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91+ Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Weight Loss

Even if you're trying to eat healthier, you don't need to give up your favorite breakfast indulgences.

The beauty of breakfast is that you can kickstart your day with a burst of flavor and energy that gets your day off to a solid start. But in reality, it's hard to find the time to eat a healthy breakfast that's good for you, as not everyone has a ton of time in the morning to devote to making healthy morning meals as they're rushing to get out the door. That's where our healthy breakfast recipes come in though, as they will help you stay on track with your health goals without taking a ton of time. They're all easy to whip up, we promise!

From pancakes to French toast to sandwiches to egg-based dishes, we rounded up our favorite healthy breakfast recipes that will change how you view the morning meal. And although these are low-calorie breakfasts, they still taste just like all of your indulgent go-tos.

1

Protein Pancakes

protein pancakes with peanut butter and blackberries on a white plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Protein pancakes are much more satiating than a basic stack of flapjacks, and they can be a great meal prep option you can make ahead of a busy week.

Get our recipe for Protein Pancakes.

2

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

overnight oats finished with a spoon of oats on the marble counter
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

This peanut butter overnight oats recipe is bound to become one of your go-to healthy breakfasts! Just prep the night before and you're good to go in the morning.

Get our recipe for Peanut Butter Overnight Oats.

3

Mediterranean Breakfast Burrata

breakfast burrata platter with butternut squash and whole grain bread
Carlene Thomas/ Eat This, Not That!

Who says burrata is just for summer tomatoes (or dinner for that matter)? For a hearty Mediterranean meat-free breakfast that's not your standard fare of eggs, bring out the burrata!

Get our recipe for Mediterranean Breakfast Burrata.

4

Cashew Butter & Raspberry Smoothie

raspberry cashew butter cottage cheese smoothie garnished with raspberries
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Ready for a nostalgic nod to childhood lunches? This smoothie is inspired by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pairing tart fruit with a creamy nut butter. You can use this customizable formula to swap out the raspberries for strawberries or other berries, or cashew butter for peanut or almond butter.

Get our recipe for Cashew Butter & Raspberry Smoothie.

5

Low-Sugar Cranberry Orange Scones

Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Each cranberry orange scone only has 8 grams of sugar in it—seriously, that's it! To put this in perspective, 8 grams of sugar is less than most of the flavored Greek yogurt you pick up at the grocery store, and just over a quarter of the sugar count in that Maple Creme Stick.

Get our recipe for Low-Sugar Cranberry Orange Scones.

6

Breakfast Salad With Eggs

breakfast salad with eggs on pink plate and marble background
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

This breakfast salad has a crispy texture thanks to snap peas, radishes, and cucumbers, and adding walnuts is a great way to add healthy fats to your breakfast and curb cravings later in the day.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Salad With Eggs.

7

Spicy Waffled Cauliflower Hash Browns

Lauren Volo Photography

Making hash browns on a waffle iron is a nontraditional (and ingenious) use for this kitchen tool. The waffle iron cooks the hash browns with crisp nooks and crannies that make for the perfect crunch.

Get our recipe for Spicy Waffled Cauliflower Hash Browns.

8

Sheet-Pan Vegan Sausage and Vegetables

vegan sausage sheet pan
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Sheet pan meals are a popular dinner hack, so why not use it for breakfast, too? It's less cleanup and prep work for you, and you can feed a whole family of four at once. To make things even easier, you can customize this breakfast recipe with vegetables that you love and that are in season in your area for more flexibility.

Get our recipe for Sheet-Pan Vegan Sausage and Vegetables.

9

Flaxseed Buttermilk Pancakes

Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Healthy pancakes? No, that's not a misnomer. With this easy recipe, you can have a satisfying, satiating breakfast, without leaving the comfort of your home.

Get our recipe for Flaxseed Buttermilk Pancakes.

10

Sweet Potato Banana Muffins

sweet potato banana muffins
Posie Brien/ Eat This, Not That!

These muffins are good enough to win over anyone, regardless of their diet. They happen to be free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar but more importantly, they have a wonderfully tender and moist texture and just a touch of sweetness.

Get our recipe for Sweet Potato Banana Muffins.

11

Blood Orange Beet Smoothie

blood orange beet smoothie with oranges
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

We often feel like we could use a quick cleanse of our system, whether it's after over-indulging in food and alcohol, or when feeling sluggish and under the weather. Help your body get back to feeling great with a refreshing immune-boosting, cleansing smoothie.

