Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Fruity Kale Smoothie
Jump-start your day and your metabolism with one of our healthy breakfast recipes. A protein-loaded breakfast will help you stay energized and burn more calories during the day. Our easy, healthy recipes for waffles, eggs, breakfast casseroles, and more are all lower in fat and under 350 calories per serving.

Bagel and Lox Skillet Strata

We've combined everything you love about bagel and lox (where my smoked salmon fans at?) and turned it into an easy, healthy breakfast casserole -- just 279 calories per serving! -- that will be the talk of your weekend brunch. A dollop of creme fraiche and a sprinkling of feta team up for a scrumptious topper.

Cherry Java Refrigerator Oatmeal

Overnight oats live up to the hype, especially this sweet cherry pick that's a healthy breakfast option, too. A jolt of espresso powder and crunchy hazelnuts make for Insta-worthy toppers.

Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwiches

Fresh tomato slices, baby spinach leaves, reduced-fat feta cheese, and eggs find a home between multigrain sandwich thins. This protein-rich sandwich makes a delicious healthy breakfast, and it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish.

Don't let breakfast get in the way of sleep. These overnight oats are easy to make and perfect for breakfast out the door.

How to Make Overnight Oats

Healthy breakfast recipes can be hard to come by, but thankfully most of these variations fill the bill. Watch as we walk you through this awesomely easy Pinterest favorite.

Pink Power Smoothies

This delicious five-ingredient healthy breakfast smoothie recipe has a secret. At first sip, you’ll notice its one-two punch of watermelon-strawberry goodness, but it's hiding nearly a cup of vitamin-rich cauliflower, too. Prep and freeze ahead of time to enjoy any day you want to start right.

Individual Baked Oatmeal

These pretty single-serve dishes of whole grain goodness are an ideal healthy breakfast recipe for a busy family or brunch with friends. Serve with a dollop of honey-sweetened yogurt, if you like.

Spiced Apple and Chickpea Muffins

Yes, you read that right. Chickpeas ... in muffins. Be the first on your block to try out this tasty healthy breakfast recipe. We won’t tell the kids if you don’t. 

Cornmeal Cakes with Berry-Fig Chutney

Hosting brunch for a crowd? Serve up a DIY healthy breakfast bar. Individual cornmeal cakes ensure portion control. Make them ahead of time and heat before serving. Prep the 10-minute berry-fig jam and set out with mint, fresh blueberries or blackberries, and a trio of spreadable cheeses -- goat, Brie, and Boursin for starters.

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Make-Ahead Smoothie Bags

Prep these smoothie bags ahead of time for busy mornings. Simply grab a bag from the freezer and blend!

Coconut-Chia-Oat Squares

Loaded with heart-healthy chia seeds and oats, this nutritious breakfast recipe is so versatile: Sprinkle some on top of yogurt, eat large chunks plain alongside a skim latte, or crumble a bit over oatmeal for a crunchy topper.

Almond Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Ring

A stunner of a bread, this cinnamon roll ring is made with whole wheat flour and topped with a reduced-fat cream cheese drizzle and almond slices, making it an ideal healthy breakfast option for any special-occasion brunch or breakfast.

Strawberries and Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

For a healthy breakfast that is both satisfyingly sweet and good for you, waffle sandwiches filled with fresh fruit and light cream cheese fill the bill. By using whole grain bread, low-fat granola, and honey, you get a healthier alternative to a classic breakfast recipe at just 274 calories per serving.

Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

With filling fiber from whole wheat flour, antioxidants from blueberries, and protein from yogurt, this moist coffee cake recipe will help get any morning off to a healthful start.

Strawberries-and-Cream Quinoa

Protein-packed quinoa is a great substitute for your usual morning cereal. And when topped with berries and cream, it's a delicious healthy breakfast that the whole family will love.

Maple Corn Muffin and Sausage Sandwiches

Layer fresh fruit and lean turkey sausage between maple-flavor corn muffins to make delicious breakfast sandwiches. At less than 300 calories per serving (which is two whole sandwiches!), they make a healthy breakfast recipe for any morning meal.

Poaching eggs gets a bad rap as a difficult thing to do, but really it'€™s a simple way to cook eggs without added fat. Watch as we demonstrate our secrets for perfect poached eggs to make delicious eggs Benedict, top a salad, or put in a sandwich.

Poached Eggs in 5 Easy Steps

Trust us: With a little help, you can poach an egg. Our video will help you master this simple way to cook eggs without any added fat.

Hearty Breakfast Tacos

A savory mixture of eggs, black beans, potatoes, and salsa fills corn tortilla shells to make a flavorful healthy breakfast recipe packed with protein and a Southwestern kick to satisfy any crowd.

