Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day and with good reason. These healthy breakfast ideas can kick start your day and give you the much needed energy to conquer!

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Start the Day Off Right

You’ve all heard the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. I totally agree!

Whether you eat breakfast at 8 am or Noon, the first thing you put into your body can make or break how your body functions.

That’s not to say I always follow the advice. I admit my kids do eat cold cereal, but I do try to have Healthy breakfasts ideas more often than not. 😉

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas, but first some tips…

Healthy egg muffins stacked on a white plate

Making Breakfast Healthy

Here are a few ideas to help you make your first meal healthy:

  • Plan a Menu: When you have already decided what to eat you don’t make last minute unhealthy hungry choices. You can also be sure to add all the needed ingredients to your shopping list. You can’t eat what you don’t have.  
  • Keep it simple: Don’t feel like you have to make a fancy four course breakfast. You can offer a filling, balanced breakfast with just one or two dishes. If you really love a large breakfast, pick Saturday or Sunday morning to make something more fancy. You can even serve a larger breakfast for dinner.
  • Prep ahead of time: If you like serving cut fruit for breakfast, then prep enough to last for a few days. Many other recipes can be made ahead and stored in the fridge, freezer or on the counter. All you have to do is reheat if it’s even needed. 

Sweeten it up

Sometimes healthy foods don’t go over well with the little ones, and even some grown ups, but adding the wrong types of sweetener can quickly turn a recipe from healthy to unhealthy. You might be tempted to add sugary syrup on top of your protein pancake or a tsp of white sugar to a smoothie, but here are a few healthy ways to sweeten a dish instead:

  • Ripe bananas
  • Coconut or Pure Maple Syrup
  • Raw Honey
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Unsweetened Dried Fruits
  • Sugar Substitute like Stevia

Kale Smoothie - An easy healthy breakfast recipe

Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas

One of the easiest breakfasts you could make are smoothies.

All you have to do is throw ingredients in the blender and blend! Smoothies are great because you can control exactly what you put inside and how much. From produce to protein powder, you can create a healthy shake that tastes great.

Of course, smoothies aren’t the only easy healthy breakfast! I love making a batch of protein bites or healthy pancakes and keeping them in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfast throughout the week.

Breakfast, Drinks Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is delicious and made with ingredients you probably have on hand – bananas, strawberries, yogurt and milk!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
Looking for a way to use up your ripe bananas? Enjoy a tall glass of creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie this summer for a satisfying breakfast or afternoon snack.
Total Time: 3 minutes
4.58 from 7 votes
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Drinks Best Green Smoothie Recipe
This quick and easy 5 minute Best Green Smoothie Recipe is fresh and YUMMY! It is filled with fruit goodness & vitamin-rich spinach.
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Drinks Kale Smoothie Recipe
Let’s lighten things up this month with this fresh kale smoothie! It’s packed with delicious healthy ingredients that will make you feel energized all day long.
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 5 votes
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Breakfast, Drinks Banana Smoothie Recipe
Simple & quick Banana Smoothie with a splash of pineapple is a family favorite!! It's a perfect meal or a refreshing snack.
Total Time: 7 minutes
4.93 from 28 votes
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Breakfast Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
Strawberry blueberry smoothie is quick, delicious and so refreshing. It makes for a healthy meal or snack!
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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Drinks Peach Smoothie Recipe
Peaches make the most delicious summer smoothie flavor! With a pop of orange, you've got the perfect breakfast or lunch!
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Drinks Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
A simple and delicious Strawberry Smoothie recipe – filled with oats, banana, strawberries and milk!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Breakfast Energy Bites Recipe
These delicious energy bites are filled with healthy ingredients that give you a little boost—including peanut butter, oats, coconut flakes, and flaxseed.
Total Time: 37 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Snack No Bake Energy Bites Recipe
These Simple and tasty No Bake Energy Bites  are filled with honey, flaxseed, chocolate chips, oats and peanut butter. They make a great snack or after-school treat and are the perfect treat to have on hand.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Breakfast Protein Pancakes Recipe
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! These protein packed pancakes are your new favorite recipe. Fluffy, healthy, and incredibly delicious!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.24 from 26 votes
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Breakfast Oatmeal Pancake Recipe
Delicious Oatmeal Pancakes – this simple and tasty recipe is filled with oats and is one the whole family will enjoy for breakfast and for holidays!
5 from 10 votes
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Breakfast Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Hearty banana oatmeal pancakes that make the most delicious breakfast! Light and fluffy on the inside, with just a little crisp on the outside. Absolutely divine!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.7 from 10 votes
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Healthy sweet potato egg breakfast on a grey plate with toast

Healthy Egg Breakfast Recipes

Eggs contain a little of almost every nutrient you need. They are a great source of protein and healthy fat. They pair well with other foods making them a perfect item for the breakfast menu.

