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!
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"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!"
Article created on: 9/18/2007