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Think outside the cereal box

Updated: 02-10-2011

If you skip breakfast because you're tired of the same old thing, let lunch or dinner be your inspiration. Instead of dry cereal or toast, top a microwaved potato with broccoli and grated Parmesan cheese. Or try a whole-wheat sandwich with lean meat and low-fat cheese. Leftover vegetable pizza, vegetable chili, and a whole-wheat pita stuffed with water-packed tuna and cucumbers also are good options. With a little creativity, breakfast can be healthy, convenient and fun, especially if you think outside the box.