Get our recipe for the Blood Orange Beet Smoothie.

12

Plant-Based, Grain-Free Breakfast Burritos

plant based breakfast burrito on white plate
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

There's nothing like a hearty breakfast burrito when you need comfort food in the morning—whether you've had a rough night or just need an extra energy boost from a hearty breakfast.

Get our recipe for Plant-Based, Grain-Free Breakfast Burritos.

13

Butternut Squash Hash

bowl of butternut squash hash with celery
Posie Brien/Eat This, Not That!

Finding filling Whole30 breakfast ideas can be challenging, which is why loading up with vegetables is the way to go. This butternut squash hash is made with satiating vegetables, which should be the core of your Whole30 diet. It's also the perfect pair for your morning eggs!

Get our recipe for Butternut Squash Hash.

14

Breakfast Loaded Sweet Potato

breakfast sweet potato on blue plate with blueberries and yogurt
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

'Sweet potato toasts' made the rounds in the trendy wellness recipe world recently, thanks to the avocado toast wave making veggies a popular breakfast choice. But you don't need to load your sweet potato on a piece of bread to enjoy it for breakfast! Cut out the middle man and turn your sweet potato into a vessel to carry yogurt and granola.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Loaded Sweet Potato.

15

Whole Grain Pancakes With Cashew Butter

whole grain plant based pancake stack
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

This whole grain version of pancakes is fortified with a few ingredients that are perfect sources of nutrients when you're following a plant-based diet. This meal packs 14 grams of protein into each serving, so it's the perfect breakfast for mornings when you need extra fuel.

Get our recipe for Whole Grain Pancakes With Cashew Butter.

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Green Machine Veggie Casserole

whole30 veggie casserole with slice popped out
Posie Brien/Eat This, Not That!

This Whole30 veggie casserole is the perfect recipe to feed a hungry crowd in the morning without too much fuss, and gives you all the satisfaction of quiche in a lighter package.

Get our recipe for Green Machine Veggie Casserole.

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Pear Cardamom Oats Smoothie

cardamom pear smoothie in glass garnished with pear
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Looking for a new fruit to add to your smoothie routine? Try pears! Bartlett pears are perfect for smoothies since they become soft and juicy when ripe. They're an excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C.

Get our recipe for Pear Cardamom Oats Smoothie.

18

Protein-Packed Waffles

chocolate protein waffle with fresh berries on a plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

With this easy-to-make protein waffle recipe, you can enjoy a high-protein breakfast that will keep you feeling full for hours. Topped with fresh berries, peanut butter, or drizzled in syrup, these protein waffles are a great way to start off your day.

Get our recipe for Protein-Packed Waffles.

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Black Bean Omelet

Black bean omelet
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Why shell out your hard-earned dollars for an overpriced gut bomb when you can make something better, healthier, and cheaper at home in 10 minutes flat? And nowhere is that question more relevant than with omelets.

Get our recipe for Black Bean Omelet.

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Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake Recipe

Copycat cracker barrel pancake recipe for breakfast with butter and syrup
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

The secret ingredient in these copycat Cracker Barrel pancakes? Buttermilk! Don't have buttermilk in the fridge? Don't worry, you can easily make it at home with our recipe.

Get our recipe for Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake Recipe.

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Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Banana

Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana recipe
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Oatmeal in its purest form has a ton of benefits that you don't want to miss out on. From helping to lower your LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol) to actually being one of the best sources of resistant starch—the type of carb that helps you lose weight—oats should be eaten on the regular, in the right way, of course.

Get our recipe for Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Banana.

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Greek Yogurt With Pineapple, Kiwi, Mango, and Ginger Syrup

Gluten-free yogurt with pineapple kiwi mango and ginger syrup
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This refreshing concoction pairs tropical fruit with a spicy-sweet blast of ginger syrup for a sweet treat that'll taste like you're on vacation—even if you're just on your couch.

Get our recipe for Greek Yogurt With Pineapple, Kiwi, Mango, and Ginger Syrup.

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10-Minute Baked Eggs With Mushroom and Spinach

Baked eggs with mushroom and spinach
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The little ceramic vessels are perfect for housing eggs, meat, cheese, and vegetables and then tossing in the oven. What emerges 10 minutes later is a perfectly cooked egg—whites soft but firm, yolk gloriously runny—surrounded by a tasty and filling supporting cast.

