6 Simple and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

There is a big reason why breakfast has long been referred to as the most important meal of the day—the food you eat in the morning will influence your energy levels, cravings, emotions, and clarity throughout your day and can even affect how you sleep that night!

Incorporating nutrient-dense foods for breakfast, such as healthy fats, good-quality proteins, and colorful vegetables, will provide a sense of balance and satiation, encouraging you to continue making healthy choices all day.

Our Favorite Healthy Fats to Stockpile in the Kitchen

The verdict is out – healthy fats are good for us! And we should try our best to get them in at every meal! Healthy fats lubricate our digestive system, are necessary for hormone production, support the health of our brain and help us to feel satiated! Make sure to check out this interview with Nina Teicholtz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, to learn more about why we need fat in our diet.

So, how do you know which healthy fats you should be eating? Here are some of our favorites.

How I Travel Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free
& Sugar-Free

After living with numerous chronic illnesses for over a decade, I’ve become the best co-pilot to bring along on any trip.

We all know how tough it can be to eat healthy while traveling; add food allergies or intolerances to your trip and it can seem even harder. Aside from the endless packing and lingering jet-lag the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen preparing healthy food for your trip.

From the Be Well Kitchen:
How to Build a Healthier Salad

Salad – it’s what’s often for lunch in our house and in many cases, for dinner too. They’re an easy way to pack a nutritional punch into a meal and with a little creativity and a little preparation, they are always healthy and never boring.

Here are 7 simple steps to making a better salad. The possibilities are endless.

From the Be Well Kitchen – Easy Raw Muesli Recipe

Most mornings, my go-to breakfast is a protein and nutrient dense smoothie. It gives me the nutrients my body needs to get my day started right.

But there are some days when I’m in the mood for something hearty like a “cereal” breakfast. My favorite is gluten-free raw muesli which I soak in vanilla coconut milk (unsweetened, of course) overnight to allow the grains to soften and the delicious flavors to develop. It’s an easy breakfast recipe that hits the spot.

A Simple RX For Good Nutrition, Good Health, and a Good Life

Jared Koch is the author of Clean Plates NYC. Eating and living healthier don’t have to be complicated or confusing, and they certainly don’t have to result in a boring, tasteless sacrifice. The following tips will provide you with a simple way of thinking about nutrition that will make it easy and even – more… Read more »