Are your mornings in need of some flavorful and healthy breakfast options that won't break the calorie bank? Look no further than this list we’ve compiled for you! There are 24 wonderful options to choose from. We understand that some people enjoy savory breakfasts such as quiche, breakfast burritos, or casseroles, so we included some of those! However, some folks wake up with a sweet tooth and enjoy things like pancakes, waffles, or muffins for breakfast instead. Don’t worry. We've got you covered on the sweet side of things, too.
And hey, you can always combine a sweet and savory item since all of these recipes are low-calorie and nutritious! The options we’ve rounded up are perfect for those who want to kick start their day on a healthy and fulfilling note without compromising on flavor. Because let's face it, nobody wants to eat a bland breakfast or one that only satisfies their hunger for a short time. So, let's dive in and explore these mouthwatering low-calorie breakfasts, which will surely improve your busy weekday mornings and your slower Sundays, too!
We recommend you try Sweet Savory and Steph’s low-calorie bagel sandwiches! They are super easy to make with only four ingredients. For example, all you need is eggs, bagel thins, light spreadable cheese, and Everything bagel seasoning! These delicious sandwiches are just over 200 calories, making it a light way to start your day. You can wrap them in foil as meal prep and take them on the go during the week!
This scrumptious egg bake is nice, fluffy, and super colorful, thanks to all of the ingredients in it. It has crispy bacon, onion, garlic, red bell peppers, and green bell peppers. The base of the dish has a nice, simple combination of eggs, shredded cheese, sea salt, and pepper. Each serving of this dish is only 180 calories! We suggest you top of this with homemade salsa or some fresh avocado slices.
Who said pancakes can't be low-calorie? These charming pancakes have a lovely presentation, and they taste even better. The recipe uses all-purpose flour, stevia, eggs, vanilla, and ground cinnamon. It also has unsweetened almond milk and sugar-free chocolate chips! Make these for a lazy weekend morning, and your whole family will love them. They won't even be able to tell that they are low-calorie!
When you want a morning meal that doesn't take up all of your calories for the day, you can make these tasty breakfast burritos. These yummy burritos are packed with bacon, eggs, egg whites, cheese, and avocado. To give it a bit of tanginess, the recipe suggests the use of fresh lime juice. Additionally, to keep it healthy, you can use low-carb tortillas! There's also a recipe for homemade pico de Gallo.
You can never go wrong with some overnight oats! This recipe by Lowcalicious Is perfect for when you want something light and healthy. To make it, all you need is old-fashioned rolled oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, honey, and milk. You can also use a dash of pure vanilla extract to give it a deeper flavor and some sea salt to contrast the sweet honey and vanilla! Hungry yet? Make it tonight and enjoy it tomorrow morning!
Everyone knows that sweet potatoes can be used in both sweet and savory applications since they have such a naturally candied taste. So, why not use them in some waffles to give your body some extra nutrients? These low-calorie waffles have oats, flour, almond milk, sweet potatoes, and more. It has warm flavors of cinnamon and orange zest that are perfectly paired with the sweet potato! Top the waffles with pecans to give a nice crunch.
Our recipe for Chilaquiles Rojos is just 231 calories per serving, and it will keep you full for hours! It's made with corn tortillas, red salsa, queso fresco, and radishes. Of course, the eggs provide protein and make it heartier. For flavor, you can also use fresh limes, jalapenos, cilantro, and salt and pepper! The best part is that this dish cooks up within 20 minutes.
Lose Weight By Eating created this recipe for a mouthwatering breakfast casserole. It uses ingredients like russet potatoes, breakfast sausage, bell peppers, tomatoes, and eggs. Use a small amount of almond milk to make it creamy and fluffy. Naturally, the use of shredded cheese makes a tasty, cheesy dish that will impress you and your family. With only 131 calories per serving, what's not to love?
Did you realize that it's super easy to make your own hashbrowns at home? Making your own is beneficial since you know exactly what goes into them, and it requires minimal, whole ingredients. All you need is russet potatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, and paprika. As you can see, the simple combination of potatoes and seasonings is enough! So, how do you make the shreds? With a simple cheese grater! You don't need any fancy equipment.
This Starbucks copycat recipe will be your new favorite thing to make! It is so easy to throw together and tastes just like the one from the famous coffee shop. Not to mention, it's low in calories. It has feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, egg whites, and seasonings. You can use regular or gluten-free tortillas depending on your preferences and dietary needs! This delicious wrap also doubles as a yummy brunch or lunch.
Skinny Fitalicious posted this incredible recipe that you definitely need to try! It has natural sweeteners like vanilla extract and honey or maple syrup. Besides that, it has common baking ingredients, as well as Greek yogurt, bananas, and oats. If you want, you can also include chocolate chips, but they are optional. Each serving has 123 calories, so it doesn't use up too many calories at all, and you can pair it with another low-calorie item to make it a meal.
These breakfast wraps are packed with protein while also being low in calories. They are perfect for when you need breakfast on the go since It's not messy, and you don't need to sit at the table while eating it. These wraps have turkey breakfast sausage links, scrambled eggs, cheese, tortillas, and butter. It's as simple as that! Between prep and cook time, it only takes 22 minutes.
