In observance of National Better Breakfast Month, IDEA has put together a list of our best articles on how to build a better breakfast, the benefits of eating breakfast and some tasty morning meal recipes.

Build A Better Breakfast

Is skipping breakfast harmful? This article answers questions about whether skipping breakfast can help with weight and fat loss, why fueling yourself properly in the morning is important and what counts as a breakfast. Read the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristin Brenemen

Quick, No-Cook Healthy Breakfast Ideas

If you are always running out of the house in the morning and breakfast is an afterthought, it is important to have some healthy go-to options. Use this list of fast and healthy breakfast ideas to make sure that you don’t skip one of the most important meals of the day. Read the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Greg Glidden

Two New Studies Echo Your Mother’s Advice: “Eat Breakfast!”

Eating a high-calorie breakfast can be a useful alternative for managing obesity and metabolic syndrome. This article reviews research studies which found that skipping breakfast can lead to a myriad of health problems, while eating breakfast can help with weight loss efforts and decrease heart attack risks. Read the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristof Borkowski

The Most Important Meal Of The Day

While eating breakfast is important, it is also important to make healthy breakfast choices. This article explains why Americans should consider changing their morning eating habits and offers resources on how to make this happen. Read the full article here.

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Recipe For Health: Quinoa With Dried Fruit Medley

Using dried fruits in your breakfast is a great way to reap nutritional benefits, as long as you watch your portion sizes. Try this quinoa and dried fruit medley for an easy and tasty breakfast option. Get the recipe here.

Recipe For Health: Granola

Granola is a great option for replacing cereal and can easily be taken to go. Use this homemade granola recipe to provide your family with a healthier breakfast alternative. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe For Health: Lemon Chickpea Muffins

Need a breakfast item you can grab on-the-go? Try making and freezing a batch of these healthy lemon chickpea muffins. The incorporation of healthy fats and whole grains will leave you feeling satisfied until lunch. Get the recipe here.