11 Healthy Breakfast Options to Start Your Day Off Right

Choosing a healthy, nutritious and yummy breakfast can be difficult sometimes, but it is one of the best things you can do for your body. Your choice of morning “fuel” can either enhance or hinder your moods, food cravings and your energy levels for the rest of the entire day. If you find yourself regularly rushing out the door to school or work and grabbing some greasy, fried or processed something on your way, or skipping breakfast all together, it is time to set the alarm a few minutes earlier. Waking up earlier may sound like a drag, but eating a healthy breakfast filled with nutrients and fiber can make a huge difference in how you function both mentally and physically throughout the day, not to mention the difference it could make in how much you weigh. If you absolutely cannot give up a minute of your beauty rest, consider throwing together a healthy breakfast for on the go, the night before.

Here are 11 healthier breakfast options that you can cook, prepare the night before and take with you, or look for when eating out at a restaurant.

Yogurt with fruit and nuts:
1 Cup of Yogurt (Low Sugar Greek Yogurt, soy, coconut milk or rice milk yogurt)
Β½ cup fresh berries
7 Almonds or Walnuts
drizzle of honey (optional)

Loaded Omelet and Turkey or Soy Bacon:
1 egg, plus 2 egg whites
1 cup of veggies (like spinach, peppers, onions)
2 slices of Turkey or Soy Bacon

Β½ cup of high fiber, whole grain, low sugar cereal or granola
2% or skim, soy, almond or rice milk
Β½ cup of fresh fruit

Oatmeal or Brown Rice:
Β½ cup of steel cut oats or cooked brown rice
dash of cinnamon
handful of raisins or dried fruit

7 grain waffles:
Try Kashi Brand (2 waffles a serving)
Add fresh berries

Whole-wheat toast/or English muffin:
1 tablespoon almond butter or natural peanut butter
1 or 2 slices of light or skim cheese with a tiny bit of butter or mustard
2 ounces of natural turkey slices

Cottage Cheese:
Β½ cup low fat or skin cottage cheese
add fresh fruit or nuts

Banana with Almond Butter or Natural Peanut Butter:
1 banana
1 tablespoon of almond or peanut butter

Protein shake with extras:
Your favorite protein powder
1 frozen banana
Β½ cup fresh or frozen berries
2 %, skim, soy, rice or almond milk

Breakfast burrito:
1 whole wheat wrap
1 whole egg/2 egg white scrambled or tofu scramble
1 ounce light cheese
Β½ cup veggies

Apple and Cheese:
1 apple
1-2 ounces of cheese
7-10 almonds or walnuts

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5 thoughts on “11 Healthy Breakfast Options to Start Your Day Off Right”

  1. I am a 6’2″ male weighing over 220 pounds. I often find it difficult to apply the recepies such as above, because I simply do not become full after such a small breakfast.

    Yogurt w fruit and nuts sounds delicious and nutricious. What do you suggest I do to incorporate bread to this breakfast?

    (Could you also explain the caloric content for the recepies?)

    Thank you!

  2. As there is truth to the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then getting lots of healthy loads for this meal should be our main goal always. Thanks for giving us healthy options and ideas always. By the way, I’m a member of a great group who are health enthusiasts that might interest you too. Enjoy life to the fullest!

  3. Hi Y Mav-

    I emailed you directly with answers to your questions. Since each person’s body has different needs, there is no one size fits all healthy breakfast. These are some examples to help you begin playing around with food combination’s to see what satisfies you the most. I sent more information in my email to you-Keep a look out for it.


  4. I’m not as tall as Y Mav, but I’m fairly active. I bike 6 miles each day, lift weights, and go hiking on the weekends.

    I eat similarly to some of these recipes, but I leave in the egg yolks and increase portion sizes. I also have whole wheat or multigrain toast on the side.

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