Best Bets for Breakfast

smoothie 2015 decEat a good breakfast!  You’ve heard, “It’s the most important meal of the day,” and it’s true for everyone, including children adults and competitive athletes! Start the day with a breakfast containing carbs (such as whole-wheat bread or cereal) and a source of protein (such as eggs, yogurt, milk or lean meat).

Here are some tips for balanced breakfasts:

  • Scrambled egg, rye toast, fruit, milk
  • Peanut butter or cheese, bagel, fruit
  • Oatmeal made with milk, sprinkle with fresh or dried fruit or nuts
  • Last night’s dinner leftovers; (mix lean meat, veggies, grains – all good to go)

No time to sit? Try these grab and go breakfast tips:

  • Wrap – whole grain tortilla, spread with a nut butter add banana or pear slices
  • Hard cooked egg, yogurt and piece of fruit
  • Small muffin and a smoothie made with fruit, yogurt and milk

Dietitian’s Easy Smoothie recipe tip:

  • 1 cup fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup liquid (milk,  or almond or soy milk, 100% fruit juice) +
  • 2 Tbsp. Protein Boost (whey powder or skim milk powder).
  • Mix in blender and enjoy!

More great tips on healthy eating & recipes are available from Dietitians of Canada at   and

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