Food for Healthy Breakfast | 20 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

In this Food for Healthy Breakfast article, we will explore healthy breakfast foods for all ages. Some healthy fast food breakfast options, and 10 make at home low calorie breakfast recipes.

Make sure to check out the 10 Healthy Breakfast Foods section to make sure you’re starting your day off right with healthy breakfast options.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Food for Healthy Breakfast

If you’re looking to add healthy breakfast options, you have to start with the ingredients.

Healthy breakfast recipes should include ingredients that promote health, energy, and ingredients that are filling.

In this article, I will share the best food for healthy breakfast recipes, as well as options for the kiddos, and even options for fast food with healthy breakfast option.

In this article you will find:

  • 10 Healthy Breakfast Foods
  • Healthy Breakfast for Kids
  • 10 Low Calorie Breakfast Recipes
  • 5 Healthy Fast Food Breakfast Options

10 Healthy Breakfast Foods

You often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many people believe so, because if done right, breakfast can set you up for a very healthy day.

I often find that if I, or my weight loss coaching clients go off plan at breakfast, the rest of the day is a slippery slope into over eating and making unhealthy choices.

Below I will share 10 Lose Weight By Eating reader favorite healthy breakfast recipes. But in this section I wanted to share the 10 items you should work into your first meal of the day.

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Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Foods:

  1. Oatmeal
  2. Eggs
  3. Whole Grains
  4. Greek Yogurt
  5. Bananas
  6. Avocados
  7. Nuts
  8. Quinoa
  9. Berries
  10. Coffee

Here’s what makes each of the Top 10 Breakfast Foods Special:

Find out more about each food for healthy breakfast here, and below 10 recipes using these healthy breakfast ingredients.

1. Oatmeal

There is no shortage of oatmeal recipes for breakfast on the Lose Weight By Eating website. And for good reason, oatmeal is a great way to start your day!

This whole grain helps lower cholesterol (1). Plus the fiber rich ingredient will keep you fuller, longer.

Oatmeal promotes a healthy heart and bones, it contains anti-aging properties, and can improve memory!

Check out these 15 Oatmeal for Weight Loss Recipes, they can help you get started on consuming more food for healthy breakfast.

2. Eggs

Eggs are a great healthy breakfast option! They improve brain function (2) and are so packed full of protein, you’ll be full and satisfied for hours.

Breakfast recipes with eggs are pretty common, but when you’re looking for low calorie breakfast egg recipes, it can be a bit tricky. But below I’ll highlight healthy breakfast fast food options to make your life easier.

There are several breakfast recipes with eggs in the section below. And in my best selling cookbooks.

There are several healthy breakfast recipes with eggs further down in the article:

  • Breakfast Quesadilla
  • Breakfast Pita
  • Spicy Avocado Toast
  • and more…
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3. Whole Grains

Whole grains make for healthy breakfasts. They keep you fuller longer, and promote a healthy brain (3).

We recommend combining whole grains with protein, such as an egg, or some healthy fat, like avocado.

There are loads of whole grain recipes further down in the article:

  • Spicy Avocado Toast
  • Almond Banana Sandwich
  • Apple Cinnamon pancakes
  • and more…
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4. Greek Yogurt

I always keep a big tub of unsweetened Greek Yogurt in my fridge. I just adore it!

It’s packed full of protein, and healthy probiotics, it’s such a great food for a healthy breakfast!

I love to use this healthy ingredient in place of sour cream in savory dishes, and add a bit of fruit and honey for a sweet treat.

Check out these 15 Greek Yogurt Recipes for more healthy breakfast recipes.

Below in this article you will find several Greek Yogurt recipes, keep scrolling!…

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5. Bananas

Bananas are full of more nutrients than potassium! They have loads of fiber, vitamin C and B6, and manganese (5).

This means bananas can help promote a healthy heart, skin, bones, immune and nervous systems and increase metabolism.

Bananas are also great for reducing stress and increasing energy!

You can find a delicious Almond Banana Sandwich below in the article. This recipe will focus on 3 of the 10 Healthy Breakfast foods in this section.

There are many more Banana recipes in this article for 13 Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothies.

6. Avocados

Avocados are a wonderful addition to your healthy breakfast! They make healthy breakfast recipes easy, and delicious!

Avocado toast recipes have become extremely popular, and I should know… There’s one in my best selling cookbook Detox Week! But there are many ways to incorporate avocados into your healthy breakfast recipes.

