What we eat at breakfast has the ability to influence how we feel throughout the rest of the day. No exaggeration. A breakfast that includes protein, whole grains, healthy fats, and colour (i.e. plant foods) will set you up for a day of stable blood sugar levels and sustained energy, and keep you feeling satiated so that you can get on with the demands of the day ahead. On the flip side, by choosing a breakfast lacking in important nutrients, we are going to be left feeling sluggish (both physically and mentally) and, over time, we can end up inching ourselves towards weight gain and chronic diseases. So, what are some of the common breakfasts that dietitians see that do not tick the nutritional box?