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Members Share Their Favorite Breakfasts

Healthy Ideas from SparkPeople's Message Boards

Think you've seen it all when it comes to healthy breakfasts? Think again! If your mornings are filled with oatmeal and cold cereal because you're short on time, try some of these breakfast ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, quick and healthy—breakfast will never be boring again!
  • "I enjoy cottage cheese with fresh fruit and some kind of whole-wheat bread. I also like to make a parfait with yogurt, fresh/dried fruit, granola and honey."
  • "I like plain fat-free yogurt (Greek Style from Trader Joe's), sugar-free jam and 1/4 cup of grape nuts. It has only around 170-190 calories and it keeps me full until lunchtime."
  • "I eat sandwiches for breakfast with a glass of fat free milk. I always pack it and eat it when I get to work. I use sprouted grain bread and any of the following combos: 1) Peanut butter, honey and banana, 2) Sprouts, avocado and tomato, 3) Bacon, egg and tomato, 4) Hummus, turkey, lettuce and tomato, 5) Tomato sauce, part skim mozzarella cheese and veggies, 6) Roasted veggies and mozzarella, or 7) Avocado, lettuce, Parmesan cheese and chicken breast."
  • "Egg beaters and fresh veggies! Put 1/2 a cup of Egg Beaters in the microwave (directions are on the container) and about halfway through, when you're told to stir, just add some fresh veggies and low-fat cheese. The great thing about it is that you can add different things to it every day. Since I started eating it in the mornings, I am not hungry until lunchtime! It takes about 3 minutes max to make."
  • "Here is an odd one I eat: two Kavali 5-grain crackers and one tablespoon Saba roasted eggplant. I also like one Babybel cheese on two of those Kavali crackers."
  • "If you like smoothies, you can try making one with protein powder (or soy milk), skim milk and frozen strawberries/blueberries. Only takes a few seconds to blend one up."
  • "I like having soup for breakfast in the winter."
  • "My personal favorite: banana milk. I am not sure if you can make it ahead of time, I guess you could try that, but it takes me less than a minute to make: use a mixer to blend half a cup of milk and a banana, and ta-da!"
  • "Not sure if this works for you, but around here we eat sandwiches for breakfast often. My boys LOVE peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast. You could try that. Whole grain bread, lean meat, maybe some tomato & lettuce, cheese, etc."
  • "I'm kind of a fruit and yogurt with a handful of granola gal right now. I also like Luna bars and a piece of fruit."
  • "There is no rule saying that you have to eat 'breakfast' foods for breakfast. Soups are good, sandwiches, even salads. If it's a matter of just wanting something quick and easy, try a couple of pieces of fruit with some peanut butter or other nut butter or maybe a peanut butter and banana/apple sandwich."
  • "I'm not vegetarian but I love a BLT made with Morningstar veggie bacon strips, a large spinach leaf, sliced tomato on a toasted light Thomas' English muffin. You could add a little hummus or light mayonnaise to that as well, or more vegetables, onion, etc. Also both Trader Joe's and Morningstar make veggie corn dogs that I could eat for any meal including breakfast!"
  • "A bowl of fresh berries topped with yogurt and slivered almonds and a half a toasted whole wheat bagel with fat-free cream cheese or goat cheese."
  • "Make your favorite quiche filling (use veggies, meats or cheeses, in any combo you like—I like broccoli and onion or ham and broccoli) and grease a mini muffin pan. Fill the cups 3/4 full of the filling and bake until done. Pop them out into a Tupperware or put into Ziploc bags to grab on-the-go. You can heat them in the microwave for a few seconds or I even enjoy them cold!"
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Member Comments

  • I am easily satisfied with the very best.
    - Winston Churchill
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/3 cup bran buds and fresh fruit (small banana or blueberries are favourites). Filling, nutritious, and the protein keeps me going until lunch. Sometimes if my fibre for the day is low, I'll have this before going to bed.
  • Egg whites with any pieces of mushrooms or veggies left in a bag from other recipes. Yum!
  • Great ideas! Thanks
  • Some good suggeetions.
  • My favorite - banana pancakes (or waffles or mini doughnuts). You mix banana, egg and a little of baking powder and bake in pan/ waffle maker for approx 2-3 min. I get approx 10 pancakes or mini doughnuts or 3 double-waffles from this mixture., it takes about 10 min to prepare. Great breakfast
  • I like soup for breakfast too!
  • I suggest that you read my blog "Not Your Grandmother's Oatmeal" found on my Spark Page

    Sergeant Major
  • Guess I am unique. I eat the same breakfast at least 5 days a week for the past 20 years unless I was travelling. I cooked old fashion oatmeal with pre-cooked ground turkey, frozen vegetables, up to 2 eggs, and maybe some tofu around 4 A.M. . Then I added green onion and hot sauce and water after cooking. This would give me enough protein and energy for at least two hours. I would eat a sandwich with ground beef and salad around 7 in the office. I would eat just oat meal if I had to workout in the gym at 4 A.M. usually in the weekends. Otherwise it would be too bloated. I would eat a high protein ground beef sandwich or full breakfast after workout. I have a sensitive stomach and avoid all dairy products, and fruit in the morning, it would interfer with my commute. I love peanut butter and banana but only in the weekend at home.
    for the past few months, I fix a breakfast smoothie. The recipe - 6 ounces coconut water, 2 cups spinach and kale, 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, flax seed, chia seed and ground hemp about 20 ounces of filtered water. Great way to start the day!
  • I make a breakfast sandwich that I am addicted to and it's only 234 calories! I put two egg whites in a small bowl, cover and microwave for 1 minute. put it on top of a 100 calorie English muffin. Add two microwaveable Jimmy Dean turkey sausage patties which are 100 calories. That's it. Doesn't need cheese. But you could do a low fat slice if you needed it. More filling and, in my opinion, better tasting than an Egg McMuffin.
  • I've always enjoyed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast with 2% milk and it's a wrap! It reminds me so much of home! I've also included veggies in my breakfast as well. Maybe a veggie quiche and fresh or stewed tomatoes. Who woudl have thunk it!
  • For a quick breakfast when I'm pressed for time I have my go to breakfast of Jimmy Dean D-Light Breakfast Sandwich, Turkey Sausage, egg and cheese... and a cup of coffee
  • I make oatmeal with cinnamon and truvia, add 1 Tablespoon of wheat germ, and a dollop of low fat vanilla yogurt on top. I have 1/2 of a banana and either hot green tea or coffee. I t keeps me full until lunch time