Get our recipe for 10-Minute Baked Eggs With Mushroom and Spinach.

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Breakfast Tacos With Bacon and Spinach

Breakfast tacos with bacon and spinach
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Infectiously delicious, to be sure, but also a perfectly healthy start to your day, assuming you stick to corn tortillas, which have half the calories and twice the fiber of their flour counterparts.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Tacos With Bacon and Spinach.

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Egg Sandwich With Pastrami and Swiss

Egg sandwich with pastrami and swiss
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The combination of pastrami and Swiss has long been confined to the realm of the lunchtime deli counter, but we think it works beautifully with soft scrambled eggs—especially because pastrami trounces both sausage and bacon in the calorie department.

Get our recipe for Egg Sandwich With Pastrami and Swiss.

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Banana Bread

Banana bread
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

A slice of this will treat you well at breakfast and will still provide you with the nutrients of banana that other banana bread recipes tend to drown out with too many heavily caloric ingredients.

Get our recipe for Banana Bread.

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Savory Artichoke Feta Quiche

Vegetarian artichoke feta quiche
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This quiche dispenses with the heavy dose of dairy fat and instead gets its flavor and substance from antioxidant-dense sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and lean chicken sausage.

Get our recipe for Savory Artichoke Feta Quiche.

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Banana Pancakes

Healthy banana pancakes
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Using yogurt and cottage cheese in these pancakes does two things: It brings extra protein to the breakfast table, and it helps produce the lightest, moistest pancakes you've ever tasted

Get our recipe for Banana Pancakes.

RELATED: The easy way to make healthier comfort foods.

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Fiber-Filled Breakfast Burrito

Healthy breakfast burritos
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

By swapping out worthless white tortillas for whole wheat, swapping fatty pork sausage for the lean chicken variety, and adding fiber-rich beans and some fresh avocado, we've slashed the calories in half while increasing the overall nutrition (and deliciousness).

Get our recipe for Fiber-Filled Breakfast Burrito.

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Sunrise Sandwich With Turkey, Cheddar, and Guacamole

Sunrise sandwich
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

We are firm believers in the splendors of the original Egg McMuffin, along with many of the other ready-to-eat breakfast sandwiches that have followed in its wake. But not all handheld breakfast bites are so virtuous, because many of them are flooded with excessive carbs and fat. And even the McMuffin can be greatly improved upon, which is exactly what we do here, subbing in lean turkey for Canadian bacon, adding lycopene-rich tomato, and crowning it all with a spread of heart-healthy guacamole.

Get our recipe for Sunrise Sandwich With Turkey, Cheddar, and Guacamole.

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Fruit and Granola Yogurt Parfait

Vegetarian yogurt parfait
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This indulgent parfait is decadent enough to be a dessert, but with exactly what you need to start your day or snack on: a mix of protein and fiber.

Get our recipe for Fruit and Granola Yogurt Parfait.

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Banana-Nutella Crepes

Banana nutella crepe
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

It seems that crepes were invented for the sole purpose of housing fresh banana slices and hazelnut-chocolate—at least, that's what will be on your mind as you knife and fork your way through one of these simple but oh-so-decadent sweet treats.

Get our recipe for Banana-Nutella Crepes.

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Vanilla-Bourbon French Toast

Low-carb vanilla-bourbon french toast
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This version forgoes cream for milk, and a deluge of sugar for vanilla and a slug of bourbon. It's still a pretty decadent French toast recipe to start your day, but at least you won't need a nap afterward.

Get our recipe for Vanilla-Bourbon French Toast.

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Southern-Style Biscuits

Low-calorie flaky southern biscuits
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

To keep the biscuit as healthy as possible while still producing a genuine, flaky, Southern-style treasure, we've cut out the shortening (trans fats are so 1990s), showed some restraint with the butter, and used low-fat buttermilk to bring moisture and tang to the mix. With this recipe, you won't have to sacrifice the best part of a biscuit. Dig in!

Get our recipe for Southern-Style Biscuits.

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Eggs in Purgatory

Healthy eggs in purgatory
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This recipe offers layers of intense flavors built around some of the healthiest ingredients in the pantry (tomatoes, garlic, whole grains, and, of course, eggs).

