Start your day off right with these simple and nutritious breakfast ideas! You'll never be bored with more than 40 delectable breakfast recipes. Choose between quick grab-and-go options, brunch classics, large-batch meal preps, and everything in between!
CREATE A WELL-ROUNDED, HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Breakfast is an essential part of your morning ritual because it sets the tone for the rest of your day! So set aside some time to plan out well-rounded breakfasts packed with tasty, nutritious ingredients (aka, meals that will make you excited to get out of bed in the morning). Here are a few things to consider as you plan your breakfast menu:
- Make protein-rich meals to keep you going throughout the day. While eggs are the most common source of protein, don't overlook the benefits of chia seeds, hemp seeds, oatmeal, nuts, and nut butter.
- Greens can be sneaked in wherever you can - it's simple! I always say that the more greens there are, the better! Scrambles, hashes, egg muffins, and casseroles make it easy to incorporate leafy greens and other vegetables.
- Alternate between sweet and savory options throughout the week. When you don't want something savory in the morning, you can have better-for-you sweet options that don't come in a cereal box. Make a big batch of chia pudding, creamy overnight oats, or yogurt for the week!
EGGS FOR BREAKFAST, BUT BETTER
A fried or poached egg is a true canvas. Colorful proteins and vegetables, such as spiralized sweet potatoes or sautéed greens, can be added.
- Top a slice of sweet potato toast with ham, a poached egg, and a drizzle of homemade hollandaise sauce for a healthy Eggs Benedict.
- Huevos Rancheros: A delicious breakfast with a Mexican twist, it's as easy as layering black beans, pico de gallo, avocado slices, and cilantro on a crisp tortilla.
- Spicy Pulled Pork Fried Eggs: Did you make my slow cooker pulled pork for dinner? Serve with fried eggs and jalapeno slices for a spicy, protein-packed meal.
- Asparagus With Poached Egg And Prosciutto: This looks fancy, but all you need to do is sauté asparagus, add a slice of prosciutto, and top with a poached egg and shaved parmesan.
- Breakfast Tacos: Serve scrambled eggs in a warm tortilla with bacon, onion, cheese, and diced avocado.
- Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg Nests: If you have a spiralizer, this quick and easy recipe is a fun way to eat sweet potatoes for breakfast!
STAPLE BREAKFAST RECIPES – EASY EGGS, BACON AND POTATOES!
Sometimes all you need is a basic meal of eggs, bacon, and home fries. These are a few fundamentals you should be familiar with.
- Perfect Soft-Boiled And Hard-Boiled Eggs: If boiled eggs are your thing, I'll show you how to make ideal soft, jammy, and hard-boiled eggs.
- Poached Eggs: They go well with almost everything, from morning salads to leftover roasted vegetables.
- Making an Omelette: Make the ideal pillowy omelet with your favorite savory ingredients. Also known as the best fridge clean-out recipe.
- How to Cook Bacon in the Oven: If you haven't tried cooking bacon in the oven yet, it's time to start. The end product is quite crunchy!
- Sweet Potato Toast: A gluten-free option that is also a terrific way to include extra vegetables into your daily routine.
- Sweet Potato Hash Browns: A nutrient-dense twist on regular hash browns. Always a victor.
- Skillet Breakfast Potatoes: Traditional, crispy diner-style home fries make us feel at ease.
- Garlic Sautéed Spinach: This is less popular, but I like sautéed spinach with fried eggs and bacon for extra simple greens!
BREAKFAST IDEAS WITH NUTS, OATS & CHIA SEEDS
Oatmeal and chia seeds are pantry basics that make for some of the simplest healthy breakfast choices. And here's where you can get creative with sweet and savory tastes and garnishes!
- Easy Oatmeal Recipe: Nothing beats a warm bowl of creamy, fluffy oatmeal.
- Berry Baked Oatmeal: If you don't like creamy oatmeal, try this hearty baked version!
- Chia Seed Pudding: Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, these tiny seeds gel up beautifully into a deliciously creamy pudding.
- Chia Pudding With Peanut Butter And Jelly: For added crunch, layer almond butter, blueberry puree, blackberries, and crushed pistachios on top of the chia pudding. My personal fave!
- Overnight Oatmeal: Looking for a no-cook option that you can change up throughout the week? Say hello to these super-creamy overnight oats!
- Blueberry Chia Pudding with Figs: To make a flavorful base, combine the chia pudding with a fruit puree!
- Paleo Porridge With Caramelized Bananas: If you're looking for a grain-free recipe, try this nutty porridge sweetened with caramelized bananas.
BREAKFAST SKILLET RECIPES FOR THE BRUNCH CROWD
Skip the lines and have brunch with friends and family at home! Your guests will swoon over these hashes and frittatas. And the best part? They're simple to make and look great on the table.
- Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash: The breakfast of champions is a simple combination of roasted sweet potatoes, kale, bacon, onion, and bell peppers..
- Turkey Cranberry Hash: If you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, this hash is a delicious way to serve it to the family the next morning.
- Spring Vegetable Frittata: Loaded with the best greens of the season, this frittata is dotted with herbs and goat cheese.
- Kale And Butternut Squash Frittata: When butternut squash season arrives, this hearty frittata will win over all brunch lovers.
