82 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Here are 82 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to start your morning off right! Choose from our most popular healthy breakfast recipes including oats, eggs, smoothies, and more.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Oh breakfast, the meal of all meals. Breakfast is something that I’ve always been a lover of. I’m not going to lie, as a child, I was a HUGE cereal fan and I still am. However, I remember going crazy with the Cocoa Puffs and…my all-time favorite, HoneyComb!

There’s just something about sweet, crunchy cereal that makes me want to eat it until all of the milk in my bowl is completely gone.

Today we’re talking all things healthy breakfast! We have hundreds of healthy breakfast options here on Fit Foodie Finds and we’re rounding up all the fan favs. PS: most of these are great for meal prep and require less than 10-ingredients!

What is a Balanced Breakfast?

We know sometimes it’s easier to just grab a bar and go instead of taking the time to make a breakfast, but there really isn’t anything better than a homemade balanced breakfast from your own kitchen.

We are all about balance here at Fit Foodie Finds. This means eating healthy when you can and not feeling bad about it if you can’t! When it comes to breakfast, we strive to get a little bit of everything: whole grains, protein, fruit, veggies, and fiber in our breakfast!

Here’s what you should strive for when looking for healthy breakfast options:

Whole Grains (complex carbs): whole grains are not only good for energy but also for…pooping! That’s right, they help speed up digestion. Some of our favorite whole grains to eat in the morning include oatmeal, sprouted bread, and whole grain English muffins.

Protein: Protein in the morning is great for keeping you fuller longer. Some of our favorite breakfast protein sources include eggs, nut butter, bacon, turkey sausage, and hard cheeses.

Fruit/Veggies: When is it not good to eat fruit and veggies?! A good rule of thumb is to try and get in at least 1 fruit and (or) veggie in during breakfast. This will help set you up for success later in the day!

Fiber: Fiber is another great thing to load up on in the morning. Fibers aids in keeping you fuller longer and going #2. Some of our favorite fibrous foods include whole grains, bananas, berries, potatoes, and chia seeds.

Healthy Fats: Don’t be afraid to eat fat! We love eating healthy fats in the morning such as avocado, olive oil, chia seeds, and nuts.

Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Instead of scrolling, stop right here! Check out some fan-favorite healthy breakfast recipes from FFF below! 

These recipes have been made time and time again and rated 5-stars by readers just like you! ENJOY.

breakfast recipes

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Craving something chilly for breakfast? We love healthy breakfast smoothies in the morning because you can really pack in a lot of nutrition. Plus, you can really make it your own with toppings galore!

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

I’d be lying if I told you oatmeal wasn’t in my top 3 foods! We LOVE healthy oatmeal recipes at Fit Foodie Finds and have close to 100 oatmeal recipes on our site. Crazy, I know!

From overnight oats to baked oatmeal, here are some of our favorite healthy oatmeal recipes known to man!

Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

Featured Healthy Breakfast: Stovetop Steel Cut Oatmeal

One of our all-time favorite healthy breakfast ideas is steel-cut oats. You can make Instant Pot steel cut oats, slow cooker steel cut oats, overnight steel cut oats, and…Stove Top Steel Cut Oats!

Steel-cut oats are essentially whole oat groats cut into 3 or 4 pieces to create smaller oat groats. They feel like thick pieces of rice when uncooked and their cooked texture has a chewy bite to it.

Below we’re sharing our favorite basic steel cut oats recipe made on the stovetop. It only calls for 2 ingredients – steel cut oats and a liquid. You can always add in fruit, maple syrup, and spices to add variation. Enjoy!

steel cut oats in bowl

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Steel Cut Oatmeal

Stovetop Steel Cut Oats are one of our favorite healthy breakfast ideas. They’re packed with fiber, protein, and complex carbs making them the perfect healthy breakfast.

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Fat 4 Carbs 28 Protein 5

Yield 4 1x


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk (any kind of milk or water work too.)


  1. Place 1 cup steel-cut oats and 3 cups liquid into a medium pot.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat while continuously stirring.
  3. Then, reduce heat to low and let simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, stirring every so often.
  4. Cook until steel-cut oats are thick and creamy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 173 Sugar: 0 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 28 Fiber: 4 Protein: 5

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: BreakfastMethod: StovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegan

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Healthy Breakfast Casserole Recipes

I love me a good breakfast casserole. Prep your favorite healthy breakfast casserole before you go to bed and have a quick and easy time making breakfast in the morning.

Healthy Breakfast Casseroles

Healthy Egg Breakfast Recipes

Who loves eggs for breakfast? Healthy egg breakfast recipes are one of my favorite things to make on the weekends. From egg cups to breakfast burritos, we’ve got something for everyone on Fit Foodie Finds!

Healthy Egg Recipes

Healthy Pancakes and Waffles

Pancakes are my all-time favorite breakfast and let me tell you there isn’t a shortage of healthy pancakes on Fit Foodie Finds! From vegan pancakes to dense, whole wheat banana pancakes, we’ve got #allthepancakes recipes here on FFF.

Healthy Pancakes

Healthy Breakfast Muffins and Loafs

There’s something about a fresh out of the oven muffin that I just love. We love healthy breakfast muffins and so do you! Check out some of our favorite healthy muffins and loaves below!

Healthy Muffin Recipes

Favorite High Protein/Low Sugar Bars

If you are in a hurry (girl we totally get it), we thought we’d share some of our favorite high protein and lower in sugar bars that we take with us.

Other Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Since breakfast is the meal that keeps on giving, check out even MORE healthy breakfast ideas from Fit Foodie Finds below! 

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