It’s common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start your day with a tasty and calorie friendly recipe? Plus, making your own breakfast gives you more control over what you are actually eating. For those counting calories here are 13 recipes you must try for breakfast. They are delicious and diet friendly!
1. Spinach and Poached Egg Muffins (220 Calories)
A delicious and satisfying recipe that is healthy and tasty; the calorie count per serving is 220 calories, but if using a crumpet in place of a muffin half, then reduce the calories by 20 to 200 calories per portion. (Based on a crumpet of 77 calories per unit) Suitable for the 5:2 diet and has 3 points per serving for anyone following the Weight Watchers diet. (pre pro-points)
2. Wheat Free Pancakes (162 Calories)
Controlling cravings when you’ve cut carbs or gluten can be especially hard when it comes to breakfast or brunch. Between baskets of muffins and stacks of pancakes, there’s often enough on the table to make your dietary restrictions dampen the morning fun.
3. Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito (297 Calories)
These healthy breakfast burritos are stuffed with sweet potatoes, black beans, egg whites, and avocado. They freeze well and are simple to heat up in the microwave. So, this is a perfect on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings. Plus, these burritos are packed with protein and fiber, which will keep you and your loved ones full and energized all morning!
4. Skinny Banana French Toast Bake (259 Calories)
Get ready to watch jaws drop when you bring this to the table! My Skinny Banana French Toast Bake takes breakfast to a whole new level. I love making this for brunch with family; It just makes everything feel a little bit fancier! The best part is, while this one takes a little time, (it sets overnight in the fridge before baking) the instructions aren’t tough at all. Next time you’re looking for a breakfast that feels a little more important, remember this one!
5. Baked Eggs in Ham Cups (109 Calories)
Give yourself the goal to make eggs at home most mornings. When you do, try these “egghamcakes”. You can call them Baked Eggs in Ham Cups. Whatever you decide to call them, let this tasty treat speak for itself.
6. Stuffed Strawberry and Cheese French Toast (149 Calories)
They key to keeping the calorie count low on french toast is the bread. I used Alvarado Street Bakery Bread that I picked up from Trader Joe’s. It’s wheat bread with flax seed and only comes in at 50 calories a slice. So if you use a different bread just be sure to knock off a 100 calories of my bread and add yours in. I really like the bread because it’s soft in the middle and the crust is kind of crunchy.
7. Hard Boiled Egg and Avocado Bowl (295 Calories)
This egg and avocado bowl combines hard boiled eggs with creamy avocado slices for a super healthy and quick meal that’s loaded with protein, healthy fat and fiber while also low in carbs.
8. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (100 Calories)
While many strawberry oatmeal bar recipes require making the filling in a separate bowl, these fresh strawberry bars do not. Once you’ve pressed the first crust layer into the pan, simply scatter the filling ingredients—diced strawberries, lemon juice, and a touch of sugar and cornstarch—right over it, then sprinkle the remaining oatmeal crumble on top.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now you can fully enjoy it, without unwanted calories adding up. 🙂