When you start the day with a carb-heavy breakfast, the morning can sometimes drag, causing you to reach for that second cup of coffee. Try cutting down on carbs and reach for one of these high-protein breakfast recipes instead. Whether you're on a gluten-free, Paleo, or vegetarian diet, there's a breakfast idea here to help you start your day energized and satisfied.
After tasting (and falling head over heels for) Philadelphia Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese, we've come to expect greatness from Philadelphia's line of flavored cream cheeses. And (spoiler alert) the brand's two newest additions, Cinnamon & Brown Sugar and Chipotle (each $3), don't break from the trend. Keep reading to learn which spread will bring you breakfast bliss.
Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese
Intensely smoky and spicy, chipotle peppers can easily overpower more delicate flavors; but fear not, Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese gets it just right. This delicately spicy spread packs the heat without setting taste buds on fire. Even our typically chipotle-averse taster got in on the fun and came back for seconds, enthusiastically praising its versatility as both a spread and dip for veggies and the like.
When it comes to brunch treats, it's hard to top classic cinnamon rolls, but we're up to the challenge. Tuck in a few slices of bacon and drizzle everything with maple glaze, then watch this dish win major points with friends. Watch the video to see how to bake up a batch in a flash, and then print out the recipe.
Arguably the most delicious way to revive stale bread is french toast. Simpler than pancakes, french toast can be ready in less than 20 minutes and is an easy way to feed a house full of people.
The bread soaks in a batter consisting mainly of milk and eggs. Then the drenched pieces are thrown on a skillet to sear on each side, which results in a custardy interior and toasted exterior.
The actual french toast is minimally sweetened; let each person customize his or her own with fresh berries, maple syrup, and powdered sugar. Keep reading to see the french toast recipe.
If you're into throwing greens in your smoothie and greens in your muffins, then you'll love this recipe that adds spinach to your pancakes. Although the greens add a slightly teal earthy hue, they also add fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate.
The best part is that you can't even taste the spinach since it's mingling with blueberry, bananas, and a touch of maple syrup. This just may become your new favorite pancake recipe, and you'll wonder why never thought to add spinach to your stack before.
Keep reading to learn how to make these 101-calorie pancakes.
Colored leaves are beginning to fall and the cooler air of Autumn makes us want to cozy up with a hot cup of tea and a spiced bite of something homemade. Healthify a favorite Fall recipe by using the goodness of oats, which adds a nutritious punch of fiber and an interesting, chewy texture, making this pumpkin bread slightly denser and more filling than the usual loaf.
Use boxed pumpkin or a canned brand like Farmer's Market that has a BPA-free lining, or you can always bake up your own pumpkin and puree it yourself.
Toast a slice of this oatmeal pumpkin spice bread and spread on some organic peanut butter for a satisfying breakfast. It's even sweet enough to enjoy as an after-dinner treat.
Continue reading to find out how to impress your friends and family with this delicious and simple Autumn recipe.
12 slices of ham (free of preservatives)
Salt, pepper, and paprika
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Line a muffin tin with slices of ham. Crack an egg into each muffin spot, and season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool for two to three minutes, remove slowly from muffin tin, and enjoy!
Waking up late or hitting snooze one too many times is no longer an excuse to forget breakfast completely! When you're in a bind for time, but are in need of something hearty and healthy, opt for one these frozen options you can easily find in the frozen section at your local grocery store.
Amy's Tofu Scramble
If you don't feel like draining and chopping tofu first thing in the morning, let Amy's Tofu Scramble ($5-$6 per scramble) do all the work for you. At 320 calories, this meal comes with a large portion of tasty scrambled tofu and is served with vitamin C- and iron-rich organic veggies, plus hash browns on the side.
Ian's Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Gluten-free and vegan french toast? Your breakfast dreams come true with Ian's French Toast Sticks ($4-$5 per box). Made from hand-cut brown rice bread, this quick and easy breakfast takes just eight minutes to bake in the oven, and voilà! You have tasty french toast just waiting to be drizzled with maple syrup.
Jimmy Dean Delights Sandwiches
Some mornings, an egg sandwich is the only thing that will satisfy you for breakfast. Instead of heading to a fast-food chain, heat up Jimmy Dean's 250-calorie turkey sausage and egg white muffin ($2-$3 for four sandwiches), which offers 17 grams of protein per sandwich.
Keep reading for two more breakfast options.
Many healthy breakfast ideas include dairy-filled products, but if you're feeling bloated, lactose might be the culprit. If you've always enjoyed yogurt or cheese first thing in the a.m., eliminating these foods from a diet may offer relief. You may be concerned about flavor and texture, but dairy-free can be delicious too. Each of these satisfying breakfast ideas also incorporates seasonal Fall ingredients.
Vegan Cranberry Almond Swirl Muffins
These cranberry almond muffins can be baked ahead of time and enjoyed all week long. This recipe is a creative way to make use of extra cranberry sauce, and one easy switch makes it a gluten-free-approved treat.
Pumpkin SmoothieGreen smoothies are an easy on-the-go breakfast all year round, but this pumpkin spice smoothie really plays up the flavors of the season. In addition to the pumpkin purée, spinach and bananas help give this drink its smooth consistency, while dates naturally sweeten the blend.
Keep reading for two more dairy-free breakfast ideas.
It's no surprise that moms love a great slow cooker meal — the "throw it in and go about your day (or night)" appliance seems like it was custom-made to feed busy families. While a Crock-Pot may conjure up images of soups and casseroles for cold Winter nights, it's also an easy way to whip up a warm breakfast to feed a crowd. With just a little bit of night-before prep work, these nine morning meal ideas will speed up your a.m. routine and send your kids off to school satisfied and ready to start the day!