Eating Breakfast

Breakfast is important for performance and health. It is an early-morning refueling stop for your body.

After 8-12 hours without a meal or snack, your body needs to be replenished with fuel and fluid.

Breakfast Ideas

  • Juices (calcium-fortified orange, cranberry, pineapple, or vegetable)
  • Milk (preferably skim or low-fat; you can even add instant breakfast to it to add some more protein)
  • Fruit and yogurt smoothies
  • Bagels (whole grain or cinnamon raisins are great choices)
  • Cereal (Total, Special K, Life, Shredded wheat, Grapenuts, and others that are fortified with iron)
  • Muffins (low fat bran or fruit muffins or English muffins)
  • Instant Oatmeal (1-2 minute microwave meal)
  • Applesauce (natural, no sugar added applesauce)
  • Yogurt (sprinkle with dried fruit or granola)
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Frozen waffles (add carbohydrate rich syrup or fruit topping)
  • Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, melon, strawberries, blueberries