Get our recipe for Eggs in Purgatory.

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10-Minute Mediterranean Tofu Scramble

mediterranean tofu veggiescramble
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

If you're an egg lover who's looking for a plant-based alternative, give tofu a try! Firm and extra-firm tofu varieties give a scrambled egg texture, and they're the perfect canvas for a multitude of flavors.

Get our recipe for 10-Minute Mediterranean Tofu Scramble.

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Oatmeal Pancakes With Cinnamon Apples

Oatmeal pancakes with cinnamon apples
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Oats and wheat flour give these pancakes a fiber and protein boost, helping stabilize your blood sugar levels as your body absorbs the rush of carbs that comes with a stack of flapjacks.

Get our recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes With Cinnamon Apples.

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Scrambled Eggs With Salmon, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese

Healthy scrambled eggs with salmon asparagus and goat cheese
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This healthy scrambled eggs recipe has all the makings of hearty breakfast fare—butter, cheese, protein—but with healthy fats, fresh vegetables, and a light caloric toll. Serve it with a scoop of roasted potatoes and fresh fruit.

Get our recipe for Scrambled Eggs With Salmon, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese.

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Spinach and Ham Quiche

Low-calorie spinach and ham quiche
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Make this quiche recipe for Sunday night's dinner, and then take a wedge with you to work on Monday; it makes for a fine desk-side lunch, and it's great for meal planning in advance, too.

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Croque Monsieur

Vegetarian croque monsieur
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

In this recipe, we create a single-layer knife-and-fork affair instead, which manages to deliver on the decadence without the excess calories.

Get our recipe for Croque Monsieur.

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Frittata With Arugula and Red Peppers

Healthy frittata with arugula pepper
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

A great breakfast item, this frittata is an absolutely perfect start to your day because once it's made, it's a nutritious and delicious ready-made meal ready and waiting for you right when you need it most.

Get our recipe for Frittata With Arugula and Red Peppers.

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Denver Omelet

Vegetarian mile high omelets
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The classic diner omelet is an oversize envelope of eggs soaked in cheap oil and bulging with fatty fillers. The damage, with toast and hash browns: about 1,400 calories and 70 grams of fat. Our ode to Denver doesn't cut the cheese or the meat or even turn to Egg Beaters. No, this is just honest cooking with good ingredients in reasonable portions, exactly what an omelet should be.

Get our recipe for the Denver Omelet.

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Waffle With Ham and Egg

Healthy waffles with ham and egg
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The ingredients may sound like a strange combination, but stick with us! We know what we're doing. The flavors are nicely balanced and the portion size is perfect, if we do say so ourselves. Plus, most importantly, the nutritional profile of this savory waffle is just what you want for the most important meal of the day.

Get our recipe for Waffle With Ham and Egg.

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Veggie Scramble With Mushrooms, Spinach and Goat Cheese

Vegetarian shiitake, spinach & goat cheese scramble
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This veggie scramble is a great meal, so healthy and filling that you could even make it as a side for a dinner dish as well.

Get our recipe for Veggie Scramble With Mushrooms, Spinach and Goat Cheese.

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Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

overnight cinnamon roll oats in open glass mason jar with blueberries on wooden tabletop with spoon
Jason Donnelly

If you're constantly rushing out the door in the morning, it's easy to let breakfast fall by the wayside. Enter overnight oats, the breakfast savior for the busy. You can prepare them the night before and let the fridge do its magic. All you have to do is open them up in the morning and enjoy that delicious, nutrient-dense goodness. You'll have a healthy breakfast with the hassle.

Get our recipe for Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats.

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Smoked Salmon and Boursin Cheese Frittata

smoked salmon boursin frittata
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

This recipe is not only easy to make and ready in just a few minutes, but it really is a way to not only change up how you cook eggs, but also allow you to step outside a basic frittata dish, too, with the creative addition of the salmon and Boursin cheese.

Get our recipe for Smoked Salmon and Boursin Cheese Frittata.

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Japanese-Inspired Egg Pancakes With Spinach and Green Onions

japanese egg pancakes spinach green onions
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

In this recipe, you'll find the egg pancakes stuffed with spinach, green onions, radish, garlic, and some rice vinegar, all sitting atop a bed of microgreens. It may seem like it's complicated, but trust us when we say it's not that difficult to cook up this very impressive vegetarian meal.

