22 Tasty Breakfast Recipes That Also Promote Weight Loss
What you regularly choose for breakfast could make or break your weight-loss results. If you're on a mission to shed a few pounds, look to these 22 recipes for help. They're all high in protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients that will keep you satisfied and on course.
Flat-Belly Overnight Oats
If you've yet to hop on the overnight-oats bandwagon, this is the perfect recipe to get you started. It's not only quick and delicious, but it's chock-full of ingredients that can offer you a flatter, less-bloated tummy.
Quinoa Egg Bake With Thyme and Garlic
Bake up this quinoa egg casserole on Sunday night, and cut a slice the following morning for a gluten-free breakfast that will keep you on track all week long. In addition to getting plenty of protein and fiber, you'll up your iron and calcium intake while enjoying this dish.
Almond Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
Smoothies are one of the easiest breakfasts you can enjoy, and this almond berry banana yogurt smoothie was designed with weight loss in mind. For just over 350 calories, this breakfast sip offers 15 grams of protein.
Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Take 20 minutes for prep the night before, set your slow cooker to low while you sleep, and wake up to the smell of eggs and bacon cooking in the kitchen. This hearty low-carb breakfast casserole will energize you with its high protein content and keep you full until lunchtime rolls around. It will prevent any midmorning mindless snacking.
These coconut-blueberry bars offer almost 20 percent of your daily fiber intake and a good amount of iron at under 200 calories. It's a Paleo-friendly breakfast recipe that will satisfy any gluten-free sweet tooth while keeping goals in check.
Prosciutto and Melon
For a high-protein, low-carb breakfast when you're in a bind for time, the sweet and savory combination of honeydew wrapped in prosciutto can't be beat. Keeping these two staples on hand in your fridge will make it so you can always enjoy a breakfast that deliciously supports your weight-loss plan.
Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Gluten-free, protein-rich, and under 400 calories, this Mexican breakfast casserole is the perfect slow-cooked low-carb recipe to cook up on Sunday afternoon, slice up, and enjoy all week long. I cannot reiterate how delicious and filling this recipe is.
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
Protein-packed and rich in fiber, this gluten-free quinoa bake is a make-ahead breakfast recipe to try ASAP. Featuring cinnamon-spiced apples, raisins, and crunchy almonds, a square can be enjoyed plain or with a few spoonfuls of creamy Greek yogurt for extra digestive-aiding power.
Baked Egg in Avocado
For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try baked eggs in avocado. The low-sugar, high-protein, and fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.
Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles
Asparagus and salmon combine their superfood powers to create one delicious and nutritious breakfast that offers more than 10 grams of protein per serving. An added bonus: these quick and easy bundles are easy to make in advance.
Cottage Cheese With Fruit
For a quick, high-protein breakfast that hits the spot, opt for a bowl of cottage cheese with an assortment of your favorite fresh fruit and berries. For just 81 calories, four ounces of cottage cheese offers a whopping 14 grams of protein.
Egg White Frittata
Classic Mediterranean ingredients like peppers, onion, and spinach bring texture, flavor, and nutrition to actress Lea Michele's frittata recipe, while egg whites and feta provide over 20 grams of weight-loss-supporting protein. This low-calorie frittata is quick enough to come together on a weekday morning but elegant enough to serve to friends at a special weekend brunch.
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.
Paleo Breakfast Bowl
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, this low-carb, 335-calorie breakfast bowl takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and feels like you've treated yourself to a beautiful brunch at a neighborhood hot spot. It will fill you up, fuel your morning, and keep you satisfied until lunch.
Roasted Veggies With Easy Fried Egg
This roasted veggie and egg recipe is delicious any time of day and is a great way to make use of whatever's left over in your crisper. All you need is veggies and an egg to throw together an inexpensive meal that supports your goals.
Southwestern Tofu Scramble
With flavors like cumin, coriander, onion, pepper, and cilantro mingling together, you get a surprise in every bite of this Southwestern tofu scramble. And unlike eggs, you can prepare this healthy breakfast ahead of time and keep it in your fridge for days.
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 to have a low-carb option available.
Even if you're cutting back on carbs to shed weight, you can enjoy a stack of hotcakes! These wheat-free pancakes use almond meal and flaxseed. They're high in fiber and protein with nearly no sugar whatsoever.
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 weight-loss-inspired dish — it will refuel your body after a tough morning workout.
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, flavor, and weight-loss help.
Hard-Boiled Eggs With Avocado
Anyone who's cutting carbs to lose weight needs this naturally gluten-free recipe in their life. Hard-boiled eggs and diced avocado make a throw-together breakfast that will fill you up with protein and fiber, keeping you surprisingly full and satisfied until lunchtime rolls around.