Breakfast is regarded by many as the most important meal of the day — and it shows when reviewing the list of this year’s most-read Health Essentials recipes.
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The Top 5 recipes all serve as great ways to start your day, followed closely by numerous other breakfast-themed dishes. (Apparently, many folks want more than just a poured bowl of cereal in the a.m.)
To keep the before-coffee online searching to a minimum, here’s a collection of recipes to sample with the sunrise. They’re so tasty that they may convince the 15% of people who regularly skip breakfast to reconsider.
Whirring a blender to make breakfast seems to be the go-to move for many people. The most popular Health Essentials recipe is a brilliantly green smoothie featuring nutrient-rich kale and bananas.
In general, smoothies offer a lot of room for experimentation with your favorite fruits and vegetables. For tips on putting together healthy and tasty smoothies, try these tips from a registered dietitian.
No matter where you wake up, catch a tropical vibe with this breakfast bowl built with mango chunks, coconut flakes and whole-grain oats. It’s enough to turn a breakfast table into your own island retreat.
Pudding for breakfast? That’s the idea behind this chia-and-berry breakfast pudding that’s absolutely loaded with protein, fiber and healthy omega-3 fats. (FYI: This dish requires advance prep the night before.)
This twist on avocado toast includes radishes, cucumber and dill, leading to a plated meal that brings to mind a colorful work of art. It may be as enjoyable for your eyes as it is for your taste buds.
Breakfast fried rice?
Fried rice might not be on your idea list for breakfast food … but maybe it should be. This recipe brings together brown rice, vegetables and scrambled eggs for a belly-filling treat. (The flavor trio of ginger, garlic and green onion promises to make it memorable, too.)
Muffins are made for mornings. Bake these nutty banana muffins on Sunday and know you’ll be able to start the work week with a ready-to-go treat. (The only problem with that plan is hoping they’re not all gobbled up before Monday.)
Ditch the store-bought box of pancake mix and whip up these cottage cheese pancakes for your skillet. Add some berries and real maple syrup and you’ll reach taste nirvana.
Want some more pancake ideas? Pick something from this collection of flapjack recipes.