300 Calorie Breakfast: 10 Easy & Healthy Recipes
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Is it possible to have a nourishing, nutritious breakfast in 300 calories? Hells yeah!
Whether you agree with the claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not, tucking into a tasty meal is a great way to start your day.
Gunning for fat loss or not, tucking into tasty and filling meals is the best way to stick to any kind of diet.
Eating dry rice cakes and rusks or going on a starvation diet is definitely not a good option. (Not to mention boring!)
And why should you? Food should give you joy! If you can start your day off with a bowl (or a mug or a plate – work with me here!) of some yummy goodness, why would you say no?
And if you have been harboring the notion that 300-calorie breakfasts mean boring rabbit food, have I got a pleasant surprise for you, or what?!
You can totally eat a delicious and healthy breakfast in 300 calories!
I am talking about low-calorie breakfast ideas that include pancakes (!), yummy smoothies, muffins (!!), greek yogurt, and many more!
If you have got a sweet tooth, don’t worry – I have some fun ways for you to keep that tooth happy!
And I’m talking a quick meal here, with none of the recipes taking more than 20 minutes (max) to put together.
You can rest assured even on busy mornings, you can tuck into a delicious and nutritious breakfast, at 300 calories or less!
So put aside your meal replacement shakes (ick!) and make way for delicious pancakes and creamy parfaits, super smoothies and hot eggs, easy porridges and quick puddings… well, why don’t you have a look for yourself?
Make way for some truly mouthwatering 300-calorie breakfast recipes!
Super Spinach Banana Smoothie (High-Protein)Check out the recipe here
Bonus: did someone call for easy breakfasts?
A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won’t even realize you’re eating spinach (or drinking it!) Making healthy choices has never been so easy!
Healthy Yogurt ParfaitCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: switch between your favorite toppings to change the flavor profile
Never thought of the day a parfait would be labeled a healthy meal, huh? This yogurt parfait is rich with fruits and nuts and is a deliciously quick way to start the day.
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Raspberry Low-Calorie PancakesCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: lazy Sunday brunch, here you come!
Win over the crowd at your next brunch without hurting your waistline with these raspberry low-calorie pancakes! Your taste buds will do a merry dance!
Try it out and you will totally agree with us!
- ⅓ cup raspberries (can be substituted with blueberries or strawberries, ⅓ cup = 50g)
- 1 egg (large)
- ½ cup rolled oats (+1 extra tbsp) (½ cup + 1 tbsp = 50g)
- ¼ cup low fat natural yogurt (¼ cup = 65g)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp wholegrain flour
- 1 tbsp water
- Chop the raspberries halves or thirds.⅓ cup raspberries
- Blend the egg, raw oats, ¼ cup of yogurt, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, AP flour and water until you have an homogenous batter.1 egg, ½ cup rolled oats, ¼ cup low fat natural yogurt, ½ tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp wholegrain flour, 1 tbsp water
- Pour the batter into a small bowl and fold in the raspberries.
- Heat a medium sized non-stick pan. Add ¼ or ½ of the batter into the center of the pan, cover with a lid and immediately turn to low heat. Cook until the top of the batter is no longer wet. Turn over and cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
- Serve with honey, low fat yogurt and almonds. Enjoy.1 tbsp honey, ¼ cup low fat natural yogurt, 12 almonds
Easy Bulgur PorridgeCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: vegan and full of whole grainy goodness
Bulgur porridge completely revitalizes the morning rush! With naturally sweet (and incredibly tasty) whole grains. And it’s vegan, too!
Fluffy Quinoa Egg MuffinsCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: these make excellent snacks too
These quinoa egg muffins are incredibly high in protein – and super-quick, too! Perfect any time of the day.
Healthy Huevo RancherosCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: a great alternative to boring boiled eggs
Huevos rancheros are a quick and easy traditional Mexican breakfast that makes a great healthy option for vegetarians (and one of our all time favorite healthy veggie recipes!). One of the most delicious ways of. cooking eggs!
Chia Seed Pudding with Almond MilkCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: just as tasty with coconut milk
If you have been waiting to add chia seeds to your diet, this insanely healthy chia pudding with almond milk is the best (chia is super good for weight loss, check out why here!)! This will give you all the nutrients you need, without any unnecessary calories.
