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Eating A Healthy Breakfast
It’s no wonder breakfast is thought to be the most important meal of the day. Breakfast eaters seem to perform better in school, finish tasks more quickly, and are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight. This may be due to the fact that breakfast provides energy, helps balance blood sugar, and keeps appetites satisfied until lunch. Just be certain what you and your family eat is healthy.

COMPONENTS OF A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Whole Grain oats or oatmeal, whole wheat breads or cereals, barley, bulgur, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa
Lean Protein eggs, chicken, turkey, fish, low fat dairy products
Healthy Fat nuts and nut butters, ground flax seeds, extra virgin olive oil, avocados
Fruits & Berries choose those with deep, bright colors and look for seasonal items


How to Serve a Healthy Breakfast
There are three components of a healthy breakfast: complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fat. 
A balance of these nutrients will provide much needed energy and keep you satisfied throughout the morning. A common breakfast error is to serve only simple carbohydrates (sweetened cereal, toast with jam, banana and fruit juice). This leads to a rapid increase in blood sugar followed by a rapid drop, leaving you feeling lethargic and hungry all over again.

complex carbohydrates lean protein   healthy fat 
 oatmeal  eggs  nuts and nut butters
 bran cereal  chicken  ground flax seeds
 buckwheat brands  turkey  extra virgin olive oil
 whole wheat breads  fish  avocado
 high fiber, low sugar cereals  low fat dairy products  
 whole fruits


Creamy yourwellness Whole Wheat Cereal

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: Overnight
Serves: 4


Enjoy this delicious yourwellness breakfast idea

Creamy Whole Wheat CerealIngredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat berries, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup Harris Teeter Naturals Organic Wildflower Honey, or to taste
  • ½ cup warm Harris Teeter Naturals Skim Milk
  • Handful of raisins, dried cranberries, and/or chopped apricots
  • Handful of almonds
  • 1 Farmers Market banana, sliced
Directions:
  1. At night, place whole wheat berries in a large thermos and cover with boiling water.
  2. The next morning, the wheat will be puffed and tender. Stir honey into wheat, if desired, and distribute into 4 cereal bowls.
  3. Top with warm milk, raisins, cranberries, apricots, and almonds if you like.