One of the best ways to ensure your day gets off to a good start is by eating a healthy, wholesome breakfast.
Luckily, Diet-to-Go’s 7-day or 5-day breakfast-lunch-dinner plans take the thinking out of it — and it doesn’t hurt that the breakfasts taste amazing and offer lots of variety, too.
If you’re on the 5-day plan or the lunch-dinner only plan, figuring out what to eat to kickstart your day can be tricky.
With that in mind, we put together a list of 8 make-ahead breakfasts packed with all the nutrients you’ll need to make the day productive and amazing.
Autumn Harvest Breakfast Cookies
Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast? Start with whole wheat flour, sprinkle in some grated carrot, coconut, pumpkin seeds and raisins, and you’ve got yourself a tasty, lightly-sweetened morning treat. You can freeze them or store them in the fridge for easy, out-the-door access.
Calories: 124 per cookie
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Muffins
Speaking of sweets that are okay in the morning, how about a muffin? No, not the sugar-laden chocolate chip kind…but ones that taste just as good and are packed with healthy ingredients like apple and oats. Make them the week before and pop a few in a baggy to grab on your way out the door.
Calories: 62 per muffin
Spring Veggie and Potato Frittata
Savory and versatile, frittatas are a great make-ahead meal to ensure your body is in full-fuel-mode for the day. This particular frittata is made with fresh asparagus and red potatoes, plus a bit of cheese to give it that delicious flavor that only a frittata can deliver.
Calories: 250 per serving.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Peanut butter, banana and honey, all in one protein-packed bar? Sign us up! These tasty bars are perfect for those I’m-in-a-hurry days, and they’re sure to keep you going strong all the way to lunch.
Calories: 210 per bar
Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with Honey Almond Granola
What kind of list would this be if we didn’t include a parfait on it?! They can easily be prepped the night before and jammed into the fridge for the morning. What’s better, is they have all the morning-musts in them — protein, whole grain, dairy. This particular recipe tops it off with a mouthful of honey almond granola for the perfect balance of crunch and creaminess.
Mango Avocado Green Smoothie
It’s hard not to feel positive thinking about sucking this down for your morning meal. It’s bright and flavorful with a creamy texture and requires just five ingredients. Divvy them into baggies the night before, then pop them into the blender before work. It’s a simple and tasty way to start the day.
Oatmeal in the morning a bit too cliché for you? That’s probably a good thing, especially considering that most of that pre-made stuff is packed with unnecessary sugar. Go the convenient (and healthier!) route with overnight oats prepared in a mason jar. They’re easy to pop into the microwave right when you get to work or before you head out the door in the morning.
French Toast Casserole
Ok, first thought going through your head: How is French Toast-anything healthy? Well hang on now, this version is actually okay. It’s got less refined sugar and is made using a slow cooker, giving it a fun twist on the original that’s sure to please.
What’s your go-to breakfast in the morning? Share a link to your favorite recipe in the comments below!
Author: Caitlin Hendee
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.