Avocados are known to promote a healthy heart, they also increase energy and metabolism (6)!

You can find avocado breakfast recipes later in this article like the Spicy Avocado Toast!

Find more Avocado Benefits here.

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7. Nuts (Nut Butters)

I always keep nut butters in my fridge, they make wonderful food for healthy breakfast!

Our favorite nut butters are almond butter and peanut butter… and that’s handy as they are the most popular.

Almonds naturally boost metabolism, reduce pain, migraine, and inflammation, making them a great healthy breakfast food (7)!

Peanuts help reduce depression, inflammation, pain, and PMS symptoms (8).

Check out the Almond Butter Banana Sandwich below! It’s got 3 of the 10 best food for healthy breakfast!

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8. Quinoa

Quinoa is a great head pain reliever, making it a great healthy breakfast food to enjoy before you stare at a computer screen everyday (8).

This wonderful grain is a great easy healthy breakfast for those who don’t like the mushy consistency of oatmeal. Quinoa is more crunchy, and chewy, giving it a completely different experience that most people love.

Check out more Benefits of Quinoa here.

There are a few Quinoa Breakfast Recipes below in the article:

  • Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
  • Blueberry Quinoa

9. Berries

Berries are packed full of cell regenerating antioxidants!

They help promote a strong body and a strong mind! They even boost energy and metabolism making them a great food for healthy breakfast recipes!

We have several healthy breakfast recipes below that are packed full of berries:

  • Strawberry Waffles
  • Dutch Baby
  • Blueberry Quinoa
  • and more…
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10. Coffee

Coffee is a great brain “food”, it helps increase brain and memory function (9).

Coffee has a slew of health benefits from weight loss, to lowing the risk of diabetes, even lowering the risk of cancer (10)!

Find more benefits of coffee here.

Try some of these Coffee Recipes:

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Healthy Breakfast for Kids

Kids can be very picky eaters, but most often breakfast foods are some of their favorites!

Ask any kid if they want cereal of pancakes for dinner, and they will likely jump for joy! But how do you make those options, healthy?

There are 3 ways to get your kids eating healthy breakfast recipes:

  1. Make it fun
  2. Hide the healthy ingredients
  3. Baby step
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1. Make it fun

Making a healthy breakfast for kids can be done simply if you make it fun!

Be silly:

You’ve likely been to a restaurant where they make a funny face on a pancake with fruit. Often the parents are shocked to see the kid gobbling up the entire meal, and the fruit. Why? because the restaurant made the meal fun!

I love being silly with food when it comes to kids. The Breakfast Quesadilla recipe below shows just that. A quesadilla, for breakfast?! FUN!

Let them help:

Having the kids make the breakfast is also fun. You don’t need them to be handling the spatula to “make” their own breakfast!

Next time you serve pancakes, oatmeal, or yogurt for breakfast, give the kids a topping bar!

It can be as simple as a small bowl of blueberries, another small bowl with strawberries, and a third bowl with granola or their favorite cereal. get them involved, and they will be more likely to eat it!

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2. Hide the healthy ingredients

Trick my kid… yes, I absolutely trick her into eating healthy! And I’m ok with that! Eventually she watches me make that favorite meal she had no idea was 90% vegetables, and doesn’t even flinch.

Chop it fine:

Chop well, or get the blender out! My Strawberry Waffles below are a perfect example. That recipe is so packed full of berries!

But when you are working with vegetables it’s even more important! If you are trying to hide vegetables in food, the best thing you can do is chop it well, or blend it.

Try the Strawberry Waffles below, and the Breakfast Quesadilla. Be sure to chop the veggies really well in the Quesadilla, they will mix well with the eggs.

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3. Baby step

Kids love their cereal… and getting them away from the ingredient can be difficult. But what if you baby stepped into a healthier breakfast?

Step 1:

Add their favorite berries to their cereal. Don’t even mention it, just a little extra love this morning.

Step 2:

Swap out the milk for Greek Yogurt, give them more berries and some of the Strawberry Sauce, or Blueberry Syrup below to drizzle over. Tell them it’s a breakfast treat.

Step 3:

This one is tricky, so don’t try it on a high stress morning… Swap out the favorite cereal with an all natural granola, or a more natural version of Theis favorite cereal. (See the Organic section of the store)

All kids are different, which is why there are 3 different ways above to help you to get their eating healthier breakfasts.

Healthy breakfasts for kids don’t have to sound so daunting when you have some tricks up your sleeve!

