Breakfast – Tips and Simple Creations

Why the big fuss about breakfast?

 Research indicates:

A healthy breakfast contains a balance of nutrients, just like any other meal or snack.  Think of the Balanced Plate when planning your breakfast, and aim for a balance of 50% non-starchy veggies, 25% lean protein, and 25% carbs.  See examples from each plate section below:

Non-starchy Vegetables



Carbs (whole grains, starchy veggies, fruit, dairy)

Check out the breakfast section of the Retrofit Jumpstart Recipe Book for a few other easy ideas!

Sample QUICK breakfast ideas (mix and match)

***Remember that breakfast doesn’t have to consist of typical breakfast foods–it can be veggies and hummus, soup, salad, leftovers… anything you want…keeping the balanced plate in mind!