(Family Features) - Who hasn't been there? Hip-deep in the frenzy of a busy morning rush, you realize that you've skipped breakfast-again. It's proof that having a nutritious, delicious breakfast can be a challenge for anyone.
Bonnie Taub-Dix, registered dietitian and author of the new book "Read It Before You Eat It," suggests that breakfast foods and ingredients that multi-task, like almonds in all their different forms, should find their way into more consumers' pantries as an easy resource for many meals.
"The secret to being in charge of your health and weight begins with making smart food choices and beginning the day on the right note," Taub-Dix says. "Almonds are a great go-to breakfast resource - rich in nutrients, decadently satisfying and delicious in every dish."
Almond's multi-tasking versatility can "take the ho-hum out of breakfast routines with flavor and crunch," Taub-Dix adds. Adding whole or sliced almonds to granola and yogurt, spreading almond butter on whole grain toast, or making Taub-Dix's Double Almond Crunch breakfast muffins with almond flour are just a few simple solutions that add a boost of nutrition to the most important meal of the day.
To keep a well-stocked pantry (and never miss breakfast again) Taub-Dix recommends creating a shopping list that includes some favorite breakfast foods.
"Prepare and educate. Always know what you are looking for before you walk into a supermarket," she says. "Read labels and think of them as the table of contents for what's inside of the package."
Visit www.AlmondBoard.com for more tips and recipes designed to boost your breakfast and help you start the day right.