A healthy breakfast should consist of a variety of foods, for example, whole grains, low-fat protein or dairy sources, and fruit. This provides complex carbohydrates, protein and a small amount of fat a combination that delays hunger symptoms for hours.
Whether you opt for traditional options, such as yogurt, whole-grain muffins or ready-to-eat cereal, or less typical foods, such as leftover vegetable pizza or a fruit smoothie, you can get the nutrients and energy you need to start your day.
Traditional fare offers many options
To make a healthy breakfast each day, choose one item from at least three of the following four food groups:
Fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables, 100 percent juice without added sugar
Grains. Whole-grain rolls, bagels, hot or cold whole-grain cereals, low-fat bran muffins, crackers, or melba toast
Dairy. Skim milk, low-fat yogurt cups or low-fat cheeses, such as cottage and natural cheeses
Protein. Hard-boiled eggs, peanut butter,