As breakfast is the most important meal of the day it’s vital that you choose foods that are filling and full of energy to boost your blood sugar levels when you wake up. Diets such as the 5:2 diet plan have strict calorie limits so you are often left with limited things to have for breakfast, but that doesn’t mean you should skip it altogether.

To start the morning off on a healthy, nutritious note, we’ve got all the expert-backed meal ideas below. Keep scrolling to meet your new breakfast! 

1. Banana peanut butter smoothie

Banana peanut butter smoothie is healthy, delicious and is one of my favourites go-to drinks and breakfasts under 300 calories that takes only just a few minutes to prepare at home. This smoothie has 251 kcal per serving and tastes like a big cup of creamy ice cream.

2. Two-Egg Veggie Omelet

Whipping up an omelet made with two eggs and veggies, served with a slice of Ezekiel toast. This balanced breakfast provides 280 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 20 carbohydrates.

3. Peach Cobbler Oatmeal

Oatmeal that tastes like it, and, bonus, it’s good for you with 284 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat. Top a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal with peach slices (fresh or frozen) and a tablespoon of chopped walnuts, and sprinkle with cinnamon and chia seeds. You’re getting a heart-healthy dose of fiber and antioxidants from the oatmeal,2 fruit, and chia seeds, plus good fat and vitamins from the walnuts.

4. Greek Yogurt Breakfast bowl 

This Greek Yogurt Breakfast bowl is made with yoghurt, seasonal fruits and crunchies. Packed with protein, whole grains, and fresh fruit make this bowl so amazing and healthy. For crunchies, you can add granola or any nuts to them. This bowl is easy to make with few simple ingredients and ready in just 10 minutes for morning breakfast or evening snacks.

5. Granola bars with quinoa, chia and flax seeds

Granola bars are packed with quinoa, chia and flax seeds and ready in just under 30 minutes. Also, you can add any other ingredients like nuts, pumpkin seeds, dates, sunflower seeds, or etc. Granola bars are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or evening cravings that you can grab any time or in the morning with Coffee or homemade juices.

6. Pineapple spinach smoothie

Pineapple spinach smoothie is one of my best breakfasts under 300 calories because it has 235 kcal per serving and is refreshing too. This smoothie is sweet, filling and made with a few simple kitchen staples that come together in just 15 minutes to prepare. To make this recipe you need just 4 ingredients. Also for more flavour, you can add Strawberries, Bananas, Blackberries, Mango, kiwi, apple, or whatever you want.

7. Lemon poppy seed muffins

Lemon poppy seed muffins are so tasty, healthy and gluten-free. These muffins are soft, flavorful and delicious recipes that are great for breakfast on the go or busywork. With a few simple ingredients, you will make these muffins within a few minutes. Get an amazing flavour of lemon juice, yoghurt, oil, lemon zest, vanilla, and poppy seeds.

8. Quinoa black bean salad

Quinoa black bean salad is healthy, delicious, vegan and a perfect meal for breakfast or lunch. This salad comes together in just 30 minutes. This salad is covered with chili lime dressing and makes this recipe so tasty and perfect for meal prep at any time. It has 262 kcal per serving.

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