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By Joy Bauer

Looking to drop 10 pounds by summer? This Drop 10 TODAY plan is the perfect guide: It contains delicious meals with the right balance of lean proteins, high-quality carbs and healthy fats to give you fast and effective results. Plus, each tasty option has plenty of nutrient-packed and fiber-filled produce, providing loads of vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Each breakfast option provides no more than 300 calories, incorporates health-boosting produce and follows a “10/4” winning combination, meaning these meals consist of at least 10 grams of satiating protein and at least 4 grams of filling fiber to help jump start your day and keep you energized until lunchtime.

In addition to a tasty meal, sip on a “beverage booster” for an extra shot of morning energy. Choose between a cup (or two) of coffee or tea (black or green). Skip the sugar and enjoy a splash of optional milk (cow’s milk, almond, coconut or soy).

Here are some great healthy breakfast options:

1. Avocado ‘n egg toast

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One slice of whole grain toast topped with ¼ smashed avocado + 1 poached, hard-boiled or scrambled egg, with a sprinkling of preferred herbs and ground black pepper. Enjoy with ½ grapefruit or 1 orange on the side.

2. Egg-vegetable scramble

1 whole egg and 3 egg whites scrambled with any veggie combination (chopped tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach, peppers, green beans, etc.) and 1 slice of whole grain toast OR 1 orange or half of a grapefruit.

3. Apple protein pancakes

You can substitute apple with ½ cup any fruit of choice.

4. Apple pie overnight oats

Or try this recipe for chocolate banana overnight oatmeal.

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5. Greek yogurt parfait

The power of this colorful parfait lies in its energizing combo of protein-rich yogurt and fiber-rich berries. Add your choice of berries — fresh or frozen!

6. Morning glory smoothie

Whip up this delicious, protein-packed breakfast smoothie for your kids or yourself. Not only is it a snap to prepare, but it will keep you energized until lunchtime. Start sipping!

7. Peanut butter and strawberry banana sushi

1 banana rolled in 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter, cut into thick “sushi-like” slices and topped with a thin strawberry slice (or finely chopped strawberries, like sprinkles). Use either 2 level tablespoons of any natural peanut butter brand, or for extra protein, mix 6 tablespoons of dry peanut butter powder (plus water as directed).

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