Healthy Breakfast Ideas


Spread whole grain toast or a waffle with soynut butter or non-fat honey-flavored yogurt and top with bananas slices or dried fruit.

Stir fresh fruit and granola or shredded wheat cereal into non-fat lemon or vanilla yogurt.

Try Maple-Glazed Oranges and Grapefruits: Heat ¼ cup apple juice, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 2 tablespoons water over medium heat until reduced by half. Drizzle over sliced oranges and grapefruits, and sprinkle with chopped fresh mint.

Make a smoothie with non-fat yogurt, soy milk, fresh fruit, honey or agave nectar, soynut or almond butter and a scoop of protein powder.

Stir agave nectar, molasses, dried fruit, toasted walnuts or pecans and/or cinnamon into your oatmeal.

Top half of a multigrain bagel or English muffin with low fat ricotta cheese and a slice of tomato, sprinkle with pepper and broil until lightly browned.

Make a breakfast burrito by filling a whole wheat tortilla with egg whites or egg substitute scrambled with green onions, shredded reduced fat cheese, salsa and non-fat plain yogurt.

Stir chopped bananas, honey and cinnamon into low fat cottage cheese.

Make a breakfast trail mix with cereal such as shredded wheat, Grape-nuts or Chex®; dried fruit such as apples, apricots, banana chips, cherries, cranberries and/or raisins; and toasted almonds, pecans and/or walnuts.

Make a healthy breakfast roll-up: Spread a whole wheat tortilla with light cream cheese spread, and top with sliced hard-boiled eggs, diced tomatoes and sliced avocado.