Simple breakfasts with 230 calories or less!

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is by far my most anticipated meal, which says a lot as I eat almost the same thing every day! I do mix it up, but I can go months with eating the same thing. The recipes below are super simple and you can easily put your own spin on them as well, just keep in mind the calories will change if you use a different product or food item. When I want to switch it up, I just make sure the substituted food is similar in the stats department as the original. I even give you some reasonable and awesome swaps for two of the recipes below.¬†Easy peasy! Read on breakfast lovers!

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Crunchy Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

This is by far my favorite thing to eat in the mornings — it’s HUGE, but low in calories and super filling! Yay!

1 parfait bowl: 225 calories

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (I used 113g of Fage 0%)

2 no calorie sweetener packets

1/4 tsp. cinnamon, or more to taste

1/2 cup chopped strawberries

1/3 cup blueberries

1/3 cup blackberries or raspberries, halved or quartered

1/2 cup Special K Vanilla Almond cereal, lightly crushed

Directions:

Stir sweetener packets and cinnamon into Greek yogurt. In a bowl, layer half of the berries, half of the yogurt, and half of the cereal. Repeat with remaining berries, yogurt, and cereal. Finish off with a dash of cinnamon, if you like, and dig in!

 

*Fun variations with similar calories*

Use any Special K cereal that has around 110 calories per 3/4 cup serving — such as Cinnamon Pecan, Red Berries, or Original

Or use any cereal that has about 110 calories per 3/4 cup serving or about 75 calories per 1/2 cup

Substitute a small peach (chopped) for the raspberries and only use 2 tbsp. blueberries

 

Quick & Easy Breakfast Sandwich

1 sandwich: 215 calories

Ingredients:

1 sandwich thin (with about 100 calories)

3 large egg whites

1/8 tsp. salt and black pepper

1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese (with about 60 calories)

Directions:

Toast sandwich thin. In a microwave safe bowl (preferably around the same size around as the bun) sprayed with nonstick spray, beat egg whites with salt and pepper. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave another 45 seconds – 1 minute, until set.

Place your egg patty on bottom bun half and top with cheese followed by top bun half.

 

*Fun variations with similar calories*

Use any reduced-fat cheese slice with 60 calories or less.

Add cooked spinach or mushrooms to your eggs before cooking.

Season the egg whites with fun spices such as Italian or spicy with cayenne and cumin!

*For around 35 more calories, add a slice of cooked center-cut or turkey bacon!

 

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

1 oatmeal bowl: 230 calories

Ingredients:

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

2/3 cup water

1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin

1/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

3 no calorie sweetener packets

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, or more to taste

1/2 tsp. cinnamon, or more to taste

1 low-fat honey graham cracker, crushed (1/4 of a sheet)

2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip

Directions: 

Combine oats and water in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and cook for 2 minutes, stirring half way. Stir well and add pumpkin through cinnamon. Mix well, cover, and cook for 1 – 1 1/2 minutes, or until thick and creamy. Top with Reddi-wip and crushed grahams.

 

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