Get our recipe for Japanese-Inspired Egg Pancakes With Spinach and Green Onions.

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Sunny-Side Up Egg Pizza

sunny side up egg pizza
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

In this recipe, the slices are topped with sunny-side up eggs, leeks, garlic, prosciutto, and both Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. This recipe isn't for those who are craving a typical slice, but if you're in the mood for something different that brings all the flavor, this is the pizza for you.

Get our recipe for Sunny-Side Up Egg Pizza.

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Muffin-Tin Quiches With Smoked Gouda and Ham

quiches with smoked gouda and ham on muffin tin with dish cloth and dried chili peppers
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Sure, you've used your muffin tin to make blueberry muffins, or maybe some pumpkin muffins when fall rolls around. But if all you're doing with a muffin tin is baking muffins, you're seriously missing out. These muffin tin quiches are so easy to make, and they put that muffin pan to good use.

Get our recipe for Muffin-Tin Quiches With Smoked Gouda and Ham.

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Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Healthy blueberry pancakes
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Once you try this simple and healthy blueberry compote, you'll never go back to lackluster syrup again. Can you think of any maple syrup that's grocery or farmer's market bought that's also a superfood? Exactly—case closed. This recipe proves that indulgence has never been so healthy!

Get our recipe for Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

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Cranberry-Orange Granola

cranberry orange granola bowls with bowl of berries and spoons
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Our version of homemade granola is low in calories and sugar and even has some pumpkin pie spice mixed in for a dose of spicy flavor. No store-bought version can compete with that.

Get our recipe for Cranberry-Orange Granola.

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Raspberry-Peach Swirled Smoothie

Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Besides the frozen raspberries and peaches, we combine a banana, orange juice, and Greek yogurt—along with some honey and ginger, too—to create a satisfying sweet way to kickstart your day with a healthy breakfast. All you have to do is put all the ingredients in the blender and once it's smooth, you're ready to sip away.

Get our recipe for Raspberry-Peach Swirled Smoothie.

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Spring Vegetable Frittata

spring vegetable frittata in black cast iron skillet
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Asparagus is high in potassium, and it's a high-nutrient, low-calorie addition to this frittata. The recipe also calls for four cups of fresh spinach, which comes out to one cup in each frittata serving. That'll give you a hefty dose of calcium and magnesium, as well as a little fiber. Combined with the protein of the eggs—you'll get two per frittata serving—this is one dish that will keep you full and give you plenty of energy. Dig in!

Get our recipe for Spring Vegetable Frittata.

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Red and Green Breakfast Salad

red and green breakfast salad in bowls with eggs and oil
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Who says you can't have salad for breakfast? With this red and green breakfast salad recipe, you can enjoy a crunchy bowl of veggies any time of day.

Get our recipe for Red and Green Breakfast Salad.

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Italian Hash With Eggs

plate of italian hash with fried egg next to skillet and water glass
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Is there anything more satisfying than a hearty breakfast hash? With crispy potatoes, fresh vegetables, and a nice fried egg, you can't go wrong with this filling morning meal.

Get our recipe for Italian Hash With Eggs.

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Golden Mango Smoothie Bowl

golden mango smoothie bowl with pomegranate and kiwi
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Sick of having regular old cereal with milk? Spruce up your usual breakfast bowl and blend up a mango smoothie bowl instead!

Get our recipe for Golden Mango Smoothie Bowl.

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Turkey-Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

turkey sweet potato breakfast hash in cast iron skillet
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

If you're looking for an easy way to add more vegetables into your breakfast routine, this sweet potato hash recipe is a perfect place to start. Packed with protein and fiber, this hash features sweet potato and green bell peppers, along with protein-boosting eggs and turkey sausage.

Get our recipe for Turkey-Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash.

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Eggs Diablo

eggs diablo with taco shells in pan
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Sure, you could make hard-boiled or scrambled eggs for breakfast, but if you really want to kick things up a notch, why not try this recipe for eggs diablo? With crushed red pepper and fire-roasted tomatoes, along with green peppers and onions, this dish is bursting with flavor and nutrition.

Get our recipe for Eggs Diablo.

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Avocado-Lime Smoothie

avocado lime smoothie on a white cutting board with limes and a knife on a green table
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Have you tried adding avocado to your diet? Well, good news: you can add it to more foods than just guac and tacos. Avocado is the perfect weight-loss food, and it can help satisfy your hunger with every delicious green bite! A novel new way to enjoy it? In this green avocado-lime smoothie recipe, of course.

