We hear frequently that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is that?

Studies have shown that school children who eat a healthy breakfast perform better in class. To get your child energized for the day, include protein and fiber in their breakfast. Peanut butter on toast and a piece of fruit is healthy, easy to prepare and cheap. And there are many alternatives for cheap and healthy breakfasts.

Dieters often skip breakfast as part of their strategy for weight loss. Eating a healthy breakfast is actually good for losing weight. Dieters who eat a healthy breakfast are better prepared for losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, milk and topped with cinnamon is delicious, healthy and cheap.

US researchers say that eating eggs may help you with your diet and you will feel more energetic. A two-month study of obese adults found that those eating two eggs for breakfast as part of their diet lost more weight by 56 percent and they had a greater reduction in their body mass index than the participants who had bagels for breakfast. To make your diet a cheap breakfast, eat eggs when they are on sale.

A nutritious and energy-filled breakfast is a smoothie. Use tofu, fruit, fat-free yogurt, SPLENDA® and ice. Blend the ingredients together and feel good for hours. Protein and fiber helps start your day and by adding the fruit, you will feel energized for hours.

To help you with your food costs, all ingredients in the recipes Suggested in this article should be bought by buying store brands, when products are on sale or with coupons. Stay away from the bacon, sausage and other expensive items that make the waistline grow.

Source by Charles Plake