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Hot Tip: Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

The trick to a Perfect Sunny-Side-Up Egg is basting. Using a small frying pan and cooking only one or two eggs at a time, spoon hot butter over the top of each egg as it cooks. The whites will be fully cooked through, solid yet tender. The yolk should have just the finest cooked membrane so it'll hold its shape but be ready to explode with goodness at the merest prick of a fork or piece of toast.

Better Breakfast: Buy Berries

Let's face it, a few of our breakfast favorites aren't all that nutritionally fantastic. Adding a handful of berries to your pancakes and waffles can change that fast. A cup of blueberries has 25% of your daily Vitamin C and 4 grams of fiber. Strawberries deliver 160% Vitamin C. Raspberries and blackberries have 8 grams of fiber per cup. Next time you warm maple syrup on the stove, add a handful of blueberries. I promise that you'll love the taste. Don't even get me started on the benefits of adding berries to breakfast cereal.

Oatmeal Again?

You know you should eat more oatmeal. It's a super food that can actually help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. But it can seem boring day in and day out. Try this... add a small dollop of fat-free whipped topping to your next bowl. With a minimal decrease in nutrition, you get a maximum increase in excitement. You may even find yourself craving it for dessert. Take that ice cream! (By the way, just a couple teaspoons of ice cream in oatmeal... melting, creating sweet streaks of flavor... is pretty good too. But that'll be our secret.) Check out the Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Oatmeal.

What Makes A Healthy Breakfast?

The ideal breakfast is rich in whole grains, low in fat and sugar and contains some protein and at least a partial serving of fruits and/or vegetables. That's the ideal. The reality is that the benefits of breakfast happen over time. So the most important thing is that you eat breakfast, any breakfast, every day. No excuses. Here's some tips for Quick Breakfasts For Busy Mornings.