If starting to eat a healthier breakfast — or starting to eat breakfast, period — is on your to-do list, here are a week’s worth to get you going.
Day 1: Microwave Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Start things off simple – with the microwave. This hearty, whole-grain recipe is ready in minutes.
Day 2: Banana-Walnut Bran Muffins (above)
Make a large batch ahead and these whole-grain babies will be ready to snag on your way out the door.
Day 3: Healthy Breakfast Sandwich
Made with eggs, Canadian bacon and thick slices of tomato, this sandwich will keep you going strong without weighing you down.
Day 4: Breakfast Burrito
Wrap things up with this high-protein, grab-and-go egg breakfast.
Day 5: Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothie
Start your day with some bone-building dairy, plus a dose of vitamins from fruit.
Day 6: “Instant” Pancake Mix
No need to buy the boxed kind! Alton’s recipe is made using simple and wholesome ingredients (and you can pronounce all of them). Keep some in the pantry at all times.
Day 7: Kale and Tomato Eggs Benedict
The traditional weekend brunch favorite is famously high in calories — but this lightened-up vegetable-packed version is the way to go.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »