by Olena

45 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

by Olena

4.9 from 7 reviews

45 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to keep you full until lunch. Not a morning person? Me neither. Cook breakfast once and eat all week!

healthy breakfast sandwich is one of 45 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

What Are These Healthy Breakfast Recipes?

Below you will find 45 quick healthy breakfast ideas that will make you feel full until lunch time.

If you struggle with “What’s for breakfast?” or often make unhealthy choices, these breakfast on the go recipes will help.

  • Easy: Simple ingredients.
  • Convenient: Cook once, eat all week.
  • Quick: All can be reheated in a microwave.
  • Yummy: Many taste good cold.
  • Make ahead: Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: Many can be frozen.

What Is a Balanced Breakfast?

According to University of Washington, start your day right with balanced breakfast rich in complex carbohydrates and protein. If you eat full of empty calories cereal, your sugar levels crash even before 10 AM. That causes low energy and hunger.

  • Complex carbs: Simple carbs like white flour are stripped of nutrients that keep you full longer. Causing your sugar levels rise and drop fast, and feel hungry. Complex carbs contain bran, germ and seed filling your belly with fiber, vitamins and slowly digesting ingredients. Aim to include the following in your breakfast: oats, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat or spelt flour, almonds and anything high in carbs whole foods products.
  • Protein: Protein helps to build muscle and keeps you full longer. Examples of good breakfast proteins are eggs, nuts, turkey sausage, whole milk yogurt and cottage cheese.
  • Fiber: Fiber is essential to feel full longer and for regular trips to the bathroom.:) All fruit and veggies, chia seeds and whole grains are high in fiber.
  • Healthy fat: Thank goodness day of “low fat” products are over. Good fats like whole milk products, nuts, coconut oil, avocado and chia seeds are good for your heart and skin. In moderation, of course. Like everything.
  • Low or natural sugar: Store-bought breakfasts like cereal and oatmeal are loaded with refined sugar. You don’t have to eat plain boring breakfast, no! Instead use natural good for you sweeteners like maple syrup, honey and fruit.

scrambled eggs with veggies and salsa in meal prep containers

How to Meal Prep Healthy Breakfast

  • Choose: Pick 1-3 recipes from the list below and double or triple it based on how many people in your family.
  • Shop: Go through your pantry and fridge contents and make shopping list.
  • Prep: Cook and cool down (if necessary). Then refrigerate or freeze.
  • Grab and go: In the morning, grab, go and feel good about your day!

Pancakes and Waffles

Pancakes and waffles are one of the most easy breakfast options. Freeze them fully cooked in Ziploc bags with as much air out as possible for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, pop straight from the freezer into a toaster. That’s it!

Healthy Waffles

Super easy healthy homemade waffles with whole wheat flour your kids will love! Double the batch, toast frozen for healthy breakfasts and snacks.

Healthy waffles on a blue plate with blueberries

Whole Wheat Pancakes

These Healthy Pancakes with whole wheat flour are the most fluffy pancakes in the world! Simple ingredients make this pancake recipe so easy to make anytime.

pancakes on a plate with butter and maple syrup

Almond Flour Waffles

Almond Flour Waffles Recipe that will exceed your expectations. Delicious healthy waffles with super simple ingredients. See for yourself!

stacked almond flour waffles on a white plate with pomegranates

Almond Flour Pancakes

These Almond Flour Pancakes are incredibly fluffy, delicious and made with simple ingredients. Easy low carb pancake recipe and alternative to whole wheat pancakes.

almond flour pancakes stacked on plate with strawberries

Protein Waffles

Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar.

protein waffles stacked and topped with whipped cream

Protein Pancakes 

Simple Protein Pancakes Recipe with oats, whey protein powder, Greek yogurt, and without banana. Moist, packed with protein, 5 ingredients, no blender.

protein pancakes stacked on blue plate

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes – easy protein pancake recipe with banana, oatmeal and plant based protein powder.

plate of peanut butter protein pancakes on a blue plate garnished with blackberries

Quinoa and Oatmeal

Oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring! I despise plain oatmeal no matter how good it is for us. Many of these clean eating breakfast recipes are full of superfoods like quinoa, chia seeds and nuts.

Healthy Granola

This Healthy Granola combines rolled oats, dried fruits, seeds, nuts, spices, and natural sweeteners. Loaded with flavour, this easy and delicious grab-n-go snack is a must-try!

healthy granola with yogurt and frozen berries in white bowl

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats are healthy, creamy and the perfect oatmeal waiting for you in the morning. It is a hands off breakfast solution for busy mornings.instant pot steel cut oats in a bowl garnished with fruit

Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Make this Quinoa Breakfast Bake Recipe with berries for a week of healthy and easy breakfasts. Serve warm with creamy yogurt and come back to thank me after.

quinoa breakfast bake on a plate with yogurt and blueberries

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are an easy healthy breakfast you can prepare for a busy week ahead. This overnight oatmeal recipe is basic, you can add any toppings and enjoy warm or cold.

overnight oats served in two glasses with sliced strawberries

Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought version.

quinoa granola served in a bowl on top of yogurt and garnished with strawberries

Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies

Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies are healthy trail mix cookies with oats, flaxseed, bananas, coconut oil, dried fruit and no flour or sugar. Truly sugar free, gluten free and vegan!

sugar free oatmeal cookies with a glass of milk

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars recipe with almonds, oats, coconut flakes, natural peanut butter and honey or maple syrup, without a trace of refined sugar or graham crackers.

no bake peanut butter bars

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

To die for healthy and easy Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe with applesauce, carrots, oats, chia, raisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and Greek yogurt frosting. Make once, eat all week.

pan of baked oatmeal breakfast bars with icing

Egg Recipes

Nobody has time to make eggs on weekday mornings. At least families don’t. Everyone is in a rush! All of these 4 egg recipes make for an easy nutritious breakfast that tastes good even cold.

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich with eggs, veggies and whole wheat bun. Meal prep dozens at a time, freeze and reheat for breakfast from frozen. Perfect for hectic mornings and you have total control over the ingredients.

healthy breakfast sandwiches stacked with bite out of top sandwich

Instant Pot Egg Bites

These Instant Pot Egg Bites make healthy breakfast on-the-go easy. They are copycat Starbucks sous vide egg bites with one main ingredient and same fluffy with no blender. Be ready to be blown away! You can make this Instant Pot egg bites recipe plain or add veggies and cheese. So good either way!

instant pot egg bites on a plate

Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep

Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep with broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, eggs, salsa and whole grain toast for protein packed and veggie loaded breakfast on the go.breakfast meal prep in containers

Healthy Breakfast Casserole

This Healthy Breakfast Casserole is delicious, easy and has no bread. Make ahead for a crowd, meal prep or clean out the fridge. This egg bake is veggie, protein and flavor packed.

healthy breakfast casserole in baking dish

Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Melt in your mouth Zucchini Quiche without the crust. Tastes so good cold! Simple ingredients make it an easy quiche recipe to whip up any time life gives you zucchini.

crustless zucchini quiche in parchment paper lined quiche pan

Instant Pot Eggs

Instant Pot Eggs soft, medium and hard boiled with consistent results every time. They peel easily, are quick to make and make cooking more fun.

instant pot eggs; soft, medium and hard boiled eggs in orange, green and blue bowls respectively

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Healthy Egg Muffins with fluffy eggs, vegetables and cheese. Make ahead and freezer friendly breakfast on-the-go.

breakfast egg muffins on a platter

Crustless Spinach Quiche

This Crustless Spinach Quiche is custardy, low carb and made with a few simple ingredients. Super easy to pull together for breakfast or brunch, this spinach quiche will melt in your mouth. So good!

crustless spinach quiche sliced in pan

Crustless Broccoli Quiche

Crustless Broccoli Quiche is a lightened up and healthy version of traditional quiche without the pie crust fuss and extra calories. It tastes amazing freshly baked or cold, for breakfast, snack or even dinner.

sliced crustless broccoli quiche in pan with a slice on a plate right beside

Sweet Potato Egg Casserole

Sweet Potato Egg Casserole with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Make ahead healthy egg casserole perfect for meal prep breakfast, brunch and holidays.

