Quick And Calorie-Conscious Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast used to be the most neglected meal of the day in my household. Our mornings are usually a tad on the chaotic side; rushing to get ready and be out the door. But, there is no shortage of evidence that proves that a healthy breakfast can speed up metabolism and give you essential energy needed to power through your day.

So, when it comes to breakfast, it needs to be convenient and easy. Here are two of my favorite time-tested recipes that taste great and are designed with enough protein to keep you satisfied.

Mini Low Carb Omelet Muffins


These low carb omelet muffins are a game changer. You can make them the night before, let them cool overnight in the refrigerator, and then heat up a couple in the microwave before you head out the door in the morning. Delicious and hearty, kids and adults will both enjoy them as a nutritious jump start to the day!


Low Carb Omelet Muffins

1 carton liquid egg substitute

¾ cup shredded reduced fat cheese

½ cup chopped portabella mushrooms

½ cup chopped green onions

2 tbsp. salt-free seasoning


Evenly spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

Combine egg substitute, vegetables, cheese, and seasoning together in a bowl. Mix well. Evenly distribute the mixture among the muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until center comes out clean.


Here are some other muffin combinations to try:

Greek– tomatoes, feta, and spinach

Southwestern– tomatoes, green bell peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, and a dash of hot sauce

Tavern Style– chopped turkey bacon, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and onion


Coffee Almond “Skinny” Protein Smoothie


This smoothie is one of my secret weapons against sugar cravings and exhausted mornings. It’s lightly sweetened, packed with essential protein, and the coffee adds a little caffeine boost! You could throw the ingredients in the blender and put it in the refrigerator the night before, then blend it when you wake up.


Coffee Almond “Skinny” Protein Smoothie

¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

¼ cup chilled plain coffee

½ cup low fat vanilla yogurt

3 ounces firm silken tofu

¼ cup dry roasted almonds

2-3 packets stevia (or any low calorie sweetener)


Blend all ingredients until frothy.




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About Katharine

Katharine is a full-time mom and wife with a passion for writing. She is a published romance author (under the pseudonym Ivy Boelyn) and editor. Katharine has also worked previously as a licensed Early Childhood Educator and a licensed Cosmetologist. She enjoys relaxed days making memories with family and exciting nights out with her husband and their closest friends.

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