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Healthy Breakfast Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Breakfast Parfait

A little low-fat dairy and some vitamin-rich fruit and you've just started your day right, nutritionally speaking.

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Quick Breakfast Taco

A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option.

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EatingWell Waffles

These healthy waffles are made from a blend of whole-wheat and regular flour plus nonfat buttermilk and canola oil. Top with fresh berries or sliced peaches and yogurt for a satisfying start to any day.

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Egg & Salmon Sandwich

Smoked salmon and egg whites on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin is the perfect power breakfast. For a more substantial meal, pair it with a piece of fruit or a glass of 100% juice.

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Citrus Berry Smoothie

This meal-in-a-glass smoothie is bursting with berries and orange juice, healthful sources of carbohydrate and powerful antioxidants. Getting plenty of antioxidant-rich foods makes sense for active people, since free radicals are produced any time the body's cells process oxygen.

» Citrus Berry Smoothie

Strawberry-Orange Muffins

We love the combination of strawberry and orange in this sweet breakfast muffin with a streusel topping. For a less conventional (but equally delicious) twist, try the basil variation. The hint of basil complements the fruity berries wonderfully.

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Almond-Honey Power Bar

Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond butter in these delectably chewy, no-fuss energy bars. Unrefined turbinado sugar adds a deep caramelly undertone. Feel free to use light brown sugar instead. Bars stored at room temperature will be softer than those that are refrigerated.

» Almond-Honey Power Bar


Start your day off on a healthy note with these healthy breakfast recipes and breakfast cooking tips.

Breakfast is the most important meal—giving us a much-needed energy boost for the rest of the day. Nevertheless many of us skip breakfast when we’re in a hurry—or worse, we turn to calorie- and carbohydrate-laden foods that even the most active person would have trouble burning. Luckily, EatingWell offers a bounty of quick and healthy breakfast ideas, from lazy weekend brunch to grab-and-go breakfast, that will stave off hunger until lunchtime. Give your body the energy it needs by trying these easy and delicious breakfast recipes!

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I never watch what I eat until now I'm a mom of two school-age kids, I do want them to have a good start in the moinrng. Our schooldays breakfast menus include:- hot steel cut oatmeal w/ flaxseed meal & drizzled w/ raw honey- multigrain toast drizzled w/ raw honey- "made from scratch" blueberries pancake w/ flaxseed meal- 1/2 avocado sprinkled w/ course salt & lime juice- bran flax or plain multigrain cheeriosOne of the above plus the following to complete one breakfast:- 1/2 hard boiled egg- low fat milk- 1 serving of fruitI hope this is a dietician-approved menu but certainly moms-approved :). Keep rotating these every weekdays I do feel like I'm running out of ideas!Enjoy your blog very much, particularly like your portion control. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous

04/03/2014 - 12:55am

I love shakes and smoothies in the morning, but if I need something even quicker, I'll make a ton of frittatas to pull out and warm up for a few seconds in the morning. My kids love them and they are simple hand-held food that they don't get too messy with. Here's an easy recipe to tweak using your favorite veggies: http://www.healthymomskitchen.com/healthy-fathers-day-brunch/

Anonymous

10/10/2010 - 6:29pm

Delicious Smoothies... Add I cup water to blender.. add half banana 1/2 cup, frozen strawberries, or crushed ice, 1/2cup fat free Greek yogurt, (any flavor) 1 tea. almond extract,(or your choice of flavoring) 1 packet of Truvia sweetener (optional) or 1 Tbl honey ,1 scoop of your favorite protein powder Blend and enjoy!
The fruit additions can be varied..(ie) bluberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, pineapple chunks etc. This is a morning boost that will take you through several hours without hunger, along with amazing energy. The water can also be substituted with skim milk or an unsweetened fruit juice.

Anonymous

08/13/2010 - 7:49am

I need something very quick and easy- suggestions?

Anonymous

07/10/2010 - 11:13am

wow...the comments were better than the sites suggestions...thanx

Anonymous

04/16/2010 - 10:17am

sorry but some of these recipes are NOT good for you. Muffins, waffles etc, consist of a fair amount of processed foods, even if you DO put good things in them. I am not buying into those particular recipes. They are made of non-real food.

Dr. Bruce
Chiropractic, Massage & Wellness Center
Humble, Texas

Anonymous

04/15/2010 - 12:56pm

My everyday breakfast.....Broccoli omelet.
Broccoli stir fry 1/2 cup White eggs mix to cover de vegetables and 1 tablespoon low fat cheddar cheese.
Cook the vegetables first then add the egg whites mix in med low heat add the cheese and a little pepper.
You can change for spinach, onions and mushroom. or Asparragous, onion, turkey ham and low fat cheese.
This is everyday with a 1/2 cup of skim milk and deccafeinated coffe. Add some berries or papaya. Voila!!!!

Anonymous

04/09/2010 - 9:29am

I looove breakfast foods! Oatmeal and eggs are my absolute favorite! Here are some of my favorite breakfasts:

Veggie omelet: 2 eggs (or 1 egg and 1 egg white), onions, red pepper, spinach, and kalamata olives.

oatmeal variations: walnuts and cinnamon, raw coconut shavings, cocoa powder and cacao nibs, and then just raw cacao nibs!!

power breakfast sandwich: whole wheat english muffin, egg and ham

breakfast burrito: 1 egg scrambled with peppers and onions. roll in whole grain tortilla and top with salsa

Anonymous

12/16/2009 - 2:05pm

When printing your recipes out, the text that is in color prints very dull so it is hard to read. Make all your text in black so it is bold and prints out in a bright format.

Stan Loeb, Modesto, CA

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 2:56pm

Quinoa has a lot of protein. You can boil it in some water, add some beets from a can, any herb U like, I use cilantro. Salt, Pepper, some lemon juice toss and enjoy! U can also add chickpeas (more protein) tomatoes, onions, carrots and corn. Any or all of the above.

Brinda, Tampa, FL

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 2:56pm

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