Savory Breakfast Recipes
Egg and Nova Whole-Grain Waffle
Swaps your syrup for smoked salmon and a poached egg seasoned with fresh dill and chives, and you'll save yourself 20g of added sugar. Look for frozen whole-grain waffles with less sugar and more protein to really start your day right.
Instant flavored oatmeal may seem like a sweet start to your day, but that 12g of added sugar per packet really adds up. Instead, opt for steel-cut (or overnight) oats and top it with avocado, pico de gallo, feta, and cilantro for the same boost but without the midmorning slump.
Pear and Bacon Whole-Grain French Toast
Nothing says breakfast like toast, but we take this low-sugar option to a whole new level. You'll swoon over our savory addition of crumbled bacon, sliced pear, and Parmesan cheese on top of whole-grain French toast for a savings of 45g added sugar.
Hummus-Zucchini English Muffin
Instead of the usual bagel with cream cheese and jam, we're adding protein and cutting sugar with creamy hummus and vegetables. Start with a whole-grain English muffin, and pile on shaved carrot, zucchini, and roasted salted sunflower seeds for a savings of 30g added sugar.
Cuke and Tomato Yogurt
Tomatoes and cucumber for breakfast? Yes, please! Stirring these beauties into 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt along with toasted walnuts and olive oil will cut 23g of added sugar from your day.
Banana-Nut Shredded Wheat
Cutting 13g of added sugar is easy when your breakfast consists of shredded wheat biscuits soaked in 1% reduced-fat milk, sliced banana, almond butter, toasted almonds, and a dash of cinnamon. You won't miss your typical honey-cluster oat cereal for a second.
Mexican Chorizo Hash
This breakfast-for-dinner skillet gets heat from spicy Mexican chorizo. Don't stir the potatoes too much as they cook so they crisp in the pan. If you like your eggs more firm, cook them longer, or stir them in for a scramble.
Grapefruit, Avocado, and Prosciutto Breakfast Salad
Bright, refreshing grapefruit pairs surprisingly well with nutty-earthy toasted sesame oil. This meal is full of satiating heart-healthy fats that will keep you full for a long time.
Spinach, Bacon, and Gruyère Breakfast Strata
This dish has fewer than 20g of total carbs—about half of what you'll find in classic bread-based casseroles. Greek yogurt, eggs, and cheese pack a mighty protein punch, while a touch of bacon seasons to perfection. The strata is best if allowed to soak overnight. Not only does this build in make-ahead convenience, it also allows the bread to fully absorb the egg mixture—yielding a creamy texture inside, while the top bread pieces get delightfully crisp.
Savory Chickpea Waffles
We swap sugary pancake syrup for a poached egg and use chickpea flour in place of refined for an extra punch of protein. Enjoy for a quick breakfast or dinner.
Egg and Toast Cups
Lure kids into eating a fulfilling breakfast with this cute all-in-one dish. You can cater to individual tastes too: Add chives to one up and spinach to another, or exchange the bacon for ham.
Bacon, Egg, and Kale Breakfast Salad
Based loosely on the flavors of a BLT, this salad is hearty and light at the same time. Don’t worry if it feels like you don’t have a lot of dressing; the luscious golden yolk makes a creamy sauce in the bowl.
Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce with Onions and Peppers
Vegetarian delight: A chunk of hearty toast soaks up savory deliciousness from tangy sauce and creamy egg yolk.
Breakfast Hot Dish
If you're not from the Upper Midwest, you may not be familiar with hot dish. Traditionally, it's a casserole of starch (often French fries or tots), meat, and vegetables held together by a creamy sauce. "It's an easy way to feed a crowd," says blogger and cookbook author Molly Yeh, "and it's perfect for the dead of winter because it's so hearty and warm and comforting." Her update uses sweet potatoes flavored with Aleppo pepper. To get a head start, you can roast the potatoes and brown the sausage a couple of days ahead.
Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Pop a prepared casserole in the oven and let it bake while you sip coffee—that’s the way to wake up on a lazy Sunday. Seems like every family has a beloved version of this type of breakfast strata. This one is much lower in fat than most.
Fried Egg and Crunchy Breadcrumb Breakfast Salad
Whole-grain rye bread is so flavorful on its own and adds a special lift to our first salad. You can make the toasted breadcrumbs up to two days ahead; just store in an airtight container or zip-top bag until you’re ready for them.
Fried Egg and Avocado Toasts
Sunny-side up eggs, fresh sprouts, and salsa amp up avocado toast for a fast, no-fuss meal. It's a sure winner at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Egg and Hash Brown Casserole
This make-ahead dish is like enjoying an omelet stuffed with spinach, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, with hearty sides of bacon and hash browns, all in one package.
This omelet delivers the classic diner-style overstuffed package brimming with bell peppers, ham, and cheese—perfect for a light breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Greek Cucumber and Chickpea Breakfast Salad
Dill absolutely makes this salad, offering a fresh, herbaceous boost that livens up the canned chickpeas. It’s a satisfying bowl of crunchy, creamy, chewy textures.