Yummy Healthy Breakfast Ideas from 14 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists
Rise and shine with these Registered Dietitian Approved Breakfast Recipes. You and your family will JUMP out of bed and LOVE waking up to these yummy healthier versions of breakfast. You will not find boring cereal here. Happy Better Breakfast Day!
Samina Qureshi RDN, LD
Owner of Wholesome Start, LLC, Integrative & Functional Nutrition
This crustless quiche recipe is great because it can be made in advance to set you up for a successful week ahead! Not only is it an easy mix-and-bake recipe, it’s delicious and packed with nutrient-rich veggies to keep you full and energized until your next meal or snack.
Thanks, Samina! @WholesomeStart
Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN, LDN
Healthy Blogger at Bucket List Tummy
Sarah loves this Cherry Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe because it can be prepared in advance (a lifesaver for many of us), and can be substituted with any in-season fruit. It’s great for yours and my sweet tooth but are looking for a healthy alternative.
Thanks so much Sarah! @bucketlisttumRD
Julia Robarts, MS, MPH, RDN, LDN
Owner of Juggling with Julia
There is nothing better than waking up to homemade muffins, but what if one family member is gluten-free like me? No problem with this recipe for gluten-free flour, roasted butternut squash, and a delish maple glaze will make these muffins a favorite of everyone in the family! Bake up a batch of Julia’s Gluten Free Butternut Squash Muffins today.
Thanks Julia for the gluten-free recipe. @jugglingjuliaRD
Kim G. Beavers, MS, RDN, LD, CDE
Cookbook Author and RDN at University Health Care
This recipe for Good Morning Kefir Smoothie is a great way to start your morning because of the probiotics of Kefir (twice that of yogurt). The Greek yogurt provides the protein punch needed to start the day. The addition of spinach, blueberries, and flaxseeds just make this more nutrient-rich and decidedly delicious.
Thanks, Kim for letting us know about Kefir! @timetoeatwell
Kelly R. Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Owner of Kelly Jones Performance Nutrition
Kelly loves to whip up a batch of buckwheat pancakes almost every weekend, and always has leftovers for an easy breakfast during the week. Did you know that the buckwheat flour’s texture is similar to a more refined flour but more nutrient dense? This Pumpkin Buckwheat Pancake recipe is packed with antioxidants from pumpkin and uses a spiced apple topping, eliminating the desire for the syrup and an overly sugary start to your day.
Thanks, Kelly! Who doesn’t adore pancakes! @kellyjonesrd
Judy Barbe, MS RD
Owner of Live Best and author of6-Week Guide to Live Best: Simple Solutions for Fresh Food & Well-Being
Judy loves this recipe for Berry Cardamom Baked Oatmeal as it hits all the right notes for her. Fiber from oats, flavor from fruit and spices and cottage cheese pumps up the protein so this breakfast stays with Judy through the morning.
Thanks, Judy. I am always looking for recipes with cardamom. @JudyBarbe
Klara Knezevic RD, LD
Team member of Rebecca Bitzer MS RD And Associates
Klara loves this recipe for Sweet Potato Hash because it can be made ahead of time (yay for meal prep) and is a fun and nutritious twist on a classic breakfast hash. She pairs this with eggs for extra protein. She loves that it is also FODMAP friendly.
Thanks, Klare lots of people need ideas for FODMAP. @rebeldietitians
Stefanie Dove, RDN
School Nutrition Marketing Coordinator for Loudoun County Public Schools
One of Stefanie’s favorite breakfast items happens to be the same breakfast item she offers students in Loudoun County each morning – yogurt parfaits! Stefanie loves this peach parfait because it incorporates fresh, locally grown, peaches which help enhance the flavor without requiring extra sweeteners! Parfaits are versatile because you can mix and match the type of yogurt and fruit you want to include. Stefanie loves her job as it allows her to work with students directly, while also working on her interests of marketing and communications.
