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Healthy Breakfast Recipes: 5 Fast Starts To A Fit Day

Healthy Breakfast Recipes: 5 Fast Starts To A Fit Day

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!

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix together and whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook batches in presprayed 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!

Crunchy French Toast
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!

Huevos Rancheros
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!

Stuffed Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins
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 that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your waistline!

Carrot Cake/Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
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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jmphoto

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Delicious and very healthy dishes to start your day off right!

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GSXRoi

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i'll stick to my protein shake and berries :

Apr 17, 2012 6:46pm | report
 
jwethall

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jwethall

Its sad, but I can't even eat this healthy garb right now.

Apr 18, 2012 9:22am | report
 
mark9691

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mark9691

Bake the toast at what temp?

Apr 18, 2012 3:14pm | report
 
jibrantl

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jibrantl

Bake at 400F

Apr 19, 2012 4:19am | report
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btf6df

until its toast...

Nov 1, 2013 11:57am | report
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I can't wait to give these a try! Probably not an everyday meal, but a nice "treat" for the weekend.

Apr 18, 2012 4:40pm | report
 
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PropheticMuscle

the muffins are the only things that look good and aren't too many carbs. Some of the ingredients i would take out or substitute for lower fat or lower carb count.

Apr 19, 2012 9:41am | report
 
Basketball22

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Basketball22

These look good if your looking to add muscle, but i'm on a cutting program and most of these are a little too high on carbs. I will however use these as a healthy sub for a cheat meal. Still a good article!

Apr 19, 2012 9:58am | report
 
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I can't wait to try!

Apr 19, 2012 10:57am | report
 
JadeLauren22

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JadeLauren22

these sound amazing! can't wait to try after my show next week! thank you!

Apr 19, 2012 11:03am | report
 
jetstochina

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jetstochina

where's the real food?

Apr 19, 2012 11:37am | report
 
Dazzling Danielle

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Yumm~ I cant wait to try some of these as my Saturday bkfst. :)

Apr 19, 2012 12:50pm | report
 
Massakers

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Massakers

**** , my parents should be ashamed !

Nah seriously , this look good !

Apr 20, 2012 7:27am | report
 
dtotten

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dtotten

raw oats or bran?

Apr 22, 2012 11:28am | report
 
jibrantl

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Either works, but I like to use oatbran best- it has a better consistency

May 15, 2012 11:44am | report
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gents

I've eaten them all and they're all delicious

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Thanks :)

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Are the lemon blueberry pancakes a serving for one? Thanks

Aug 24, 2012 6:32pm | report
 
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Can't wait to try the pancakes, thanks!

Aug 27, 2012 10:04pm | report
 
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khalod777

good meal the beginning of the day is full of vigor and vitality,
Thank alot Jessica Brantley

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tygeruppercut

Smoothie looks & sounds delicous

Nov 13, 2012 11:52am | report
 
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xtinataguba

i love this article. still eating delicious foods without worrying

Nov 15, 2012 1:28am | report
 
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BigSmash

Gonna try the smoothie, looks very tasty. Also going to try the pancakes this week

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i am student , i hardly have a time for eating. can you see me wake up an hour earlier just to prepare myself "Carrot Cake/Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie" thing?

Jan 31, 2013 12:08pm | report
 
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