There’s no question that what we eat at breakfast helps set the stage for the rest of the day. We depend on the meal for a much-needed energy boost, meant to get us through the often demanding hours ahead.
And while dashing out the door for work and school has often dictated how much attention we devote to breakfast, one upside of sheltering at home is that we’re less inclined to grab chocolate croissants on the go. That’s why we’ve rounded up some hearty breakfast recipes that are high in protein, low in carbs, and focused on fresh ingredients like vegetables, herbs and fruit. Because if breakfast is really the most important meal of the day, it should probably be the best for you, too!
Good-For-You Breakfast Ideas To Help Start The Day
These homemade oatmeal cups are bursting with sweet-tart blueberries and the warm, aromatic flavors of Cinnamon Sugar and Vanilla Extract. Make ‘em ahead of time and store in the freezer for an easy, grab-and-go breakfast.
Taste the rainbow! This good-for-you breakfast is a blended, spoonable smoothie of nutrient-dense acai berries makes the perfect palette for all manner of vibrant toppings, from fresh fruit to shredded coconut to nuts and seeds of all sorts.
Egg whites and vegetables are the star of this hearty breakfast dish. The whites get whipped into an ethereal, cloud-like meringue, which acts as a fluffy cup for holding quickly sautéed spinach and sweet shallots.
How sweet it is! This rosy smoothie will put a smile on your face and satisfy your stomach, thanks to honey and cinnamon-spiked strawberries and bananas, blended with nonfat vanilla Greek-style yogurt.
Avocado toast has emerged as one of the most popular good-for-you breakfast recipes. And while you can certainly keep things simple, we’ve chosen to take the trendy dish to the next level – by lightening the avocado mash with clouds of ricotta, and adding freshness and crunch with sliced radishes and spring mix.
One of our favorite feel-good breakfast ideas is to swap overnight oats for overnight chia pudding! The vitamin-rich seeds plump up in coconut milk, to make a creamy and dreamy breakfast treat that only tastes indulgent.
Rather than make one large frittata on top of the stove, bake individual ones in a muffin tin. Full of colorful veggies, Cheddar and goat cheeses, and savory Italian Seasoning, these mini frittatas are a tasty solution for busy mornings.
Easy to stash in your bag for a quick breakfast or mid-morning pick-me-up, these homemade energy bars hit the spot. Made with six simple ingredients, the sweet, warm taste of Cinnamon Sugar combined with oats and almonds makes for a filling, power-packed breakfast.
One pan meals save precious time in the kitchen, but they don’t have to skimp on flavor! Enjoyed with crusty bread and a sprinkle of feta on top, this comforting shakshuka - essentially eggs poached in a skillet with tomato sauce - can be made a hundred different ways. Our take on the popular Middle Eastern dish stars the robust flavor of McCormick spices, chickpeas, and hearty kale greens for a dish that’s equal parts memorable and easy to prepare.
This fresh and fruity breakfast couldn’t be simpler – but you’ll be surprised how much the addition of pure vanilla extract elevates your everyday fruit salad.
Make Your Morning Great With A Hearty Breakfast
Check out more of our favorite breakfast recipes to help energize you for the day.
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- 10 Delicious Vegan Breakfast Recipes
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