We all know that we’re supposed to start the day with a good breakfast – but I, for one, am always looking for ideas as to what that breakfast should be! Here are three quick and tasty recipes for breakfast. Each one is followed by a 300-400 calorie meal plan incorporating the dish.
Recipe #1: Cinnamon Blueberry Wheat Pancakes
These pancakes are easy enough for an older child to make (though you may want to help with cooking the pancakes). The batter can be stored in the fridge for up to two days, so it’s perfect for weekdays.
Makes 6 servings
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole-wheat flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-½ teaspoon salt
-½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 tablespoon sugar
1. Preheat a griddle (or large skillet) over medium heat while you prepare the batter.
4. Once the bottoms of the pancakes are browned, flip them and cook for a minute or two longer, until the other side is also browned. Transfer cooked pancakes to a plate, cover, and continue with the remaining batter. Serve cooked pancakes immediately or keep in a 200 degrees F oven for up to 15 minutes.
Meal Plan (338 calories):
-2 Cinnamon Blueberry Wheat Pancakes (205 cal.)
-1 teaspoon butter (34 cal.)
-1 tablespoon real maple syrup (52 cal.)
-2 slices center-cut bacon (47 cal.)
Recipe #2: Doesn’t-Taste-Low-Fat Coffee-Shop Loaf
This quick bread reminds me of something that would be served in thick slices at a coffee-shop – spiced, dotted with dried fruit, and with a tender crumb and crunchy streusel. However, because some of the oil is replaced with applesauce, it’s significantly lower-calorie than most breakfast loaves. Don’t be daunted by the long list of ingredients. It’s easy to put together in the evening for a tasty, no-hassle breakfast the next morning.
Makes 12 servings