Eating a healthy breakfast can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, aid in weight loss, and improve memory and concentration.

For children, skipping breakfast has been associated with headaches, fatigue, restlessness, irritability and other problems.

We tend to forgo breakfast when we’re rushed or bored with the same old morning menu. But solving this quandary is easy: Be creative, stick to simple ingredients, and add a flavorful “wow factor.”

Our weekend recipe is a perfect example of delicious, easy-to-prepare breakfast fare. With only three ingredients, it’s a high-fiber antidote to no-time-for-breakfast excuses.

All of the ingredients should be readily available at your local natural and organic food store.

Mandarin Orange Cereal Bowl

Makes 1 serving

1 cup shredded-wheat cereal
2/3 cup mandarin orange segments and their juice (about half of an 11-oz. can)
1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 

  1. Place cereal in serving bowl. Top with mandarin orange segments and juice.
  2. Top with yogurt.

Recipe courtesy of Post Classic Cereals