8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

The Daily Meal edit team is on a mission to create healthy and delicious recipes.
Berry and Apple Compote
Maryse Chevriere

Berry and Apple Compote

Each week our editorial team tackles a new ingredient or theme with one goal in mind: creating easy and delicious meals.

This week: Healthy Breakfast Options.

What is a healthy breakfast exactly? Several editors had that exact question when this week's cooking theme was proposed. Well, the idea behind a healthy breakfast is something that is relatively low in calories and fat but also provides a good amount of energy and nutrients to help you start your day off well. This means trying to eat a combination of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and protein. Eggs, of course, are incredibly nutritious and a great breakfast food (but if you are watching your cholesterol intake, you may want to limit your intake of the yolks). You can always have boiled eggs on hand for a quick breakfast to-go if you're really short on time.  

As you'll see below, breakfast dishes can be both sweet and savory; in fact, savory options are great for people who don't like "sweet" foods in the morning (or don't like breakfast at all for that matter). 


Colman Andrews: Savory Granola


Alexis Anderson: Mexican Tofu Scramble


Molly Aronica: Berry and Apple Compote


Allison Beck: Baked Steel-Cut Oats with Cherries


Maryse Chevriere: Healthy Egg White Scramble Sandwich


Yasmin Fahr: Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomato


Jess Kapadia: Buckwheat Kasha


Valaer Murray: Banana Cinnamon Smoothie



Feel free to join us in our endeavor; we look forward to seeing what fabulous meals you come up with!