Starting your morning off on the right foot can help set your day in motion. You want to eat a balanced meal that will keep you energized but not go overboard on the calories and feel sluggish. If you’re trying to stay fit or lose weight, you’re going to want to avoid those chocolate chip pancakes and bacon (sorry!) and opt for something lighter instead.
Not sure what to make? Try one of these seven healthy breakfast recipes that are under 350 calories.
1. Cheesy Sausage Quiche
You can still enjoy a tasty breakfast in the morning, even if it’s low-calorie. This quiche from Sally’s Baking Addiction uses chicken sausage instead of regular sausage, and since there’s no crust, it keeps the calorie count down. Each serving is only 140 calories, and you can make a full-size quiche and enjoy it for the whole week—or share it with the family.
2. Low-Carb Waffles
Who knew that waffles could be healthy? This low-carb version from Food Fiasco contains only 121 calories per waffle, since they’re only made from egg whites, coconut flour, baking powder, and your milk of choice. That means you can enjoy two or three of these babies and still have room for toppings.
3. Sugar Cookie Overnight Protein Oatmeal
Ditch those morning donuts and opt for this overnight oatmeal from Well Plated instead. It’s high in fiber and protein, thanks to the Greek yogurt and protein powder, and instead of refined sugar, this recipe calls for coconut sugar, making it a bit cleaner and healthier. Each serving of this decadent yet nutritious breakfast is only 300 calories.
4. Healthy Carrot Apple Flax Muffins
These vibrant muffins from Skinny Fitalicious might be reminiscent of carrot cake, but they’re actually the ultimate clean-eating breakfast, as they’re filled with nutritious ingredients such as egg whites, apples, flax seed, and carrots. They’re high in both protein and fiber, and they come in at only 147 calories a pop.
5. Avocado Toast With Egg
Avocado toast has taken the internet by storm for good reason! This tasty toast from Gimme Delicious is loaded with healthy fats and proteins, and who doesn’t love the classic avocado and egg combo? This toast, which is seasoned with cilantro and lime, comes in at only 332 calories per serving.
6. Berry Smoothie Bowl
If you like to eat something light in the morning, you’ll love this loaded berry smoothie bowl from Minimalist Baker. Filled with fruit and seeds, this colorful bowl is only 214 calories, but it’s a refreshing way to start your day with a variety of antioxidants.
7. Egg-Topped Cauliflower Breakfast Hash
This flavorful, but low-calorie breakfast is loaded with cauliflower, grits, spinach, cheddar cheese, and eggs. At only 225 calories a serving, this loaded dish from Hungry Girl will satisfy both your stomach and your waistline.
Do you have any favorite breakfast recipes under 350 calories? Let us know!
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