Healthy Recipes to Start Your Day

YogurtParfait-300Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day. It helps kick-start your metabolism and energy levels. Here are some great ideas for some healthy recipes to start your day.

Yogurt and Fresh Fruit Parfait


  • Sliced oranges
  • Sliced peaches
  • Fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp. low-fat granola
  • 6 oz. plain, nonfat yogurt

*Up to 1/2 cup of fruit combined

Layer yogurt with alternating fruit layers and top with crunchy granola. A perfect satisfying snack to break those late afternoon cravings for junk foods! Eat and enjoy the absence of guilt!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Carbs: 29 g
  • Fat Total: 3 g

omeletSpinach and Tomato Omelet


  • 3 eggs (or 6 egg whites), slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup cooked spinach
  • 6 pieces sun-dried tomatoes
  • Nonstick spray
  • Salt and pepper

Soak sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain, pat dry, cut in half, and season with salt and pepper. Spray a pan thoroughly with nonstick spray. Add spinach and tomatoes to pan and sauté gently for one minute. Remove from pan and set aside. Add eggs to hot pan and cook for one minute. Sprinkle eggs with spinach and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the eggs are done to your liking. Fold omelet over and turn onto the plate for serving. Try this with warm tomato sauce or a dollop of pesto or goat cheese. Serves 1.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

  • Protein: 25 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbs: 10 g
  • Fat Total: 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
pancakes2Healthy Pancakes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups lowfat milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
In a medium bowl, mix eggs with oil and buttermilk. Stir in baking soda, wheat germ, salt and flour; mix until blended. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle. Brown on both sides, turning once. Makes 8 servings.
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Carbs: 23 g
  • Fat Total: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
So start the day off right with one of these fabulous recipes. Have a great healthy recipe to share? Let us know!


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2 thoughts on “Healthy Recipes to Start Your Day

  • September 29, 2009 at 5:33 am

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  • October 1, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Hi Shirley,

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’ll stop over at your site and follow too. – Coach Jenn


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