Doughnuts, and eggs, and quinoa bakes, oh my! At breakfast time, it's essential to fuel up with nutrient-packed ingredients to give you energy throughout the day (and may even prevent overeating and help with weight regulation). A healthy dose of fiber (think whole-grains and fruits and veggies) and protein (eggs, greek yogurt, lean meat) is generally a good way to start the day, since both help to keep you full for a longer period of time (compared to things like simple carbs — hello, bagels!). Below, we've split these meal ideasinto our sweet and savory options — scroll down to take a look!
A healthy mix of sweet n' savory
33 Healthier Breakfast Alternatives - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don't waste it on sugary junk! Instead, rise and shine with these healthier versions of common breakfast foods.
On the sweet side
Baked Banana Bread Doughnut - Indulge a healthier way with these whole-wheat baked doughnuts for breakfast!
“Sunny” Green Juice - Love green juice but not sure how to tackle it on your own? Here's an easy guide to juicing at home!
Breakfast Polenta with Honey and Yogurt - Try this warm breakfast treat in place of classic oatmeal. It’s easy to prepare and sure to start your day off right.
For the full list of sweet, cheap and healthy breakfast recipes, go to Greatist.com.
On the savory side
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Burrito - Celebrate St. Patty's day with this fun and festive take on a healthier green eggs and ham.
Crustless Vegetable Quiche - Try this healthier take on the classic French indulgence for a festive holiday brunch.
For the full list of savory, cheap and healthy breakfast recipes, go to Greatist.com.