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Five Healthy Cold Weather Breakfast Recipes

I’m not going to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You already know, you’ve heard that one before. Breakfast is also the meal that people commonly skip, especially in the winter when cold weather and dreary skies force us to stay in bed for “just five more minutes.”

When it’s cold outdoors, jump-start your day with a warm breakfast that will help keep your belly full and your mind focused all morning.

Apples and Brie Eggs: If you’re already eating brie and apples on your favorite sandwich, you can slim down your dish with apple and brie eggs that feature rich, creamy brie and tart, crunchy apples for a morning combo that will wake you up and keep you energized until lunchtime.

Banana Berry Muffins: The muffins you get from your favorite bakery might be packed with calories and fat, but it’s easy to bake a batch of muffins at home that are packed with fiber, berries and bananas instead. These banana-berry muffins are healthier alternatives that will satisfy your a.m. carb cravings.

Pumpkin Walnut Snack Muffins: Pumpkin is all the rage this time of year, so celebrate with these 72 calorie pumpkin-packed powerhouses. These pumpkin walnut snack muffins are perfect for mornings when you don’t have a big appetite or if you want to eat a quick snack before a morning workout.

Jillian Michael’s Frittata with Spinach, Potatoes, Peppers & Feta: Eating healthier doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite breakfast. It doesn’t even have to mean giving up cheese. Eat this fluffy and healthy egg dish for breakfast – or save it and have breakfast for dinner.

Energy Smoothie: If you’d rather drink than eat your breakfast in the morning, whip together a fast energy smoothie before you head out for work or school. Fresh fruit are perfect paired with low fat milk and wheat germ. Freeze your bananas for a frostier texture and add a pinch of cinnamon for extra flavor. It might not warm you up – but it will give you enough energy to power through a morning workout.

November 16th, 2010

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