- Frittata with Smoked Salmon: Upgrade your frittata game with fresh smoked combine goat cheese, scallions, shallots, and herbs for an impressive meal.
SHAKSHUKA FOR BREAKFAST? YES PLEASE!
For breakfast, nothing beats a hot pan of shakshuka. If you can't eat tomatoes, I've got some veggie-heavy alternatives to add to your breakfast menu. Besides, variety is exciting!
- Shakshuka: A classic combination of simmering tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices, and poached eggs. Especially since it takes only 30 minutes to prepare.
- Green Shakshuka: For the ultimate greens spin, top your shakshuka with shaved Brussels sprouts, spinach, zucchini, and spices.
- Orange Shakshuka: When autumn arrives, transform roasted butternut squash into the most delectable and vibrant shakshuka!
FEEL-GOOD BREAKFAST PANCAKES & WAFFLES
While these are weekend brunch favorites, you can also freeze them and reheat them on weekday mornings! Simply toast them or microwave them, drizzle them with syrup or jam, and your breakfast is ready.
- Potato Pancakes: If you have leftover mashed potatoes, try this deliciously savory pancake variation!
- Superseed Buckwheat Waffles: Add superfoods like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and layers of fresh fruit on top of your waffles.
- Paleo Pancakes: My signature paleo pancakes are unbelievably pillowy and will leave you smiling.
- Paleo Chocolate Waffles: Make a batch of these rich and decadent waffles drizzled with homemade chocolate syrup for a treat-yourself kind of morning.
- Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes: When it comes to pumpkin season, these pumpkin pancakes drizzled with maple ginger syrup is a great way to use up leftover canned pumpkin puree.
- Crepes with Cassava Flour: Who knew crepes could be so simple? And even better when topped with coconut whipped cream and layered with strawberry chia seed jam.
- Paleo Apple Cinnamon Pancakes: Satisfy your cinnamon apple cravings this fall with these cinnamon pancakes topped with a cozy maple apple topping.
HEALTHY BREAKFAST BAKED GOODIES
These recipes are incredibly simple to make for those days when you crave warm, fluffy bread. And whether you're a single person or a family of four, make a second batch just in case. It will cover a few days of breakfast.
- Paleo Blueberry Muffins: A sweet and juicy way to start your morning, these moist and fluffy muffins are dotted with fresh blueberries.
- Paleo Zucchini Bread: You won't even notice the sneaky zucchini in this bread because it's so good and moist.
- Best Paleo Banana Bread: Nothing beats a slice of banana bread, especially when topped with homemade almond butter!
- Paleo Banana Nut Muffins: Soft, warm muffins flavored with crunchy walnuts and fresh bananas.
- Paleo Pumpkin Bread: This recipe comes together quickly and easily in one bowl. It will also satisfy all of your cold-weather pumpkin cravings.
BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPES AND ALL THE BAKED EGGS
All-in-one meals with hearty, healthy ingredients that make mornings a breeze are hard to beat. And, as a bonus, these are ideal for meal prep and grab-and-go!
- Loaded Breakfast Casserole: Loaded with some of the best ingredients like roasted sweet potatoes, crispy bacon, and sweet breakfast sausage, this vibrant, hearty casserole is sure to please.
- Breakfast Egg Muffins: These egg muffins are the ideal grab-and-go option! You can also stuff them with a variety of healthy ingredients.
- Healthy Breakfast Casserole: For a lighter casserole, try this low-carb option with spinach, artichoke, and ground turkey.
- Zucchini And Prosciutto Egg Muffins: Zucchini and prosciutto are a match made in heaven!
- Spinach Artichoke Quiche: If quiches are your thing, this one is packed with healthy greens and the best savory flavors. And it has a grain-free crust!
REFRESHING, FRUITY, & CREAMY BREAKFAST IDEAS
Do you want to start your day with something sweet, fruity, and refreshing? Yogurts, smoothies, and my all-time favorite acai bowls are all on the menu.
- Homemade Yogurt: If you enjoy yogurt, you should consider purchasing a yogurt maker. It's incredibly simple to make at home, and the end result is creamy and delicious!
- Blood Orange Coconut Yogurt with Cacao Nibs: Citrus and chocolate go so well together.
- Acai Bowl: This sweet and refreshing smoothie bowl is full of antioxidants and topped with fruity goodness.
- Clean Green Smoothie Bowl: Instead of drinking a green smoothie, make a smoothie bowl out of it. It's especially refreshing because it's topped with fresh fruits.
- Peach Breakfast Smoothie: Made with fresh peaches, yogurt, chia seeds, and a few spices, this smoothie is a healthy sweet breakfast treat.
40+ BEST HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2 cups milk , or non-dairy milk
- 4 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter
- 1 pint blueberries, plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 3 tablespoon chopped pistachios, for garnish
- Stir together chia seeds and milk in a bowl. Let the chia seeds sit for 10-15 minutes, then give them another stir.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight to chill and gel up.
- Make the blueberry puree by adding one pint of blueberries and one tablespoon of honey to a small pot on medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently and use the back of a spoon to mash the blueberries up and break them down.
- Transfer the puree into a storage container and let it chill in the fridge.
- To assemble, add half of the chia pudding to a bowl. Top with about 2 tablespoons of blueberry puree and 2 tablespoons of almond butter. Then garnish with fresh berries and pistachios.