|Sick of your standard breakfast? Whether you're an a.m. oatmeal devotee, a grab-and-go girl, or an omelet expert, we've got a new breakfast alternative for you. These healthy breakfasts will "jump-start your metabolism while keeping you from snacking mindlessly and overeating throughout the day," says David Grotto, R.D., author of 101 Optimal Life Foods . Swap your usual a.m. meal for one of these tasty alternatives and you'll feel more satisfied, avoid temptation and stay energized until lunch.|
|Your Usual Healthy Breakfast: Oatmeal|
With about 4 grams of fiber per half cup, oatmeal is a healthy and filling way to start your day, but it can taste bland without the right toppings.
Better breakfast idea: Grotto recommends whipping up an "oatmeal au lait": Stir together 1 cup cooked steel-cut oatmeal, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, 1 tablespoon agave syrup, ¼ cup nonfat milk, and ½ cup water; microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds. (Each bowl contains 363 calories and 5 grams of fat.)
Tired of oats? Try a new breakfast grain, like millet. "It has a slightly nutty flavor," says Grotto. "Plus it contains 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per half cup." Simmer it gently with water and top with fruit.
BONUS HEALTHY BREAKFAST: Chai Oatmeal Recipe 
|Your Usual Healthy Breakfast: Toast & Jam|
"Because some people don't like traditional breakfast foods, like eggs or cereal , they have something small instead—say, a slice of toast," says Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D., author of The Big Breakfast Diet . But carbs alone won't hold you over all morning.
Better breakfast idea: Jakubowicz advises having typical lunchtime fare and choosing a meal that contains protein as well. So, instead of butter or jelly, top two slices of whole-grain toast with jelly and peanut butter. Another new breakfast idea? Make a "TLT" with turkey, lettuce, and tomato.
MORE HEALTHY EATING: Breakfast Burrito Recipe 
|Your Usual Healthy Breakfast: Egg Omelets|
Eggs are a great source of protein in the morning (about 6 grams each), but they could use a nutrient and flavor boost.
Better breakfast idea: "Add nutrients and flavor to a plain two-egg omelet by folding in leftovers, like chicken, sautéed spinach, or roasted squash," says Grotto. Round it out with a slice of multigrain bread and you've got a satisfying new breakfast for less than 315 calories.
Try these easy omelet recipes: Greek Omelet with Tomatoes & Feta Cheese , Veggie and Cream Cheese Omelet , Crabby Omelet 
|Your Usual (not so) Healthy Breakfast: Deli Muffin|
Oversize bakery muffins can pack up to 800 calories and 41 grams of fat.
Better breakfast idea: Swap your staple for an English muffin topped with peanut butter, a sliced banana, and a small handful of chocolate chips. The protein- and fiber-rich banana gives your new breakfast staying power—and cuts 427 calories and 27 grams of fat. "Plus, chocolate triggers the release of serotonin—a feel-good hormone—and keeps your levels elevated for hours," says Jakubowicz. "So you'll be less likely to experience sugar cravings later in the day."
Have to have a muffin? Try one of these healthier options:
Orange Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe 
Upside Down Bran-Pineapple Muffins 
Ginger Date Muffins 
Very Berry Orange-Oat Muffins 
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