It’s no secret that mornings can be rough. It could be you didn’t get enough sleep or you spent last night partying with friends. Maybe you just hate mornings and have no urge to move from the comfort of your bed. Whatever the reason, one of the best ways to cope is with a delicious and healthy breakfast.
A good breakfast can set a positive tone for your entire day. Let these 31 healthy recipes be your guide to a great morning:
This new and improved take on the whole-wheat pancake from Skinny Taste is delicious and high in fiber. Fill up to help cut back on the need to snack later in the day.
This tofu breakfast recipe was adapted from the Vegan Eats World cookbook. Tofu is considered an alternate source of protein for those looking to get away from eating meat.
This egg muffin sandwich recipe does away with the yolk, which can help you enjoy the nutritional benefits of eggs with less calories.
Green tea is a popular antioxidant and can even improve brain function, but not everyone has the time to sit quietly and sip a cup. Not a problem! This smoothie can give you a boost as you prepare to head out the door.
Whole-grain waffles, peaches and ricotta cheese are a healthy and yummy combination. The ricotta is a great source of calcium and protein.
This is a revised version of the classic, one that features turkey bacon. Note: Try to use Jennie-O’s extra lean turkey bacon if you can; it’s low in calories and has no trans-fat.
Spinach is a superfood, one loaded with vitamins A, D, C, K and E. It’s actually filled with nutrients thought to fight off cancer and inflammation. You shouldn’t be shy about piling a heaping serving on your opened-faced egg sandwich.
Nonstarchy greens are a good tool for weight loss and lowering your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Paired with high-fiber grains, this nutritious wrap can prove to not only benefit your overall health, but also be a great way to enjoy leftovers.
Pineapple is a great fruit for treating digestive problems, and it turns out the healthiest people on earth have a coconut-rich diet. All the more reason to bring the two fruits together in a nutritious smoothie.
Opt for white meat when putting this recipe together for breakfast; it contains less fat and fewer calories than the darker meat.
If your idea of a good start to the day is a workout routine, don’t forget to fuel your body with this berry protein workout smoothie. The healing properties of antioxidant-rich berries can be just the right thing after a tough workout session.
Cinnamon is a spice that is outstanding for controlling your blood sugar levels. Sprinkle it atop lowfat cottage cheese and apple slices.
Epicurious has a very popular version of this Mexican dish available. To make this a vegan dish, substitute the chorizo with Soyrizo. Both versions feature cilantro, a plant that contains vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and minerals like potassium and manganese.
According to Prevention, a bagel with lox and cream cheese can be great for your skin, courtesy of the omega-3 fatty acids.
This simple breakfast bowl stars quinoa, a whole grain that boasts many nutrients such as iron and B vitamins. Quinoa is also gluten-free.
Chocolate as a healthy breakfast item? It certainly works out when used to maximum effect, as with this vegan chocolate cherry smoothie. Chocolate and cherries have great antioxidant properties and cherries are said to regulate sleep cycles, fight cancer and fight free radicals.
Here is a healthy version of this Italian omelet recipe. In addition to cutting calories with the use of egg whites, this recipe includes basil leaves, which scientists believe may be useful in fighting the effects of arthritis.
If you somehow missed it, over the past few years health-conscious individuals have been singing the praises of Greek yogurt. It’s a high-protein, low-carb addition to your diet. Get your fill with a Key Lime Greek Yogurt.
This chickpea pancake recipe is high in fiber and is gluten free. These legumes also contain vitamins like thiamin and folate.
The Greek yogurt used in these lemon blueberry scones works as a wonderful substitute for butter. Using whole-wheat flour can help make this a guilt-free breakfast treat.
While preparing a strawberry and quinoa parfait to get your morning under way, it is easy to appreciate how strawberries are both delicious and unbelievably good for us.
Fresh ginger brings something special to this mango smoothie. It provides relief for gastrointestinal problems, and if you are pregnant, ginger helps fight nausea. The anti-inflammatory spice also is believed to combat colorectal cancer.
Enjoy a sliced egg and tomato sandwich featuring a low-fat mayo and pesto mixture. What’s pesto mayo? Pesto is full of healthy ingredients like pine nuts, olive oil and basil. This sauce is considerably better for you than the full-fat mayo version.
Get a serving of protein and tasty veggies in one nutritious omelet. This breakfast meal calls for a green bell pepper.
Bananas are literally among the best sources of potassium around. Get your fill in a yummy banana-oat smoothie.
A spinach-cheese egg scramble is a breakfast option that is high in fiber, vitamins and protein. You will get a much-needed boost of energy that will carry you through the day.
Not many people would think to use scallions in pancakes, but this healthy recipe promises a great outcome. These young green onions contain a large amount of vitamin K in addition to being low in calories and fat-free.
Ah, delicious creamsicles. While it isn’t exactly ice cream for breakfast, this creamsicle smoothie will help you start the morning with carbs, protein and plenty of electrolytes. All of this is good for having a high-energy start to your day.
Want to look years younger? Blackberries are said to inspire tightening of the skin for a more youthful look. Ponder your ageless skin over a blackberry chai breakfast bowl.
This egg salad sandwich is low in calories, while providing 15 percent of your vitamin A and 20 percent of your iron for the day.
This green smoothie is highly recommended for more reasons than starting your day off right. Says Kimberly Snyder, the clinical nutritionist who developed this drink, “In one delicious drink, we get the fuel to not only lose weight, but rejuvenate our skin, fight aging and increase our energy.”
Want to get the most out of these delicious breakfast recipes? Why not try each one every morning for a month. Find your favorites and make it a goal to choose healthy breakfast options to boost your energy and positively impact your body.
Chances are that with these tasty and unique options, you won’t regret it.
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