32 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day

Rise and shine with these 32 Healthy Breakfast Ideas! As we emerge from our holiday food comas and post-party recoveries, healthier habits are calling. Maybe you’re feeling like you overindulged. Maybe you’re looking to jumpstart your “new year, new me” resolutions. Or maybe you’re just craving healthier yet satisfying ways to start your day.

Whatever your motivation, you’ll never run out of inspiration with these easy breakfast recipes. From healthy grab-and-go snacks and meal preps, to nourishing and filling meals.

Healthy Egg Recipes

Scrambles, omelettes and beyond! These protein packed egg recipes feature everyone’s favorite breakfast powerhouses.

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Easy Prosciutto Spinach Frittata Recipe

A light and savory frittata made with spinach, prosciutto, tomato and cheese. Prepared in one pan for an easy, protein filled breakfast!

Slice of Cauliflower Crust Breakfast Quiche

Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Breakfast Quiche

This healthier quiche recipe that still fills you up until lunch! Made with a cauliflower crust for a low carb alternative to a traditional quiche, this egg recipe is also keto-friendly and gluten free.

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Egg Muffins

A lightened up, low carb breakfast idea baked in a muffin tray! These frittata-style egg muffins are loaded with hearty sausage, nutritious veggies and cheese. Ready to grab and go!

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Broccoli Potato Cheese Egg Muffin Cups

A healthy, protein-filled breakfast that’s great for meal prep, these tasty broccoli, potato and cheese muffin cups are perfect to reheat for quick morning meals, once it’s back to work after the holidays.

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Healthy Omelette Recipe

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Mushrooms and spinach offer lots of healthy benefits as the filling for this easy omelet recipe. Kind to the waistline and also to your taste buds!

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Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette

All the veggies your body is craving after the holidays, loaded into an easy, simple golden omelette that’s prepared in the crockpot!

Low Carb Quiche recipe with a napkin and server

Crustless Ham And Broccoli Quiche

A low carb and healthy breakfast recipe for quiche, minus the crust! Ham slices act as a meaty “crust” filled with eggs and chopped broccoli.

Oatmeal and Chia Pudding

Fuel your day with these hearty meals centered around nutritious oats and chia seeds. Discover easy options and ways to prepare them!

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Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal (Pumpkin Pie Microwave Oatmeal)

A delicious and healthy way to enjoy the flavors of pumpkin pie for breakfast (guilt free!). Cozy and full of nourishing ingredients, you’ll love this easy recipe for pumpkin pie microwave oatmeal.

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Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

It doesn’t get easier than overnight oats when it comes to heart-healthy and hearty breakfasts! Don’t be surprised if these delicious, creamy peanut butter cold oats keep you full and satisfied throughout the day.

Make Ahead Breakfast Oatmeal Cups

Freezer Oatmeal Cups – Make Ahead Breakfast Recipe

Make these easy freezable oatmeal cups ahead of time, ready to go with your favorite fruits and oatmeal toppings. Delicious and easy meal prep oats that can quickly be reheated and enjoyed in no time.

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Matcha Chia Pudding (Green Tea) – Vegan

Matcha is known for its many health benefits, and this vegan chia pudding puts this green tea ingredient to good use. High in fiber and super filling, this is an easy and feel-good breakfast.

Coconut chia seed pudding with berries and granola is an easy breakfast option packed with flavor and nutrients! It's loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients!

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Berries and Granola

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An easy overnight breakfast made from creamy coconut chia pudding sweetened with maple syrup, topped with fresh mixed berries and granola.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Guilt free chocolate chia pudding is full of satisfying chocolate flavor and hearty omega-rich chia seeds.

Veggie Focused Breakfasts

When it comes to cleaner eating, nothing beats fresh veggies. Try these savory and tasty, vegetable-focused meals that will have you putting your best foot forward every day.

Egg White Vegetable Breakfast Casserole - an easy healthy breakfast recipe. Loaded with veggies, egg whites, and cheese! Perfect for a weekend brunch and only 75 calories a serving!

Egg White Vegetable Breakfast Casserole

A breakfast casserole filled with nutrient-rich vegetables, made low-carb with egg whites. Perfect to make ahead and enjoy all week long!

