4 Things Every Fit Girl Eats for Breakfast

To help you reach your health and fitness goals, we tapped Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up for their advice. Here, they'll let you in on all their wellness secrets, as well as a few tips and tricks along the way.

You know how the saying goes: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you start off with a fresh, wholesome meal, then you’re likely to continue with that mentality. On the other hand, if you have a not-so-healthy breakfast, your day feels derailed from the start.

You can have a fun variety of breakfast foods to start your day off right. We personally love pancakes, muffins, scrambles, and smoothies. You heard us—you can have pancakes and be healthy. The important thing to do here is to use wholesome ingredients, and you’re already headed in the right direction.

Your breakfast should have the right ingredients in it to keep you energized. Protein is especially key in the a.m. It makes you feel more satiated than carbs, so you feel fuller with less food. Plus, it’s important to get protein in after your workout to aid in muscle recovery.

For these reasons, our breakfast options always contain protein. Check out our four favorite healthy breakfast recipes below.

Keep reading as the Tone It Up girls share their favorite healthy waffle recipes.

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This story was originally published on April 29, 2016.