21 Healthy Vegetarian Breakfasts for Weight Loss
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Get ready to seriously up your breakfast game with these healthy vegetarian breakfasts for weight loss!
We know very well that it can be hard to know what to eat for breakfast when trying to lose weight – which we’re guessing, as you are here, is what you’re trying to do!
Standard supermarket cereal is loaded with sugar and is not filling at all, and toast and bagels gets a bit boring, besides not offering much nutritional value outside of carbs.
But never fear! HurryTheFoodUp is here to save the day!
We’ve got a whole range of delicious healthy breakfasts for weight loss to add to your morning routine (and if these aren’t enough, try out vegan low calorie breakfasts too!). No compromises on flavour either!
Vegetarian breakfasts for weight loss – What fits the bill?
These recipes are all low fat low calorie breakfasts for weight loss (check this out if you’re looking for low fat vegetarian recipes in general). To be more specific, we have only included recipes that meet these requirements:
- 400 calories or less
- Max 12.5g overall fat per serving
- Less than 4g saturated fats
- Focus on whole grain carbs
We think that 400 calories (or thereabouts) is enough to fill you up until lunchtime, while maintaining a slim calorie deficit. Obviously, you need to take care of the rest of your meals – but an easy healthy breakfast for weight loss is a step in the right direction (btw you should also try these 300 calorie breakfasts !)!
An ode to oats!
You’re going to see a lot of oatmeal recipes among these vegetarian breakfasts for weight loss – and for a good reason!
Oats are a pretty incredible food all round. Especially if you’re looking for breakfast recipes to lose belly fat.
That’s because they are absolutely chockablock with fibre, which means they will make you feel super full, but also relatively low in calories! They even contain a surprising amount of protein.
One ½ cup serving of oats contains 140 calories, 4g fibre, 5g protein, and very little fat at only 2.5g!
What’s more, they’re extremely versatile. A bowl of oats is basically a blank canvas for you to experiment with.
For example, among these healthy vegetarian breakfast recipes, we have oat recipes as diverse as this strawberry oatmeal (which contains egg whites for an extra protein boost!), and these delicious banana and nut-butter oats.
Pile on the pancakes..but not the pounds!
You might also be surprised to see a few pancake recipes scattered among these healthy vegetarian breakfasts for weight loss (they even make it into vegetarian light breakfast recipes!).
But aren’t pancakes super unhealthy, you cry!?
Sure, classic pancakes contain a whole lot of butter and sugar, but it is very easy to whip up healthy pancakes that are just as tasty.
For example, we’ve put together an amazing recipe for lentil pancakes. Don’t worry – you can’t taste the lentils, they are just part of the batter.
The overriding flavours are the banana, strawberries and a little maple syrup, the lentils just add a punch of protein, making this the perfect high protein low calorie breakfast (check out our awesome 400 calorie breakfasts for more breakfast inspo!).
Other ways to make pancakes healthier, include substituting some of the flour for oats, using natural sweeteners such as banana, or even whizzing some spinach into the batter for extra iron and general spinachy goodness!
But we don’t need to tell you that now – you’ll learn all that and more as you work your way through these 21 Healthy Vegetarian Breakfasts for Weight Loss (and then these 11 more weight loss brekkies!)! Enjoy!
Bonus: lighter than normal, fruity, filling
397 calories per serving
After a healthy breakfast recipe you can rustle up quickly? Try our oatmeal banana pancakes, served with blueberry syrup!
Banana Overnight OatsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 5 minutes + overnight soaking
Recipe by: ThisHealthyKitchen
Bonus: simple, filling
275 calories per serving
Simple, delicious and filling banana overnight oats are the perfect way to start your day. Toss everything together and pop it in the fridge and breakfast is ready in the morning.
Bonus: fibrous, filling, fresh
352 calories per serving
Ever heard how powerful a good oat breakfast can be? Try our Swiss Bircher muesli recipe – super easy and yummy!
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Chia Breakfast PuddingCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 5 minutes (+ overnight soaking)
Recipe by: SunKissedKitchen
Bonus: lighter than normal, fruity, gluten-free
147 calories per serving
This easy to make chia pudding is lightly sweetened with a date, and uses a homemade cashew-hemp milk. Top with any fruit, nuts, and coconut for a quick and easy breakfast.
Bonus: high protein, easy
306 calories per serving
Huevos rancheros are a quick and easy traditional Mexican breakfast that make a great healthy option for vegetarians.
