Each morning is a clean slate and an opportunity to start fresh. As fitness professionals, we know that making healthy breakfast choices can set the tone for the rest of the day. Because it can be difficult to make drastic changes all at once, consider asking your clients to concentrate on fine tuning their breakfast habits just one or two days a week. In honor of National Breakfast month, IDEA has compiled a list of our favorite articles on breakfast nutrition, the benefits of eating breakfast and some delicious recipes to inspire your morning meal.

Eating a Better Breakfast

Many of us have busy schedules, but that doesn’t mean we should skimp on breakfast. This article explains the effects of skipping breakfast on exercise and weight gain, and it also provides suggestions for quick breakfast fixes. Read the full article here.


Recipe for Health: Granola

Having some healthy go-to options for breakfast could be your saving grace on busy mornings. Make this nutritious recipe for grain-free granola for a breakfast you can always have on hand. Read the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Tammy Strobel

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Experts agree that breakfast is an important meal. This article explains that what you eat for breakfast is also important. Read the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Katherine Lim

Recipe for Health: Apple Masala Chai Muesli

With the sweetness of apple and ginger, and the warmth of chai spices, this meusli is a welcome addition to your autumn breakfast line-up. Soak it overnight and you can take it on the go in the morning. Read the full article here.


Quick, No-Cook Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Despite our best efforts, life doesn’t always slow down when we want it to. These ideas will help keep you nourished even on your busiest days. Read the full article here.


Recipe for Health: Quinoa with Dried Fruit Medley

Incorporating dried fruit in your breakfast is a great way to add nutritional value to your morning meal, as long as you watch your portion sizes to keep calories and sugar in check. Try this recipe for quinoa and dried fruit to start your day. Read the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Hathaway