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!
Tropical Beach Granola
While you're waiting for summer to roll around, try this tropical-scented granola.
Crisp Apple and Almond "Cereal"
Not a fan of sugar-laden boxed cereals? Try this fruit-filled alternative!
Quinoa Breakfast Bake
Bake up a pan of this healthy quinoa casserole for an easy hot breakfast on-the-go throughout the week.
“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!
Easy Coconut Granola
This easy and flavorful granola can bring crunch to any healthy breakfast, from Greek yogurt to the top of pancakes!
Whole-Wheat Zucchini Muffins
Breakfast Polenta with Honey and Yogurt
Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa
Fruit Salad with Lemon-Lavender Syrup
Fruit and Nut Bars
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Berry Patriotic Parfait
Greek Yogurt and Kiwi Parfait
Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Burrito
Celebrate St. Patty's day with this fun and festive take on a healthier green eggs and ham.
Low-Carb Celery Root Hash Browns
For a slightly healthier take on classic breakfast potatoes, try this recipe for low-carb hash browns alongside any omelet or scrambled eggs.
Brussels Sprout and Egg Scramble
Try this super-simple oven-roasted entree for your next weekend brunch: Brussels sprouts and eggs, served with toast.
Crustless Vegetable Quiche
Try this healthier take on the classic French indulgence for a festive holiday brunch.
Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Hash
The perfect veggie-filled healthy meal appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Baked Leek, Potato, and Spinach Frittata
This garlic relative shares some of the same benefits. Don’t be intimidated by its appearance, this more mild alternative to onions is a great healthy veggie option.