Sweet Potato Egg Casserole in a parchment paper lined baking dish

Egg Muffins with sun dried tomatoes

These Egg Muffins are easy, quick and are great for make ahead breakfasts. With quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and cheese, these fluffy Breakfast Egg Muffins are hearty and healthy.

egg muffins with sundried tomatoes in muffin liners

Vegetable Frittata

This Vegetable Frittata incorporates leftover veggies, cheese and eggs baked until custardy and creamy. Healthy, protein packed breakfast or brunch.

vegetable frittata slice

Quick Breads and Muffins

If muffins are not loaded with refined sugar they qualify as a good breakfast. All these recipes below are made with whole foods and are refined sugar free. Some are even honey and maple syrup free (see #1).

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins made with wholesome ingredients, are low in sugar and high in fiber. Nutty and hearty moist muffins with crispy edges for healthy breakfast or a snack.

morning glory muffin sliced in half

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Easy low carb and gluten free little banana breads with almond flour and no sugar. Healthy enough for breakfast and melt in your mouth almond flour muffins!

bite out of one almond flour banana muffin on muffin tin

Healthy Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and no sugar. Moist, delicious, easy and kids love these healthy muffins.

stack of healthy banana muffins on blue surface with banana in background

Healthy Carrot Muffins

Carrot Muffins made healthy with applesauce, oats or bran, whole wheat flour and honey. Your family will love them!

carrots muffins with glass of milk and red and white napkin

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist and healthy bakery style muffins with lots of mini chocolate chips that will disappear in seconds. So good and wholesome!

healthy chocolate chip muffins on a cooling rack

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Blueberry Muffins are extremely fluffy, moist and absolutely delicious with fresh or frozen blueberries. Easy, kid approved muffin recipe with fantastic reviews!

4 blueberry muffins

Almond Flour Banana Bread

Almond Flour Banana Bread is a moist, melt in your mouth loaf your entire family will love! Paleo, low sugar and gluten free. Your kids will go bananas for it!

almond flour banana bread loaf partially sliced on cutting board

Healthy Zucchini Bread

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat flour and low sugar and low fat. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe.

healthy zucchini bread sliced

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread with perfect texture, is incredibly delicious, moist and made with 4 basic ingredients. It tastes like cake and will become a hit and repeat among your family and friends!

whole load of almond flour zucchini bread with a zucchini beside it

Healthy Banana Bread

Moist Healthy Banana Bread with applesauce, no sugar and low fat. It is so delicious you won’t know it is healthy. Comes together in one bowl with simple ingredients.

healthy banana bread sliced with whole banana beside

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Bread

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Bread that is super moist, lemon-y, sweet and so soft. It will blow your mind! Great for dessert and healthy enough for breakfast or snack.

sliced lemon zucchini bread on white plate garnished with lemon slices

Chia Pudding and More

Chia pudding makes low calorie breakfast that you quickly whisk and refrigerate overnight. Chocolate one tastes like dessert! Or if you are looking for a more filling quick breakfast idea, make a batch of brown rice pudding with yogurt, chia and berries.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding with perfect consistency and only 4 ingredients. Easy, healthy and tasty breakfast or snack for a busy week.

vanilla chia pudding in blue bowl garnished with goji berries, chocolate chips and coconut

Chocolate Chia Pudding

10 minute Chocolate Chia Pudding that tastes like dessert with nutrition of a breakfast. Refrigerate for up to 5 days for easy healthy breakfast, snack or treat.

chocolate chia pudding in a glass container on a plate of strawberries

Brown Rice Pudding

Tired of eggs and oats for breakfast? Try this Healthy Brown Rice Pudding Recipe for a week of easy breakfasts made with brown rice, almond milk, chia seeds, raisins, frozen fruit, maple syrup and Greek yogurt.

brown rice pudding in a bowl with a spoon; garnished with blueberries

Other Healthy Breakfast Ideas

And if everything else fails, here is 5 more simple and good for you breakfast food ideas you can make ahead.

Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Almond Breakfast Smoothie is a complete healthy breakfast on the go. Make in 3 minutes, sip on while driving.

almond breakfast smoothie in a glass with an almond on top and almonds and straws surrounding the glass

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Yogurt with 2 ingredients. Also how to make yogurt without a yogurt button, Greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt, cream cheese and what to do with leftover whey.

Instant Pot Yogurt in a grey bowl garnished with pumpkin seeds and raspberries

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash makes a healthy 30 minute breakfast, brunch or dinner. It’s an easy and hearty skillet with chopped sweet potatoes, kale, sausage and eggs. So good!

Sweet Potato Hash in a bowl with a fork

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Cake is something between bake, cake and casserole. Soft, sweet, easy and absolutely delicious!

blueberry breakfast cake in a baking dish

More Healthy Recipes

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45 Healthy Breakfast Ideas – Breakfast Sansdwich

heathy breakfast sandwich

4.9 from 7 reviews

45 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to keep you full until lunch. Not a morning person? Me neither. Cook breakfast once and eat all week!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven, Stove, No Cook
  • Cuisine: North American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs, large
  • 4 cooked chicken or turkey sausages, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 5 kale leaves, rib removed and chopped (or a few handfuls of spinach)
  • 1 tbsp oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup any milk or water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 12 whole wheat burger thin buns, English muffins or bagels
  • 12 slices of any cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray large 16 x 11 rimmed baking sheet generously with cooking spray.
  2. Veggies: Preheat large skillet on medium heat and add oil. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Then add bell pepper and saute for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add kale or spinach, a pinch of salt and pepper, and saute for 1 more minute, stirring occasionally.
  5. Eggs: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, baking powder, a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Add cooked veggies, sausage and combine with spatula.
  7. Pour egg mixture onto previously prepared baking sheet moving sausage and veggies around to even them out. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  8. Remove eggs from the oven, loosen them up from the edges with spatula and cut into 12 squares (I use same spatula). Then gently separate squares from the baking sheet on the bottom.
  9. Assembly: Cut 12 pieces of parchment paper 1 inch wider than a bun. Cut 12 pieces of aluminum foil twice wider than a bun. Place egg on the bottom part of bun, top with cheese and then top part of bun. Wrap tightly first in parchment paper followed by aluminum foil.
  10. Reheating: Option #1 (crispy): Remove wrapping and bake in preheated oven to 425 degrees F: fresh – 10 minutes, frozen – 15-20 minutes. Option #2: Place wrapped sandwich onto preheated panini press and cook for 10 minutes – if fresh, 15 minutes – if frozen. Option #3: Remove foil and microwave in 45 seconds increments. Microwaves vary, so you will have to experiment how long. Option #4 (crispy): Bake uncovered in a toaster oven – watch closely for time as ovens vary.

Store: Refrigerate wrapped breakfast sandwiches for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Freeze in a resealable gallon size bag for up to 3 months.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. I haven’t tried any recipes yet; however I love the meal plan and prep Steps and all the different healthy and filling ideas of recipes.
    Thank You!

    1. Don’t be shy to leave a comment and star review once you have tried any of my recipes Nadine. Have a great weekend!

  2. I just found a recipe that I really liked, so I decided to try it, and it was AMAZING! I’m definitely going to come back here a lot. Thanks, Olena!

    1. That’s great Jordan! Please don’t be shy to leave comments and star reviews for any of my recipes that you try!

  3. Thanks for the easy recipes. These are so easy that I’m only 13 and I made it for my mom, 2 sisters, brother,me, and my dad. They loved it. Thank you!

  4. I really like these recipes so much that I use them. The healthy bread and muffins are my whole families favorite.

  5. Very good Ideas for those people whose family members both goes to job and want fast breakfast and the article is good.

  6. Regarding your overnight oats, the recipe calls for 3/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup oats to be mixed in an 8oz (1cup) jar… am I missing something or won’t that just overflow the jar?

    1. From the post “If you want to use smaller jars (pictured), add scant (1-2 tbsp less) of milk and oats, so jars don’t overflow. If you would like to add toppings in the morning, use bigger jars.” Hope this helps.:)

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