Get our recipe for Avocado-Lime Smoothie.

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Acai-Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

acai blueberry smoothie bowl on white background
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Sure, smoothies are a great breakfast if you're prone to busy mornings. Just toss the ingredients in the blender, pour everything into a to-go cup, and you're good to go. But if you're looking for a less-rushed version of the classic breakfast, smoothie bowls, like this acai-blueberry smoothie bowl, are a fun alternative.

Get our recipe for Acai-Blueberry Smoothie Bowl.

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Broccoli-Cheese Eggs in a Mug

broccoli cheese eggs in mugs with forks
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

If you want to eat a nutritious breakfast but don't want to deal with the hassle of washing a bunch of cooking pans, this eggs in a mug recipe is perfect for you. It's for one serving, making it a great option for those weekday breakfasts when you just want to eat something and get out the door.

Get our recipe for Broccoli-Cheese Eggs in a Mug.

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Blackberry Cashew Chia Pudding

Homemade paleo chia pudding cup
Rebecca Firkser/Eat This, Not That!

Fresh blackberries add a tart-sweet element to the pudding, but you can swap in any other fruit you like, or even omit it altogether.

Get our recipe for Blackberry Cashew Chia Pudding.

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Pumpkin Parfaits

spicy pumpkin parfait in a mason jar with spoons
Blaine Moats

This spicy fall-inspired parfait smells like pumpkin pie and holiday spices, and it'll brighten up any breakfast spread or snack time during the cooler months.

Get our recipe for Pumpkin Parfaits.

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Eggs and Bacon Breakfast Tacos

breakfast tacos recipe on a plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

This recipe will make four tacos, one egg accounting for each taco. If you would like to make more breakfast tacos for a crowd, add an egg for each taco you're making. So if you're making 12 tacos, grab a large skillet and crack open 12 eggs.

Get our recipe for Eggs and Bacon Breakfast Tacos.

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

dragon fruit smoothie bowl with pineapple chunks and pepitas
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

"Dragon fruit." How fun is that term? It's like your breakfast is taking you on a medieval quest to hang out with mythical creatures. OK, that's a bit of a stretch…but still, being able to say you're eating a dragon fruit smoothie bowl is pretty cool.

Get our recipe for Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls.

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Breakfast Burritos

breakfast burrito cut in half on a plate ready to eat
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

While chorizo may not sound like breakfast food, it does give the burrito a flavor profile that's out of this world. Since chorizo is a highly seasoned pork sausage, you don't have to add extra seasonings to liven up your breakfast burrito. The cooked chorizo will just do it for you!

Get our recipe for Breakfast Burritos.

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Paleo Muffins

paleo plum muffins
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

This muffin recipe was developed with the plum torte in mind, but from a paleo perspective. Almond flour keeps the muffins moist and cakey, coconut and olive oil bring richness, and they're just sweet enough thanks to coconut sugar and fresh plums.

Get our recipe for Paleo Muffins.

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Shakshuka

Paleo casserole shakshuka dish in a skillet with parsley
Rebecca Firkser/Eat This, Not That!

While shakshuka is already a protein-rich breakfast thanks to the eggs, if you want a bit of extra protein, ground lamb—or really, any ground meat you prefer—blends into the sauce seamlessly, adding a bit of extra oomph to this paleo casserole without changing up the overall flavor of the dish.

Get our recipe for Shakshuka.

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Paleo Oatmeal

coconut paleo oatmeal
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

Paleo oatmeal can be eaten straight from the pot, dressed up with fresh (or unsweetened dried) fruit and a bit of date syrup or coconut sugar, or you can cool it down in the fridge and treat it like overnight oats.

Get our recipe for Paleo Oatmeal.

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Omelet

breaking into a cooked omelet on a grey plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

With the help of a New York City chef, were were able to come up with the absolute best way to make an omelet.

Get our recipe for an Omelet.

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Paleo Iced Coffee Protein Shake

paleo iced coffee protein shake in glass
Rebecca Firkser/Eat This, Not That!

For a sip that combines your morning caffeine fix with the nutrition of a healthy breakfast, look no further than this paleo-friendly coffee-spiked protein shake. It's frothy, chilled, and a tad sweet—and it might just become your new favorite way to get energized for the day, especially if you're not a big breakfast person.

