12 Healthy Summer Breakfast Ideas
A hearty yet healthy breakfast is the key to starting your day on the right foot.
It’s easy to fall into a breakfast rut, and the same old cereals and toast can quickly become boring!
As the weather gets warmer, it’s nice to take advantage of seasonal fruits like berries and add a summery twist to your breakfast recipes.
Brighter, lighter mornings are the perfect time to refresh your go-to meal choices – and we’re here to help with our round-up of healthy summer breakfast inspiration.
Fresh and fruity
Nothing says summer like the juicy, fresh taste of seasonal fruit! Make the most of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries while they’re readily available, plump and delicious.
Fresh berries are generally locally sourced and cheaper during the summer months.
Juicy and full of nutrients, adding berries into your breakfast is a sure fire way to get your day off to the best possible start. Why not try one of the following:
Waffles for breakfast always feel like such a treat – but this is a slimming friendly version!
You can throw whatever you like onto these vanilla-flavoured waffles, but we love them best with plump summer strawberries and some sweetened quark.
This sounds seriously fancy, but it’s so quick and easy.
If you love protein packed eggs for breakfast but fancy something sweet rather than savoury, this will be your new favourite recipe.
The souffle omelette is made by whisking up the egg whites until it’s so light and fluffy. Pair with ripe, sweet strawberries for that taste of summer!
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?
If you can’t resist starting your day with the crunch of cereal, this one’s for you.
With yoghurt and quark, as well as a good handful of juicy berries, this breakfast recipe really has it all.
It’s the perfect balance of protein and carbs to fuel you right up until lunch.
On the go
We all tend to be busier in the summer, making the most of the (occasionally) better weather and longer days.
When you’re out and about it’s easier to skip breakfast or reach for less healthy choices.
Homemade grab and go breakfasts are the ideal solution – keeping you on track, within your calories and saving you money!
These easy recipes are some of our favourites and they can all be made the night before, packed up and ready to go the next morning:
Skip the highly processed cereal bars and make your own oaty cookies.
These crunchy little biscuits are ideal if you want something to snack on during your commute or when you’re out and about.
Pop these in your picnic basket and head to the beach!
Sometimes you just fancy a savoury breakfast! If sweet and fruity isn’t your thing, try these little baked egg muffins.
So easy to prepare in advance, they taste just as good cold as they do fresh from the oven.
They’ll fill you up for hours and you can switch up the flavours so you’ll never feel like your breakfast is getting too samey.
We’re back to strawberries because they really are what summer’s all about.
These golden baked muffins are a real treat and a batch will last for days if you keep them in an airtight container.
We love these served with a dollop of strawberry yoghurt.
Weekends, holidays, lazy mornings – all the perfect excuse to combine breakfast and lunch into our favourite meal. Yep, we love brunch!
Eating later in the morning means relaxing and enjoying food that’s traditionally less ‘breakfasty’.
But eating out for brunch can get pretty pricey, and your favourite treats often come drenched in calorific creamy sauces.
With these recipes you’ll never feel like you’re missing out!
Cheese, mushrooms and toasty English muffins? We’ll have this every day please!
A twist on the classic Welsh Rarebit (fancy cheese on toast), our slimming friendly version tastes even better enjoyed in the garden on a summer morning.
We can’t talk about breakfast without mentioning bacon. Regardless of the season, there’s always time for bacon.
These flatbread thins are filled with irresistibly savoury cheese and – yes, you guessed it – bacon, for a brunch option that’s a real crowd pleaser.
There’s something wintry about hot cooked breakfasts but even in the summer, now and then we crave the comfort of a full English breakfast.
These delicious individual baked breakfasts curb that craving – and they make a perfect brunch.
They’re super quick, low on calories and a nice change to the same old scrambled or poached eggs.
Whether you have something to celebrate like a birthday or anniversary, or you just want something really tasty for breakfast, every so often we all need a treat.
If you know how, having a treat doesn’t have to mean falling off the healthy eating wagon.
These indulgent summer breakfast recipes taste like luxury, but they’re all surprisingly slimming friendly!
We’re totally on board with chocolate for breakfast – especially when it tastes this good and is still within your calories.
This twist on French toast doesn’t really need an occasion but we think it’s the perfect birthday breakfast!
Porridge is a breakfast staple, but when you try this version you’ll never go back to the stodgy version you grew up with.
So filling, these baked oats take no time at all and taste incredible. Not a fan of chocolate orange? Why not try the Bakewell Baked Oats version instead?
If you’ve never tried the combination of peanut butter and jam, now is the time!
Sticky sweet strawberry jam (or, as the Americans call it – jelly!) tastes incredible with the slight saltiness of peanut butter.
In this recipe we’ve added homemade granola and some yoghurt to create an irresistible breakfast.
Making your own granola takes a little longer but it’s so easy and it won’t be full of added sugars like many supermarket versions!
These are almost too good for breakfast – we think they make a delicious dessert too!
No more boring breakfasts
So there we have it – twelve reasons to never have a boring breakfast ever again!
These healthy breakfast ideas will see you through summer, saving time, money and calories.
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