6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teens

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12 Apr 6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teens

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Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the one that adolescents will most often skip.

Nearly a third of teens take a pass on breaking their overnight fast before school. This might be because they’re pushing the “snooze” button, or, more troubling, because they want to shed a few pounds. However, skipping this meal has the opposite effect on your teen’s weight, and comes along with a boatload of other negatives like fatigue and vitamin deficiency.

Instead of letting your teen head to school with an empty stomach, try cooking up any of these quick, healthy breakfasts to set your teen up for success.

6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teens

By Melissa Roach

  • Avocado Toast with Egg

    By Melissa Roach

    This breakfast has everything: simple carbs to kickstart your day, protein to get you through and a trendy [superfood](http://www.livestrong.com/article/402176-avocados-almonds-as-super-foods/) to boot. Sprinkle a dash of pepper, paprika or chili powder on top for a pop of flavor.

  • Egg and Salsa Breakfast Wrap

    By Melissa Roach

    Put a bit of spice into your breakfast! Wrap up some scrambled eggs, chopped veggies, cheese and salsa for a meal that combines all the food groups for teens on-the-go.

  • Overnight Oatmeal

    By Melissa Roach

    Your morning will be an absolute breeze! Combine oats, yogurt and milk in a jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Throw in some chia seeds for an extra boost. Stir in some fruit in the morning to complete this ready-made source of fibre, calcium and protein.

  • Green Smoothie

    By Melissa Roach

    It doesn’t taste as healthy as it looks! A smoothie is a good alternative for teens who don’t necessarily want to eat anything in the morning. Combine some spinach or kale with banana, yogurt and any fruit you like. Try a [smoothie with almond milk](http://feedmephoebe.com/2014/03/green-smoothie-recipes/) to inject some protein into this morning drink.

  • Yogurt with Berries and Granola

    By Melissa Roach

    Cereal doesn’t have to be too sugary or too boring. Layer some granola in with a low-fat yogurt and sprinkle on a few berries for a good morning dose of fibre, calcium and antioxidants.

  • Peanut Butter Banana Toast

    By Melissa Roach

    It’s a classic for a reason. Spread peanut butter or another nut butter on a piece of toast, slice up some banana and you’re done! Also, bananas are a good source of potassium, which can help your teen with their aches and pains.

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