There's a reason people tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The early morning meal is a great way to wake up your body, kickstart your brain, and fuel yourself as you begin your day. And there are plenty of other perks, too. According to Mayo Clinic, adults who regularly eat a healthy breakfast consume more vitamins and minerals, perform better at work, and have better control over their weight. If the latter is a goal of yours, you may want to start your day with one of these tasty and easy weight loss breakfast ideas.
Not all healthy breakfasts look the same, which is great because it means you won't be stuck eating the same thing every day. But because of that, it can also be confusing to stray from something you know is healthy. Mayo Clinic notes that components of a healthy breakfast include whole grains, which can come from cereals, English muffins, or waffles; lean protein, which can come from eggs, lean meats, nuts and legumes; low-fat dairy, which could be from milk, yogurt, or cheese; and fruits and vegetables, which can be fresh, frozen, cooked, or blended in smoothies. Eating these foods together will provide you with complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and a bit of fat, which, when combined, fill you up for hours and provide tons of nutrients and health benefits. With so many options, you can rest assured that regardless of your dietary preferences, there are plenty of healthy breakfast options for weight loss that you'll look forward to eating each morning.
Morning Burritos With Salsa Verde
These breakfast burritos are protein-packed with eggs and refried beans, and they've got plenty of flavor with the salsa verde. As a bonus, they'll keep you full and satisfied for hours.
Low-Carb Quiche Biscuits with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives
Quiche is a great healthy breakfast because it's got a protein-rich egg base and you can fill it with all your favorite veggies. Plus, you can make it in advance and reheat for the rest of the week, which means you'll get a hot breakfast in matter of minutes with no fuss.
Nuts are an excellent source of protein, and this cashew granola is chock full of them. Cashews are also high in zinc, which helps your immune system. Munch on this plain or sprinkle it atop some Greek yogurt.
Chickpea, Spinach, and Quinoa Patties
These quinoa patties might not seem like a typical breakfast, but they're easy to make, and packed full of fiber, protein and other nutrients that will keep you satisfied for hours.
Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats
It's impossible to eat this breakfast without wondering how can something so delicious be so good for you. These oats are easy to make ahead, they're packed with potassium, fiber, and protein, as well as bone-strengthening calcium. But with all that banana sweetness, you'll feel more like you're eating dessert.
English Breakfast Tray Bake
Barbara Mendez, of Barbara Mendez Nutrition, tells Woman's Day that the best foods for weight loss are vegetables and protein, so this dish serves up both in a delicious and stylish way. This egg, sausage, and veggie dish is savory and will keep you full until lunch.
Slow Cooker Maple-Berry Oatmeal
Oatmeal is "hearty and satisfying and filling," according to Mendez. If you can't get in some eggs, she suggests going with oatmeal. Even though it won't pack as much protein into your breakfast, it can help slow insulin response because of the high density of fiber. Get some antioxidants by adding berries on top.
Although Mendez encourages people to skip carbs for breakfast, because they often make you crash and don't sustain you, the protein between the sausage and eggs will still make for a hearty bite.
Egg in a Hole with Broiled Tomatoes
This breakfast is a hole in one! Get everything you want, and need with this egg and toast dish, served up with some lightly seasoned broiled tomatoes.
Ditch the straw in favor of this thicker version that you can top with different fruit, granola, and more. Just be careful not to overindulge on toppings like chocolate and granola, which often can be unhealthy in large quantities.
Breakfast Grain Bowl
Banana and Almond Butter Pancakes
With only three ingredients, these flapjacks couldn't be easier. These pancakes are made with eggs, almond butter, and bananas. You'll get protein from the eggs and almond butter, plus some good fat to give you energy. Drizzle a little syrup on top if you want some sweetness.
Caprese Avocado Toast
As if avocado toast could be any better. Spice up breakfast even more by doubling up on good proteins and fats by adding veggies, eggs, and a dash of balsamic.
Get the recipe at Delish.
Ham & Cheese Egg Cups
Skip the carbs with these ham and egg cups that can be pre-made. You will have a lot more energy throughout the day with double the amount of protein from the eggs and meat. It will also keep you from snacking throughout the day.
Get the recipe at Delish.
Pineapple, Ginger, and Walnut Oatmeal
The ginger in this pineapple, ginger, and walnut oatmeal is known to help stimulate digestion, which can aide in weight loss. It's also super delicious paired with the pineapple and walnut.
Get the recipe at Country Living.
Sweet Potato and Kale Frittata
This egg white based dish incorporates veggies of different textures like kale, sweet potato, and red onion with some goat cheese and garlic to create a truly savory breakfast. The egg whites provide protein without the fat from the yolks, and the veggies fuel you without the energy crash.
Get the recipe for at Country Living.
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