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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. /

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.


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

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. /

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.

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.