Elevate your morning routine with these nutrient-packed breakfast ideas. Short on time in the morning? Most recipes can be made ahead.

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Chilaquiles Salsa Verde

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish made with corn tortillas and red or green sauce. This version uses tortilla chips from tortillas made with plant-based protein for an extra protein boost. You’ll love the combination of runny eggs, beans, green salsa and melty cheese.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 402

Delicata Squash Bread

Delicata squash, along with other winter squashes, is a harbinger of fall. It is creamy, sweet and delicious when cooked on its own. In this bread, is the star of the show adding beautiful color and flavor. If delicata is the star, then definitely the cardamom and ginger play a very important supporting role. You’re … Continued

  • 10 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Calories: 228

Double Berry Muffins

These muffins are loaded with fresh ripe blueberries and raspberries. You can make these whole grain muffins to enjoy all week. You’ll feel good about the wholesome ingredients like plain Greek yogurt, maple syrup, whole wheat flour and, of course, delicious berries. You can make soft, fluffy, moist and not-too-sweet muffins right in your own … Continued

  • 12 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Calories: 185

Fig Cinnamon Toast

Fresh figs, found in-season in mid- to late-summer, make this easy breakfast extra special, but you can prepare this recipe year-round with dried figs. The creaminess of the mascarpone pairs nicely with the balanced sweetness of figs.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 4 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Calories: 186

Green Pineapple Smoothie

This simple, four ingredient (plus ice!) smoothie is a delicious and easy-to-remember recipe for an anytime of day pick-me-up. I love smoothies that pack in veggies, but still taste fruity and sweet. Fresh ginger gives this emerald drink a spicy kick that you’ve been missing in your other go-to smoothies.

  • 2 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 144

Blueberry Birthday Pancakes

I’ll get straight to the point, this is a breakfast for lemon lovers. These blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes are thick and fluffy and ooze with fresh blueberries. Serve these for a special birthday brunch for someone you love.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 253

Bell Pepper Eggs with Black Beans

Bell pepper eggs are a fun and flavorful take on fried eggs. I find that cooking eggs inside bell pepper rings is easier than cooking them alone because the egg white stays together in the bell pepper ring making it easier to transfer from pan to plate without breaking the yolk. Enjoy on a bed … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Calories: 335

Grapefruit Creamsicle Overnight Oats Bowl

Grapefruit has the potential to boost mood and strengthen the immune system. The scent of the essential oils in the zest and the flavonoids in the fruit offer physical and mental health benefits. This delicious overnight oats bowl uses both grapefruit zest and fruit for an energizing and uplifting breakfast bowl. You’ll find this high-fiber … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: overnight + 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 427

Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

When I first became interested in food writing I immersed myself in it. I would delve through the Los Angeles Times (not online, the actual paper!) for the Food section every Wednesday. I read food magazines cover to cover, scrolled through food blogs like Chocolate & Zucchini and read restaurant reviews by AA Gill and … Continued

  • 12 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 203

Mediterranean Tomato-Poached Eggs with Chickpeas

This is a rendition of the popular North African dish Shakshuka, which is enjoyed in many Mediterranean countries. I prefer adding chickpeas to the bright and flavorful tomato sauce to make the dish take on a stew-like quality. The sauce is simple and straightforward to prepare. The key to this recipe is poaching the eggs … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 247
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