Healthy Breakfast for Healthy Students

Another school year is around the corner and a healthy breakfast will give students the energy they need to start the day and stay focused in class. A healthy breakfast is important for the whole family. Get the morning going with these quick breakfast ideas.

•Make instant oatmeal with fat-free or low-fat milk instead of water. Toss in raisins or dried cranberries and chopped walnuts.
•Layer fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt with your favorite crunchy cereal and blueberries.
•Blend a breakfast smoothie with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana.
•Make one packet of microwave oatmeal with fat-free or low-fat milk. Mix in ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce. Sprinkle with apple pie spice or cinnamon.
•Top a toaster waffle with fat-free or low-fat yogurt and peach slices.
•Stuff a whole-wheat pita with a sliced, hard-boiled egg and low-fat shredded cheese.
•Spread a flour tortilla with peanut butter. Add a whole banana and roll it up.
•Spread low-fat cream cheese on a whole-grain toasted bagel. Top with sliced strawberries.
•Add lean ham and low-fat Swiss cheese to a toasted whole-grain English muffin.

If your taste buds just don’t crave breakfast foods, try these:

•Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole-grain bread.
•Leftover veggie pizza.
•Deli turkey, a slice of low-fat cheese and lettuce wrapped in a tortilla.
•Leftover rice mixed with low-fat yogurt, dried fruit and nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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