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Balanced breakfast ideas for busy mornings

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Don't skimp on breakfast!

Eating a well-balanced breakfast helps to control hunger and weight, and it fuels your body to get you through those busy days. Don't skimp on the most important meal of the day because you're short on time.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a balanced breakfast should include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and low-fat protein. These quick and balanced breakfast ideas will help you to get your metabolism jump-started.

Whole grain cereal with fruit and milk

Choose a healthy whole grain cereal, and top it with your favorite fruit and low-fat milk for a quick and balanced breakfast option.

Don't skimp on breakfast!

Oatmeal, berries & nuts

Another quick and healthy option is instant oatmeal, fruit and nuts. Slice the fruit the night before and store in an airtight container, or use fruit canned in water.

Don't skimp on breakfast!

Whole-grain bagel, hard-boiled egg & fruit

Hard-boiled eggs will last for almost a week if kept refrigerated in their shells. Add fruit and a whole-grain bagel for a balanced breakfast when you're in a hurry.

Don't skimp on breakfast!

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