Tips for a Healthy Breakfast

Melissa Kossler Dutton
These Banana Carrot Muffins are a featured recipe in the breakfast story linked below.

In honor of Better Breakfast Day—celebrated Sept. 25—we’re offering a reminder of all the great benefits of eating a healthy breakfast each morning: more energy, better memory and increased concentration.

A healthy breakfast should include lean protein and fiber, according to nutritionists. Yogurt, nuts and nut butters, eggs and low-fat cheeses all are good sources of protein in the morning. To add fiber to your meal, consider whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Avoid sugary cereals, nutritionists advise, because they can lead to cavities and weight gain. If your kids enjoy cereal, read the label before putting it in the shopping cart, Healthline suggests. The website is an online resource that provides information about health, wellness and eating right.

Looking for new breakfast ideas to try out on your kids? Check out this Columbus Parent article with more breakfast tips and tricks, and some great kid-friendly recipes. 


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