands with whole grains you can actually see for more fiber and nutrients). Then go from there - hard boil, poach, fry or scramble the egg, and add whatever fresh or dried herbs strike your cravings. Fresh chives add a spicy note; a sprinkle of cumin and turmeric add earthiness; some fresh basil and cracked pepper can add a summery taste. 

A Healthy Smoothie. My three-ingredient smoothie go-to has endless options. One scoop of your favorite protein powder, one vegetable, and one fruit. Then add water or whatever liquid you want, blend it up and enjoy! Spinach is a great base when it comes to your veggie, as it has little flavor and lots of nutritional value. Then choose pineapple or mango for a tropical taste; an apple and maybe some fresh ginger for a spicy smoothie; or a banana (alone or with a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder) for a creamy texture. This combo gives you an extra serving of a fruit and vegetable for each day - a perfect way to stay fuller, longer!

Yogurt with Fruit and a Little Extra. This is a simple breakfast - choose a low-sugar or no sugar added yogurt (I like greek yogurt for the extra protein and texture); choose a piece of fresh, chopped fruit or a half cup of frozen fruit that is thawed; then add a little extra - chia seeds for fiber and protein, chopped walnuts for omega-3s, a little almond butter for healthy fats. It's a simple combo that is satisfying and delivers the nutrients you need to stay energized!

I hope these breakfast tips help YOU make the first meal of the day a healthy, happy one!

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