Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean anything goes. By putting just a bit more time into your breakfast routine you can ensure a more balanced breakfast and an even better start to your and your kids’ day!
We’ve handpicked 17 delicious and healthy recipes that we hope will inspire you for many mornings to come, from a Savory Breakfast Power Bowl and a Simple Berry Smoothie to Avocado Toast and Overnight Oats!
Have a favorite healthy breakfast idea that’s not on this list? Share in the comments below and inspire others!
Best Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Adults:
- Savory Breakfast Power Bowl by Rorie Weisberg
If you need to be out most of the day, including lunchtime, consider making breakfast a larger, nutritionally-packed meal like this one. You can put this power bowl together the night before and have it cold. If you like something warm, just add good ol’ scrambled or soft-boiled eggs.
- Oat Bran Muffins from the Dining In Cookbook
Quick and easy to make (no mixer) — yummy AND healthy!
- Overnight Oats (Four Ways!) by Elky Friedman
Mix up this simple base recipe for overnight oats and flavor it with the add-ins of your choice. The four ideas below are just the beginning!
- Turmeric Mango Smoothie Bowl by Jenna Grunfeld
You may have heard that turmeric is a superfood – but check out how easy it is to get the benefits and enjoy delicious treats. Start your day with this turmeric mango smoothie bowl.
- Spinach Tomato Frittata by Nechama Norman
My friend Czilas used to often make frittata as her go-to lunch. She first introduced me to this deliciousness.
- Protein-Packed Pancakes, 3 Ways by Rorie Weisberg
Adding berries to your pancakes makes them yummier and adds some fiber and starch. For a super-filling breakfast, drizzle them with nut butter or coconut butter to keep you satisfied for longer.
- Simple Berry Smoothie by Elky Friedman
This is one of the easiest ways to boost your daily nutritional intake. It’s also a great way to add essential vitamins to the diet of your pickiest eaters (which kid doesn’t love a sweet, enticing smoothie?) and those who need breakfast on the run. This version is simple, straight-up delicious!
- Golden Oatmeal by Tamar TeitelbaumIn my personal scratch book of recipes, this Golden Oatmeal is called “Get Well Oatmeal” because it has all the components perfect to help my sick little ones or even myself to recover quickly and get a boost of energy for the day.
- Blueberry Ricotta Toast with Tahini Drizzle by Erin Grunstein
The scrumptious combination of tart ricotta cheese and sweet berries is irresistible. Preparing this toast with flax bread lends many health benefits, but of course this breakfast can also be made with your favorite rye, whole wheat, or sourdough bread.
- Take-Along Avo Toast by Sylvia Fallas
I love avocado, and the healthy fats will keep you satisfied all day. A sprinkling of sunflower seeds and feta add incredible texture.
Best Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids:
- Healthy Whole Wheat No-Sugar Banana Muffins by Faigy Friedman
I’ve taken a regular banana muffin recipe and cut out the white flour and sugar, substituting it with oats, whole wheat flour, and simply no sugar. The bananas have their own sugar. I sometimes add raisins, cranberries, or chocolate chips.
- Healthy Maple Pecan Granola Bars by Batsheva Kanter
This is a super quick and easy recipe. Perfect with a cup of milk or tea.
- Yogurt-Granola Breakfast Bark by Carolyn Williams
What’s better than a super-quick, healthy breakfast that kids enjoy? One that the kids can serve themselves! Tangy and cold, with just the right amount of sweetness, it’s like a yogurt ice pop but in handheld form and provides a healthy dose of probiotics, antioxidants, and fiber. These melt quickly, so keep them stored in the freezer, pull out only what you need, and eat fast.
- Banana Ricotta Pancakes by Nechama Norman
These don’t fluff up as nicely as your typical pancake but they are hearty, filling, and delicious. I’ll skip the fluff and take this good stuff.
- Quinoa Cheese Bites by Nechama Norman
These are like scrambled eggs to-go. You’d never guess there was quinoa hiding in here!
- Pure Pudding by Rorie WeisbergThick and creamy, with a frozen-yogurt-like texture, this pudding is one that will satisfy you and your taste buds. It’s my personal breakfast favorite. There’s lots of healthy fat inside from the avocado and coconut almond milk. Pair with protein or add protein powder and it will keep you going through the morning!
- Crustless Red Pepper Quiches by Chef Zissie
These really take under 10 minutes to make and if you have pretty little cupcake papers, use them! I love these little muffin tins because there is no clean up and they look divine! If you would rather make a large quiche, use a standard round pan or tin and this recipe might even make two of them!