10 shockingly skinny breakfasts to jump-start your morning

Reprinted from SkinnyMom.com

If you're still following the same tired granola bar or yogurt routine — or maybe even skipping breakfast altogether — your mornings need a makeover. Why not start your day with nachos (yes, nachos!)? Or pumpkin oat pancakes? French toast? 

Believe it or not, these skinny recipes won't destroy your diet. In fact, they might benefit it. Eating breakfast within 30 minutes of waking does wonders for your metabolism and mentality and is a healthy habit of most fit women. People who tend to skip breakfast undoubtedly fill that void with multiple midday nibbles and bites and indulgences to satisfy the hunger pangs, often referred to as “starvation eating“. 

Also, if you don’t eat in the morning, your body has been fasting anywhere from 10 to 20 hours so you’re not producing the enzymes necessary to metabolize fat and lose weight. Double no-no.

Do your metabolism (and taste buds) a favor, and kick off your day with these recipes.


1. Skinny Crustless Quiche

This is hands down one of our favorite breakfasts. For those of you on Weight Watchers, it's only 2 points plus per serving. We recommend making this Sunday evening while you make dinner and then heat it up throughout the week for a filling, warm breakfast or mid-morning snack that is powerfully packed with nutrients and flavor! Feel free to switch out the broccoli for other veggies as well.


2. Skinny Mini Banana Pancakes

This is a top Skinny Mom pancake recipe because of the decadent taste and skinny calorie count. Plus, who doesn’t love pancake minis?! This simple, kid-approved breakfast is one you can whip up quickly and top with some yummy fruit, sugar-free maple syrup or a touch of powdered sugar for the little ones!


3. Skinny Breakfast Nachos

Sometimes you just need a little crunch at breakfast time, and what better way to get the salty-crunchy craving satisfied with a high-protein egg topper? Serve this dish with a side of salsa and some reduced-fat sour cream, and trust me, your morning will be off to a fab start. NOM!


4. Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

This dish is perfect for a big Sunday brunch, and always goes over well with the family. We love the sweetness of the red gala apples, but feel free to use any apple you have on hand. And for those of you wanting a little added sweetness, top it off with some brown sugar and walnuts!


5. Banana French Toast Bake

Now this is the breakfast that will make jaws drop! The aroma fills the room and takes breakfast to a whole new level. While this dish takes a little bit of time, the reactions to this fancy (but easy-to-make!) recipe is totally worth it!


6. Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

These delectable treats are quick and easy-to-make for the entire family. The apples, raisins and cinnamon in this recipe are the perfect combination of sweetness. Believe us when we tell you there is no sugar added in this recipe! Go ahead and bake these any time of day, because these picky-eater-approved muffins make the perfect nutritious snack.


7. Huevos Rancheros with Avocado Salsa Verde

This recipe packs a serious punch in every bite. Why not have some Mexican flavor in the morning?


8. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oat Pancakes

These pancakes are so fluffy and delicious that it will leave your taste buds wanting more! And since they’re made with oat flower, they’re gluten-free! Flavored with warming spices and hearty oats, take one bite of these pumpkin pancakes and you’ll never want to make regular pancakes again.


9. Skinny Avocado Egg Scramble

This cheerfully bright and enjoyable recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch any day of the week. It adds a ton of flavor to the simple scrambled egg and only takes 10 minutes to prep and cook! Veggie-loaded egg scrambles are one of our favorite ways to pack in some nutrient-dense vegetables in the morning.


10. Green Monster Smoothie

Sometimes you only have a few minutes to spare in the morning, so when it’s one of those days, always fall back on the trusted smoothie. Filled with fruit, vegetables and added protein or superfoods like chia or flax seeds, you sometimes can’t beat the benefits of a properly made smoothie. Just don’t fear the green. Trust us, the fruity taste overpowers the look of spinach or kale. At Skinny Mom, we’ve got you covered in the smoothie section — check out 50 Skinny, 5-Ingredient or Less Smoothies!


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