52 Healthy and Satisfying Breakfast Ideas

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POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

A healthy day should always include a good-for-you breakfast. It boosts metabolism, fuels you through the morning, and inspires an all-around healthy lifestyle. This year we cooked up a lot of healthy breakfast recipes — both sweet and savory for long brunches and those times we found ourselves rushing out the door. Take a look at some of our favorites that will keep you full well beyond the end of Winter.

— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia and Aemilia Madden

Chocolate Coconut Almond Overnight Oats
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Chocolate Coconut Almond Overnight Oats

Made with a mixture of high-fiber rolled oats and chia seeds, this delectable dessert-like breakfast offers 13 grams of protein and 8.2 grams of fiber, all for around 350 calories and under 14 grams of sugar.

Smoatmeal
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Smoatmeal

Make a bowl of smoatmeal! It's one part smoothie and one part oatmeal, which equals all parts awesome.

Avocado and Egg
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Avocado and Egg

Hard-boil your eggs in advance for a throw-together breakfast that will fill you up with protein and fiber, keeping you surprisingly full and satisfied until lunchtime rolls around.

Gluten-Free Almond Oatmeal Protein Bars
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Gluten-Free Almond Oatmeal Protein Bars

Each chewy, nutty, and subtly sweet bar is 176 calories and offers 8.4 grams of fiber but only has 5.5 grams of sugar.

Vegan Overnight Oatmeal
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Vegan Overnight Oatmeal

For a grab-and-go breakfast you can make the night before, whip up this smiple vegan overnight oatmeal — delicious!

Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa
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Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa

Whip up a gluten-free quinoa bake featuring soft, cinnamon-spiced apples; plump raisins; and crunchy almonds. Bake a batch ahead of time, so you can enjoy this healthy breakfast all week long.

Yogurt-Filled Cantaloupe
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Yogurt-Filled Cantaloupe

Greek yogurt is one of the best ways to enjoy plenty of protein without any eggs or meat. Instead of topping off your morning bowl of yogurt with sugary granola, serve it up in a fresh cantaloupe bowl that kicks out carbs. Be sure to add your favorite fresh berries to the mix for extra color and flavor.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Bread
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Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Bread

For a warm and delicious recipe, whip up a batch of oatmeal pumpkin spice bread. A slice of this fiber-rich treat will leave you totally satisfied.

Tofu Scramble With Kale and Sweet Potatoes
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Tofu Scramble With Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Skip your standard eggs for this flavorful and hearty tofu scramble with kale and sweet potatoes instead.

Spinach Quinoa Scramble
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Spinach Quinoa Scramble

Bulk up your breakfast with some ancient grain power in this spinach quinoa scramble. It looks gourmand but only takes 10 minutes to cook and offers up almost 20 grams of protein.

Baked Egg in Avocado
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Baked Egg in Avocado

For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try baking an egg in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, this low-sugar, fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.

Wheat-Free Pancakes
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Wheat-Free Pancakes

Even if you're eliminating gluten, you can enjoy a stack of hotcakes! These wheat-free pancakes use almond meal and flaxseed instead. They're high in fiber and protein with nearly no sugar whatsoever.

Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap
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Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap

It can be hard to give up your Starbucks spinach-feta wrap — we understand this pain. However, this homemade breakfast wrap is lower in calories and carbs and free of preservatives. Cook up a batch of these wraps ahead of time, freeze, and reheat when you're ready for breakfast.

Gluten-Free Granola
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Gluten-Free Granola

High in iron and completely free of cholesterol, Gwyneth's gluten-free granola is sweet and nutty with the perfect crunch, everything you're craving in a bowl of traditional granola. It's made with quinoa flakes and just the right touch of dried fruits.

Baked Tomato Frittata
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Baked Tomato Frittata

Scrambled egg, a sprinkle of diced bacon, and a drop of ghee (clarified butter) all bake right into a tiny tomato ramekin for a savory Paleo breakfast treat with just the right hint of sweetness. With more than 10 grams of protein, this tomato frittata is the perfect way to fuel your body after a tough morning workout

Buckwheat Porridge
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Buckwheat Porridge

If you like things creamy, you'll love this recipe for vegan buckwheat porridge. And unlike a lot of hot-cereal options, this porridge is gluten-free!

Breakfast Polenta
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Breakfast Polenta

A fast bowl of breakfast polenta is easy to make and provides you with the protein, carbs, and comfort you need after a dark morning workout. It's a great vegetarian option for runners who need a quick recovery meal; it's ready in about 10 minutes!

Pumpkin Pie Muffins
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Pumpkin Pie Muffins

These light and fluffy pumpkin pie muffins can serve as a tasty breakfast to fuel your day, but they're sweet enough to feel like a treat. One of these muffins is less than 140 calories, so grab two for a quick breakfast that will keep you satisfied throughout the morning.

Quinoa Egg Bake
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Quinoa Egg Bake

Bake up this quinoa egg casserole on Sunday night, and cut a slice the following morning for a gluten-free breakfast. In addition to plenty of protein and fiber, you'll up your iron and calcium intake while enjoying this recipe.

Southwestern Tofu Scramble
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Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Try a riff on classic scrambled eggs with this hearty Southwestern tofu scramble. Its lovely yellow hue comes from the anti-inflammatory wonder-spice turmeric.

Turkey Sausage Muffins
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Turkey Sausage Muffins

At 150 calories and 12 grams of protein, these gluten-free turkey sausage muffins are smarter than any fast-food egg option you'll find before work. This is another recipe that's easy to bake ahead of time and grab when you head out the door.

