We all know that breakfast is mission critical — everybody from your mother to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health says so. And we all know that a breakfast rich in protein will serve you better than a bunch of carbs, which set you up for late-morning blood-sugar crashes — the last thing you need when you’re at your desk, jamming on a deadline.
And yet the bagel and doughnut persist. The fact is, we’ve been conditioned to think that breakfast means carbs and sugars. And on a busy morning when you’re scrambling to get out the door, it’s easy to continue to pretend muffins aren’t cupcakes and brown sugar isn’t really sugar if you put it on oatmeal.
So we asked a panel of chefs to help us rethink the day’s most important meal. The result: a new approach to breakfast, based on vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, and slow-burning carbs, combined here in six delicious recipes designed for all those clutch moments when you need the right stuff to get the job done.