These healthy recipes, from vegetable pancakes to savory oatmeal, give your morning meal a p.m. makeover
Carrot and Zucchini Waffles
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Give your waffle iron a little more use! Grate some veggies into your waffle batter, like Mix and Match Mama, and you’ve got a vitamin-packed breakfast that doubles as a fun dinner.
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Spinach Mushroom Quiche
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Mushrooms take the place of meat in this egg-veggie-cheese pie. And since it’s from the money-saving food site 5 Dollar Dinners, you can eat healthy on the cheap! (For more $$$-saving tips, read 6 Ways to Save Money On (and Stop Wasting!) Groceries.
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Skillet Huevos Rancheros
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Flavorful and hearty, these skillet rancheros from Feasting at Home are packed with protein (from the eggs), fiber (from the beans), and healthy fats (from the avocado), making it the perfect meal for after an a.m. workout.
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Sweet Potato Hash English Muffin Sandwich
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If you’re looking for a one-pan dish that’s easy to whip up, look no further than Thomas’ Sweet Potato Hash English Muffin Sandwich. With pancetta, sautéed kale, and egg, it’s healthy, hearty, and takes just 20 minutes from start to finish.
Cheddar Garlic Grits with Fried Eggs
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Cheesy grits are always a good idea. Throw an egg on top, like Karly over at Buns In My Oven does, and you’ve got a filling, oh-so-satisfying dinner.
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Poach eggs in a spicy tomato sauce for this classic Israeli breakfast. The Perfect Pantry’s version lets you customize the spice so you can make it for breakfast (more mild) or dinner (hot, hot, hot!).
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Baked Eggs and Asparagus
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Scrambled Tofu Rancheros
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If you’ve never tried scrambled tofu, break out your frying pan—stat. With some spices and a little salt, tofu makes an easy and nutritious egg substitute, like in this recipe from allergy-friendly food blogger Fork & Beans.
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The neutral base of oatmeal can go sweet, with classic toppings like fruit and honey. But it can also serve as the background to a savory, nourishing meal, like in this recipe from Pickles & Honey, which tops cooked rolled oats with salsa, avocado, spices, and more. (Love this recipe? Try one of these 16 Savory Oatmeal Recipes.)
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Caroline, the blogger behind Chocolate & Carrots, makes these fluffy pancakes without butter or oil. And she blends baby spinach into the batter, giving them a fun green hue plus a nutrient boost.
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Minimalist Baker's vegan omelet is made of tofu, hummus, and veggies—perfect for a quick and filling, weeknight meal.
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