The 4 Healthiest Foods to Eat for Breakfast, According to a Registered Dietitian
Ask any nutrition expert what their favorite meal of the day is, and I guarantee they'll respond with breakfast. After all, eating in the morning gives you the mental and physical energy you need to make it to lunchtime, and multiple studies have shown that kids and adults that eat breakfast get more fiber, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, and iron in their diets than those that skip their morning meal. Eating breakfast helps your heart, bone density, metabolism, and digestion—and who wants to skip the opportunity to down a plate of poached eggs or peanut butter pancakes before you jump into your to-do list for the day?
According to Whole Foods' 2021 trend report, breakfast is going to be bigger than ever this year. It makes sense: Working from home has provided many of us with the time to *finally* sit down and enjoy a real breakfast during the week—waffles on a Wednesday, anyone?—over the old protein-bar-in-the-car routine of a past life. We're welcoming this silver lining with open arms.
To make sure you're eating the healthiest foods for the most important meal of the day, we tapped nutrition expert (and breakfast superfan) Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, for the most nutritious morning meals to jumpstart your day.