Making healthy meals for breakfast is easy and takes only a few minutes. Some quick and healthy breakfasts include:

Oatmeal topped with fresh fruit such as blueberries, raspberries or peaches and a few slivered almonds.

Whole-wheat pancakes or waffles. These can be prepared in advance and frozen, then popped into the toaster just like the pre-packaged varieties. Instead of syrup, top waffles and pancakes with low-fat yogurt or natural peanut butter.

Whole-grain cereals (hot or cold). Look for cereals that contain at least five grams of fiber per serving and avoid cereal that contain a lot of added sugar.

Muffins made with whole-grain flour and a natural sweetener instead of sugar. These can be baked beforehand, stored in the freezer, and then warmed in the microwave or toaster oven.

Scrambled eggs or an omelet prepared with eggs and chopped veggies such as bell peppers topped with an ounce of shredded cheese.

Breakfast burrito made with a whole-wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, and reduced fat shredded cheese.

A fruit smoothie made with low-fat yogurt, skim milk, and any type of fresh or frozen fruit desired. Add a tablespoon of wheat germ for extra flavor and some healthy fat.

French toast made with whole-grain bread and topped with blueberry compote.

Breakfast sandwich made with an English muffin, turkey sausage or Canadian bacon, and an ounce of cheese.

A peanut butter and banana sandwich made with toasted whole-grain bread.

Low-fat cottage cheese topped with fresh fruit and a toasted whole-grain English muffin with natural peanut butter.