Choose Your Breakfasts Intentionally

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

When you first wake up in the morning, how much thought do you actually give to what you’re going to eat for breakfast? Do you take the time to prepare and cook yourself a nutritious, balanced breakfast, or do you stumble into the kitchen, pour a cup of coffee, and make a bowl of cereal? While it does take more time and effort, actually planning out your breakfast intentionally can really help you get through the rest of the day.

Eggs are a delicious and economical breakfast option.

When it comes to choosing your breakfast, what you eat really comes down to your own personal health goals and dietary needs, as registered dietician Maya Feller says there is no one-size-fits-all kind of breakfast. The one thing in common with all healthy breakfasts, however, is that they are made up of a balanced combination of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and a protein source.

Feller notes that when we choose to eat the right kinds of foods for breakfast we can set ourselves up for a successful day where we have high energy levels and an improved mood. Some good options to consider including in your breakfasts are eggs, vegetables, sweet potatoes, dairy products, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

Try out different combos of these healthy breakfast foods and make your breakfast intentionally to make the rest of your day as successful as possible!

Did you know that Arizona agriculture produces lots of breakfast foods listed above? Check out your local farmers market for fresh, locally grown foods to use in your meals!

For more breakfast articles, or for more information on where to find locally produced foods, check out the Fill Your Plate blog!

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