Benefits of Eating Breakfast

It's not just a myth–breakfast really IS the most important meal of the day. Research shows that eating breakfast aids in weight control, improves overall nutritional status, and improves concentration, alertness, and creativity.

  • Breakfast Benefits

    Breakfast Benefits

    Research shows that eating breakfast aids in weight control, improves overall nutritional status, and improves concentration, alertness, and creativity. With our collection of quick-fix recipes, you have no excuse not to follow the adage to "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper."

  • Honeyed Yogurt and Mixed Berries with Whole Grain Waffles
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Honeyed Yogurt and Mixed Berries with Whole Grain Waffles

    This super-quick breakfast recipe starts with frozen whole-grain waffles. All you have to do is add honey to the yogurt and sugar to the fruit.

    Recipe: Honeyed Yogurt and Mixed Berries with Whole Grain Waffles

  • Simple Baked Eggs
    Beau Gustafson; Melanie J. Clarke

    Simple Baked Eggs

    Here's an easy way to cook individual serving of eggs all at one time. They can bake while you're getting dressed for work.

    Recipe: Simple Baked Eggs

  • Orange-Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Orange-Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

    Keep a batch of these heart-healthy muffins in your freezer and reheat in the microwave as you need them. Add low-fat milk and a piece of fresh fruit, and you've got breakfast on the run.

    Recipe: Orange-Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

  • Homemade Granola
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Leigh Ann Ross

    Homemade Granola

    Make extra batches of this maple-and-honey-sweetened nutty granola so you'll have some on hand for quick breakfasts and snacks.

    Recipe: Homemade Granola

  • Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash

    Savor a hearty two-potato and bacon hash when you've got a big breakfast appetite. Serve with fresh fruit and toasted whole-wheat English muffins.

    Recipe: Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash

  • Quick Breakfast Tostada
    Randy Mayor

    Quick Breakfast Tostada

    Get out of a rut with a Tex-Mex style breakfast tostada. It's cooked in the microwave, so it's ready in about 5 minutes.

    Recipe: Quick Breakfast Tostada

  • Veggie Piglets in Blankets with Dipping Sauce
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Veggie Piglets in Blankets with Dipping Sauce

    Kids will love to help make and eat these fun breakfast treats.

    Recipe: Veggie Piglets in Blankets with Dipping Sauce

  • Pan-Seared Oatmeal with Warm Fruit Compote and Cider Syrup
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Pan-Seared Oatmeal with Warm Fruit Compote and Cider Syrup

    Go beyond the bowl with this amazing oatmeal recipe. Cut chilled oatmeal into squares, pan-fry in a skillet and top with fruit and syrup. You can make the components a day ahead and reheat to serve.

    Recipe: Pan-Seared Oatmeal with Warm Fruit Compote and Cider Syrup

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