Find more Healthy Breakfasts for kids here:

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10 Low Calorie Breakfast Recipes

I choose 10 reader favorite low calorie breakfast recipes to share in this article. They all have loads of healthy ingredients, and hit on one or more of the 10 Best Breakfast Foods from above.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

These healthy breakfast recipes with eggs will help make your mornings easire, and more delicious!

Try out some of these easy healthy breakfast recipes this week.

Spicy Avocado and Egg Toast

This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes with eggs!

If you’re looking for a superfood breakfast recipe, check out this easy healthy breakfast! It’s packed with food for healthy breakfast ingredients.

Spicy Avocado and Egg Toast

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This is quick and easy and full of protein and calcium and keeps me full until lunch. I love spicy food, adding spice to a meal will add a ton of flavor without a ton of calories.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices Wheat Bread toasted
  • ½ Avocado sliced
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt
  • Salsa or Hot Sauce as much as you like. I like Pepper Plant hot sauce.

Instructions
 

  • Make each egg to your liking while you toast the bread.
  • Top the bread with the avocado slices, then the egg. In a small bowl add some salsa to the Greek yogurt and mix well, top the egg with the mixture add more salsa and jalapeno if you like.
  • Cut in half and serve.

Notes

Calories: 210
Fat: 11
Fiber: 3.5
Protein: 12
Carbs: 16

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal
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Breakfast Quesadillas

Looking to make breakfast more fun for the kids? Try this healthy breakfast for kids (and adults!) this week.

This is a step up from a breakfast burrito, all the flavor, but half the calories. Making this a great low calorie breakfast.

Breakfast Quesadillas

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You’ve had breakfast burritos and a maybe even a breakfast taco, but have you ever had a healthy breakfast quesadilla? Well you should, because they are fantastic! If you do all the chopping the night before this becomes a 15 minute breakfast, and it travels very well just skip cutting, wrap in foil and dig in when you get to work.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 servings
Calories 252 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • ¼ cup Low Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Large Egg beaten w/ a tsp of water
  • ½ Jalapeno Halved and Sliced* remove seeds and ribs if you don’t like a lot of heat
  • 2 tbsp Pinto Beans**
  • 1 Garlic Clove smashed but still intact
  • ½ tbsp Olive Oil
  • Hot Sauce or Salsa
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt- Optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high and toss in bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic clove, cook for 5-10 minutes until the bell peppers are getting soft.
  • Remove the garlic clove lower heat to medium and push all the veggies to one side of the pan.
  • In the empty side of the pan add egg and push around until scrambled. Add the beans, remove from heat and mix well.
  • Time to get started with the tortillas, put a little cheese on one side, then layer the egg mixture then a little more cheese, and fold.
  • Heat a clean pan on med-high place the folded quesadillas in the pan and heat until cheese is melted and tortilla is slightly browned, flip and repeat.
  • Using a pair of scissors (a Mommy trick that I use often) slice the quesadillas, then plate with the Greek Yogurt topped with salsa or hot sauce and dig in.

Notes

* If you really oppose heat swap out the jalapeno for ½ small red onion chopped
** I like to open a can of pinto beans and put in Tupperware in the fridge. I take out a little as I need it. Beans are great in everything from salads to tacos and sandwich wraps and if you get them canned they are already cooked, you just need to heat up.
Each quesadilla has:
Calories: 252
Fat: 11
Fiber: 6
Protein: 15
Carbs: 24

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal
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Bacon and Cheddar Healthy Breakfast Pita

This is one of our favorite breakfast recipes with eggs, it’s so simple and delicious… and you get to eat bacon!!

This low calorie breakfast will quickly become a family favorite, so stock up on ingredients!

Bacon and Cheddar Healthy Breakfast Pita

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This easy Bacon and Cheddar Healthy Breakfast Pita is one of my new favorites. Anytime I can top breakfast with bacon, cheddar, and hot sauce I am a happy girl! It will fill you up and keep you full for hours. It has loads of protein and fiber which is just what your body needs to start the day. You can even fold it, wrap in foil and toss in your purse or briefcase to enjoy at the office later. You can make this Healthy Breakfast Pita with turkey bacon, but I think what makes this so yummy is the use of real bacon It’s only one slice, and there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 318 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Whole Wheat Pita
  • 2 tbsp low calorie Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Arugula
  • 1 slice good bacon cut in half
  • 1 Egg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400, place the pita on a cookie sheet, top with cheese and place in the oven for 3-5 minutes just until the cheese is melted.
  • In a skillet cook the bacon on med-high, when it is done to your liking remove to a paper towel to drain and drain the excess oil from the pan. Cook the egg to your liking, scrambled, fried, over easy whatever you prefer.
  • Time to put it all together, top the cheese covered pita with the arugula, then the bacon and then the egg, top with your favorite hot sauce if you like, fold or cut into 4ths and chow down.

