7 Breakfasts Under 300 Calories

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Start your day with these seven easy and healthy breakfast ideas. At under 300 calories, these are lean, yet give you the energy for a busy day.

As everyone says, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But if you’re on a calorie-controlled diet, it can be hard to get ideas for what to have for a healthy, low calorie breakfast.

Here are seven low-cal breakfast recipes that come in under 300 calories but are still delicious!

1) Almond Pancakes

Calories: 152

Almond Pancakes

Ingredients:

3 cups almond flour 
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 large eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons extra-light olive oil (or any other oil to your taste)

 Directions:

  1. Combine the almond flour, flaxseed, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Whisk the eggs, add the milk and oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture into the egg mixture.  To reach pancake-batter consistency you can add 1 or 2 spoons of milk.
  4. Add oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet. Cook for three minutes, or until bubbles form and edges are cooked. Flip until underside is lightly browned. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. Serve with fruits.

Check this delicious pancakes video recipe as an alternative to almond pancakes.

2) Ricotta Toast

Calories: 280

Ricotta Toasts

Ingredients:

  •  1/4 cup nonfat ricotta
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 whole-wheat English muffin
  • 1/2 cup sliced grapes
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans

 Directions:

  1. Mix 1/4 cup nonfat ricotta with 1 tsp honey.
  2. spread on 1 whole-wheat English muffin.
  3. topped with 1/2 cup sliced grapes and 2 Tbsp chopped pecans.

3) Breakfast Burrito

Calories: 250

Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients:

  • 3 scrambled egg whites
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added canned black beans
  • 1 Tbsp salsa
  • 8 whole-wheat tortillas

Directions:

  1. Mix 3 scrambled egg whites, 1/2 cup diced tomato, 1/4 diced yellow bell pepper, 1 Tbsp chopped sweet onion.
  2. Add 1/4 cup no-salt-added canned black beans, 1 Tbsp salsa
  3. Wrapped everything in whole-wheat tortilla.

4) Egg Sandwich 

Calories: 300

Egg Sandwich

Ingredients:                                 

  • 2 slices of whole grain bread                                             
  • 2 slices of lean ham                                                            
  • 1 slice of low fat cheese                                                      
  • 1 large egg                                                                        
  • 1 tsp of light cream cheese                                                       
  • sliced jalapenos                                                        

Directions:

  1. Oil a griddle.  Add lean ham and cook it until it gets brown.  
  2. While the ham is browning add your egg and break the yolk Flip the egg and top with a slice of cheese to allow it to melt.
  3. Add jalapenos to the griddle and heat up a little.

5) Goat Cheese Frittata

Calories: 179

Goat Cheese Frittata

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Whisk eggs, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat the oil in a skillet, add bell pepper and scallions and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables lifting the edges of the frittata to allow the uncooked egg to flow underneath, until the bottom is light golden. Top the frittata with cheese, transfer the pan to the oven and broil until puffy and lightly golden on top. Let rest for about 3 minutes before serving. Serve hot or cold.

6) Baked Potato Cake with Ham and Cheese

Calories: 185

Baked Potato Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds peeled and quartered potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2/3 cup smoked ham, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Bring potato to a boil. Drain and refresh with cold water. Grate the potatoes. Add scallions, salt and pepper; toss with a fork until mixed.
  3. Coat a 10-inch pie plate or cast-iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half of the potato mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with ham and cheese. Spread the remaining potato mixture over top, pressing evenly. Bake until the underside is golden and the potatoes are tender, for about 30 minutes.

7) Strawberry Waffles

Calories: 188

Strawberry Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cut chopped strawberries

Directions: 

  1. Mix buttermilk and oats in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Stir eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla into the oat mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix until moistened.
  4. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Spoon in enough batter to cover three-fourths of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8-by-8-inch waffle iron). Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. 
  5. Serve with fresh strawberries.
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