Bake-Ahead Breakfasts For Weight-Loss Success
A well-balanced| healthy breakfast may be what you plan on eating| but one too many snooze buttons later and you’re rushing out the door and grabbing a cafe muffin on the way to work. Stop the weight-loss sabotage by taking time during the weekend to bake a big batch of healthier| lower-calorie| and lower-fat options that you can grab as you head out the door. These breakfast batches are just what you need.
| Banana Oatmeal Muffins
A little bit of pea protein powder| a few bananas| and avocado instead of butter make these banana oatmeal muffins a healthier breakfast option.
| Coconut Almond Energy Bars
These protein- and carb-packed energy bars are the perfect breakfast to grab when you need serious energy. Almonds| cashews| sesame seeds| and sunflower seeds fill you up| while honey and dates will give you the carbs you need for active mornings. And at 300 calories| each bar will keep you full for hours.
| Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
For a grain-free breakfast treat that tastes like dessert| opt for this Paleo lemon poppy seed bread.
| Sweet Potato Bread
Bake up this sweet potato bread at the beginning of the week| and you’ll have a quick| delicious breakfast all week long.
| Egg and Turkey Sausage Muffins
Make a batch of these egg| broccoli| and turkey sausage muffins over the weekend to grab and go during the workweek. At 150 calories and 12 grams of protein| these muffins are a smarter choice over any coffee shop pastry.
| Low-Calorie Blueberry Muffins
Love blueberry muffins but hate the fat and calories that usually make up the traditional variety? This healthy blueberry muffin recipe has fewer calories (only 221 per serving)| less saturated fat| and lower cholesterol.
| Oatmeal Muffins
So busy you don’t have time to even cook up a bowl of oatmeal? These make-ahead oatmeal muffins are just for you.
| Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
Bake ahead a pan of this cinnamon quinoa bake| then enjoy a hearty 255-calorie square with a dollop of nut butter no matter how hectic your morning is.
| Zucchini Carrot Bread
Get ready| because this slightly sweet| fiber-filled zucchini carrot bread is the only zucchini bread recipe you’ll need.
| Gluten-Free Breakfast Bar
These chewy| nutty| and energy-packed breakfast bars are just what you need if you’re craving carbs but can’t eat wheat. At only 176 calories each| you can fill up on two and stay satisfied until lunch.
Photo: Jenny Sugar
| Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Just 20 minutes of prep and a few overnight hours in your slow cooker| and you have a hearty| savory breakfast to enjoy all week. Learn how to make this overnight breakfast casserole here.
| Paleo Banana Muffins
Almond meal makes these banana muffins dense| moist| and gluten free. Each muffin will fill you up at only 273 calories each.
| Coconut-Blueberry Bars
These coconut-blueberry bars offer almost 20 percent of your daily fiber intake and a good amount of iron| all while being a low-calorie (181 calories per serving) way to treat yourself in the morning.
| Gluten-Free Apple and Banana Muffins
Model Miranda Kerr loves these gluten-free apple and banana muffins so much| she makes them at least once a week. Filled with fruit| chia seeds| yogurt| and more| you’ll marvel at the fact that each muffin is only 140 calories each.
| Dairy-Free Apple Pie Muffins
Instead of chopping apples and mixing them into the batter like traditional apple muffins| there’s actual apple-pie filling bursting inside each of these moist| cinnamony apple muffins. Even better? Each muffin is 200 calories and dairy free.
| Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
These slightly sweet oatmeal dark chocolate chip pumpkin muffins make for a quick but surprisingly filling breakfast| with five grams of protein| 2.4 grams of fiber| and heart-healthy fats from the walnuts.
| Banana Smoothie Muffins
Made with pureed banana| spinach| and strawberries| these muffins are naturally sweet and clock in at only 155 calories apiece.
| Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins
Fluffy specks of quinoa are the secret to these filling pumpkin quinoa muffins| while pumpkin puree and applesauce keep things moist without the need for eggs or oil.
| Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake
Protein-packed quinoa is just what you need to fuel your morning| and it’ll help fend off fatigue as well. This apple cinnamon quinoa breakfast bake will warm you up for Fall.
| Cranberry Oat Bread
This quick and easy cranberry oat bread is just what you need when busy mornings prevail. It’s also a great addition to your banana bread rotation: the gluten-free bread uses ripe bananas and just a touch of honey to sweeten it| so there’s not a lot of added sugar.
| Low-Calorie Pumpkin Muffins
Swap the normal amount of butter you’d add to your muffin recipe with an avocado and save hundreds of calories without feeling like you have to quit your morning muffin. These 150-calorie apple pumpkin muffins are great for colder weather.