Breakfast is one meal that many people hoping to lose weight often struggle with. That said, a healthy breakfast is important so you should never miss breakfast if you can avoid it. What could you have for a healthy breakfast? Check out these tasty healthy breakfast ideas.
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What breakfast do we want?
We all want something filling and quick to prepare because that time of day is usually so busy isn’t it. These healthy breakfast ideas should help you.
I have put together a selection of ideas for you from my experience and other bloggers including easy to follow recipes.
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this as free or easily within your allowances, of course always check your plan for advice.
Maybe you will find something new to try or have a reminder of something you used to enjoy and haven’t had for a while.
Do check out my other recipes for your other meals to ensure you have a healthy day.
Breakfast on Slimming World
There are so many hot and cold Slimming World breakfast ideas you could try so you should never get bored. Here I am sharing just some of those ideas with you.
Breakfast when calorie counting
There are two ways to look at breakfast when you are calorie counting, one is to think that if you fill up on a big meal for breakfast you won’t want to snack before lunch. The other is that if you’re in a rush you can eat very little and save your calories for later in the day.
The choice of course is yours but all my recipes have nutritional information so you can decide what works for you.
If you would like to have a fruit-based breakfast there are many options for you, just remember to check out how they fit in with your healthy diet in regards to points, syns or allowances.
Fruit and Yoghurt
Try out different yoghurts and different fruits for some variety. Check the ingredients of the yoghurt though to avoid one with too much fat or sugars in as it really isn’t necessary to be tasty.
Fruit and Fromage frais
A little different to yoghurt and using fat-free fromage frais and sweetening it slightly with honey or artificial sweetener is so tasty. Depending on the fruits you choose you may not need anything to sweeten it at all.
Fruit, yoghurt and a handful of seeds
This is one of my favourite healthy breakfast ideas. You would have to syn the seeds on Slimming World or count them on some other diets such as WW but they are good for fibre and protein so can fill you nicely for the day.
Not all breakfast cereals have to be full of sugar there are some which are really natural like shredded wheat, wheat biscuits/Weetabix, oats and bran.
Check for added ingredients but otherwise, these are so much better than chocolate and sugar-based cereals. Counting what is necessary on your plan here are some ideas that may help.
Check out my list of 50+ unofficial Healthy Extra B choices to help you including allowances of all your favourite cereals.
Basically, these are oats soaked in yoghurt or something similar with added fruit and possibly other ingredients. Here are some combinations you might like to consider:
Pina colada – using coconut yoghurt or coconut milk with oats as the base and adding pineapple.
Cherry Bakewell – Cherries and almond essence with oats and yoghurt.
Banoffee – Banana and Salted Caramel essence or toffee yoghurt.
Remember that with natural yoghurt you can add any food flavourings such as salted caramel and the fruit of your choice!
I have a whole list of many overnight oats ideas so do check that out for more healthy breakfast ideas!
By using oats and an egg along with some fruit and flavours you can make little breakfast muffins.
Why not make your own with seasonal fruits, winter fruits are perfect for this.
This might be just the breakfast for you if you are bored of eating cereal but want to keep oats in your diet.
More recipes can be found in my baked oats guide here which has lots of scrummy recipes.
Using healthy extras
Here is a selection of cereals you may not have considered that fit within your healthy extra choices. If you are wondering what cereals can I eat on Slimming World using hex b allowance then this should help.
All-Bran or own brand similar 100% bran option – 50g for a healthy extra b choice
Shredded Wheat, 2 Shredded Wheats for a healthy extra b choice or 40g of Shredded wheat bitesize
Weetabix or another Wheat biscuit that is 100% wheat, 2 biscuits for a healthy extra b choice
More cereals you can have for your healthy extra b choice can be found here.
Cereals that are not healthy extras
These are unofficial Slimming World breakfast cereal syns. If you fancy a breakfast cereal that is not syn free then here are some popular choices and the syns you need to allow for them. As always remember to check for yourself as these things can change as these may be out of date and are always subject to change.
These are a few of the most popular choices, they should help you know how to syn your cereal. Do check the Slimming World app for any other choices or latest values.
Cornflakes – 4.5 syns for 25g
Bran flakes – 5 syns for 30g (45g is healthy extra b choice)
Luxury muesli – 9 syns for 50g
Rice Krispies – 5 syns for 25g
Frosted wheats – 4.5 syns for 25g (40g is healthy extra b choice)
Frosties – 4.5 syns for 25g or 6.5 syns for 35g
Raisin wheats – 4 syns for 25g (40g for healthy extra b choice)
Honey loops – 4.5 syns for 25g
All-Bran – 3.5 syns for 25g (50g for healthy extra b choice)
Coco Pops (original or white chocolate) – 5 syns for 25g or 6 syns for 30g
Crunchy Nut cornflakes – 5 syns for 25g
Just Right cereal – 4.5 syns for 25g
Krave (all varieties) – 5.5 syns for 25g
Unicorn fruit loops – 5 syns for 25g
Muesli, delightful fruit – 4.5 syns for 25g (40g for healthy extra b choice)
Special K fruit & nut/oats & honey/original/red berries/creamy berry crunch – 4.5 syns for 25g, chocolate – 5 syns for 25g.
Crunchy nut porridge pot 50g – 10.5 syns
Cereal bar syns
What about making your own cereal bars with all your favourite ingredients? This is one of the best healthy breakfast ideas for kids as they can get involved.
