You should know by now that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. But why? Well what you eat first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you’re noshing on sugary donuts and caffeinated caramel laced drinks, your body is bound to crash a couple of hours later after the sugar high wears off. And you’ve filled up on empty calories that will make you ravenous come lunch time! Starting your day with a high fiber breakfast not only makes you feel fuller longer, it gives your body a healthy start to the day and makes you want to continue eating right the rest of the day.
Pair your protein-rich Greek yogurt with fiber-rich fruit or nuts for a nutritious and satisfying meal. Berries, granola, or sliced almonds are perfect parfait ingredients. Cereals like shredded wheat or bran flakes also add some fiber. If you don’t have fresh fruit on hand, add dried apricots or figs. Try our recipe for Berry Parfait to get the added bonus of antioxidants with your breakfast meal.
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This is one of our favorite healthy breakfasts. Did you know that just one cup of oatmeal has 4 grams of fiber? And if you make it with milk instead of water, you’ll get a serving of protein, too. Add some fruit, berries, chia seeds, or a drizzle of flax seed oil for some added nutrition. Or to take it up a notch, replace some or all of the oats with quinoa, which has 5 grams of fiber per cup. Make this one the night before if you’re in a hurry in the morning: Make Ahead No Cook Oatmeal.
Turn some of those dinner leftovers into a healthy breakfast the next morning! Throw together 1/4 cup black beans (3 grams of fiber), 1/4 of an avocado (4.3 grams of fiber), and some chopped tomatoes (1.5 grams of fiber) with some scrambled eggs and you’ve got the start of a delicious breakfast. Roll it all up in a whole-wheat tortilla (3 grams of fiber) and go!
This is super quick, filling, and a high-fiber breakfast. Try almond butter for more fiber than peanut butter, and top it with an apple or banana instead of sugary jam, and you’ll boost the fiber content will be jacked up even more. Pair 2 slices whole-wheat bread (4 grams of fiber), 2 tablespoons almond butter (4 grams of fiber), and 1 medium banana (3.1 grams of fiber) for a delicious and easy breakfast sandwich – Yum!
So start your day with a great breakfast and get on the path to optimal health today!