Avocado Spinach SmoothieCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: don’t turn green at the thought of a morning smoothie!
Want a breakfast smoothie that will actually fill you up? Try our super-charged, protein-packed avocado spinach smoothie (always one of our favorite smoothies for weight loss)! One of our most delicious recipes!
Fruit Salad with YogurtCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: dragon fruit is totally optional – switch with whatever fruit is in your fruit bowl
Want to up your protein intake at breakfast? This fruit salad with yogurt has 17g of protein per serving – try it now! Supercharge your morning breakfast today!
Yogurt Breakfast with Raspberry CompoteCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: with enough protein to be a worthy follow-up to a rigorous workout!
Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Raspberry compote yogurt breakfast – 21g protein & just 303 kcal per serving!
We couldn’t stop with just 10 300-calorie breakfast recipes, as this next one is just insanely good and we couldn’t NOT have it!
Egg on Avocado ToastCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: creamy, tasty and so, so more-ish!
Our take on the tried and true combo of egg on Avocado Toast. It’s high-protein and delicious with just a hint of spice, it will keep you going till lunchtime!
There you have it! Our top 10 (cough 11 cough!) 300-calorie breakfast recipes, all set to get your day off to a cracking start. The smart way to break your fast, I think. What do you say?
Simple ingredients, easy-to-make recipes, minimal time spent in food preparation, and a great collection of healthy breakfast ideas – what more can one ask for (well, apart from maybe healthy vegetarian snack ideas too!)?
If weight loss is your goal, these are the best options for low-calorie breakfast recipes that will give you the right combination of healthy protein, healthy carbs, and healthy fats (as will these awesome veggie lunch ideas for weight loss!).
These dishes will help keep your energy levels up and your blood sugar levels stable, helping you avoid the dreaded sugar crash. Healthy recipes never looked so easy – or tasty, or fun!
300 Calorie Questions
Are 300 calories enough for a good breakfast?
Loaded question, but I would go out on a limb and say, yes, 300 calories is enough for a good breakfast.
Any of the recipes in this 300-calorie collection, Spinach Banana Smoothie or Raspberry Low-calorie pancakes, or even Chia Seed Pudding, come in at around that number. They also contain a good amount of protein, good fats, and carbohydrates, making them well-balanced and healthy dishes to add to your diet.
The healthy fats and protein will keep you full, the fiber will make sure it gets digested slowly and the absence of junk will ensure the meal fuels you up the right way.
So, a 300-calorie breakfast will most definitely set you up for a strong start to your day.
Is a 300-calorie breakfast good for weight loss?
Tricky question, again, but 300 calories for breakfast is a good benchmark if you are looking to lose weight (this is about what we aim for in our low calorie vegan breakfasts too).
Weight loss – or fat loss, to be more accurate – is a matter of calorie deficit.
Having a 300-calorie breakfast means you have anything between 1200-1500 free for the rest of your day, going by the HTFU vegetarian diet weight loss plan’s average calorie recommendation of 1500 calories for women, and 1800 for men.
The best way, the perfect way to stick to a diet is to enjoy what you are eating. As long as you eat mindfully the rest of the day – and week – being mindful of your daily calorie intake, a 300-calorie breakfast is definitely good for weight loss.
What are the healthiest foods to eat for breakfast?
A meal that is high on protein and fiber is the healthiest way to break your fast. Together, they will pump you full of energy and keep you full for long.
Eating this way will have a positive impact on your weight loss efforts.
A simple breakfast of avocado spinach smoothie, for example, contains 14 grams of protein and 21% of your body’s daily requirement of fiber.
Huevos rancheros, the Mexican breakfast staple, clocks in 12 grams of protein and a whopping 42% of your body’s fiber RDA.
There you have it – our top recipes for 300-calorie breakfast dishes. Easy to make, quick to put together, and zero junk – every one of them is delicious to the last morsel.
Because weight loss breakfast recipes do not have to mean boring or bland (nor do veggie low-calorie breakfast recipes either!).
Give them a go, and come back to tell us how you got on!