Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Often times, those with life-limiting illness feel their best in the early morning hours and are able to eat more at this time, allowing for more nutrient intake. But, breakfast is also an important time for caregivers. A healthy breakfast can provide the needed energy to push through tough, busy days. Just as a car needs adequate fuel, your body needs fuel to keep going and to stay healthy, especially if you are taking care of a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Many people push through busy days without adequate fuel, which can lead to poor quality of life, inadequate energy, less ability to concentrate, and irritability. Breakfast can set the tone for your day. A high energy breakfast leads to a high energy day! Make time for a healthy breakfast by waking up 15 minutes early or by planning portable foods if you can’t wake up earlier. Try some of the healthy breakfast options below to get your day started in a positive, healthy way:

  1. Instant oatmeal made with milk. Mix in raisins and chopped walnuts
  2. Layer low-fat yogurt with your favorite cereal and sliced fruit
  3. Make a breakfast smoothie with low-fat milk, yogurt, and fruit
  4. Add blueberries or peaches to whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk
  5. Add low-fat yogurt and fruit to a toaster waffle
  6. Whole-wheat pita with eggs and low fat shredded cheese
  7. Spread a whole-wheat tortilla with peanut butter, add a whole banana and roll it up
  8. Spread almond butter on a whole-wheat toasted bagel and top with apple slices
  9. Add lean ham and low fat sliced cheese to a whole-wheat English muffin
  10. Large banana with a glass of low-fat milk

**If you do not like breakfast foods, you can always choose non-traditional items like sandwiches and leftovers to fuel your day.


Questions? Please call your Hospice of Huntington Dietitians:
Kellie Glass RD, LD 606.615.2585 or Amy McFann RD, LD 304.690.5063

Hospice of Huntington

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P.O. Box 464 | Huntington, WV 25709
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