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Avocado Toast Recipe (with Pickled Onions) (Vegan + Best Tips)

The best vegan breakfast idea made with fresh avo, pickled onions and low-carb toast, ready in 10 minutes! This easy and diet-friendly avocado toast is bound to become a new breakfast favorite.

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Sweet Potato Migas

Sweet potatoes add antioxidants and flavor to this healthy spin on a traditional Mexican breakfast recipe! Migas is a wonderful way to use up leftover fresh ingredients in a way that’s both delicious and packed with powerhouse nutrients.

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Easy Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

This simple and delicious, healthy sweet potato hash is seasoned with a “secret” spice and topped with poached eggs. Great for paleo diets and perfect for a savory, light breakfast.

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Easy Southwestern Tofu Scramble (+ Breakfast Tacos)

A spicy and vegetarian focused tofu scramble that’s also vegan-friendly! Enjoy this delicious scrambled eggs alternative alone or as a flavorful filling for meatless breakfast tacos.

Fruit Focused Recipes

Enjoy these creative ways to fulfill your daily dose of fruit this season. Versatile recipes for smoothies and fruit salads that pack all the healthy punches!

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Banana Kiwi and Kale Smoothie

Kale and smoothies are a match made in superfood heaven! Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods out there, and this green breakfast smoothie sweetened with bananas and honey will have you feeling all kinds of super in the morning.

A strawberry smoothie bowl with mixed berry and fruit toppings.

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

A delicious and fresh strawberry smoothie in a bowl that’s perfect for enjoying your daily dairy, fruit, and protein quotas all in one! Easily customize your fruit smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.

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Pineapple Banana Smoothie

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A tropical smoothie made with 3 ingredients that will whisk your taste buds away on holiday! Sweet pineapple is the star, with a healthy supporting cast of bananas and orange juice.

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Easy Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Bright and colorful and choc full of nourishment! This salad is a literal rainbow of your favorite breakfast fruits, brought together with a healthy and light honey and lime dressing.

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Breakfast Salad with Berry Yogurt Dressing

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Salad for breakfast is the healthiest way to start one’s day, possibly ever! This easy breakfast salad is prepared on a bed of fresh greens, with fruit, granola, and a creamy berry yogurt dressing.

Healthy Breakfast Fruit Pizza Recipe - Smooth, lightened-up cream cheese frosting and beautiful fresh fruit sit atop of an incredibly delicious and sweet oatmeal crust.

Healthy Breakfast Fruit Pizza Recipe

A fabulous, lightened up breakfast pizza made with fresh fruit on a base of cream cheese and hearty oatmeal crust.

Low Carb Pancakes & Waffles

Put your healthiest self forward with these easy low carb pancake and waffle recipes. You’ll love these healthier spins on breakfast classics that aren’t short on fluffy, wholesome goodness.

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Healthier Peanut Butter Pancakes

Pancakes prepared with almond milk, egg whites, and low fat peanut butter are the answer to your peanut butter cravings!

A Tall Stack of Low Carb Chocolate Chip Pancakes in a Crock with Whipped Cream and Syrup on Top

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Pancakes

You can have your chocolate chip (pan)cake and eat it, too, with this guilt free, low-carb recipe!

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Oatmeal Pancakes

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Hearty oatmeal makes this easy and healthy pancake recipe good for the heart as well as the soul. Quick, delicious pancakes that won’t derail your post-holiday detox.

Low Carb Keto Pancake Bites

Pancake Bites Recipe

Delicious and easy to make, these pancake bites are filled with waistline-friendly ingredients and baked in a muffin pan. Make these ahead and freeze them for a quick, low-carb, grab-and-go breakfast!

Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Best Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

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Blueberry pancakes are the best way to boost your antioxidants while enjoying everyone’s favorite classic breakfast food!

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

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Filled with healthy grains and seeds, these cozy wholewheat pancakes are both delicious and nourishing without sacrificing texture or flavor.

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Low Carb Vegan Waffles (Gluten Free)

These vegan waffles are low in carbohydrates, big on fluffy waffle goodness. An easy and gluten free waffle recipe prepared with healthy ingredients.

Cheese and Egg Waffles

Chaffles

Low carb and keto waffles are the perfect way to launch into a post-holiday health kick. Even better, just two ingredients and a waffle maker is all it takes.

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