There’s no competition: Breakfast is the best meal of the day.
But Americans especially are known for basically eating dessert for breakfast.
Donuts, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, actual cakes… They all find their way onto our breakfast menus.
While Leslie Knope (as always) is correct…
Some of the most delicious breakfast foods are actually also secretly healthy. Here are super yummy breakfast 19 recipes Leslie Knope and you wouldn’t be mad about that also happen to be good for you.
Spinach and Mozzarella Egg Bake
Otherwise known as a frittata. Some people will tell you to get fancy with your frittata, throwing in cream or milk. I’m here to tell you that you can cook up whatever ingredients you want (I’m talking veggies, meats, cheeses), pour a bunch of eggs over them, and bake them into a delicious casserole.
Breakfast Banana Splits
Sure, it’s pretty much just yogurt with granola and fresh fruit, but making it a banana split makes it way more fun. This option is healthy and festive and will leave you feeling energized for the day ahead.
Sweet Potato Egg Skillet
This skillet uses sweet potatoes, which are a healthier option than regular home fries or hash browns early in the morning. Spice them up any way you want, then crack an egg right into the cooked potatoes and let it do its thing.
Avocado and Egg In a Hole
Add some good fat to your regular egg-in-a-hole by adding another layer…one of avocado. Melt some cheese on top for extra deliciousness.
The next one is also super creative…
Stuffed peppers aren’t just for dinner, y’all! Stuff these babies with sweet potatoes and sausage, spinach and tomatoes, anything you can think of! Then, crack an egg in there to make it breakfast, and bake it til it’s cooked. I know. What an idea.
Mango Smoothie Bowl
Let’s be honest. A smoothie bowl is just a smoothie that you eat with a spoon. But that doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. This bowl uses coconut water as its liquid, so you’re hydrated and satisfied all at the same time.
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
If you’re always craving something sweet in the morning, reach for something like this oatmeal bar, which uses whole grains and fresh fruit and very little added sugar.
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Roll-Ups
If cutting carbs is your jam, skip the tortilla all together and wrap your breakfast burritos in ham, baby! Use your broiler to make these roll-ups nice and crispy.
Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa
Quinoa?! For breakfast?! Heck yes. Quinoa is super healthy for you, so cook it up and treat it just like oatmeal to give your breakfast a super fiber and protein boost. This recipe has you cooking the quinoa and apples in one pot for easy cleanup.
The next one is similarly inventive…
Blueberry Yogurt Muffins
Wait, aren’t muffins just cake we’ve decided is OK to eat for breakfast? Well, yeah. But we can make them a little healthier by using yogurt instead of all that greasy butter.
All the stuffing of a breakfast burrito, all the healthy fat of avocado, none of the useless carbs of a wrap. This baby is a no-brainer.
These are a great, healthy make-ahead option if you’re into freezing your breakfast and having it ready to go each morning. Using a low-carb or protein wrap will up the health factor.
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats
Talk about decadent. Use any type of milk you want to soak these oats overnight, then mix them with fresh raspberries, a sprinkle of chocolate chips, and perhaps some honey. Mm mm good.
Iced Coffee Protein Shake
Sure, you could have plain old iced coffee in the morning. But why not kick it up a few notches? Combine your coffee with a banana, some protein powder, some milk, and a few ice cubes for a morning concoction not unlike a milkshake (except it’s way healthier).
The next one is veering into dessert territory, but healthy dessert territory…
Yes, they’re cookies. Yes, they’re delicious. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t healthy. These bad boys are a perfect mixture of banana, rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. That’s it! No added sugar, no eggs, no flour. It’s truly a miracle cookie.
Use a low-carb or whole wheat wrap and put whatever you want in it. The breakfast burrito is one of the most versatile of breakfast foods. They also freeze easily for the grab-and-go crowd.
Think of these adorable egg muffins as handheld frittatas. You can add whatever veggies, meats, and cheeses you want into a greased muffin tin, then just pour eggs on top! They’ll bake into perfect little low-carb breakfast muffins.
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Mix up all your oatmeal ingredients (plus a tad of baking powder), then pour them into muffin tins instead of heating them up in a pan on the stove. This will create beautiful muffins! Any flavor you desire! You can even get savory with these bad boys!
Spinach Protein Waffles
Hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it. This waffle recipe uses spinach, oats, and Greek yogurt for a healthy delicious combo. Plus, they’re green so they’re perfect for St. Patty’s Day!
Share this with your breakfast buddy!