Breakfast isn’t exactly the easiest meal to enjoy. Whether you’re rushing to get ready for work in the morning or hurrying to get the kids off to school (or both!), finding the time to prepare a nutritious meal might seem more like a luxury than a reality.
But, breakfast is an important meal! And while I’m not going to say it’s the “most” important meal (all meals truly are important!), breakfast does provide an opportunity to nourish your body with the energy that it needs to begin its day, plus the nutrients it needs to help your body run better throughout the day.
In fact, some evidence demonstrates that among women who are stressed, those who skip breakfast eat more empty calories, saturated fat, and added sugar later in the day compared to those who actually eat a morning meal. Beyond that, breakfast skipping is a big concern since missing the meal is associated with a lower overall consumption of important nutrients like fiber, calcium, vitamin D, potassium and folate. (1, 2).
September marks Better Breakfast Month, so I thought it would be good to give you a roundup — a quick guidebook — of the healthy tips, easy tools, and delicious recipes you can use to get your day off to an energized, nutritious start this month and all year long.
I’ve gathered my top tips, tools and recipes from around the web to help you say “YES” to enjoying Better Breakfast Month, well, better!