If you're looking for low-calorie breakfast ideas, you're not alone. From waffles to pancakes, sugary cereals and beyond, breakfast foods are usually stuffed with calories. Don't fret. We've come to your rescue with seven breakfasts, 350 calories or less.
1. Breakfast Kebabs
Kebabs aren't strictly limited to dinners. With the right ingredients, you can make a tasty breakfast on a stick, courtesy of Rachael Ray. Gather these ingredients:
6 cherry tomatoes
Half an avocado (cubed)
½ teaspoon salt
5 balls of bocconcini
3 teaspoons chopped cilantro
Combine the eggs along with the salt and a tablespoon of cold water in a bowl. Heat the eggs in a skillet, cover and allow them to cook to a firm texture. This should take about two minutes. Slice the egg mixture into strips. Build your skewers with the egg strips, cubed avocado, cheese and tomatoes. Add the cilantro to top off the breakfast kebabs.
2. Green Egg and Hamwich
Green eggs and ham isn't just a kids' book. In sandwich form, it is a low-calorie breakfast for health-conscious adults. Here's what you'll need for this Rachael Ray treat:
1 ounce baked ham
1 split and toasted challah roll
5 teaspoons grated asiago
4 chopped basil leaves
4 chopped tarragon leaves
Whisk the egg, tarragon and basil in a bowl. Add the mix to a skillet and cook with a medium flame. Put the ham on the skillet and cook it for a full minute on each side. Let the cheese melt on the ham after flipping it. Move the ham and egg to the roll.
3. Cheesy Tomato and Bacon Strata
This tasty breakfast dish from Rachael Ray looks extravagant, but can be whipped up fast. Gather these ingredients:
2 cups unsweetened milk
8 slices of bread cubed into 1-inch pieces
4 ounces diced turkey
1 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
1 tablespoon butter
10 ounces baby spinach
8 slices bacon
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the spinach and let it wilt. Grease a baking dish. Place half the bread in the dish. Place the turkey, cheese, tomatoes and half the spinach on top in a layered format. Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl. Pour this mix on the bread and sprinkle in the bacon. Cook at 400 degrees for an hour.
4. Banana Smoothie
This smoothie has a mere 172 calories. It only takes a few minutes to make. You'll need half a banana, 5 ounces of non-fat yogurt and 1/3 cup of non-fat milk.
Peel the banana and add it along with the yogurt to the blender. Blend in the milk toward the end. Incorporate berries if desired.
5. Spinach Feta Breakfast
This breakfast is delicious, yet it only has 227 calories. Gather these ingredients:
1 ounce milk
1 cup chopped onion
1 minced garlic clove
2 ounces feta cheese
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups baby spinach
Cook the garlic and onion over medium heat for a few minutes. Add in the spinach and cook for two more minutes. Whisk the eggs and milk as the spinach cooks. Add the egg mixture to the skillet and cook on medium-low. Wait a minute before stirring in the rest of the ingredients.
6. Vegetable Omelet
This 132-calorie breakfast is absolutely scrumptious.
You'll need four eggs, a cup of peppers, a cup of onions, a handful of black olives, a dab of low-fat margarine and half a cup of mushrooms. Slice the vegetables, beat the eggs and melt the margarine. Fry the vegetables in a pan. Once they are tender add the egg mix. Cook until done and serve.
7. Breakfast Veggie Frittatas
These miniature frittatas have just 71 calories per serving.
You'll need five eggs, a tablespoon of low-fat milk, two cups chopped broccoli, one ounce of goat cheese and a cup of diced tomatoes. Mix the milk, eggs, chopped veggies and goat cheese. Put this mixture into muffin tins that are pre-coated with cooking spray. Bake the frittatas for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
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