13 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Simple ways to start your day (and year) off right!
A good breakfast can help you lose weight, boost brainpower, increase energy, and set a healthy tone for the rest of your day—so make it count each morning! "A great breakfast provides a number of food groups, especially those that most Americans fall short on if they don't include them in the first meal of the day," says Christen Cupples Cooper, MS, a registered dietitian. In addition to helping you maintain a healthy weight and stay focused all day, studies also show that regularly eating a healthy breakfast can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer, Cooper says.
To help you make the most out of your morning meal, we asked nutrition experts for their top low-calorie breakfast ideas that are easy to make (or that you can grab on the go) and are sure to keep you satisfied till lunch.
"My favorite is frittata made with potatoes and any cooked vegetable. I zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds, or I eat it cold," she says. "It's super healthy with fewer than 200 calories per slice, and I've already eaten vegetables before my day begins!" We love this easy Vegetable and Cheese Frittata recipe!