15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

When it comes to meal planning, one of the biggest obstacles for dieters is breakfast.  Some people are just not hungry that early in the day. Others have a sensitive stomach and can’t stomach just any kind of food in the morning. And, most of us are just so darn busy, rushing to get out the door, we don’t make time for the most important meal of the day. So, here are a few things you can try!

10 Breakfast items that are always on my Shopping List:

  1. Lavish Oatmeal 
  2. Egg Beaters
  3. Chobani greek yogurt
  4. Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thins
  5. La Tortilla low-carb wraps
  6. Trop 50 orange juice
  7. Back to Nature cranberry pecan granola
  8. Designer Whey vanilla protein (available at Publix)
  9. Jimmy Dean D’Lights breakfast meals
  10. Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter 
  11. and of course, a bunch of fresh produce!!

15 Healthy & Simple Breakfast Ideas

Since planning is key to success with any diet, here are some breakfast ideas to help give you more ideas on food to fuel you through the day. Remember, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

  1. Egg Beaters, ham and cheese on a toasted Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thin.
  2. Chobani greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit and a sprinkle of Back to Nature cranberry pecan granola
  3. Toasted 1/2 a Thomas’ whole grain bagel (or whole bagel thin) with natural Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter  and honey
  4. La Tortilla low-carb wrap, low-fat veggie cream cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, ham, cheese and sprouts.
  5. Easy Lavish Oatmeal comes in a pouch that doubles as a measuring cup, perfect for rushed mornings.
  6. Your choice of plain whole oats (oatmeal) with milk, real butter, fresh or dried fruit and chopped nuts
  7. Egg Beaters, leftover grilled asparagus, and melted cheese on a toasted Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thin.
  8. Jimmy Dean D’Lights turkey sausage breakfast bowl (230 calories) or sausage, egg white  cheese bagel (260 cal) are great in a rush.
  9. Egg beaters, leftover spinach, tomato and low-fat feta cheese on toasted Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thin.
  10. Protein shake, like Designer Whey vanilla protein, Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter , milk (or soy milk) and whole oats (like Coaches Oats) for crunch. Or, Designer Whey vanilla protein, Trop 50 orange juice, banana and yogurt is great for fruit smoothie lovers.
  11. Egg Beater Casserole. Layer thin 100-calorie bread or bagel thins, Egg Beaters and your favorite toppings like leftover chopped meat, onions, tomatoes, spinach, and low-fat cheese. Great for cooking in advance!
  12. La Tortilla low-carb wrap wrap with sliced bananas and Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter – quick, easy and yummy! Add sprouts for a fun crunch!
  13. Breakfast burrito with Egg Beaters, leftover chicken, onion, cheese and fresh salsa on a La Tortilla low-carb wrap
  14. Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thin, plain cream cheese spread, sliced smoked salmon (available at Sam’s Club), lemon juice and capers. (Steve’s favorite breakfast)
  15. Always have Designer Whey protein bars on hand for emergency mornings when you run out of time. My favorite is their triple chocolate crunch!

Breakfast doesn’t have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to be complicated or big – but it needs to be a smart choice. The better you eat in the morning, the better you will feel throughout the day.

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on September 6, 2012, in Diet & Nutrition Tips, Healthy Foods, PFOODIE, Recipes & Brands and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Sorry-I just cannot believe that ANYTHING from “Jimmy Dean” can be good for us in any way shape or form–unless we want the look of a fat NFL center or a defensive tackle. LOL. Dennis.

    • Haha! Denny, I hear ya! I always think fattening sausage and bacon when I think of Jimmy Dean stuff. Actually, it is very good – the bowl is just egg, a little potato, a little cheese and turkey sausage. It’s perfect for rush mornings and it is really filling for only 230 calories. I was surprised. Of course, I always try to eat whole foods and try to not rely on frozen pre-packaged but boy is it good in a pinch!

  2. Thanks for the breakfast ideas. Life is so busy that I have to skip breakfast sometimes. Atleast on weekends I can try this. 🙂

  3. I loveeee overnight oats!!! You make them the night before, u can put anything on them, and all u do is open the fridge and eat! Great for on the go!! Great ideas Bonnie.

  4. Eat a healthy breakfast everyday. When you eat breakfast, you are less likely to feel the need to snack during the day. Your body’s metabolism will kick in much faster and you will end up burning more calories throughout your day. It is easier to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight if you eat breakfast.

  5. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest
    but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future. Cheers

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