8 "Dinner Foods" You Should Eat for Breakfast
Amp up your morning meal with these healthy PM-centric ingredients
If you’ve ever had breakfast for dinner—pancakes, waffles, even scrambled eggs—you know what fun it can be to swap a meal. Why not try it the other way around? “Many cultures eat what Americans view as dinner foods for their first meal of the day,” explains Mary Hartley, R.D., an online nutritionist from New York City. And since breakfast is still the most important meal you can eat health-wise, adding new foods to your repertoire not only varies the nutrition, it keeps you from getting bored. Plus, eating a heartier “dinner” meal helps fill you up so you eat less throughout the day. Here are eight foods—and serving ideas—to make over your morning meal.
Miso soup specifically, though any broth-based soup is a good choice, especially if it’s packed with veggies and lean protein (stay away from the bisques or cream-based soups). Miso soup, popular in Japan, is fermented, and according to Hartley, fermented foods can help populate the digestive system with good bacteria that strengthen the immune system, as well as help you better process nutrients from all the foods you eat throughout the day. Next time you order takeout, save the soup that comes with your sushi for breakfast.