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We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And then we slurp down a bowl of sugary cereal or hit the drive-thru for a bacon, egg and cheese. Start your morning right -- without spending lots of time in the kitchen -- with these healthy breakfast ideas. A mix of whole grains, fruits and vegetables and protein, they will fuel you for whatever the day brings.
B.E.S.T. Breakfast Sandwich
Here's a healthy twist on a fast food favorite: whole wheat bread, egg whites, raw spinach, turkey bacon and tomato.
Bagel Gone Bananas
Whole wheat bagel + peanut butter + banana = healthy and delicious breakfast
Top your favorite low-fat yogurt (or cottage cheese) with some fruit and nutrient-packed wheat germ and you're good to go!
Apple Butter Oatmeal
Instead of heaping sugar onto plain oatmeal, top it with a dollop of rich and spicy apple butter.
If you like your breakfast on the savory side, try topping wheat toast with non-fat refried beans, salsa and a little cheese.
Banana-Bran Muffins (pictured)
A muffin can be a healthy breakfast when it's done right. This recipe is made with whole grains, not too much sugar and walnuts for protein. Make a batch on the weekend and enjoy all week long!