8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

These recipes make great weekday breakfasts!

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day. However, all too often, I find myself skipping this meal. Sometimes it’s to save the calories for lunch and dinner, but more often it’s to save myself time when I’m running late for work. It’s never a good idea, and I’m so disappointed in myself every time I do it. Skipping breakfast definitely causes me to overeat later in the day, and it usually leads to unhealthy snacking choices. The solution? These skinny recipes for quick and easy breakfasts have saved me more than once.

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Boasting less than 450 calories is not the only thing we love about these breakfast recipes. They’re also super quick to throw together, making them an easy option for weekday breakfasts. These skinny recipes for quick and easy breakfasts prove that healthy breakfasts don’t have to require a lot of effort, so let’s dig in and check them out!

1. Greek Egg Muffins

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Nothing says good morning quite as well as a tasty egg muffin. We’re not talking the fast food variety, either! I love making a batch of these on Sunday night so I have them as a quick and easy breakfast option all week long. It certainly doesn’t hurt that this skinny 45-calorie package is low-carb and boasts 5 grams of protein per serving, too. Don’t be afraid to break the breakfast rule and eat these for a snack, too.

2. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

This easy, on-the-go breakfast sandwich is loaded with flavor. Who doesn’t love the combination of avocado and eggs? Load it up on a toasted whole wheat bagel to get a nice crunch (along with some beneficial complex carbohydrates). All of that plus a ton of fiber and protein to keep you feeling full until lunchtime!

3. 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Repurpose last night’s sweet potatoes in this quick and easy 2-ingredient pancakes. As a bonus: this skinny breakfast recipe is also grain free and totally paleo-approved, too. They only take 5 to 10 minutes to cook up on the griddle, so you’ll have plenty of time to whip up a batch before heading to work. Quick, easy, delicious – and only 79 calories!

4. Perfect Avocado and Poached Egg Quinoa Bowl

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

This is one of my favorite breakfasts to bring into the office with me. I make the quinoa the night before, so all I have to do is toss the ingredients together in a container and voila – instant breakfast. In addition to being quick and easy, this skinny breakfast packs in the nutrients. Between the quinoa, the chickpeas, and the egg, this breakfast bowl boasts a stunning 20 grams of protein!

5. French Toast Overnight Oats

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Overnight oats are a complete lifesaver for extremely busy mornings. When I know I have an early morning meeting that I absolutely can’t be late for, I set myself up for success by prepping this breakfast the night before. I love to split this recipe into two mason jars, one for myself and one for my husband. Then we just grab the jar, a spoon, and eat on the go. Easy, peasy!

6. Whole Grain Peanut Butter and Fruit Toast

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

When I want to pack in the plant-based proteins, this is my go-to skinny breakfast. I get my complex carbohydrates from the whole grain toast, protein from the peanut butter, and tons of flavor from the fresh fruit. I often keep a jar of peanut butter and a loaf of whole grain bread at the office to cut out precious minutes of my morning routine. Then, all I need to do is grab some fresh fruit and the rest is at the office waiting for me!

7. Gingerbread “Breakfast” Cookie

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Who says you can’t have a cookie for breakfast? Let’s start breaking some rules and enjoying this tasty treat for quick, on-the-go breakfasts. It’s packed full of nutrients from the quinoa, banana, almond butter, and oats. You’ll get all the nutrition you need to start your day off right in a sweet, tasty package. Yes, please!

8. Baked Vegetable Omelet

8 Skinny Recipes For Quick and Easy Breakfasts

This recipe for a baked omelet is brilliant. Instead of slaving over the stovetop, trying to make a perfectly formed omelet, we use a casserole dish. Since this recipe makes multiple servings, you can make it early in the week and have a healthy grab-and-go breakfast all week long. We also have a slow cooker version of this recipe if you’re really running short on time.

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Chef Lindsay

Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.

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  1. The breakfast recipes are good, but some of them are to complicated when you are in a hurry. Thank you. I liked that with avocado and eggs. I will eat this today.

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