Tips to save time — and money — by preparing breakfast the night before

Registered dietitian and nutritionist Maya Feller appeared live on “Good Morning America” to show tips on how to save time — and money — by preparing healthy breakfasts the night before.

Feller shared her unique recipes for oatmeal, rice pudding, and homemade breakfast bars that are loaded with healthy ingredients.

Starting the day with a delicious, healthy breakfast
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Feller’s fiber-rich oatmeal features the unique key ingredient of Earl Grey tea, as well as peaches, dates, nuts and almond milk for added flavor.

She makes her rice pudding using black rice, which has more protein, iron and fiber than brown rice and has the highest amount of antioxidants of any rice variety, according to Feller.

Plus, her rice pudding is sweetened without sugar, using pineapples and raisins instead. Finally, her breakfast bars are made out of quinoa, a complete protein source loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Each of the recipes take less than 30 minutes to make and can last for seven to 10 days in the refrigerator, meaning you can meal prep over the weekend and have healthy breakfasts for the whole family all week long.

Here are the full recipes that Feller shared today on “GMA.”

All of the recipes discussed in this video clip are available here.

Fruit smoothies may not live up to health hype


If you drink fruit smoothies for breakfast, there’s something you should know.

It may be better to skip the blender, and just eat the ingredients.

ABC’s Becky Worley ate a breakfast of mango, pineapple, banana, yogurt, and apple juice.

The next day, she drank a smoothie of the same ingredients.

After eating the fruits, her blood sugar levels went up but stayed fairly even.

After the smoothie, blood sugar spiked right away, then dropped barely an hour later.

That caused her to crave snacks, something she didn’t experience the day before.

When you eat fruit, the fiber slows down the digestion.

“You could say fiber is like a mesh-netting, so that it slows the sugar-absorption down, so that it’s not going rushing in,” says registered dietitian Maya Feller.

But with a fruit smoothie, you miss that first step, breaking down the fiber with the blender.

A better way to make smoothies altogether is to only pick one or two fruits, add some vegetables, such as a leafy green.

And add protein, such as protein powder, nut butter, or milk.

The protein will also keep your blood sugar more stable.