Starting the day out right includes more than getting up on the right side of the bed. People who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight – beginning with breakfast means you stay satiated longer and cut out any extraneous munching pre-lunch.
But that doesn’t mean all breakfast options are good for you! It can be challenging to make healthy breakfast choices when you’re tempted with delicious pancakes and humongous omelets. Additionally, “healthy breakfast options” usually conjure the taste (and texture!) of cardboard…and who wants to dig into a big bowl of bland for their first meal of the day?
But healthy breakfast recipes can be quick, easy and best of all, taste great. Jump start your morning with any one of these delicious, healthy breakfast foods in our guide How to Start Your Day Out Right: 11 Healthy Breakfast Recipes. You can make these recipes for yourself (Egg and Cheese Wrap), or as smart breakfast options for a crowd (Carrot Pancakes).
My favorite recipe of the bunch is the Overstuffed Mediterranean Omelet, bursting with flavorful veggies like baby spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, plus a helping of feta cheese for good measure. I like to start my day with eggs because, in addition to the health benefits, they’re super fast to make! In all honesty, when I am cooking in the morning, I’m not pondering the egg’s high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, I’m thinking, “What can I make that will taste great and still get me out the door on time?!” The Overstuffed Mediterranean Omelet takes just five minutes to cook. I find eggs fuel me for the day, especially when paired with a piece of whole wheat toast.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese