Breakfast is important for performance and health. It is an early-morning refueling stop for your body.
After 8-12 hours without a meal or snack, your body needs to be replenished with fuel and fluid.
- Juices (calcium-fortified orange, cranberry, pineapple, or vegetable)
- Milk (preferably skim or low-fat; you can even add instant breakfast to it to add some more protein)
- Fruit and yogurt smoothies
- Bagels (whole grain or cinnamon raisins are great choices)
- Cereal (Total, Special K, Life, Shredded wheat, Grapenuts, and others that are fortified with iron)
- Muffins (low fat bran or fruit muffins or English muffins)
- Instant Oatmeal (1-2 minute microwave meal)
- Applesauce (natural, no sugar added applesauce)
- Yogurt (sprinkle with dried fruit or granola)
- Scrambled eggs
- Frozen waffles (add carbohydrate rich syrup or fruit topping)
- Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, melon, strawberries, blueberries