Last week, when I shared my favorite 1-minute snack ideas with you all, I got a request for breakfast ideas.

I used to be the person who could eat toast and peanut butter or oatmeal and peanut butter for days on end, but now I’ve noticed that I need a little more variety in the morning.


(source) FYI: this is NOT what breakfasts look like in our home. :)

Here are my favorite healthy breakfast ideas to give you some inspiration for your morning meal – please add yours to the list!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 

  • breakfast quesadilla or burrito: tortilla + eggs + veggies + cheese + salsa
  • protein pancakes (recipe from meals & moves)
  • breakfast sandwich: egg + english muffin + cheese
  • smoothie: frozen fruits + leafy greens + milk + protein blended together until smooth
  • (fun!) oatmeal (tips on oatmeal and recipe ideas)
  • protein plate: hard boiled egg + banana + peanut butter
  • rush breakfast: protein/granola bar + apple
  • paleo inspired cereal: fresh berries + chopped nuts + milk
  • eggs: 1-2 eggs + toast
  • greek yogurt parfait: 1 serving greek yogurt + fresh fruit + 1 serving cereal or granola
  • amped up cereal: high fiber cereal + fresh fruit + 1 Tbsp nuts  or nut butter + milk
  • macrobiotic breakfast: brown rice + miso soup

23 Comments (Reply )

  1. G
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    I don’t really have time to cook in the morning, so I have been having a toaster waffle and protein shake on my morning drive, but I am constantly searching for breakfast ideas! So far my favorite suggestion has been scrambled eggs in a whole wheat pita pocket (for portability)


    • Emily
      Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

      That is a great idea, perfect to take out the door with you!


  2. janetha
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    thanks for including me in the list! i think breakfast is the easiest meal to keep healthy!


  3. She Rocks Fitness
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    Love this! Great ideas and mentioned this on my Facebook page to share with my readers. Never thought of adding PB to amped up cereal…Very tempting! Have a great day! :)


  4. Ty
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I like whole wheat pasta with veggies and marinara for breakfast. Also brown rice stir-fried with veggies and an egg. Vegetarian chili as well.

    I’m trying to keep my meals mostly plant based but I haaateeeee tofu. It makes me ill.

    And breakfast has never been my favorite meal so I like eating more on the savory side!


    • Emily
      Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

      I’m a savory breakfast fan too – LOVE brown rice + egg + veggies!


  5. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    One of my favorites (besides oatmeal) is greek yogurt with fruit and granola! Great list Em!


  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Healthy homefries with an egg (just stir fried onions/peppers and potatoes) are always a good weekend breakfast! Or French toast. I love French toast. :)


  7. Dan
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    Hey I fired up my Express 101 the other day to make an omlet. How about a blog on your fav 101 recipes.


    • Emily
      Feb 16, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

      Ha! I think you might be the only person who has one…can’t wait to hear about it though. I think you should make corn dogs – they always look good in the infomercials!


  8. Kristen@Change of Pace
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    I love egg sandwiches and yogurt bowls. I could eat breakfast all day long :)


  9. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Love this list! I’ve also been enjoying a tortilla folded in half with a WW cheddar cheese stick inside. Microwave for 30 seconds, open tortilla, spread cheese around and eat! I also love a banana with pb on the side.


  10. Anna Johnson
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    I was just writing a post about smoothies! You have me hooked….. I wish I enjoyed more breakfast food


  11. Alexa
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Love, love love this! I’ve been doing weight watchers for nearly two months, and this is perfect for new breakfast ideas I need!


  12. amy
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    Awesome, thank you so much for answering my request, you are AWESOME! I really appreciate the great ideas, I’ll definitely be sticking some of these into my menu. I actually just discovered protein pancakes and have been making them on days that I workout, I loooove them!


    • Emily
      Feb 17, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

      You bet! I just picked up some protein powder to try protein pancakes – can’t wait!


  13. Kristin @ FoodFash
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Love the fresh berries/nuts/milk idea! I’d definitely opt for almond milk, but it still sounds so yummy.


    • Emily
      Feb 20, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

      I’ve only tried with almond milk – delicious!


  14. Luv What You Do
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    Baked omlets in a muffin cup.
    Take your leftover veggies, stir them into an egg mixture, top with cheese and bake in the oven. They are easy, healthy, and filling with a piece of whole grain toast.

    This crockpot breakfast porridge is another star. You can freeze it for easy eating during the week!


  15. Esi
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Great list. I got a little tired of oatmeal so now I’m doing green smoothies in the morning.


  16. Paige @ Running Around Normal
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Great ideas! Ihaven’t made a breakfast burrito in quite some time.


  17. Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    I’m loving the amped up cereal! Adding a few pieces of fruit and a handful of nuts to my bowl of Kellogg’s FiberPlus(R) cereal is always a great way to start my day.


  18. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    What delicious ideas! I love toast with nut butter and a banana: so delicious and keeps you satisfied. <3


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