Amp up your fiber intake with these tasty breakfast dishes. Each provides 5 g or more of dietary fiber while clocking in at 500 calories or less. Fiber can help with weight management and blood sugar control, making these meals extra friendly to your waistline. So go ahead, rise, shine and reap the benefits.
Sausage, Gravy, and Egg Breakfast SandwichesFor the most important meal of the day, this satisfying and filling sandwich provides a fiber and protein packed punch that will rival what you get at the drive-through. Freezing the gravy in ice-cube trays makes portioning easy. For freezing and heating instructions, see below.
Cran-Berry Green-Tea SmoothieSmoothies are a quick and satisfying solution for anyone looking for a healthy breakfast on the run. Frozen fruit, green tea, soy milk, a little sweetness and a whir of the blender are all you need to make this fiber-rich delight with an antioxidant punch to boot!
Cream Cheese Waffle SandwichesWho says fiber can’t be fun? This five-ingredient, family-friendly recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare. Perfect for a lazy morning in or wrapped up to go if you’re running late, these easygoing sandwiches will soon become a morning staple in your home.
Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato SauceFlavors like curry, coconut milk, ginger and cilantro lend an unexpected Indian flair to this breakfast dish, while runny eggs and whole-wheat English muffins keep things familiar. The chunky, flavorful tomato sauce is rounded out by a hint of spice and used to gently poach the eggs, leaving them with perfectly soft centers. The aroma of this dish alone is worth the time it takes to prepare. Just don’t be alarmed if it makes your family get out of bed faster than usual.
Ricotta, Pear and Almond ToastAnother five-ingredient fix, this recipe requires little more than a few minutes to prepare and definitely tastes better than a boring bowl of cereal. Hearty multigrain bread adds bulk and serves as a perfect vessel for consuming creamy ricotta cheese, sweet pears and crunchy almonds. Pair this dish with coffee or tea for a quiet, European-inspired morning meal.
Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos with Homemade SalsaTaco bars are no longer reserved to weeknight Mexican fiestas. These handheld masterpieces hold a mouthwatering combination of eggs, refried beans, cheese, sour cream and fresh salsa. You can use bottled salsa in a pinch, but homemade will certainly add flair, making your taste buds say ¡Olé!
Corn Fritters with Roasted Tomatoes and Lime AioliDelightful little corn fritters make for an elegant breakfast when layered with roasted tomatoes, arugula and prosciutto. A drizzle of lime aioli finishes the dish flawlessly. While it doesn’t make use of traditional breakfast ingredients, this tasty work of art is a great way to break free from a boring breakfast rut. And we promise you’ll be coming back for more of this one.
Dried Cherry-and-Pecan OatmealOatmeal lovers rejoice! This recipe makes enough to feed the whole family, or a week’s worth of bowl-licking goodness for one. Whole oats amp up the fiber factor and add a pleasingly chewy texture, while dried cherries and toasted pecans provide depth of flavor. Just one bowl will fill you up for hours, so go ahead and savor every last bite.
Pear and Gruyère StrataWho says compromise is a bad thing? For the days when you can’t choose between savory and sweet, this recipe meets all your needs. Sweet cinnamon bread and pears meet savory Gruyere cheese in this intriguing twist on a breakfast casserole. Prepare everything the night before, then bake and serve it for brunch the next day. Your guests are sure to be impressed and you will feel good about serving them a delicious, high-fiber meal.
Hummingbird Power BarsA Southern staple, now packed into a lighter, breakfast-sized package! These bars combine the health benefits of oats, high-fiber cereal, nuts and dried fruit to make for an energizing, nutritious meal. These little powerhouses are perfect to take with you on mornings when you just don’t have time to sit down to breakfast. Plus, they are much tastier than store-bought fiber bars, giving you one more reason to celebrate.
Coconut Pancakes with Orange-Mango CompoteGive your breakfast a tropical twist with the exotic flavors of coconut, mango, orange and lime. These fluffy pancakes are divine topped with warm fruit compote, which doubles as a topping for oatmeal, waffles or yogurt. Serve your stack with a side of sunshine and soak up the goodness. Did we mention it’s high fiber?
Eggs and Bacon Breakfast PizzaBreakfast staples find a new home atop a crispy, golden pizza crust, and refrigerated dough makes this dish easy as pie. Feel free to create your own topping combinations to suit your mood. For example, use diced chicken or crumbled sausage in place of the bacon. Add some of your favorite vegetables, like tomatoes, spinach, peppers or onions. Experiment with different cheeses. Think of the pizza dough as your blank canvas. After all, mornings call for a little creative license.
Banana-Chocolate French ToastMove over cookies, because we’ve found milk’s new best friend. These heavenly whole-grain French toast sandwiches are sure to make your mornings sweeter. Oozing with chocolate-hazelnut spread and bananas, your kids will never believe it’s loaded with fiber too.
Layered Fruit SmoothieGet the best of both worlds as you fuel your morning with this two-tone tropical elixir. Strawberry-banana and mango smoothies make a perfect match in pretty sunrise-inspired hues. Frozen fruit can easily be substituted for fresh, keeping things simple so you can stay stress-free. There’s nothing but good here, so let the wholesome ingredients kick start your day the right way!
Oatmeal-Currant Breakfast BreadGood things happen when oats, buttermilk, brown sugar and dried fruit come together. This healthy breakfast treat is even better when made a day ahead, so you can put your late-night baking talents to good use! Wrap up individual portions the night before for easy grab-and-go sustenance in the morning. Finally, an excuse to hit the snooze button.
Baked Eggs with Spinach and TomatoesCreamy eggs marry savory spinach and tomatoes in this delightfully easy breakfast bake. It’s on the table in less than 30 minutes and filled with enough protein and fiber to keep you full until the midday meal. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it’s also low in calories and high in flavor. Rest assured, this healthy dish will help keep your mornings on track, and your skinny jeans intact.
BONUS RECIPE: Homemade GranolaHello, sunshine! Since you love breakfast as much as we do, we decided to throw in an extra treat. One can never have too many homemade granola recipes, especially when this one is packed with flavor-boosters like nuts, honey and dried fruit. Plus, it’s oil-free, so you can feel good about making an extra batch. Enjoy!