These muffins are a perfect option for folks who don't typically eat a large breakfast. You can simply have one of these yummy muffins with some fresh fruit! These pastries have applesauce, brown sugar, cinnamon, and old-fashioned oats. They have a rustic look and taste due to the whole wheat flour and buttermilk! These are best served warm. You can always make them ahead of time and then microwave them before enjoying them!
Our WW-friendly version of egg bites is so appetizing and perfect for all members of the family! It can be a creative way to get your kids to eat breakfast, especially ingredients like spinach and eggs, which they might not usually eat. The egg whites have a refreshing flavor due to the fresh basil and chives. The ham gives them more substance, and the parmesan cheese adds a nice, flavorful touch. In each serving, there are only 118 calories!
This recipe is unique since it provides you with a base (eggs, onions, seasonings) that you can customize by adding other ingredients. For instance, you can make Tomato Spinach Mozzarella, Bacon Cheddar, or Garlic Mushroom Pepper egg muffins! This gives you the freedom to choose which recipe is most appealing to you or switch it up and make multiple kinds. We suggest sprinkling these with fresh herbs just before enjoying them!
These blueberry bars are a more decadent breakfast option, but they are still healthy! Essentially, it has three layers: the bottom layer, blueberry filling, and the crumble topping. To keep it healthy, the blueberry filling uses Splenda rather than regular granulated sugar. The crust uses Splenda, too, as well as plain Greek yogurt, which is healthier than if you use sour cream or something similar.
If you are someone who loves all of your ingredients stacked in a bowl, such as a rice bowl for dinner, you will love these breakfast burrito bowls. With a simple composition of eggs, butter, cheese, salsa, and avocados, the dish is simple from afar, yet it provides sophistication. The presentation is enticing, and the salt and pepper enhance the flavors of the eggs and avocados! The best part is that it only takes 10 minutes to make.
Low-calorie pizza? Count us in! This breakfast pizza is everything you want and more. It has savory ingredients such as turkey breakfast sausage, shredded potatoes, cheddar cheese, and baby spinach. The base has a simple combination of egg whites, eggs, and almond milk. Once everything is combined, you can bake it until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted!
We have a recipe for blueberry muffins that you are absolutely going to love! There are only 105 calories in each serving. These muffins have typical baking ingredients such as flour, baking powder, and combined eggs. However, what gives them their sweetness is the apple sauce and vanilla extract. Meanwhile, Greek yogurt makes them extra moist. For best results, use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones!
This oatmeal looks incredibly fancy despite the fact that it's super easy to make. It has quick oats, water, sugar-free chocolate chips, and peanut butter powder. Use just a tablespoon of whipped cream to give it some extra pizzazz! This is a recipe suitable for people with many different diets, such as vegan, gluten-free, or people who need to eat low-sodium foods.
This vibrant smoothie bowl only requires a handful of ingredients, and it's so healthy for you! The recipe calls for frozen raspberries, fat-free yogurt, almond milk, and frozen strawberries. Of course, you can add any toppings you wish, but it will make the calories higher. Personally, we love it the way it is! Maybe some slices of banana or kiwi can jazz it up.
Would you believe us if we said that this indulgent quiche recipe is only 157 calories per serving? It's absolutely true! Enjoy flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, baby spinach, and fluffy eggs when you make this impressive quiche recipe. Although this takes some time and preparation, it's certainly worth it, and you can use it as meal prep for the whole week.
Make keto-friendly breakfast burritos with the help of this recipe. The main ingredients are sausage, eggs, cheddar cheese, and Monterey jack cheese. For best results, use low-carb tortillas! You can also add additional toppings such as bell peppers, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapenos, or green onions, depending on what you have in your refrigerator! We think fresh avocado slices would taste phenomenal in these burritos, too.
With naturally sweet bananas, refreshing cantaloupe, lemon, and vanilla, these breakfast smoothies are amazing. They also have a small amount of almond milk, which makes them creamier! Your body will receive tons of vitamins and nutrients when enjoying this breakfast smoothie. You could always pair it with one of the healthy pastries on this list if you want something to go with it.
And I'll leave you with a great hearty option--cinnamon roll overnight oats!
24 Low Calorie Breakfast Ideas
- 1 cup (80g) rolled oats
- 1½ cup (360ml) skim milk
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) coconut milk (for topping)
- Optional: Stevia powder to taste
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- 1 tablespoon (14g) chia seeds
- 2 tablespoon (28g) nuts of your choice
- 1 teaspoon (2g) ground cinnamon (divided)
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
- In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, half of the ground cinnamon, chia seeds, and optional stevia. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
- Sprinkle the vanilla extract over the oat mixture.
- Pour in the skim milk and stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Stir well and place the mixture in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours to allow the oats to soak and the flavors to blend together.
- Divide the mixture into two glass jars. Place the sliced bananas evenly at the bottom of each jar.
- Divide the oat mixture between the two jars, pouring it over the banana slices.
- Sprinkle the remaining ground cinnamon over the top of each jar for added flavor.
- Using a small spoon, create a spiral-shaped topping on the surface of each jar of oats, resembling a cinnamon roll. Start from the center and work your way outward.
- Sprinkle with nuts.
- Before serving, give the oats a good stir to ensure everything is well mixed.
- Enjoy your delicious Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats straight from the refrigerator or warm them up in the microwave if desired.
- Makes 2 generous servings
- 8 weight watchers points per serving