Oatmeal Energy Bars
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Oatmeal Energy Bars

Save money by baking up a batch of energy bars to start off your morning. These low-sugar oatmeal banana bites are a great way to fuel the morning! If banana isn't your thing, then try one of these other healthy energy bar recipes.

Baked Eggs in Ham Cups
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Baked Eggs in Ham Cups

Pop in a batch of these protein-heavy eggs in ham shells when you wake up, and enjoy a hot, hearty, and quick breakfast before you leave for work. They're tasty during the workweek but special enough to serve at a healthy weekend brunch where you'd like a low-carb option available.

Vegan Gingerbread "Buttermilk" Pancakes
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Vegan Gingerbread "Buttermilk" Pancakes

Enjoy the taste of Fall with a batch of fluffy vegan gingerbread pancakes. These piping-hot pancakes are the perfect weekend treat.

Asparagus and Salmon Bundles
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Asparagus and Salmon Bundles

When you need a light and satisfying breakfast with a sophisticated edge, wrap up a few asparagus and salmon bundles. Don't let looks fool you — these are beyond simple to make. This omega-3-rich recipe can be cooked the night before and refrigerated until you're ready to enjoy them the next morning.

Banana Smoothie Muffins
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Banana Smoothie Muffins

Skip the empty calories from store-bought and coffee-shop muffins, and make your own instead. When done right, a muffin can actually be a filling and nutritious breakfast. This recipe for banana smoothie muffins is filled with a healthy secret ingredient you won't even taste — spinach!

Quinoa Pancakes
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Quinoa Pancakes

If you're not sure what to do with leftover quinoa, then whip up a batch of fluffy quinoa pancakes for breakfast. This creative twist on the classic offers more folate, protein, and fiber than traditional recipes.

Veggie Frittata
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Veggie Frittata

Lots of veggies and a good dose of protein, all in one easy recipe — it's all there in this no-bake veggie frittata. Made with sweet cherry tomatoes, cubes of mozzarella cheese, black beans, and purple basil, this high-protein dish is bursting with savory flavor.

Egg Muffins
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Egg Muffins

What happens when you cross a frittata with a quiche? A gluten-free love child! These delicious little muffins will replace your portable hard-boiled eggs and have a jalapeño kick that will get your metabolism going. Make them early in the week to grab on the go.

Protein Crepe
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Protein Crepe

Fret not, the gluten intolerant — these crepes are grain free! Made with three eggs and two egg whites, it's no wonder that these gluten-free breakfast crepes are high in protein. Perfect for a lazy Sunday or healthy start to your work day.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles
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Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles

Waffles topped with a little bit of pure maple syrup are a favorite brunch indulgence. This recipe for cinnamon oatmeal waffles gets a healthy makeover with the addition of whole grains, fruit, yogurt, and flaxmeal. Not only are they tasty, but they're incredibly filling too.

Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts
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Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts

These gluten-free apple cider donuts get their sweetness from rich molasses and cinnamon. One bite and you'll skip the deep-fried doughnuts from here on out.

Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Pancakes
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Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Pancakes

Save calories by topping these mixed berry pancakes with maple cinnamon Greek yogurt instead. Yum!

Oatmeal Pancakes
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Oatmeal Pancakes

Combine your favorite breakfast foods and enjoy healthy and delicious oatmeal pancakes.

Baked Eggs
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Baked Eggs

Enjoy a spicy and savory breakfast option that's packed with protein by cooking up a batch of poached eggs with tomato, swiss chard, and chickpeas.

French Toast With Ricotta
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French Toast With Ricotta

French toast may seem decadent, but enjoy this healthy makeover with whole-grain bread and ricotta cheese.

Coconut Chia Pudding
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Coconut Chia Pudding

For a breakfast that feels just a little bit like dessert, indulge in this surprisingly healthy coconut chia pudding.

Overnight Oats
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Overnight Oats

Protein packed, this whole-grain overnight oats recipe is a satisfying breakfast that takes minimal effort.

Lemon Raspberry Muffins
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Lemon Raspberry Muffins

If you love baked goods, treat yourself to a low-sugar, high-protein lemon raspberry muffin. With 3.2 grams of fiber and 5.4 grams of protein, you won't be left unsatisfied.

Berry Smoothie Bowl
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Berry Smoothie Bowl

Topped with crunchy granola and fresh berries, this smoothie bowl is a refreshing morning treat.

Vegan French Toast
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Vegan French Toast

Ditch the traditional egg batter and enjoy this vegan french toast instead.

Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
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Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

Paleo-friendly muffins may come as a surprise, but these gluten-free banana muffins are a delicious breakfast option.

Pumpkin Pancakes
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Upgrade your classic pancakes with a tasty seasonal surprise, pumpkin puree! These pumpkin pancakes are delightfully fluffy and flavorful.

Egg White Frittata
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Egg White Frittata

If you crave a hearty egg dish in the morning, this egg white frittata is a protein-packed meal that looks fancy but is surprisingly simple.

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Cinnamon Pancakes
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Sweet Potato, Apple, and Cinnamon Pancakes

Whip up a batch of sweet potato apple pancakes for a breakfast that feels like a treat but is full of healthy ingredients.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie
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Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie

This cinnamon apple breakfast smoothie will fill you up for the busy day ahead.

Blueberry Muffins
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Blueberry Muffins

Gwyneth Paltrow's blueberry muffins are a healthy spin on her mom's classic recipe.

Banana Spinach Pancakes
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Banana Spinach Pancakes

Don't be alarmed by the earthy hue; these blueberry, banana, and spinach pancakes are a yummy treat with a healthy bonus!

Apple Ring Oatmeal Pancakes
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Apple Ring Oatmeal Pancakes

Apple season has arrived! Celebrate with this sweet alternative to traditional flapjacks, apple ring oatmeal pancakes.