Healthy Breakfast Ideas: A Smart Way to Start the Day

While every meal of the day is important, breakfast offers a unique opportunity for all of us to start the day well fueled for success, no matter what comes your way.

Whether they’re working hard in the classroom or playing hard outside, children benefit from a healthy breakfast every morning. It’s a habit that will serve them well for a lifetime. So help your family get off on the right foot by guiding them to healthy choices for their morning meal.

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A nutritious breakfast is just as important for adults. From the boardroom to the beach, driving across country or running errands around town, a nourishing breakfast will help boost performance and keeps energy levels high.

Sure, sugary cereals offer a quick fix to start the day, but a tasty, healthy, and satisfying breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult to prepare. If you’re pressed for time, consider a delicious and super nutritious smoothie. With just a few minutes more, you can have a truly memorable meal that starts everyone off with an extra spring in their steps.

Here are a few of our favorite healthy breakfast choices from the Cabot kitchens:

Did someone mention smoothies? We think smoothies are a wonderful way to start the day. They’re so quick and easy to make and there is a smoothie recipe to satisfy every member of the family. We have so many on the Cabot website, but here are a few of the most popular, all made with delicious Cabot Greek Style Yogurt, a yummy, protein-packed ingredient that is tangy, creamy, and filling.

Start with this Breakfast Blueberry Lemon Smoothie. The combination of sweet blueberries and tart lemon is so refreshing – a great way to start your day.

Don’t tell your kids this Nutty Monkey Protein Smoothie is good for them. They’ll think they’re having a party at breakfast with this one!

Fantastic flavor is what’s so super about this Superhero Apple Cranberry Smoothie. It tastes so good, you’ll feel like flying.

We love this PB&J Smoothie from Cabot Cheese Board member Kristina LaRue, RD. It’s a classic taste that’s perfect for a healthy breakfast.

And for another healthy breakfast idea, here’s Kristina’s way of thinking outside the box – and inside the bowl – with her Green Energy Bowl. It gets its beautiful green color from kale, but with all the other delicious ingredients, including Greek Style Yogurt, it tastes amazing.

When we think healthy breakfast, here at the Cabot kitchen, we think eggs. This Caramelized Onion and Spinach Fritatta takes regular eggs to the next level. Not only is it full of flavor, it’s loaded with wholesome additions like spinach and Cabot Light Cheddar.

Even busy people in a hurry can enjoy a hot, nutritious breakfast. Try this recipe for an Easy Egg Burrito. Breakfast on the go never tasted this good.

If you’re looking to reduce fat in your breakfast, these Breakfast Pinwheels with Sharp Lite50 Cheddar are calling your name. They’re easy to prepare, and are low in fat, high in protein. They’re a fun and filling way to start you day.

Here’s another quick-fix, healthy breakfast recipe that takes advantage of whole-grain frozen waffles. Instead of the usual toppings of butter and syrup, why not try our Apple Cranberry Cheddar Waffles. Sweet and sharp flavors combine to make these everyday waffles special – and so easy to prepare.

So start your morning off right with one of these quick, tasty, and healthy breakfast suggestions and set the tone for a great day.

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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