Notes

Each Breakfast Pita has:
Calories: 318
Fat: 11
Fiber: 5
Protein: 23
Carbs: 30

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal
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Breakfast Recipes with Quinoa

I love making breakfast recipes with quinoa! But if you’re looking for oatmeal, check out these 15 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes for Breakfast.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Apples and cinnamon both naturally boost metabolism, making this low calorie breakfast very healthy! It’s also one of the vegan breakfast recipes in this article, bonus!

Quinoa is a wonderful super food, you can find more information on Quinoa benefits here, and more healthy breakfast recipes made with quinoa below.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

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Did you know apples and cinnamon naturally boost metabolism? I love the crunchy, nutty texture of breakfast quinoa, it’s a great substitution for those of you who don’t like oatmeal. Plus quinoa is the only grain that is also a complete protein.  Try this metabolism boosting, delicious apple pie flavored breakfast this week and curb your sweet tooth early in the day.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 apple chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp. almonds optional
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse quinoa in cold water, drain and move to a small sauce pot. Add the apple sauce, water, ½ of the chopped apple, cinnamon and nutmeg to the pot and mix together.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. When all the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes) it’s ready to serve.
  • Stir in the rest of the chopped apple and serve, drizzle a little maple syrup over the top or top with almonds if you like.

Notes

Calories: 222
Fat: 2.5
Fiber: 6
Protein: 6
Carbs: 44

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal
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Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa is a wonderful food for healthy breakfast, and this is one of my favorite recipes.

This vegan breakfast recipe is packed with protein and superfood ingredients, making it a wonderful easy breakfast recipe!

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa

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I start the quinoa and almonds at the same time. Five minutes later it’s time to lower the heat on the quinoa and move the almonds to a plate to cool, and I have 20 minutes to do my hair, makeup or just relax. This Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa recipe a great workday meal, you pretty much turn it on and then leave it alone.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 297 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup organic quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dried blueberries cranberries also work here
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Instructions
 

  • Rinse quinoa according to directions on the package.
  • In a small sauce-pot combine quinoa, water, vanilla, maple syrup and blueberries, cover and bring to a simmer on medium heat then reduce to the lowest setting, undisturbed, until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toast almonds in a skillet on medium low heat, until they start to turn light brown, about 3-5 minutes. Move to a plate immediately (they will continue to cook)  and allow to cool while you quinoa finishes cooking.
  • To serve, divide the cooked quinoa into two bowls, top with almonds and enjoy.

Notes

Calories: 297
Fat: 9 (mostly from the nuts)
Fiber: 5.5
Protein: 9.5
Carbs: 46

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal
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Pancake Recipes for Breakfast

Pancakes can actually be healthy! In the following healthy breakfast recipes I’ll show you how to cut calories, without cutting flavor!

Be sure to scroll down to find two topping sauces for these delicious healthy breakfast recipes.

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Cinnamon and apple is one of my favorite combinations, and not just because it makes my house smell amazing… the combination naturally boosts metabolism!

This vegetarian breakfast recipe is easy and delicious.

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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Apple sauce, cinnamon and almond milk all boost your metabolism making this Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes recipe a smart choice for breakfast. Want to keep your metabolism roaring all day?
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 43 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz Unsweetened Apple Sauce the little cups are 4 oz
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Optional: Maple Syrup- adds only 53 calories per tbsp

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon set aside. In a medium bowl combine the milk, apple sauce, eggs and vanilla and whisk well. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes to an hour, it will rise and fluff up a little.
  • Heat a griddle or large skillet on medium, spray with cooking spray and using a ladle pour your pancakes, once they bubble all over it is time to flip. Never squish down only flip once, good pancakes are fluffy because they have been treated with care.
  • Serve with all natural maple syrup and a smile 🙂

Notes

Nutrition based on one pancake. 
Calories: 43
Fat: .5
Fiber: .25
Protein: 1.5
Carbs: 7

Nutrition

Calories: 43kcal
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These Chocolate Chip Pancakes are one of my favorite low calorie breakfast recipes! They are only 74 calories each!

