25 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for an Inspired Menu Plan

25 inspiring breakfast recipes for a healthy start! Including Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, and Low-Carb.

This roundup of 25 healthy breakfast ideas put real creative spark back in our mornings. Unlike lunch and dinner, I have worn a rut in our breakfast routine and it’s become a little boring even though it has always been an important start to our day.

Growing up, my mom made a full breakfast—eggs, bacon, toast or potatoes—every morning, and if we ate cereal it was the cooked variety like oatmeal or cream of wheat. The only cold cereal I recall having was leftover rice mixed with sugar, cinnamon, and milk. I am grateful for the example she set for us, though my kids had their share of boxed cereals before I realize what a compromise it really was.

But there is no compromise in these recipe ideas—here’s to creating an inspired menu plan.

Eggs & Things:

This dairy-free Paleo Quiche with Chorizo and Spinach by Alyssa at Everyday Maven is also gluten-free with a tender almond meal crust.

More than 25 healthy breakfast ideas -- this one is from Everyday Maven

Sweet potatoes and mild chiles balance each other well in this Roasted Poblano, Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash by Plaid & Paleo. You have to love the ease of a one-skillet meal.

A hearty low-carb skillet breakfast that is easy to prepare.

Smoked Salmon & Veggie Frittata by Allergy-Free Alaska is hearty enough for lunch or dinner too. There’s no crust to fool with, so it is naturally gluten-free.

Easy smoked salmon frittata wakes up breakfast menu options

Get your spiralized vegetables early in the day with Brunch Zoodles with Lemon Almond Pesto by Food By Mars. A creamy egg yolk creates all the sauce you’ll need.

Get your vegetables early in the day with spiralized zucchini and creamy centered eggs.

Vegetarian Breakfast Egg Muffins by A Cedar Spoon are delicious and easy to make ahead for busy mornings.

Vegetarian Egg Muffins are great on-the-go breakfast puffs.

Sandi at Fearless Dining uses just 4 ingredients to make these Butternut Squash Egg Cups. Using a vegetable peeler, she tames the squash to create a healthy crust.

Create a crust for egg cups with butternut squash.

Baked Eggs in Portobello Mushroom Caps by Confessions of an Overworked Mom nicely round-out the breakfast menu but could also stand in for dinner on meatless Monday.

Eggs and vegetables cradled in mushrooms are easy and delicious.

Filling a tortilla with this Goat Cheese & Pesto Veggie Scramble by The Creative Bite reminds me of all the time I can save making this ahead so there’s easy breakfast for days. And there’s goat cheese. 😉

Skillet scramble for filling burritos makes breakfast fast and on-the-go.

Salade Frisée aux Lardons by Kitchen Riffs proves you can have salad for breakfast—croutons count as toast, right?!

Yes, you can eat salad for breakfast. Deliciously.

Ang Sarap created this Pizzalette for a pizza-omelette combo with so many possibilities.

An open face omelette, eaten like a pizza!

Huevos Rancheros is a special breakfast treat here at Savoring Today and always satisfies.

Familiar Mexican flavors of green chile, refried beans and corn tortilla layered under a soft cooked egg.

Oats & Such:

These Oatmeal Breakfast Bars by Food Faith Fitness might look like dessert, but they are packed with protein and low in sugar.

High protein, low sugar makes these oatmeal-peanut bars a worthy choice for grab-n-go breakfast.

Baked Oatmeal Cups with Almond Butter and Bananas by Celebrating Sweets is an easy way to take oatmeal with you as you run out the door or have afternoon snacks for the kids.

An easy way to take oatmeal with you!

No cooking! Just stir the next morning, garnish and enjoy these Coconut Mango Overnight Oats by The Busy Baker.

No cooking! Just stir, garnish, and eat!

Leftover quinoa from dinner? Overnight Blueberry Quinoa Bowl by Food by Mars is a delicious way to use up any leftovers and it’s the truly good for you cold cereal (though you could serve it warm too).

Use leftover quinoa for a wholesome breakfast.

This Quinoa Breakfast Bowl by Tasting Page is the savory side of morning quinoa.

A great way to use leftover quinoa for breakfast.

Fried Grits Peaches & Pecans by MJ’s Kitchen is one of the more unique breakfast ideas I have found. The grits can be made in advance; the fruit and nuts customized with any favorite.

Light and fresh tasting grits and fruit.

Breads & Beyond:

A little butter spread over this Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread by The View from Great Island would make it complete.

Low-carb, rich in protein breakfast bread.

Peach, Whipped Feta and Avocado Toast by Back to Her Roots is fresh and simple, savory morning toast with just a hint of sweet.

Fresh and simple, savory-sweet morning toast.

Blueberry Breakfast Cake by The Big Man’s World is gluten-free and dairy-free, but also offers a grain-free version in the recipe. It’s always good to keep your options open.

This recipe offers grain-free and gluten-free versions.

Sprouted Wheat Zucchini-Ginger Bread here at Savoring Today is maxed out with zucchini and bits of ginger zing.

Sprouted wheat quick bread with ginger zing and maxed out with zucchini goodness.

This Blueberry Carrot Cake Muffins [Grain-Free] recipe here at Savoring Today has become a new favorite. We enjoy them with or without the Cream Cheese Frosting, though the frosting certainly feels like a bonus when it happens.

Grain-free and gluten-free breakfast muffins made with wholesome ingredients for a healthy breakfast.

Yogurt & Smoothies:

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie by Know Your Produce is a refreshing way to sip rather than skip breakfast when time gets tight.

Strawberries and bananas go together like peas and carrots, but taste better in the morning.

Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten-Free) by The View from Great Island is indeed, beautiful. What a lovely way to serve yogurt and fruit for breakfast or brunch.

A beautiful way to serve yogurt and fruit for breakfast or brunch.

Have you ever misjudged the solid to liquid ratio and realized your smoothie was too thick for a straw? Then it’s time to surrender it to a bowl and top it with extra goodies like this Green Smoothie bowl by The Lemon Bowl.

Brimming with nutrition for a great start to the day.

Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt by Culinary Ginger is a simple recipe for saving money on expensive yogurt cups.

Save money on expensive yogurt cups and make your own with this simple recipe.

Need more breakfast inspiration?

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  1. says

    These are all delicious choices. Thank you for including my yogurt with fruit on the bottom

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