Abbie Gellman, MS RD CDN
Owner of Culinary Nutrition Cuisine, a New York Based Registered Dietitian and Chef
Abbie loves this delicious and crowd pleaser Mushroom Broccoli Frittata. A healthy meal that’s easy to get on the table any time of day, providing great protein from the eggs and vitamin c from the broccoli.
Thanks, Abbie always on the hunt for good frittata recipes! @CNC_Abbie
Nancy Robinson RDN
Owner of Food For Osteoporosis
Nancy loves this recipe for Quark Strawberry Shortcake because it is quick and easy, and has 23 grams of protein. (This is a lot…one egg is 7 grams of protein) It also provides an amazing 387 milligrams of calcium (a glass of milk is 300 milligrams) This recipe gets you off to a great start at the beginning of your day and it makes you feel like you are having dessert for breakfast.
Thanks, Nancy who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast!
Barbara Spalding, MA, MS, RDN
Owner of Second Act Kitchen and Breast Cancer Kitchen
Barbara loves this Egg White Veggie Scramble to jumpstart our day with a combo of high-quality protein and veggies. Gets you started on the right track for the rest of your day.
Thanks, Barbara a great fallback egg breakfast idea! @bspaldingrdn
Beth Dunlap, RDN
Creator of Kiwi the Koala Bear
Beth writes, “I’ve made Star War Pancakes for my kids & their friends for years. When we have birthday sleepovers, out come the pancakes for breakfast! It’s a yummy start to the day! One of our good friends knows we are big Star Wars fans and bought these molds for us at Williams Sonoma. I’ve adapted this recipe to increase the fiber and substituted oil for applesauce which we enjoy the consistency much better! My kids will tell their friends it was made with applesauce!”
Thanks for the fun breakfast idea Beth! @kiwiandbeth
Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN
Author of the Protein-Packed Breakfast Club
Lauren wants you to power up your morning with protein. The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club is filled with delicious, easy to make recipes containing 300 calories or less and packed with a minimum of 20 grams of protein. She has great recipes for hot trends like overnight oats, smoothie bowls and mug cakes. And yummy healthier versions for pancakes and French Toast too. Perfect for weight loss, managing your pre-diabetes or Type II Diabetes or a healthier lifestyle. Plus lots more.
Thanks Lauren! @LaurenPincusRD
Deb Winder RDN
Free Lance Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Deb is a Free Lance Registered Dietitian Nutritionist loves this recipe because it can be used any time of day…breakfast, lunch or a light dinner.
Deb loves to serve this with a green salad!
- 16 oz. ground turkey (Organic at best, “No Antibiotics or Hormones” at least)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, shredded (~4 cups shredded)
- 2-3 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves (or 1 ½ tsp. dried)
- 1 ½ -1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
- Sprinkling of ground chipotle pepper to taste (or not)
- 1 ½ tsp. sea salt
- Several grinds black pepper to taste
- 9 free-range eggs
- Olive oil
- Clarified butter/ghee (can use regular butter)
- In a large sauté pan or Dutch oven, sauté the onion in 1 Tbsp. each olive oil and clarified butter until translucent.
- Add the thyme, ground turkey and smoked paprika and blend well.
- Add sweet potatoes and stir until well combined, sprinkle with ground chipotle if using.
- Grease a 9x13 inch rectangular baking dish with olive oil.
- Crack eggs into medium large bowl and whisk briskly until frothy and well beaten.
- Transfer the sweet potato and turkey sausage mixture to the baking dish and spread evenly.
- Pour the beaten eggs over and use a spatula to distribute.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until lightly browned and set, or until an instant read thermometer reaches 160-165°F.
- Let stand for 5-15 minutes before cutting, cool to room temp, or chill in fridge for later use.
- Can be frozen and used within a week for best quality.
We all hope you find a new breakfast idea that will power up your morning and jumpstart your day. All of my Registered Dietitian Nutritionists friends are here to help you love your health and body again through nutrition and your fork. Visit their websites as they are waiting to help you.