Be sure to check out all our Egg Breakfast Recipes.

Breakfast Avocado Egg Recipe
Avocado Bacon and eggs – one of our favorite breakfast recipes. They’re topped with cheese and so delicious!
Total Time: 19 minutes
4.79 from 60 votes
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Breakfast Egg Muffin Recipe
These Healthy Egg Muffins are super simple and delicious! Add cheese, meat and veggies to make these tasty breakfast muffins or customize them with your favorite ingredients. They’re not only great for breakfast but also for snacks and lunch!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.92 from 12 votes
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Breakfast Denver Omelet Recipe
This thick and delicious Denver omelet is stuffed with melty cheese, ham, mushrooms, onions, and bell pepper! It's baked to perfection.
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Breakfast Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipe
Whip up this easy sweet potato breakfast for a filling and healthy meal! You're going to enjoy every flavorful bite of this colorful breakfast.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Breakfast Eggs and Potatoes Recipe
Delicious Eggs & Potatoes are made in the skillet and finished in the oven. This flavorful recipe is perfect any morning or special day. 
Total Time: 21 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Breakfast Scrambled Eggs Recipe
Easy and delicious scrambled eggs never go out of style! This recipe is fluffy, flavorful and absolutely perfect every time.
Total Time: 9 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Main Course Frittata Recipe
Fluffy frittata stuffed with asparagus, ham, and parmesan cheese. It's a breakfast dream—so simple and delicious!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Breakfast Toad in the Hole Recipe
Toad in a hole is toasted bread with an egg cooked into the middle. It's a simple breakfast classic perfect for any morning.
5 from 7 votes
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Breakfast Hash Brown Egg Cups Recipe
Hash brown egg cups are a creative and yummy way to combine two tasty breakfast foods into one. These are perfect for a breakfast gathering with friends and family.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Healthy Apple Muffins on a white plate

Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Not every muffin is created equal. I have had some Delicious sugary muffins that should be called cupcakes. Be mindful of the ingredients when you are looking for healthy muffins.

To make your favorite muffin recipe even healthier try:

  • Replacing butter/oil with applesauce
  • Reducing the amount of white sugar.
  • Using whole wheat flour instead of white flour, or a mixture of the two.
  • Add fresh fruit or vegetables. You may need to add a bit more flour to compensate for the added moisture, as well as increase the bake time just a little.
  • Add chopped nuts which are high in Omega 3 fats
Bread, Breakfast Healthy Apple Muffin Recipe
Delicious and Healthy Apple Muffins filled with oats, bran, and cinnamon. These muffins are not only simple but are great for breakfast and after-school snacks.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Zucchini Muffins Recipe
These soft and flavorful zucchini muffins are sweet and topped with a delicious glaze. The kids will never even know they’re filled with zucchini!
Total Time: 26 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Breakfast Chocolate Muffin Recipe
Chocolate muffins loaded with semisweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks, then topped with more chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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Breakfast Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe
Delicious and simple Banana Crumb Muffins are Perfect to use up those over-ripe bananas. The whole family goes crazy for these muffins!
Total Time: 26 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Bread Mini Applesauce Muffins Recipe
These Mini Applesauce Muffins are the perfect snack for the whole family! Deliciously moist muffins filled with applesauce, and dipped in an irresistible cinnamon sugar topping.
Total Time: 21 minutes
4.73 from 11 votes
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Breakfast Blueberry Muffins Recipe
These soft, delicious Blueberry Muffins are simple and perfect for breakfast, snack or after-school treat. They’re filled with blueberries and topped with coarse sugar making them irresistible.
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.91 from 21 votes
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Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe
Apple cinnamon muffins are moist & tender. With chunks of apples and a cinnamon sugar topping, they're perfect for breakfast or a snack. 
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.94 from 15 votes
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Bread Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Fluffy and flavorful Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are topped with a tasty glaze making them simply irresistible.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4 from 2 votes
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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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