Get our recipe for Paleo Iced Coffee Protein Shake.

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Mexican Chocolate Smoothie Bowls

mexican chocolate smoothie bowl with raspberries and chopped chocolate
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Chocolate for breakfast? It's not too good to be true. This Mexican chocolate smoothie bowl features dark chocolate almond milk, along with chopped chocolate, for a creamy meal that's way less sugary than your typical chocolate treat.

Get our recipe for Mexican Chocolate Smoothie Bowls.

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Egg and Herb Frittata

egg and herb frittata in skillet and on plate
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

This brightly-colored frittata is based on the Persian dish Kuku Sabzi, which literally means whipped eggs and herbs. Though Kuku Sabzi are traditionally served during the Persian New Year celebration Nowruz, there's nothing stopping you from making one for breakfast today.

Get our recipe for Egg and Herb Frittata.

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Paleo Smoothies With Yogurt and Granola

paleo breakfast yogurt and granola smoothie in mason jar with granola in background
Rebecca Firkser/Eat This, Not That!

Make your paleo parfait smoothie the night before (or even meal prep it in a batch for the whole week) by layering the yogurt and granola into portable and sealable containers like Mason jars.

Get our recipe for Paleo Smoothies With Yogurt and Granola.

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Protein Muffins

protein muffins on a cooling rack
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

These protein muffins are stuffed with protein to give you that morning boost that you need. Between the eggs, the protein powder, and the Greek yogurt, you'll be feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.

Get our recipe for Protein Muffins.

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Coconut-Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

coconut pumpkin smoothie bowls with spoons
Blaine Moats

Cozy up your breakfast or snack routine with a seasonal take on the smoothie bowl. The base of this vibrant smoothie is a dance of pumpkin and coconut flavors by way of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, coconut milk, and coconut yogurt.

Get our recipe for Coconut-Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl.

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Keto Breakfast Sandwich

keto bacon cheese sandwich on parchment paper with tea in the background
Courtesy of Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Cloud bread, the lighter-than-air bread used in this keto sandwich, is the perfect low-carb bread substitute for when you need a delicious, comforting slice. Layer it with melty Jack cheese, crispy bacon, pico de gallo, and guacamole for an indulgent keto breakfast.

Get our recipe for Keto Breakfast Sandwiches.

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Homemade Paleo Granola

Paleo granola in a bowl ready to serve with breakfast.
Rebecca Firkser/Eat This, Not That!

It's time to stop spending $9 on a tiny bag of granola when you could be making a much bigger batch of paleo granola at home for far less money.

Get our recipe for Homemade Paleo Granola.

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Paleo Sausage

paleo breakfast sausage in skillet
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

These paleo breakfast sausage patties come together quite quickly. You could wake up a little early on a slow morning to throw together a batch, or you can freeze them and cook them off one by one.

Get our recipe for Paleo Sausage.

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Avocado-Berry Smoothie

avocado berry smoothie
Rebecca Firkser/Eat This, Not That!

Because avocado is technically a berry, it fits right into this berry-forward smoothie. Berries have a good reputation in the fruit category because they are one of the few fruits that we haven't genetically modified to be larger and sweeter over the years. They are actually much lower in sugar content than other fruits and fall on the low-carb side of the fruit scale.

Get our recipe for Avocado-Berry Smoothie.

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Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning

avocado crisps with lemon and radish
Carlene Thomas/ Eat This, Not That!

Avocado toast is arguably one of the most popular breakfast dishes in recent years. And although a serving of healthy fats for breakfast is a good setup for a day of clean eating, some people aren't crazy about eating a thick slice of bread first thing in the morning. For those looking for a lighter version of this beloved breakfast staple, a thin Finnish crispbread can provide a tasty alternative.

Get our recipe for Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning.

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Keto Eggs Baked in Cream With Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Basil

baked eggs in cream with prosciutto parmesan basil
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

This dish features butter, heavy cream, cheese, eggs, and prosciutto. Can you think of anything more appropriate for a keto breakfast? Plus, eggs are a staple of any healthy breakfast, especially if you're trying to make more health-conscious meal choices.

Get our recipe for Keto Eggs Baked in Cream With Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Basil.