I love to top this healthy breakfast for kids (and adults) with the Strawberry Sauce below.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Who doesn’t love pancakes? These ooze chocolate when you cut into them and are so decadent you won’t even need syrup. Make them this weekend and impress your entire family, they also make great leftovers just re-heat in the microwave for 20 seconds and breakfast is ready.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 74 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3.5 oz Pear Baby Food
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a medium bowl combine the milk, baby food, eggs and vanilla and whisk well. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well, add in the chocolate chips and combine. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes to an hour, it will rise and fluff up a little.
  • Heat a griddle or large skillet on medium, spray with cooking spray and using a ladle pour your pancakes, once they bubble all over it is time to flip. Never squish down only flip once, good pancakes are fluffy because they have been treated with care.
  • Plate and serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar if you like and dig in.

Notes

Each Pancake has:
Calories: 74
Fat: 1
Fiber: .5
Protein: 2
Carbs: 13

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal
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Strawberry Dutch Baby

This baked pancake recipe makes a great easy healthy breakfast!

If you love strawberries, and you’re looking for more breakfast recipes healthy, try the Strawberry Waffles below! Yum!!

Strawberry Dutch Baby

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. amaretto liqueur or sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. milk
  • Vanilla low-fat yogurt or Greek-style yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Wash, hull, and cut strawberries into quarters lengthwise. Place in shallow bowl; add sugar or amaretto. Let sit while you make the pancake, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat oven to 425⁰. Put butter in large cast iron skillet; place in oven to melt butter and heat skillet. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with whisk.
  • Add flour,milk, and sugar. Beat just until smooth. Tilt skillet to coat bottom with butter. Pour batter into hot skillet and return to oven. Bake at 425⁰ about 15 minutes, until puffed and golden.
  • Cut pancake into slices and top with strawberries. Serve with vanilla yogurt or Greek-style yogurt if desired.

Notes

270 calories, 27 g carbohydrates, 10 g protein

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal
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Healthy Waffles and Toppings

Below you will find healthy breakfast recipes for kids and adults.

The waffles are a reader favorite, and the toppings go great over pancakes, waffles, Greek Yogurt, oatmeal, breakfast quinoa… you will want to use them for everything!

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

These Strawberry Shortcake Waffles have long been a reader favorite! And what’s not to love when it comes to low calorie, high nutrition breakfast recipes?!

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

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Does it get better than strawberries inside and on top of waffles? These Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Waffles are fantastic and easy too, I got everything ready the night before. I combined the dry ingredients and covered them up, the wet ingredients in a separate bowl covered and placed in the fridge and the sauce all the night before, I even set up the waffle maker so when I got up this morning it took only 15 minutes before a perfect Super Mom breakfast was served.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 135 kcal

Equipment

  • waffle maker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 ¾ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Frozen Strawberries
  • ½ tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ tsp. Powdered Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat your waffle maker and lightly coat with cooking spray (you will also want to coat before you cook each waffle).
  • Chop up the strawberries, set 1 cup aside in a medium bowl. To the remaining 2 cups of chopped strawberries add ½ tsp balsamic vinegar and ½ tsp powdered sugar, mix, cover with cling wrap and set aside until time to serve. Take the 1 cup of chopped strawberries you set aside and with the back of a fork smash until it is mush.
  • To the strawberry mush add the eggs, vanilla extract and almond milk, whisk and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt, whisk and then you can add the wet ingredients (eggs & milk mixture) to the dry mixture and then spoon onto your waffle maker. Cook until browned, top with strawberry balsamic topping, toss some flour on yourself (like in the old rice crispy commercials) and exclaim “I’ve been slaving on these for hours” I won’t tell anyone it took you just a few minutes 😉
  • If you like a crispy Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Waffle, place in the toaster for a minute before serving and it will crisp up to perfection. If you are making these during strawberry season try making with fresh strawberries.

Notes

Each waffle has-
Calories: 135
Fat: 2
Fiber: 4
Protein: 5
Carbs: 27

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal
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Strawberry Sauce

I love to add this strawberry sauce to all my favorite sweet, healthy breakfast recipes!

It’s really fantastic on the waffles above, and in Greek Yogurt! Try recipe with he kiddos to help make healthy breakfast for kids easier.

