Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

How many times have you heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” If what we eat in the morning is key to how the rest of our day will unfold, why do so many of us put so little effort into our breakfasts?

According to an article published in September 2011 by the American Diabetes Association, skipping a morning meal means that your body enters a fasting state, causing it to store the calories you eventually eat as a snack or lunch as fat instead of using it right away for energy. The article suggests planning ahead so that you have enough time to prepare breakfast in the morning by simply warming it up in the microwave.

Need some ideas for breakfasts? Reserve your copy of one of our many books dedicated to the meal in the list below. Happy cooking!

Morning Food

Morning Food (2006)
by Margaret S. Fox

Owner of the Cafe Beaujolais on the Mendocino coast, the author of this book shares some of her legendary dishes!

The Culinary Institute of America Breakfasts & Brunches

The Culinary Institute of America Breakfasts & Brunches (2005)

A collection of unique and traditional breakfast and brunch recipes with suggested menus and tips on ingredients, cooking techniques, and kitchen equipment.

 

The Big Book of Breakfasts

The Big Book of Breakfasts (2002)
by Maryana Vollstedt

Includes over 280 easy-to-make recipes from omelets to wraps. You're sure to find something you want to eat in this book!