Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Struggling with what to eat for breakfast on a healthy diet?

It may help to first let go of the idea of a typical breakfast. Not having time to cook a full meal in the morning is very acceptable.

Nonetheless, there are many simple breakfast ideas that can help you get your day started on the right foot!

  • Egg veggie scramble: 2-3 eggs scrambled with 2 cups of colorful vegetables, handful of fresh herbs, 1/4 cup of shredded rBST-free cheese or kimchi, and 2 slices of Ezekiel bread toasted
  • Frittata: 2-3 beaten eggs poured over1 cup cooked slice potatoes and 2 cups diced vegetables
  • Plantain pancakes: 1 ripe plantain mashed and mixed with 2 beaten eggs, vanilla, large pinch baking soda, salt, cooked and topped with berries and dollop of yogurt
  • Toaster waffles: 2 waffles with nut butter, sliced fruit, sprinkle of hemp seeds, and light honey
  • Green smoothie: Green tea, avocado, spinach, berries, banana, blackstrap molasses
  • Protein smoothie: Add nut butter, Greek yogurt, or plant-based protein powder to any smoothie
  • Fruit platter*: Variety of fruits. Do not mix melons, acid/sub-acid fruits with sweet fruits.
  • Yogurt parfait**: 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt with 1 cup of fruit, large spoonful of honey, and 1/2 cup nuts and seeds
  • Overnight oats**: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup kefir or yogurt (optional), 1/4 cup chai seeds, with fruits, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and maple syrup
  • Morning glory muffins**: 2 cups almond flour, 2 eggs, 1 cup mashed banana, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, plus cinnamon, vanilla, and 1/2-1 cup finely chopped fruits, carrots, zucchini, and/or nuts


*If you have trouble digesting fruit, think about changing the way you eat fruit. Many natural medicine practitioners believe we should be careful with fruit pairings. For example, melons are not to be mixed with non-melon fruits. Acid/Sub-acid fruits – citrus, kiwi, pineapple, berries, mango, apples, peaches, pears. Sweet fruits – Banana, figs, dates, papaya, sapote, persimmon, mangosteen, grapes. This helps with digestion.

**Can be made 1-2 days in advance

Published by Okay to Eat

Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN

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