A Dozen Ways to Break Your Breakfast Rut

If your idea of breakfast is an energy bar on your way out the door or a latte at your desk, think again and try one of these 12 ideas to get your morning going. By: Karen Ansel, MS, RD

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Not only is this sturdy fruit quick, convenient, and portable, you can pick one up at practically any coffee shop or convenience store. Plus, they’re packed with potassium, a mineral we need to balance blood pressure yet rarely get enough of. Munch on one medium banana and you’ll rack up nearly 10% of your daily dose of potassium. Rich in carbs, bananas are also perfect for pre-fueling before an early morning workout. They’re also equally good at home afterwards, sliced onto whole-wheat cinnamon raisin toast slathered with nut butter, or as a natural thickener for smoothies. If you’re wondering if you should go organic, don’t bother. The Environmental Working Group ranks them a lowly 30 on its list of the 53 highest pesticide foods.

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