15 easy and healthy breakfast recipes to help you start your day on a nutritious note. Whether you prefer smoothies, oatmeal, or plant-based toast recipes, there is something here for you.
We have rounded 15 of our favorite easy and healthy breakfast recipes so there are no more excuses to skip breakfast. After all, it is the most important meal of the day.
It is really important to choose breakfast recipes that nourish and fuel the body. Examples of healthy breakfast ingredients are oats, eggs, nuts, seeds and fruits. The following 15 recipes are packed with these nutritious ingredients and more.
Many of these easy and healthy breakfast recipes are (or can be made) vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free. So whether you’re looking for sweet or savory breakfast ideas, you’ll find something you love here.
Foods To Avoid At Breakfast For Health
Because what you eat for breakfast can have a huge impact on your day, there are a few ingredients to avoid at your morning meal. These items will weigh you down, cause blood sugar spikes and can ruin your memory, mood, and motivation for the day.
- Cereals/cereal bars, which are high in sugar and refined grains. As a result, they can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes.
- Sweetened yogurts, because they often contain way too much sugar. Instead, try Greek yogurt, pure honey, and fresh berries for a healthier alternative.
- Fruit juice is also filled with high amounts of sugar. In fact, it’s better to make your own or eat whole fruit.
- Margarine contains trans fats that are extremely harmful to the body and therefore should be avoided.
Luckily, our 15 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes steer clear of these unhealthy ingredients. Read on for the best recipes to up your breakfast or brunch game.
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15 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Oats are a fantastic breakfast option because they’re filling, nutritious and you can be very versatile. That means you can add any of your favorite healthy fillings and toppings. Oats are also a great option for weight loss because they are very high in fibre. A high-fibre diet helps you to stay full for longer. As a result, you’ll avoid sugar cravings.
Loaded Veggie Omelette
This easy and healthy tomato omelette is a nutritious and low-carb, healthy breakfast option. Add spinach, tomatoes, red bell peppers, and feta for a truly satisfying morning meal.
Eggs are high in protein, which is great for building muscle. In addition, tomatoes are high in vitamin C, spinach is rich in iron and red bell peppers pack a lot of vitamin A. Ultimately, this is one powerhouse of a quick and easy breakfast!
Healthy Chocolate Pancakes
By swapping a few ingredients, you can still enjoy pancakes and a healthy breakfast! For this recipe, we swap wholewheat flour for white flour, because it’s healthier and rich in fibre. Most of the natural nutrients found in white flour are stripped away once the white flour is refined.
Avocado Burger (Low-Carb Breakfast)
Have you ever tried an avocado burger before? This avocado breakfast burger bun is a great nutritious low-carb option. Avocados are nutrient-dense and contain healthy mono-saturated fats that lower cholesterol.
Easy Homemade Shakshuka
Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish. It’s a healthy breakfast that’s also great for sharing. You can make Shakshuka at home in a clay pot or cast-iron skillet. However, there are many benefits to using a clay pot for cooking. For example, clay pots require less oil because they retain moisture better.
Also, there is no risk of lead traces entering your food, as there is with normal cooking utensils. Finally, slow cooking in a clay pot helps the food to retain nutrients. However you make it, shakshuka is a deeply nutritious and satisfying vegetarian breakfast recipe that also happens to be low-carb.
If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the perfect breakfast for you. This cup is filled with nutritious ingredients such as mango, which is high in vitamin C, potassium, fibre. Mango is also known to be very good for the skin. What’s more, this also makes a fun, sweet afternoon snack.
Healthy Collard Green Breakfast Wraps
Collard greens are a great option for anyone who is trying to cut down on carbs. They are high in protein, iron and calcium. Along with eggs, this wrap makes a great vegetarian breakfast option.
Chocolate Oats Breakfast Smoothie
Start your day with this delicious bowl. Unrefined cocoa powder is full of antioxidants and satisfies your sweet tooth. It’s also low in calories and contains flavonoids, which are a highly nutritious substance found in plant-based foods.
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Plate
This is a healthy and balanced breakfast option. Avocado slices provide good fats, which help reduce cholesterol levels. In addition, smoked salmon contains omega-3’s, while eggs and asparagus are great sources of protein. You may opt for brown bread, or skip the bread altogether for a low-carb breakfast option.
Peanut Butter Toast
For the healthiest breakfast, use sugar- and palm oil-free peanut butter for this toast. When palm oil is used in nut and seed butter it binds with natural nutrient-rich oils, which makes it less healthy.
Healthy Banana Loaf
We’re so excited to share this recipe with you, this is definitely how you spice up a banana loaf! For this recipe, we used wholemeal flour instead of plain flour and it tastes amazing! This makes a great, healthy make-ahead breakfast to take on the go.
Green Breakfast Smoothie
There are many different variations of green smoothies. However, the most important thing is to include nutritious ingredients that benefit the body. We use spirulina in this smoothie. Spirulina is a blue-green algae rich in nutrients and protein.
Rye Bread with Avocado Spread
Rye is a grain used for flour, bread, and beer. It is 100% gluten-free, high in fibre and magnesium. Rye bread can be eaten with anything. For this healthy and easy breakfast, we paired it with avocado spread, tomatoes, and poached eggs.
Healthy Dark Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bars
These delicious bars are made with dark chocolate, which provides many health benefits. For example, a bit of dark chocolate every day may increase blood circulation and reduce the risk of heart diseases. In addition, it’s also a great source of antioxidants.
Healthy Pumpkin Waffles
We use homemade pumpkin purée for this delicious and healthy breakfast recipe. Pumpkins belong to the squash family, they are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin C. Who knew waffles could be so good for you?
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