Power Up With Breakfast

Off to a Great Start!

Breakfast gives you energy to start the day. A healthy breakfast is important for everyone. Get the morning nutrition you need with these quick breakfast ideas.

  • Make instant oatmeal with milk instead of water. Mix in raisins or dried cranberries. Top with chopped walnuts.
  • Layer low-fat yogurt with your favorite crunchy cereal and sliced fruit or berries.
  • Mix up a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana.
  • Top a bowl of whole-grain cereal with blueberries, sliced peaches or any favorite fruit. Pour on low-fat or fat-free milk.
  • Top a toaster waffle with low-fat yogurt and fruit.
  • Stuff a whole-wheat pita with a sliced, hard-cooked egg and low-fat shredded cheese.
  • Spread a flour tortilla with peanut butter. Add a whole banana and roll it up.
  • Spread almond butter on a whole-grain toasted bagel. Top with apple slices.
  • Add lean ham and low-fat Swiss cheese to a toasted whole-grain English muffin.

Power Up With Breakfast

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.


Authored by American Dietetic Association staff registered dietitians.