Rebecca Longshore Rebecca Longshore
August 31, 2015

There's no better way to start the day than with a good workout followed by a healthy breakfast. Why? You get your metabolism active, and your brain ready to take on the day. Chock-full of fiber and nutrients, these whole-grain recipes are the perfect option for breakfast. Not only do they keep you fueled throughout the morning, but they also set you up for success in choosing healthy foods all day as well. From a comforting bowl of oatmeal to weekday-perfect pancakes, here are my 5 favorite whole-grain breakfasts from Cooking Light.

  1. PB&J Stuffed Multigrain Pancakes: Pancakes don't have to be reserved for just the weekends anymore with these inside-out hot cakes. These delicious bites pack in my favorite flavors of peanut butter and strawberry, and they're perfectly portable! What could be better than that?

  • Orange, Pumpkin Seed, and Smoked Almond Granola: This granola is everything—crunchy, filling, slightly salty, and sweet. Whether you throw it in a baggie to enjoy on the go, sprinkle on creamy Greek yogurt, or enjoy as cereal, you'll love having a batch of this on hand throughout the week.
  • 3. Spinach and Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust: The crunchy quinoa crust gives heartiness to the light and fluffy quiche inside. This is a great recipe to make on the weekend for a crowd or to enjoy throughout the week.

    4. Steel Cut Oats with Warm Berry Compote: It's always amazing to see how 5 simple little ingredients can create something so satisfying. Brimming with antioxidants and packed with 41g whole grains per serving, this breakfast tastes like a sweet treat, yet packs a hearty dose of nutrients for less than 220 calories.

    5. Pumpkinseed, Date, and Tahini Bars: Say goodbye to fast food for good and whip these up instead! Barley, oats, and quinoa shine in these scrumptious whole grain snack bars. At less than 150 calories per bar, they are perfect paired with a banana or apple for those busy mornings when you just have to get out the door.See More: 

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