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10 healthy breakfast recipes that will help you lose weight

Joy Bauer took the guesswork out of eating a healthy breakfast.
Yes, even avocado toast is on the menu!
Yes, even avocado toast is on the menu!Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

Has eating a healthy breakfast taken a backseat during the pandemic? If you're looking to shed some pounds, that first meal of the day can make all the difference between setting you up for success or leaving you a hangry monster who eats anything in sight come lunch time. And 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.

For breakfast, each option contains 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, either black or green. Skip the sugar and enjoy a splash of your favorite variety of milk.

Here are some great healthy breakfast options:

1. Avocado ‘n egg toast

avocado 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.

overnight oats
Overnight oats cut way down on meal prep time.Getty Images stock

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. Energizing breakfast 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.

7. Peanut butter berry sushi

Who wants sushi for breakfast? With this fruity spin, even the kids will dig in — no chopsticks necessary. It's fast and easy to put together and fun to devour.

8. Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich

Craving a warm and hearty morning meal that will leave you feeling focused and energized? Lean egg whites, Canadian bacon, reduced-fat cheese and a whole-grain English muffin are the secret ingredients in this slimming breakfast sandwich.

9. Blender strawberry protein pancakes

These sweet and yummy protein pancakes are a breeze to whip up (and then clean up). All you need is a blender and a skillet.

10. “Mug” French toast

French toast fanatics, this recipe is for you! It’s sweet and delicious, and there’s no skillet required.

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Any health-related information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or before embarking on any diet, exercise or wellness program.