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.
A classic breakfast side dish in the UK, mushrooms are a great addition to omelets, quiches, frittatas, and crepes. Or you can simply sauté a batch and eat them piled on toast with a slice of cheese. Mushrooms are ultra-low in calories and fat but have a meaty texture that adds bulk, plus they’re loaded with essential B-vitamins, potassium, and selenium. When growing mushrooms are exposed to sunlight, they’re also a natural source of vitamin D.