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13 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Help You Lose Weight

From omnivores to vegans, every kind of eater needs to fuel up early. And nothing energizes better than a healthy breakfast dish. Forget about boring, routine meals. We’ve rounded up recipes that are varied and interesting. All of them boost calorie burning throughout the day, helping to manage your weight.

Avocado toast with a twist

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Despite being a trending topic for better or worse, the avocado fights for its place on the table. It proves to make a good pair with smoked salmon. Both are fatty, so add capers, tomatoes, and rounds of red onions sliced thinly. Spread goat cheese on the toast. Then finish with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of black pepper.

See the recipe on Serious Eats.

Bacon Gruyére breakfast pie

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Perfect for weekends, this “pie” is good for six servings. What you need: puff pastry, sour cream, Gruyére cheese, bacon, eggs, and thyme for garnish. What you get: a sunny-side-up “pizza.” Air quotes aside, call it whatever you want as long as it’s delicious. It takes 55 minutes to prep and bake.

See the recipe on Good Housekeeping.

Chocolate cherry waffles

Do you swear by whole grains? This breakfast idea is for you. Even better if you are also always on the go. Get two pieces of Van’s 8 Whole Grains Waffles. Spread on each one tablespoon of chocolate almond butter. Top with cherries, and then you’re good!

See the recipe on Women’s Health.

Banana peanut butter chia seed pudding

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Here’s another dish you can whip up fast and easy. All you have to do is puree the banana, peanut butter, and milk in a blender. Mix in the chia seeds. Then keep the mixture in the refrigerator overnight.

Fill yourself up with this sweet pudding the next morning. Aside from the calcium boost you get from the milk and chia seeds, enjoy the protein serving of the peanut butter and the natural sweetness that comes from the ripe banana.

See the recipe on The Suburban Soapbox.

Cheesy mushroom scramble

Got less than five minutes? This egg recipe only requires four. Toss fresh mushrooms and shredded mozzarella into whisked eggs. Spray PAMor your cooking spray brand of choiceon the pan. Then add egg and scramble until firm.

See the recipe on Prevention.

Strawberry-yogurt smoothie

The power combo of strawberry and yogurt makes this simple recipe packed. Berries are high in fiber, potassium, and Vitamin C but low in calories. Yogurt dishes out probiotics, protein, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins B2 and B12. Just blend to get the most out of the two. If that’s not enough for you, stir in orange for a sweet tang.

See the recipe on Reader’s Digest.

Lemon poppy seed protein squares

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These bites are for the vegans among you. These protein squares are gluten-free rolled oats, vanilla protein shake, and poppy seeds rolled into one. There should be the tangy zest of the lemon, too. This version uses coconut oil instead of yogurt and applesauce. If you’re worried, the recipe maker ensures that you won’t even detect the coconut taste.

See the recipe on My Fresh Perspective.

Southwest tofu scramble

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Even if you’re not vegan, you might have experimented with tofu in the kitchen. There are many ways to cook this soybean product. One is to make a Southwest-inspired scramble out of it. For the scramble itself, you’ll need extra-firm tofu, kale, red onion, and red pepper. For the sauce, scour your pantry for sea salt, garlic powder, cumin powder, chili powder, and turmeric (optional).

See the recipe on Minimalist Baker.

Warm fruit bowl

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Here’s a bowl bursting with fiber and antioxidants. That’s thanks to the berries that you will have to bake for 20 minutes. The wilted effect on blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries contrast well with the crunchy goodness of coconut shreds or coconut shavings. Add the latter after taking the berries out of the oven. Pour milk and enjoy.

See the recipe on Nutrition Stripped.

Spinach and cheddar microwave quiche

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A high-protein breakfast can let you kick the day into high gear. And what if you can get that resource from quiche? Only this one can be cooked in a microwave! Make sure to dry your spinach before adding it into a mug containing egg, milk, shredded cheddar, salt, and pepper. Throwing bacon into the mix is optional.

See the recipe on Bowl of Delicious.

Tomato toast with macadamia ricotta

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You have two things to prepare separately here. There’s the macadamia ricotta, and there’s the tomato toast. The former combines many ingredients that are good for the brain, such as macadamia nuts and miso. Of course, tomatoes are always great for toasts.

See the recipe on Dolly and Oatmeal.

Asparagus and smoked salmon bundle

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This protein-rich starter can also be a breakfast staple. Do not get intimidated by the bundle. It may look fancy, but the method is simple. You can even prepare a generous serving and save portions for later consumption. The resulting dish should fill you up, as each wrap offers 10 grams of protein.

See the recipe on POPSUGAR.

Pumpkin overnight oats

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If you have remaining canned pumpkin from Thanksgiving, well here’s another delicious way to get rid of it. You can prep this the night before while you watch your favorite TV or Netflix drama.  You’ll be finished in no time and will have more time to enjoy your show. Just combine the ingredients and refrigerate. You’ve got a no-drama recipe right here.

See the recipe on EatingWell.

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