Special K biscuit moments 25g pack (all varieties) – 5 syns
Rice Krispies Squares – Chewy marshmallow 28g 6 syns, caramel and chocolate 36g – 7.5 syns
Frosties cereal bars 25g – 5 syns each
Pop Tart syns
We all know pop tarts are not the healthiest breakfast choice, if they are your favourite then here are some of the syns you need to know about
Frosted strawberry – 9.5 syns each
Frosted chocotastic – 9.5 syns each
Frosted apple blast – 9.5 syns each
Hot fudge sundae – 9 syns each
Frosted chocolate chip cookie dough – 9 syns each
Seeds & nuts for breakfast
Adding seeds or nuts to any of the above to completely change the flavours/textures. If you are calorie counting you may find these help keep you full or add proteins to your diet.
If you follow Slimming World remember though these will be synned if not your healthy extra b choice and that the following are all approximate and should be checked on the Slimming World app yourself.
Here are some of the approximate syn values for nuts you may need.
Macadamia nuts, 25g 9.5 syns
Pecan nuts, 25g 9 syns, or 11 halves for a healthy extra b choice
Pine nuts, 25g 9 syns
Brazil nuts, 25g 8.5 syns, 6 nuts for a healthy extra b choice
Pistachio nuts, 25g (shelled) 7.5 syns, 40 nuts for a healthy extra b choice
Cashew nuts, 25g 7.5 syns, 15 nuts for a healthy extra b choice
Almonds, 25g 7.5 syns or a healthy extra b choice.
Homemade Muesli or Granola – instead of buying one with added sugars make your own with oats, seeds and fruit chunks.
In winter especially many people want to start the day with something hot. There are so many different combinations so here is a list of potential foods you could add to your breakfast.
See what takes your fancy or what you could add to your current breakfast to liven it up a bit. Again don’t forget to check your healthy eating plan for if these are free or counted etc.
There are so many different ways to cook eggs, scrambled, hard-boiled, soft boiled, poached, fried and some crazy people have them raw!
Get it as lean as you can before cooking to avoid that saturated fat by removing all visible fat. Bacon medallions are usually the best to buy for this.
Scissors are the best way to remove any fat or rind in my opinion.
You can choose from tinned or fresh but I much prefer fresh! Does anyone actually prefer tinned?
It is easy to make your own smoky beans to avoid all the added sugar it is really easy! Maybe you are wondering, are baked beans speed food? Unfortunately, they are not but they are free and a great way to bulk a meal out in my opinion.
Alternatively, why not make Boston beans for a full meal?
This can be served either fresh or slightly wilted. To me slightly wilted is perfect.
There are so many ways you could enjoy potatoes with your breakfast. How about cubed and roasted or fried in a low-calorie cooking spray?
You could make potato slices, chips or wedges if you prefer. Have you ever considered mashed potatoes for breakfast? They could actually really change up your meal and be perfect for a brunch too.
You can add other vegetables while cooking it if you like and it tastes great too.
It is definitely something I will be trying as I know it is a popular choice and imagine starting the day with all those vitamins.
There is no reason you can’t make a batch of these to last a few days or snack on them during the day. Check out this breakfast muffin recipe.
This simply is egg beaten and mixed with meat or vegetables of choice then baked into a mini quiche type dish.
Baked eggs in ham
This is a great easy breakfast that can be adapted to include whatever you fancy. Check out my breakfast quiche recipe.
This may not be something you would consider on breakfast but delicious addition to any breakfast I think.
Sometimes to have the best breakfast you need to think outside the box a little.
Obviously, if you prefer white the choice is yours however wholemeal or seeded is always healthier and can be a healthy extra b choice if you are a Slimming World follower.
These are not always that healthy but I guess it depends on how many you enjoy. I can never limit myself to one! Bagels are lovely with a variety of toppings.
Pancakes don’t have to be unhealthy here are some great alternatives to traditional pancakes.
Apple pancakes are a healthier choice and so tasty too
Omelette style pancakes
Make very thin omelettes and then serve as pancakes
Ready brek or oat pancakes
Simply mix together 40g of Ready Brek (or supermarket own brand similar milled oats) with 120ml of skimmed milk and 1 egg. Whisk well and add a pinch of salt and you have the perfect pancake mix enough for one person.
American style pancakes
American style pancakes made with bananas – Using 1 large ripe banana, 2 eggs, 2 level tbsp of self-raising flour fry into 12 pancakes. The whole recipe is 10 syns so share as you wish or scoff them all if you prefer!
Cream cheese pancakes
Pancakes on Slimming World
The above pancake recipes can be enjoyed on Slimming World but you do need to check which of the ingredients fall into your plan and which need to be added as syns.
Etsy for weight loss
Breakfast ideas with a difference
Maybe the above suggestions aren’t really for you, if so how about the following ideas which may take your fancy.
Cottage cheese on toast.
Garlic Mushrooms on toast – I guess why not but not ideal before an interview or public speaking! Is this a healthy breakfast idea you might enjoy but hadn’t thought of?
Crispbreads with cheeses.
If you are looking for a dairy-free option how about these dairy-free coconut overnight oats from Mama Foodie.
Vegans and allergies/intolerances friendly breakfasts
My blogger friend Sophie is vegan and blogs over at MamaMei. She shared her favourite vegan breakfast with me (pictured above). It includes sourdough toast, sliced fanned avocado, homemade baked beans (a mixture of pulses and homemade tomato sauce), corn fritters and a side salad or greens.
Another blogger I know Jenna who blogs over at A Balanced Belly has a post here with breakfast ideas that are gluten-free, high protein and vegan. If that is the kind of breakfast you need then check out her recipes.
Check some of those above too as some are already free from or vegan!
What do you like for breakfast? Anything a bit different? Do share your other healthy breakfast ideas in the comments below.
Remember anything can really be healthy breakfast food if you want it to be it is just a meal after all and if you want to eat it then eat it!
It is always easier to lose weight when you plan meals with a meal plan. If you are not keen on writing your own remember I have some ready-made plans for you including a meal plan with lots of vegetables in and a low-cost summer meal plan.
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