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Preparing a nutritious breakfast is no less important for a senior than it is for a parent with young children. Either way, a good breakfast gets the day off to the right start! The first step is to buy fresh and healthy ingredients to use as a matter of routine. From there, follow these healthy recipe tips:

Banana split oatmeal

  • 1⁄3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cups hot water
  • 1⁄2 banana (sliced)
  • 1⁄2 cup non-fat frozen yogurt (optional)

Mix together the oatmeal, salt and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute, stir, and then microwave for another minute. Top with banana slices and frozen yogurt. This is an easy breakfast option that only takes about five minutes to prepare.

Keto (no-carb low-fat) sausage breakfast sandwich

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 3 slices of cheddar
  • 6 frozen sausage patties
  • Sliced avocado

In a small bowl, beat the eggs, heavy cream and red pepper flakes together. Season the mixture with a bit of salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour about 1/3 of the egg mixture into the skillet and place a slice of cheese in the middle for about one minute. Fold the sides of the egg into the middle to cover the cheese. Repeat two more times to make two more egg/cheese packets. Serve each between two sausage patties with sliced avocado. This is the perfect high-protein breakfast to jump-start your day! Eggs offer nine essential amino acids that your body could not get otherwise. Serves 3.

Breakfast barley

  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking pearl barley
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. honey

Combine the water and barley in a small, microwavable bowl. Microwave the mixture on high for six minutes. Stir and let stand for up to two minutes. Top the barley with banana slices, sunflower seeds and honey. Happy healthy eating!