Fried Egg Toast with Tomatoes

Upgrade a childhood favorite with this elegant and healthful version of egg-in-a-hole. Topped with tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and green onions, the beautiful finish makes this a company-worthy dish.

Fruit, Nut, and Rice Fritters

With dried fruit, slivered almonds, and chia seeds, these delicious fritters provide tons of fiber and protein for a nourishing, healthy breakfast recipe. Enjoy alongside a skim latte for a satisfying morning meal.

Baked French Toast Strips with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Slightly sweet and hearty enough to suit an active lifestyle, this baked breakfast dish is perfect to make ahead -- the French toast freezes for up to one month.

Greens and Bacon Omelet Wraps

Fill a whole grain wrap with an antioxidant-loaded omelet and you have a healthy breakfast recipe that deserves to be bookmarked. Serve the wrap alongside fresh fruit to round out your meal.

Crunchy Oat Squares

If boxed cereal is your usual morning meal, try these homemade oat squares with low-fat milk. Made from rolled oats, whole wheat flour, almond butter, and honey, they are both nutritious and tasty enough for young eaters.

Cranberry-Granola Bread

Grab a slice of this cranberry-and-granola-stuffed bread when you're in a rush, or toast it and enjoy with your morning coffee and the paper. You can make this versatile healthy breakfast recipe in a bread machine or in the oven.

Eggs and Canadian Bacon Pita

This balanced healthy breakfast option is packed with protein and fiber to guarantee that you are ready to take on your day. Try it with a drizzle of hot sauce or a squirt of sriracha.

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookie

These soft and chewy healthy breakfast cookies are a real treat -- and a reader favorite! Peanut butter and banana combine with oats and dried cranberries to create a breakfast recipe that's healthful, filling, and totally guilt-free!

Breakfast Casserole

This casserole combines four breakfast favorites: hash browns, ham, eggs, and cheese. But there's no reason to feel guilty when you indulge in this comfort-food favorite -- each savory serving has just 180 calories.

Heart-Smart Breakfast Parfait

Easy to assemble and full of fresh fruit, these healthy breakfast parfaits will be a favorite of yours in no time. We love the decadence of low-fat cream cheese, but you also can use plain or vanilla yogurt.

Watch our so-simple formula for how to make a smoothie. We break down the four ingredients you need for tasty smoothies (hint: ice isn’t one of them).

Great for Breakfast: How to Make Smoothies

Watch our video for a simple formula for healthy breakfast smoothies every time -- no matter what fruits you use!

Mushroom, Asparagus, and Tofu Quiche

Tofu and eggs make the base for this succulent quiche that boasts a whopping 10 grams of protein per serving.

Breakfast Pizza

Pizza is simply irresistible, and this healthy breakfast version is no exception. Hash browns, peppers, eggs, onion, basil, and tomatoes top a golden-brown crust to create a satisfying and healthy breakfast your family will gobble up.

Chocolate Accordion Bread

Chocolate and dried plums make a perfectly sweet filling for this homemade bread. Each luscious serving has 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and just 201 calories, which makes it a great way to start your day.

Light Colorado Quiche

Three dairy products -- cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sharp cheddar -- combine in this delectable quiche that you'll never guess is a healthy breakfast option. Serve at breakfast or brunch alongside fruit or yogurt for a balanced meal.

Banana Millet Muffins

Grab one of these filling healthy breakfast muffins in the morning to jump-start your day. Each banana muffin has 2 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein and pairs well with a smear of nut butter.

Spinach and Feta Omelet

Spinach, feta, and mushrooms come together in this flavorful variation on a classic omelet. Each serving of this healthy breakfast recipe packs an impressive 17 grams of protein--and can double as a quick dinner dish.

Pomegranate Smoothies

In five minutes, you can whip four ingredients into a perfectly blended healthy breakfast smoothie. Pomegranate juice is full of heart-healthy nutrients that will help get your day off to a healthful start -- just be sure to choose the no-sugar-added variety.

Energizing Mocha-Almond Smoothies

Hold the phone. A healthy breakfast smoothie that tastes like a mocha frappe but is chock-full of rutabaga and eggplant? Make it ahead of time and portion it out for the week so you can grab and go in the morning. You’re welcome.

Fruity Kale Smoothie

Late to the kale party? If the words "green smoothie" make you skittish, might we suggest this healthy breakfast option. Yes, it's loaded with plenty of vitamin-rich kale, but you'll only taste a medley of pineapple and refreshing green grapes. It just might make you a kale believer.

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