Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the easiest to skip out on.
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Whatever you do, don’t grab a calorie-laden egg sandwich or cream-cheese bagel on your mad dash to work. Instead, why not whip up a few of these easy and delicious breakfasts in advance? Yogurt parfaits and smoothies are rather portable and can be easily packed up for the office, while pancakes and frittatas make for a perfect lazy weekend morning treat.
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Stave off hunger and start your day off on the right foot with these 7 delicious recipes for a quick and healthy breakfast.
1. Greek Yogurt And Blueberry Parfaits
This delicious parfait is a treat you can enjoy for breakfast, and it only has 180 calories per serving. The recipe makes four servings, so cut the recipe down if you’re eating alone, or save it to eat for the whole week!
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 ½ Tbsp mini dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup oat granola
- chopped walnuts
Spoon 1 Tbsp of blueberries into each of four parfait glasses, then add ¼ cup yogurt. Top with 1 tsp chocolate chips, 1 Tbsp oat granola, and a sprinkling of walnuts. Add another layer of everything and simply serve.
Get the original recipe at Health Magazine.
2. Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes
Yum! These pancakes are sweet and delicious, and they only have 238 calories per serving.
- ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- ½ cup nonfat buttermilk
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp canola oil
- ¾ cup fresh blueberries
Whisk all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Then, combine all the ingredients until smooth. Brush a large skillet with ½ tsp oil and put it over medium heat, then begin making the pancakes. Use about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake, and sprinkle blueberries on top. Flip each pancake after about two minutes and cook until golden brown.
Get the recipe at Fitness Magazine.
3. Sweet Spinach Smoothie
Smoothies are a great breakfast because they’re easy to make and can be enjoyed on the go. This smoothie has only 296 calories per serving.
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
- 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 15 green grapes
- 6 oz. fat-free Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp chopped avocado
- 1 or 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Combine everything in a blender until smooth.
Get the original recipe at Popsugar.
4. Banana Corn Muffins
These muffins are moist and sweet, and they make a great breakfast or a snack at only 199 calories per serving.
- ½ cup mashed ripe banana
- ½ cup reduced fat milk
- 1 (8 ½ oz.) package corn muffin mix
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, then combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until moist. Spoon batter into six muffin cups coated with cooking spray, then bake for 20 minutes. You can test to see if they are done by poking a toothpick into the center of one. If it comes out clean, your muffins are done. Let cool before serving.
Get the recipe at Health Magazine.
5. Portobello Breakfast Cups
These little breakfast cups are low in calories and packed full of nutrition.
What you’ll need:
- 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
- 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- ½ large sweet onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- large handful chopped kale
- 1 chicken sausage, sliced
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese (optional)
- 4 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
Line a large baking dish with tin foil. Add the mushrooms and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Broil until tender. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, zucchini, and garlic. Cook for five minutes, then add kale and chicken sausage. Season with salt and pepper, reduce heat, and cook for 10 more minutes. In another skillet, fry eggs over medium heat until slightly browned. Fill the cooked mushrooms with the veggies and cheese, then top with a fried egg.
Get the original recipe at Ari’s Menu.
6. Green Eggs and Ham Frittata
These delicious frittatas have only 217 calories per serving, and only take about 30 minutes to make.
What you’ll need:
- 8 large eggs
- 1 ½ tsp dried dill
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 leeks, diced
- 5 oz baby spinach, chopped
- ½ cup diced ham
- ½ cup shredded Havarti cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Whisk together eggs, dill, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Heat oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium heat, and add leeks, cooking until softened. Add spinach and ham and cook for one minute. Pour the egg mixture in and cook until the bottom is golden, then sprinkle cheese on top and transfer to the oven. Bake for about seven minutes or until the eggs are set, then remove from oven and let cool before serving.
Find the recipe at Eating Well.
7. Scrambled Egg Burritos
At just 259 calories per serving, these burritos make for a light and healthy breakfast.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp low fat milk
- 1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp salt
- dash of black pepper
- ½ tsp butter
- 4 Tbsp reduced-fat shredded cheese
- 2 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
- 4 Tbsp chopped seeded tomato
- 2 Tbsp bottled chunky salsa
Whisk the eggs, milk, cilantro, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl. Coat a skillet with cooking spray and melt butter in it over medium heat. Add the egg mixture and scramble. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp cheese in one tortilla, then add half of the scrambled egg, 2 Tbsp tomato, and 1 Tbsp chunky salsa. Roll up and enjoy.
Find the recipe at Health Magazine.