Everyone needs a tasty, filling breakfast that supplies energy for the whole morning -- even if you're not a "morning person." Simple breakfasts can be satisfying, as these ideas show.
Be a smoothie. One of the fastest (and yummiest) ways to get fruit, protein, and calcium is with smoothies. You can use frozen berries when fresh ones aren't in season. They have more flavor and vitamins than out-of-season berries. And frozen bananas add a rich, creamy texture.
Upgrade the ingredients. You can boost the nutritional level and still have a great-tasting breakfast. Try adding ricotta or cottage cheese and whole-grain flour to pancakes, for instance, to create more protein, calcium, and fiber per serving.
Make some swaps. Think of creative ways to substitute good-for-you ingredients for not-so-healthy ones (like fat, sugar, and refined carbohydrates). For example, make a version of eggs Benedict by using a whole-grain English muffin and baby spinach or artichokes.