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Savory Parsnip Waffles

whole 30 parsnip waffle on white plate with sirracha
Posie Brien/Eat This, Not That!

Using vegetables instead of grain flours in your waffles will make them paleo and even Whole30-compliant (this recipe happens to be keto, too).

Get our recipe for Savory Parsnip Waffles.

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Frizzled Eggs and Sausage With Sauteed Greens

Keto frizzled eggs with fennel sausage on a blue plate
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

When carbs reign king in terms of easy breakfast options, finding filling breakfasts that fit a keto diet can be rather difficult, which is why this particular keto eggs recipe is the perfect plate to have you feeling full and ready for your day! It's full of protein and healthy nutrients that will have you feeling satisfied until lunch—or even beyond!

Get our recipe for Frizzled Eggs and Sausage With Sauteed Greens.

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Whole30 Breakfast Burrito

whole30 breakfast burrito on a white plate wrapped in a collard green
Posie Brien/Eat This, Not That!

Here, we swap out the tortilla for collard greens, using them to wrap a savory, hot filling of potatoes, peppers, and scrambled eggs. With so many filling vegetables and eggs inside this Whole30 breakfast burrito, you won't even miss having the tortilla.

Get our recipe for Whole30 Breakfast Burrito.

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Keto Overnight Oats With Berries and Cream

keto berries and cream overnight oats
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

To make a keto version of overnight oats, you'll be skipping the grains and starting with a base of hemp hearts. Hemp hearts are basically shelled hemp seeds, and they're a perfect low carb alternative. These superfood seeds clock in at 1 gram per 3 tablespoons, making them a power-packed addition to a super nutrition batch of oats.

Get our recipe for Keto Overnight Oats With Berries and Cream.

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Caramelized Banana and Walnut-Topped Bourbon French Toast

Vegetarian french toast with vanilla bourbon caramelized bananas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Sweet carb-based breakfasts never pack the same nutritional punch as protein-driven dishes, but if you're going to indulge, you'll want to do it in a smart way. And these boozy, banana-topped French toast slices are about as good as it gets.

Get our recipe for Caramelized Banana and Walnut-Topped Bourbon French Toast.

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French Toast Stuffed With Strawberries

Healthy french toast with strawberries
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Odds are, if the word "stuffed" is in the menu description, the dish is likely pretty dangerous. And stuffed French toast is the perfect example. But when done correctly, stuffing can actually be a nutritional bonus, and this low-calorie breakfast recipe is proof. Here, we add a dose of protein, fiber, and vitamins, thanks to the fresh strawberries and honey. This dish is easy to make and much lower in calories than any French toast you could order at IHOP.

Get our recipe for Decadent French Toast Stuffed With Strawberries

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Huevos Rancheros

Low-calorie huevos rancheros
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

When you're looking for a truly filling breakfast that will hold you over, this is the recipe you need. It's the perfect balance of protein, fiber, and antioxidants, so you'll be full and focused.

Get our recipe for Huevos Rancheros

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Ham and Cheese Omelet With Mushrooms

Crispy ham omelette with cheese and mushrooms
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Overstuffed omelets are what makes eggs turn into highly caloric dishes very quickly, and this tends to happen when you order one of these at a restaurant. Instead, you can make this recipe at home that jazzes up eggs with ham, cheese, and mushrooms, all in a way that won't kill your waistline.

Get our recipe for Ham and Cheese Omelet With Mushrooms

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Sausage and Mushroom Frittata

Paleo sausage frittata with mushrooms
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This frittata is stuffed with mushroom and sausage, so each bite you take is just bursting with good and hearty, savory flavor.

Get our recipe for a Sausage and Mushroom Frittata

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Breakfast Pizza

Healthy breakfast pizzas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Pizza for breakfast? Yes, please! Here, you start with the ultimate breakfast bread—a whole-wheat English muffin—as your base, use salsa as your sauce, and then add eggs, ham, and cheese for flavor.

Get our recipe for a Breakfast Pizza.

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Breakfast Hash With Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage

Breakfast hash with sweet potato and chicken sausage
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Hash can be made many different ways, and with this recipe, we swap out the typical beef with lean chunks of chicken sausage and the greasy spuds with crispy sweet potato and bell pepper. Serve this with a Bloody Mary, and this is exactly the kind of meal you want for breakfast that will soak up anything lingering if you had a big night out beforehand.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Hash With Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage

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