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    Healthy Breakfast Ideas

    From Dee Madore, RD, Registered Dietitian

    Healthy breakfast ideas:
    • Yogurt with granola or drinkable yogurt with a serving of fruit
    • Whole grain dry or hot cereal made with low fat milk
    • Peanut butter or light cream cheese on whole grain waffle, bagel, toast or English muffin
    • String or sliced cheese with whole grain toast
    • Fruit kabobs (tangerine, apple, banana, grapes)
    • Granola bar with low-fat milk trail mix (dried fruit, nuts, whole grain cereal)
    • Oatmeal fruit pancakes
    • Fruit muffins or quick bread made with whole grain flour
    • French toast made with whole-grain bread
    • Cottage cheese mixed with berries or canned fruit
    • Fruit and cream cheese sandwich
    • Cheese sandwich or cheese quesadilla
    • Hard-boiled eggs with whole-grain toast and fruit

    Healthy Breakfast Recipes

    Peanut Butter Bran Cereal Balls

    • 2 cups peanut butter
    • 2-1/2 cups whole bran cerea
    • 2 cups powdered milk
    • 1-1/2 cups raisin
    • 1/2 cup honey

    In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, bran cereal, powdered milk, raisins and honey using your hands or a wooden spoon. Roll dough into walnut-size balls. Wrap each ball in waxed paper, twist ends and refrigerate.

    Ready-to-Blend Smoothies

    • 1/2 cup fruit
    • 1/2 cup yogurt
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup juice

    Place fruit and yogurt in a small Ziploc bag and freeze. In the morning, grab a bag from the freezer, put in blender with milk and juice, and blend until smooth.

    Banana Dog

    • 1 whole banana, peeled
    • 1 whole-wheat hot dog bun (or small soft whole grain tortilla)
    • Wheat germ or sunflower seeds
    • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

    Spread bun or tortilla with peanut butter. Sprinkle with wheat germ or sunflower seeds and top with banana. Add a squiggle of jam if desired

    Egg Burrito

    • 2 eggs
    • 1 slice cheese or 3 tablespoons shredded cheese
    • 1 tablespoon salsa
    • 1 whole grain soft tortilla shell

    Beat eggs and scramble in a skillet lightly buttered or sprayed with cooking spray. Place cooked eggs, cheese and salsa on tortilla. Microwave on high just until cheese melts. Wrap and enjoy.

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