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8 Healthy Ways to Start Your Day

By JulieVR |

Your mom was right – it is important to start your day with a good breakfast. Breaking your fast upon waking helps kick start your metabolism, providing energy and much-needed nutrients to get you through your day. If your mornings tend to be rushed, planning ahead or coming up with a few simple standbys will ensure your family gets out the door with a little something to keep them performing at their peak until lunchtime.

These recipes are simple, and many can be made ahead and frozen. If you’re in a pinch, even a glass of milk and a banana will provide a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats to get you – or your kids – going in the morning.

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8 Healthy Ways to Start Your Day

Buckwheat, Cornmeal & Whole Wheat Pancakes

Multigrain pancakes are a great way to start your morning - make a big batch on the weekend and freeze, then pop in the toaster or microwave to reheat on busy weekdays.
Simple Bites has the recipe!

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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