Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Here are some breakfast ideas that combine protein with some complex carbohydrates and plenty of fiber. Start your day with a meal that will keep you satisfied.

  1. Whole grain toast topped with avocado and fried or scrambled egg – hot sauce optional
  2. Crunchy yogurt: Combine 6 oz fat-free plain Greek yogurt, ½ cup blueberries, ¼ c granola cereal, 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed, and 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds.
  3. Eggs and English muffin: Scramble 1-2 eggs in a pan coated with 1 tsp canola or olive oil; top with ¼ cup chopped tomato, onion, and salsa. Serve on toasted 100% whole grain English muffin
  4. Nutty Oatmeal: Top 1 cup cooked plain oatmeal with ¼ cup walnuts or other nuts; add cinnamon and berries
  5. Veggie omelet: Sauté in 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil any combination chopped mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and spinach. Add garlic, and herbs and spices if desired; and 2 scrambled eggs, and cover pan until set. Top with shredded sharp cheddar or parmesan cheese, cover pan, and cook 1 minute until cheese melts.       Serve with 1 cup fresh fruit. (Note: Make a large omelet on weekends, and have leftovers for breakfast during the week.)
  6. 1 cup cottage cheese with chopped tomatoes or salsa, herb and spices of your choice
  7. 1 cup cottage cheese with 1 cup chopped apple, berries, or any fresh fruit and cinnamon
  8. Green smoothie: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth: 1 cup original almond milk, 1 cup chopped kale or spinach, 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1 Tbsp. natural peanut or almond butter, few shakes cinnamon, 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds (optional)
  9. 1 slice whole grain toast with 2 Tbsp. natural almond or peanut butter and sliced fresh apples, pears, peaches, or banana slices
  10. 1 whole grain tortilla spread with hummus, shredded cheese, sliced red peppers, avocado slices, and any other vegetables you like. Roll tortilla up.
  11. 1 corn tortilla cooked under the broiler with melted cheese and 2 Morningstar Farms Vegetarian Sausage Links, 1 cup fresh fruit
  12. 1 whole grain tortilla cooked under the broiler with fat free refried beans and melted cheese. Top with avocado and salsa if desired.
  13. Make your favorite quiche recipe crustless in 12 muffin cups. This makes a lot so you can refrigerate to eat during the week. Serve with a piece of fresh fruit.