Food & Nutrition

8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Better Mornings

Up the nutritional ante with these simple tricks.

Steal these healthy breakfast ideas

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A healthy breakfast is uber important to your day: It can fuel you to prevent pre-lunchtime hangriness and can provide important nutrients to help your health and fight disease. Think your morning meal needs an amp-up, or simply need inspiration for healthy breakfast ideas? Here you go!

Blend coffee into a smoothie


Not a natural breakfast eater, but love your morning coffee? Combine your java with a fueling smoothie. Add a shot or two of espresso to a mix of frozen fruit—try bananas or berries—along with unsweetened almond or soy milk, a spoonful of almond butter and a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder or cinnamon. This spin on Bulletproof coffee offers a nutritious option with less saturated fat. Or adapt one of these healthy smoothie recipes.

Sprinkle salt from above


A small amount—just 11 percent—of salt is added to food either during cooking or at the table, per an Institute of Medicine report. (Most of our salt intake comes from processed foods). Decrease your salt per bite by sprinkling with your hand, not the saltshaker—and at a height that’s 10 to 12 inches above the food. This allows your salt to disperse more equally, decreasing the amount needed.

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