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Breakfast Bonanza: 5 Fast Starts To A Fit Day: Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Bonanza: 5 Fast Starts To A Fit Day: Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Tired of oatmeal and egg whites? These flavorful breakfast recipes will add zip to your morning meal!

As a kid, you may have thought that Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and Count Chocula were a great way to start the day. There's nothing like a major sugar buzz to send you out the door and off to torment your homeroom teacher, right? Your parents thought so.

Now that you're no longer a child, it's time to put away childish things, like sugary breakfast cereals. Those of us who are serious about health and fitness know we need serious nutrition in the morning.

These recipes not only taste good, but their macronutrient profiles jive with almost any healthy diet plan. Give them a try and start your day in a way that will make Tony the Tiger jealous!

1
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

The lemon zest and blueberries give these pancakes a refreshing flavor!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix together and whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook batches in pre-sprayed skillet on medium high temperature until bubbles form on the surface, then turn over and cook until dark golden brown.
  3. Serve with sugar-free syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1)
Amount per serving
Total Calories222
Fat2 g
Carb25 g
Protein25 g

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes PDF (135 KB)


2
Crunchy French Toast

Breakfast in bed will never be the same with this amazing, filling breakfast dish!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites, milk and vanilla. Soak the bread in the mixture.
  2. While the bread is soaking, place cereal in a sealed plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add sliced almonds and shake the bag to mix. Pour into a shallow pan.
  3. Carefully remove the bread slices from the egg mixture and coat with the cereal crumbs on both sides. Place the coated slices on a pre-sprayed baking sheet and bake each side for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  4. Top with cinnamon and sugar-free syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (2 slices)
Amount per serving
Total Calories315
Fat7 g
Carb43 g
Protein20 g

Crunchy French Toast PDF (13.5 KB)

3
Huevos Rancheros

Warning: this dish causes a fiesta in your mouth! Super filling and flavorful!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare black bean puree: add black beans, cumin, garlic and salt into small food processor; pulse until puree and pour into a pot over medium heat.
  3. Meanwhile, place wrap in the oven on baking pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Pour egg whites onto skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle cheese over half of the eggs and flip the other side once the omelet sets.
  5. Prepare the dish by spreading the black bean puree over the wrap and slide omelet on top.
  6. Garnish with salsa, yogurt, avocado and crushed red pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 wrap)
Amount per serving
Total Calories303
Fat
Carb23 g
Protein37 g

Huevos Rancheros PDF (14.7 KB)

4
Stuffed Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Wave goodbye to your muffin top and say hello to your slender thighs! Enjoy these delicious low-cal treats!

Ingredients
Filling
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift together the oat bran, baking powder, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, walnuts, sweetener, pudding mix and whey.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the pumpkin, yogurt and eggs. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix into a batter.
  4. Line 12 muffin tins and carefully fill each cup 3/4 full.
  5. Make the filling: mix together the yogurt, sweetener, egg yolk and cocoa powder. Make a well in center of batter for each muffin and spoon in 1/2 tablespoon of filling.
  6. Bake for 20-to-25 minutes or until the filling sets.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 muffin)
Amount per serving
Total Calories60
Fat2 g
Carb5 g
Protein7 g

Stuffed Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins PDF (14.7 KB)

5
Carrot Cake/Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

A great on-the-go breakfast will satisfy your sweet tooth and your waistline!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Blend and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (2)
Amount per serving
Total Calories295
Fat3 g
Carb38 g
Protein29 g

Carrot Cake/Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie PDF (55.7 KB)

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Jessica Brantley is a former competitive triathlete and Bodybuilding.com Female Transformation of the Week! Learn more about her right here.

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Someone told me to use berries,fruit 1 scoop of protein and fresh juice and blend together to make a smoothy and this will get you started for your session.

Can anyone confirm

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def going to try the pancakes I never thought of using oatbran sounds so good!

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