Slideshow: How to Make a Healthy Breakfast

Written By:Stacy Simon
happy senior couple eating a healthy breakfast

You may have heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While that is hard to prove, there is a lot of evidence that planning and timing meals and snacks is a healthier way to eat. The American Heart Association says having breakfast and eating more of your calories earlier in the day can help reduce risks to your heart health.

The American Cancer Society recommends eating at least 2½ cups of vegetables and fruits each day, limiting red and processed meats, and choosing whole-grain instead of refined-grain foods.

A healthy breakfast focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean proteins.

 

Here are some ideas for a quick morning meal: