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Here's How To Actually Eat Healthy For Breakfast

The most important meal of the day should make you feel amazing.

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2. For a weekend breakfast that's healthy but feels fancy, try an egg-and-veggie bake.

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The best thing about this combo is that it can be as virtuous as you want to make it. Try a kale-and-egg bake if you want something light and super healthy. If the morning calls for something a little heartier, Portuguese baked eggs are full of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and spices, but also pack a healthy dose of cheese.

3. Or, try some high-protein breakfast options that aren't eggs.

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Eggs are great. They're quick, cheap, and full of protein. But after a while, eggs every morning can start to feel a little bit tired. Here are 17 breakfast recipes with over 15 grams of protein — like this vegan breakfast bowl and this hummus toast — for when you're sick of omelettes and frittata muffins.

4. Make simple, healthy swaps so that breakfast energizes you and doesn't make you feel sluggish.

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Eat as much whole food as possible, go easy on the sugar, and make sure you're getting some protein. Learn more here.

5. It's finally apple season! Try these better-for-you muffins.

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If you plan on going apple-picking this fall (you should — it's so FUN!), you'll probably end up with more fruit than you know what to do with. Make a dent in your stash by whipping up a batch of these whole-grain muffins to eat for breakfast all week. Recipe here.

6. Or, make applesauce in your slow cooker, then use it for overnight oats.

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Applesauce is a super-easy way to use up a ton of apples, and it's even easier if you use a slow cooker (here's how). You can use the applesauce for anything you want, but these overnight oats are a delicious, healthy breakfast that you can throw together the night before, then take to go in the AM.

7. If you love granola bars, make your own.

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When you DIY your favorite breakfast bars, you get to control exactly what goes in them, and chances are your bars won't have nearly as much sugar as the store-bought kind. These peanut butter–banana oatmeal breakfast bars have fiber, healthy fats, and a little bit of protein, all of which will satisfy you and keep you happy until lunch.

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