Americans are in the midst of a breakfast boom, according to the Institute of Food Technologists’ top 10 food trends for 2011. Starting about two years ago, after decades of meal skipping, the number of adults who eat three squares per day has surged—with breakfast gaining the most new fans. In 2010, we ate breakfast 5.3 days per week on average, and 55 percent of us never missed the morning meal.
The thing is, not just any morning meal will do. You want a nourishing breakfast that will give you energy and keep you full at least until midmorning, without loading on the fat, salt and calories. To help you do that, we gathered 11 incredibly healthy and delicious recipes from our EatingWell partners. Then we asked nutritionist Eileen Behan, author of For the Love of Food: The Diet That Works, to help us understand just how each one is so good for us. Find out why she gives a thumbs-up to each.