If your mother told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, study after study affirms that she wasn't wrong about that, either.
Breakfast should provide at least one quarter of the calories you need for the entire day. Most nutritionists agree that a good breakfast contains the following ingredients:
If this sounds like a tall order, it's not. A bowl of cereal with fruit, a cereal bar with a glass of milk or a pita pocket with ham and cheese all fill the bill, as do bigger, traditional breakfasts, like eggs, ham and juice or blueberry pancakes with bacon. And, yes, cold pizza (with a glass of milk) qualifies as a healthy breakfast alternative.
If your usual breakfast is a cup of coffee, start small by incorporating a glass of juice or milk into your morning routine for a week or so, and then gradually build up to a balanced meal. If you think you don't have time in the morning, consider making breakfast the night before or buying ready-made alternatives, such as cereal bars and juice boxes.
Why not try an omelet? May we suggest...