Start the Year Right: 12 Healthy Breakfasts

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Make Ahead Dessert

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©Food - Jamie Kimm

Food - Jamie Kimm

It can be challenging to keep things interesting at the breakfast table. Stay out of a breakfast rut this year with these tasty and nutritious options.

Whole Grains

Get started on your fiber intake first thing in the morning. You'll feel more satisfied and energized for the day ahead. This list includes several make-ahead options, so all the prep can be done the night before.

Whole Wheat Biscuits
High Protein

Much like fiber, high-protein meals can help keep you satisfied throughout the morning. Easy egg recipes are always a good choice, as are smoothies and parfaits made with Greek yogurt.

Fruit-Filled

Boost your intake of vitamins and minerals by piling more fruit into the most important meal of the day. Mix it up with fresh and dried options.

Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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