8 Make-Ahead Breakfasts That Will Power-Pack Your Day
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  1. 8 Make-Ahead Breakfasts That Will Power-Pack Your Day


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    One of the best ways to ensure your day gets off to a good start is by eating a healthy, wholesome breakfast.

    Luckily, Diet-to-Go’s 7-day or 5-day breakfast-lunch-dinner plans take the thinking out of it -- and it doesn’t hurt that the breakfasts taste amazing and offer lots of variety, too.

    If you’re on the 5-day plan or the lunch-dinner only plan, figuring out what to eat to kickstart your day can be tricky.

    With that in mind, we put together a list of 8 make-ahead breakfasts packed with all the nutrients you’ll need to make the day productive and amazing.
     


     

    Autumn Harvest Breakfast Cookies

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    Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast? Start with whole wheat flour, sprinkle in some grated carrot, coconut, pumpkin seeds and raisins, and you’ve got yourself a tasty, lightly-sweetened morning treat. You can freeze them or store them in the fridge for easy, out-the-door access.

    Calories: 124 per cookie

    Get the recipe at Healthy Delicious.

     

    Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Muffins

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    Speaking of sweets that are okay in the morning, how about a muffin? No, not the sugar-laden chocolate chip kind...but ones that taste just as good and are packed with healthy ingredients like apple and oats. Make them the week before and pop a few in a baggy to grab on your way out the door.

    Calories: 62 per muffin

    Get the recipe at Family Food on the Table.


     

    Spring Veggie and Potato Frittata

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    Savory and versatile, frittatas are a great make-ahead meal to ensure your body is in full-fuel-mode for the day. This particular frittata is made with fresh asparagus and red potatoes, plus a bit of cheese to give it that delicious flavor that only a frittata can deliver.

    Calories: 250 per serving.

    Get the recipe at Popsugar.
     

    Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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    Peanut butter, banana and honey, all in one protein-packed bar? Sign us up! These tasty bars are perfect for those I’m-in-a-hurry days, and they’re sure to keep you going strong all the way to lunch.

    Calories: 210 per bar

    Get the recipe at Well Plated.



     

    Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with Honey Almond Granola

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    What kind of list would this be if we didn’t include a parfait on it?! They can easily be prepped the night before and jammed into the fridge for the morning. What’s better, is they have all the morning-musts in them -- protein, whole grain, dairy. This particular recipe tops it off with a mouthful of honey almond granola for the perfect balance of crunch and creaminess.

    Calories: 388

    Get the recipe at Tried and Tasty.

     

    Mango Avocado Green Smoothie

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    It’s hard not to feel positive thinking about sucking this down for your morning meal. It’s bright and flavorful with a creamy texture and requires just five ingredients. Divvy them into baggies the night before, then pop them into the blender before work. It’s a simple and tasty way to start the day.

    Calories: 350

    Get the recipe at Emilie Eats.


     

    Overnight Oats

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    Oatmeal in the morning a bit too cliché for you? That’s probably a good thing, especially considering that most of that pre-made stuff is packed with unnecessary sugar. Go the convenient (and healthier!) route with overnight oats prepared in a mason jar. They’re easy to pop into the microwave right when you get to work or before you head out the door in the morning.

    Calories: 190

    Get the recipe at Food Network.
     

    French Toast Casserole

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    Ok, first thought going through your head: How is French Toast-anything healthy? Well hang on now, this version is actually okay. It’s got less refined sugar and is made using a slow cooker, giving it a fun twist on the original that’s sure to please.

    Calories: 299

    Get the recipe at SkinnyMs.


    What’s your go-to breakfast in the morning? Share a link to your favorite recipe in the comments below!


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    Author: Caitlin H
    Diet-to-Go Community Manager

    Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.

     

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