Sure, breakfast isn't always the most convenient meal. Sometimes even an aspiring nutritionist skips out on it to catch a few extra minutes of sleep before that 9 am lecture. Although I occasionally slip up, as a future dietitian I recognize the importance of starting the day off right by having a healthy meal. Here are a few of my favorite balanced breakfasts to push you through your day.
I'd recommend opting for plain oatmeal and then adding fresh fruits, nuts, or honey on top to give it some extra flavor without tons of added sugar.
Granola's a great breakfast option, but beware of the added sugars. I usually opt for KIND brand granola and pour it on top of a small container of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt to get a healthy dose of protein. Try to choose a granola with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving to start your day off right.
Most cereals have tons of sugar and calories, but that's not true of them all. My personal favorite is unfrosted shredded wheat. It may taste bland on its own, but adding it to yogurt with some fruit makes a delicious and easy breakfast parfait.Another great option is Special K cereal. The Red Berries flavor has only 110 calories per cup, and when eaten with milk it provides a balanced meal to fuel your morning.