Strawberry Sauce

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This strawberry sauce goes great in Greek Yogurt, over ice cream, over pancakes or waffles, even in oatmeal!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course topping
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 33 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen Strawberries
  • 4 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • If you are using frozen strawberries (I did, no shame in that) pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds, if they are soft take them out (if not give them another 30 seconds) and place in a blender or food processor.
  • Add the sugar and the lemon juice and blend until smooth add a tbsp water if needed, place in jar and top ice cream, yogurt, pound cake, cheese cake, waffles or pancakes and dig in.
  • Store in fridge for up to a week.

Notes

1/4 cup has:
Calories: 33
Fat: 0
Fiber: 1
Protein: 0
Carbs: 7

Nutrition

Calories: 33kcal
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Blueberry Syrup

This blueberry syrup cuts the calories in maple syrup drastically, and gives you a boost of nutrition!

Try this recipe over Greek Yogurt, pancakes, in oatmeal… the possibilities are endless.

Blueberry Syrup

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I cut down the maple syrup so instead of a heavy syrup flavor you have a heavy blueberry flavor. This reminds me of going to IHOP as a kid and trying all the syrups they had.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 37 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup- Get REAL Maple Syrup

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sauce pan combine the blueberries and Maple syrup, heat on medium-high until the blueberries boil, pop and ooze, stir and keep an eye on the syrup (if you are making pancakes or french toast make at the same time) once most of the blueberries are dissolved move the syrup to a jar or maple pitcher to cool slightly. If you don’t want it chunky, with a fork stir and whip a little until all the blueberries dissolve.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal
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Healthy Breakfast Sandwiches

If you’re looking for more of the egg sandwiches, check my best selling cookbook Detox Week for a delicious, low calorie breakfast recipe that freezes perfectly for hectic mornings.

You could also scroll down to see the healthy breakfast sandwich options in the 5 Healthy Fast Food Breakfast Options section, or add another piece of bread to the Spicy Avocado Egg Toast above to make a sandwich.

Almond Butter Banana Sandwich

This vegan breakfast recipe is easy and delicious! Now I know it’s one of our vegan breakfast recipes… but trust me when I tell you it makes a wonderful lunch. Or cut in half and shared as an after school snack!

Grilled Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich

Almond Butter Banana Sandwich

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I don't know what came over me, but I had to try this for breakfast and let me tell you, it was good, really good and I will probably work it into my lunch sometime too.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 278 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Slices Whole Wheat Bread
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1 Banana

Instructions
 

  • Heat ridged cast iron pan on medium high, spray with cooking spray or Misto.
  • In a shallow bowl mash the banana with the back of a fork until it looks like mush.
  • Spread out the slices of bread and cover each a little on one side with the Almond Butter, then add 1/2 of the banana mush to the each sandwich and place in the hot pan for 1-3 minutes until hot and gooey.
  • Remove from pan, slice in half and dig into that Hunka Hunka Burning Love 😉

Notes

Each Sandwich has:
Calories: 278
Fat: 10
Fiber: 5
Protein: 8
Carbs: 40

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal
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5 Healthy Fast Food for Healthy Breakfast Meals

We know that fast food is not always the healthiest option when looking for healthy breakfast options. But sometimes it’s all you’ve got. So I wanted to end this Food for Healthy Breakfast article with some healthy fast food breakfast options.

Panara Bread: Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries and Pecans 360 calories

Panara makes a great oatmeal dish, and it’s packed with the best healthy breakfast ingredients we outlined above!

Panara has other healthy options, and we especially love that they try to use all natural ingredients.

healthy fast food breakfasts

Starbucks: Sous Vide Egg Bites: Egg White & Red Pepper 170 calories

This 170 calorie breakfast allows you a few extra calories for a yummy coffee drink!

Just make sure you choose a healthy coffee drink as well, or opt for one of Starbucks fantastic unsweetened Iced Teas.

Healthy fast food breakfast

Dunkin Donuts: Egg White Veggie Sandwich 290 calories

We love that this fast food breakfast has vegetables in it!

It’s not a “everyday” meal, but it is a healthy option when the rest oof the family is begging for donuts!

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Chick-fil-A: Egg White Grill 300 calories

This $3 breakfast sandwich has 25 grams of protein! That’s a lot!!

The multigrain English muffin helps make this a healthier option.

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McDonald’s: Egg White Delight McMuffin 250 calories

This lightened up Egg McMuffin will save you 50 calories over the original.

The $3 sandwich is a decent option when trying to find a healthy breakfast on the go. Pair with a coffee or tea, and try to stay away from the hash browns… sorry!

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