Healthy Weekday Breakfast Recipes

I am a breakfast fiend. I wake up at the crack of dawn (5 am), and by the time I arrive at work (7 am), I’m starving! You can see why breakfast recipes are abundant in my cookbook library.

I’m picky about my morning meal, it has to have specific benefits.

    • It has to stick to my ribs, so there has to be protein in the mix.
    • It has to be portable, because it’s often transported to work to be eaten at my desk.
    • It’s nice if it includes fruit, since I’m a veggie lover, and eating fruit is a challenge.
    • It has to be reasonable in calories and fat.
Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

If you’re a breakfast person, and you should be based on research that suggests breakfast eaters tend to maintain a healthy weight, these easy and healthy breakfast recipes can be made ahead of the workweek to make eating a nutritious breakfast a simple affair.

Why skip the pancakes?

I make extra pancakes on the weekend and freeze them. All it takes is a zap  in the microwave and your leftover pancakes are like new. These healthy pumpkin and oat pancakes pack extra nutrition because they’re  high in fiber, low in fat, and contain those antioxidants we’re all looking for.

Try an egg wrap.

Egg White, Spinach and Feta Wrap

Egg White, Spinach and Feta Wrap

This is my take on Starbuck’s Spinach, Egg White and Feta Wrap. Tomato sauce and fresh garlic spread on a whole wheat tortilla, topped with an egg white, spinach and feta cheese. Totally easy, and incredibly delicious.

I make two or three at a time. They hold up well in the refrigerator until I’m ready to eat them.

What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t like a breakfast cookie?

Protein Packed Breakfast Cookies

Protein Packed Breakfast Cookies

I admit that making a portable breakfast sometimes means working ahead, as is the case with these Protein Packed Breakfast Cookies.

The addition of quinoa gives these cookies a protein punch, and crunchy walnuts, chewy raisins and shredded carrots round out this healthy treat. These cookies also freeze well, and are completely satisfying when I dip them in my coffee.

Looking for an Egg McMuffin?

Egg and Vegetable Muffins

Egg and Vegetable Muffins

My all time favorite breakfast is this recipe for egg muffins. We skip the bread, and go for the eggs and veggies here.

These muffins resemble a mini frittata. I can add almost any vegetable I have available in my frig, along with a sprinkle of cheese to get that nutty, cheesy taste I adore. Believe it or not, you can freeze these too.

There you are!  My breakfast recipes of choice. Give them a try and let me know what you think and don’t forget to share your go-to breakfast recipes by leaving a comment.

Happy, healthy cooking!

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  1. Belinda @zomppa says

    I totally hear you! By 10am, I’m on my second breakfast/first lunch…these are sure to satisfy those cravings.

  2. says

    I’ll eat anything for breakfast! But unless I’m eating brunch, I usually prefer something on the light side. My usual is fruit of some kind, and a hard-boiled egg. But all of your ideas look great!

    • says

      I’m such a breakfast eater. I couldn’t do without something with my coffee in the morning. I must admit, oatmeal with berries and nuts is my favorite, along with the egg muffins.

    • says

      The egg and veggie muffins started in my Weight Watcher days. They were low in points and very satisfying. But then I’ll take veggies over fruit any day. :)

  3. says

    Kristi, you sure have a lot of nice packed protein breakfast…they all look great, especially the cookies :)
    Hope you are having a great week!

  4. says

    I know it’s important to eat breakfast so I always do but I still never learned to like it. That’s probably why I’m so lazy about it in the morning and just pour myself a bowl of high fiber cereal and low fat milk. All your ideas sound so appealing, though. I think the best solution is if I move in and you make them for me. :)

    • says

      I’m a breakfast eater, and it was so important in my Weight Watcher days to make sure I had something in the morning since I was cutting so many calories at the time. I used to take that high fiber cereal and top my yogurt with it some days. I forgot about that. I’ll have to do that it again. It was a great way to start the day. :)

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