You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While I wouldn’t say it’s the MOST important, it is certainly a meal you shouldn’t skip.
Breakfast not only fuels the body after a long overnight fast but also boasts an array of additional benefits. Research has found:
So what makes a good breakfast? A balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats are key in creating a breakfast that delivers health benefits.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated to be good for you. Try these quick and easy options when you’re pressed for time in the morning.
With 400 to 450 calories, 20 grams protein, 50 to 60 grams carbohydrate and 7 to 10 grams of fiber, these breakfast meals combine good taste and good nutrition to start your day off right and keep you going all morning long!
Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas. She serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations, including the Calorie Control Council. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food and nutrition information to help people enjoy nutritious eating. Follow her on Twitter @NevaRDLD and check out her blog at www.NevaCochranRD.com.