Spinach PancakesCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: FeastingNotFasting
Bonus: iron, high protein, gluten free
241 calories per serving
Spinach pancakes that are gluten free, high in protein and barely taste like spinach at all! Get more veggies into your breakfast with these green pancakes.
Vegan GranolaCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: VeganHuggs
Bonus: naturally sweet, super simple
215 calories per serving
These lightly sweetened crunchy clusters are loaded with oats, nuts, dried fruit, and warm cinnamon. Plus, it’s so easy to make – just combine the 8 ingredients together and bake it into golden perfection!
Bonus: protein packed, low fat
355 calories per serving
The word ‘pancakes’ alone probably makes your mouth water. What about low-calorie high-protein pancakes topped with strawberries, maple syrup, and greek yogurt? Very heartening indeed!
Strawberry OatmealCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: RunningToTheKitchen
Bonus: high protein, naturally sweetened
193 calories per serving
This easy strawberry oatmeal recipe is packed with all-natural strawberry flavor, made on the stove-top and comes out creamy and delicious. A great breakfast to meal-prep for the week!
Bonus: nutritious, versatile
374 calories per serving
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Healthy Carrot MuffinCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: VirtualVegan
Bonus: wholegrain ingredients, fruit and veg
152 calories per serving
Healthy Carrot Muffins. Full of wholesome ingredients like bran, oats, whole grain flour, carrots & sultanas plus as an added bonus they are completely oil-free. Perfect for breakfast, snacks or lunch boxes!
Bonus: lighter than normal, low fat
262 calories per serving
Win over the crowd at your next brunch without hurting your waistline with these raspberry low calorie pancakes!
Bonus: vegan, simple
329 calories per serving
Our delicious vegan take on the trendiest cafe food of the moment, Mushrooms on Toast. It’s perfect for everything from a savory breakfast to a light dinner.
Quinoa Breakfast BakeCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour (prep 10 minutes)
Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: high protein, good for meal prep
142 calories per serving
1-Bowl Quinoa Breakfast Bake. Simple, vegan and loaded with apples and cinnamon. Perfect for meal prep and absolutely delicious healthy breakfast or snack for both adults and kids (more healthy veg snacks this way!).
Bonus: high protein, super speedy
397 calories per serving
This yogurt parfait is rich with fruits and nuts and is a deliciously quick way to start the day. Never get bored of breakfast again!
Sweet Potato Breakfast BowlCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour (prep 10 minutes)
Recipe by: TheHonourSystem
Bonus: whole30, paleo, full of antioxidants
204 calories per serving
This Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl recipe is my go-to whole30 or paleo breakfast. If you miss having oatmeal, this vegan sweet potato breakfast bowl is for you!
Bonus: filling, vegan, easy
238 calories per serving
A classic homemade Jamaican breakfast made vegan and more nutritious – and bursting with the same sweet and scrumptiously savoury taste!
Quinoa Power Breakfast with Roasted RadishesCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieInspired
Bonus: Antioxidants, protein, vitamins
191 calories per serving
This Quinoa Power Breakfast with arugula and roasted radishes is a protein packed, flavorful, nutritious way to start your day. And it can be made in just 30 minutes!
Healthy Breakfast Egg and Veggie ScrambleCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 12 minutes
Recipe by: FitAsAMamaBear
Bonus: protein packed, super speedy
171 calories per serving
Scrambled eggs with veggies are a delicious and nutrient-loaded way to start the day! This easy egg scramble helps use up leftover veggies and fill you up for the day.
Bonus: super filling, naturally sweet
158 calories per serving
Chia breakfast pudding packs a lot of healthy goodness into a small package (more quick breakfast ideas this way)! Meet tomorrow’s breakfast!
Bonus: versatile, naturally filling
300 calories per serving
Bulgur porridge completely revitalises the morning rush – with a naturally sweet (and incredibly tasty) whole grain breakfast – it’s vegan, too!
Give it a try right now!
- Give the bulgur a quick rinse, then add it together with salt and milk into a pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer and let it cook for 10 minutes until the bulgur is nice and fluffy.
- Peel and mash the banana and chop the peanuts.
- Dice the mango or peach.
- Once the bulgur is ready, stir in the mashed banana.
- Now spoon into a breakfast bowl, sprinkle over some peanuts and mango/peach.
- Pour in milk to create a lovely castle moat and enjoy!
What did you think? Found a healthy vegetarian breakfast for weight loss to get you out of bed in the morning (and once you have that sorted you can try a vegetarian lunch idea for weight loss!)? Let us know in the comments!