12 healthy breakfast recipes
Maybe one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat a healthier breakfast — or to finally start eating breakfast, period.
Either way, eating a nutritious breakfast will kick-start your metabolism, promoting better calorie balance and weight management, according to Bev Utt, a registered dietitian and wellness coach with the MultiCare Center for Healthy Living.
Breakfast can also contribute to better insulin response throughout the day and increased attentiveness, Utt says. All in all, eating breakfast is a great move for your health.
Looking for breakfast inspiration? We’ve collected a variety of recipes and tips:
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Healthy applesauce snack cakes: Try these delicious applesauce muffins, which have one-third the calories of a conventional store-bought muffin — and 75 percent less fat.
Sweet and crunchy quinoa: Quinoa is high in fiber and protein, and makes the perfect canvas for a variety of dishes, including this new take on oatmeal.
Almond milk, kale and pineapple smoothie: This frothy smoothie is easy to make and full of nutrients.
Everyday granola: Try this granola, packed with nuts, seeds and coconut. It makes a great topping for yogurt or crunchy addition to a breakfast smoothie.
Two ways to style Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is packed with calcium and healthy bacteria. Here are just two ways to prepare this nutritious food.
Farmstand zucchini muffins: These muffins are an easy way to sneak whole grains and zucchini into a tasty breakfast.
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