300-Calorie Breakfast Ideas

By , Karen Ansel, RD, Woman's Day
Start your day right with these delicious 300-calorie breakfast ideas.

Breakfast burrito: 3 scrambled egg whites + 1/2 cup diced tomato* + 1/4 diced yellow bell pepper + 1 Tbsp chopped sweet onion + 1/4 cup no-salt-added canned black beans + 1 Tbsp salsa, wrapped in an 8" whole-wheat tortilla
Peanut butter—pear toast: 1 slice whole-wheat bread + 2 Tbsp unsalted peanut butter + 1/2 sliced pear*
Orange-apricot quinoa: 1/4 cup quinoa* cooked in 1/4 cup calcium-fortified orange juice + 1/4 cup water; stir in 4 chopped dried apricot halves + 1 Tbsp sliced almonds

Egg plate: 1 egg scrambled in 1 tsp olive oil + 1 slice veggie bacon + 1/2 grapefruit* + 1 whole-wheat English muffin
Whole-grain cereal crunch: 1 cup bran flakes (such as Kellogg's or Post) + 1 Tbsp pecans + 2 Tbsp dried cranberries* + 1 cup nonfat milk (or soy milk)
Sweet breakfast toast: 1/4 cup nonfat ricotta mixed with 1 tsp honey, spread on 1 whole-wheat English muffin, topped with 1/2 cup sliced grapes* and 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
Apple-almond pancakes: 1 frozen whole-grain pancake topped with 1 Tbsp almond butter + 1/2 sliced apple + 1 tsp honey. Serve with 1 cup nonfat milk (or soy milk).
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CORA_REGINA, buy ethically farmed or local quinoa and you don't have to worry about it! I buy quinoa from my local farmers market. Report
It'd be nice to see a hot cereal alternative to quinoa, for those of us who don't eat it for ethical reasons (namely what used to be a staple crop is now too expensive for people who farm it to eat, because of fanatical western consumption). Report
I never fed my children Bologna but my grand kids seem to love it. I have talked about it with our son but it seems to fall on deaf ears. I am afraid it is a losing battle I never buy it when the kids stay with us I try to emphasize good nutrition and DH and I try to eat well.. The grands never say they miss it and they do seem to like new foods.
Pat in Maine. Report
Always nice to have new ideas for breakfast. Report
Can't wait to make the quinoa recipe. Report
Looking forward to trying some new breakfast ideas Report
Thanks! Report
I am super excited to try this! Orange-apricot quinoa: 1/4 cup quinoa* cooked in 1/4 cup calcium-fortified orange juice + 1/4 cup water; stir in 4 chopped dried apricot halves + 1 Tbsp sliced almonds Report
I never heard of this until next week but if you break 2 eggs into a bowl, microwave it for 45 seconds, stir then microwave for another 30 seconds it ends up just like scrambled eggs! I add a couple of tablespoons of salsa and a little shredded cheese on top! It is quick and delicious :) Report
I eat at my desk at work and can't really prepare any of these. Any suggestions for eat at the desk breakfasts....besides fruit and oatmeall which I usually do? Report
Breakfast is difficult for me so these are some great ideas. Report
great ideas -- thanks Report
yum Report
I like to poach an egg and stir in some Krab. Report
This sounds great, I am tired for the normal cereal every day. Report
I've just never been a person who cares about eating first thing in the morning so for me it really isn't an issue. Dr. Mercola says on his web site that it doesn't hurt to continue the "fast" until later in the morning. That is where the word breakfast comes from "breaking the fast." Report
Ok options but why do all breaksfasts have to contain carbs? Some of us are trying to keep morning/early afternoon carbs low and then up them in the evene, carb backloading and these options are just the opposite, quite sad. Report
Not bad options, but I take exception with the first choice. There are very few people who cannot eat whole eggs. Other than that tiny percentage, why would anyone leave out the nutritional powerhouse of the yolk? Lots of good-for-you nutrients there, and fills you up better as well. There is more to food than just calories. Report
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt with 2 tsp honey, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (a full cup if I'm hungry), and 1-2 tbsp flax seed (ground) Report
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