We always hear the claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is this? It turns out that people who eat breakfast are actually able to make better food decisions throughout the day and tend to be a healthier weight than non-breakfast eaters. Starting the day with a good source of protein and fiber helps balance blood sugars for the remainder of the day, which provides for more stable energy and fewer cravings. Try this out for yourself, and see how you feel!
Breakfast really is an ideal opportunity to start your day fueled and energized! Guarantee a good start to your day by prepping quick, energy-boosting breakfasts filled with good-for-you ingredients. Look for breakfast options that include:
To get started, try meal-prepping this dietitian-approved prep-ahead smoothie pack recipe! It would be a wonderful on-the-go breakfast paired with 1 or 2 hard-boiled eggs.
Green Good-Morning Smoothie
Serves 2 (12 oz each)
All you need:
½ cup Hy-Vee frozen broccoli florets, cooked and cooled
½ cup Hy-Vee frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks
½ cup Hy-Vee frozen unsweetened sliced peaches
½ cup Hy-Vee frozen avocado chunks
½ cup lightly packed Full Circle Market organic baby spinach
½ cup lightly packed Full Circle Market organic baby kale
½ cup green seedless grapes
½ cup sliced zucchini
2 tbsp hulled hemp seed hearts
1 cup Hy-Vee original unsweetened almond milk
1 cup water
All you do:
Recipe source: August 2022 Hy-Vee Seasons magazine
For more ideas from Hy-Vee dietitians, visit hy-vee.com for additional nutrition services including Freezer Meal Prep Workshops and our Healthy Habits Menu Plan Program.
The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.