Healthy Breakfasts to Eat the Morning After a Holiday Party
Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes
With a base of plain low-fat Greek yogurt, this parfait provides an excellent amount of protein. It gets its crunch, as well as protein, fiber, and iron from Nature's Path Qi'a Honey Chia Superflakes cereal made with sprouted sorghum flour, whole-grain cornmeal, and chia seeds. The pan-roasted grapes add a juicy, natural sweetness.
Get the recipe: Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes
Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches
"These freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches are the perfect healthy meal to keep on hand this holiday season," says Emily Kyle, M.S., R.D.N., owner of Emily Kyle Nutrition. "Spend just one day preparing these delicious sandwiches that pack in a full serving of veggies and whole grains, and you won't have to worry about breakfast for the rest of the month."
Get the recipe: Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches
Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with Pistachio Topping
It only takes minutes to create a healthy breakfast with these overnight oats! The meal is sweet without any added sugar, thanks to the strawberries, coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. It gets a satisfying crunch from the Wonderful Pistachios, which get their green color from antioxidants and offer protein, fiber, and good-for-you healthy fats.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with Pistachio Topping
Cranberry Banana Whole-Grain Muffins
"These muffins are bursting with fresh cranberries and are rich in whole-grain goodness, making them a yummy breakfast for the whole family," says Lauren Harris-Pincus, M.S., R.D.N., owner of Nutrition Starring YOU. "The secret to tasty whole-grain baking is white whole-wheat flour that provides the nutrition of whole grains without the bitter tannins."
Get the recipe: Cranberry Banana Whole-Grain Muffins
Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding
This breakfast pudding provides a delicious, satiating start to the day—the chia seeds, milk, and pistachios offer protein. Additionally, the pudding is layered with POM POMS, ready-to-eat pomegranate arils that get their red color from antioxidants and that provide fiber.
Get the recipe: Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding
Sweet Potato Toast
"Sweet potato toast is my go-to breakfast for busy mornings that allows me to start my day with tons of nutrients—potassium, fiber, vitamin A, and more—without deprivation," says Chelsey Amer, R.D., owner of C It Nutritionally. "I love topping my toast with sunflower seed butter and bananas or avocado, red chili flakes, and an egg. But ricotta cheese or Greek yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup is quickly becoming a favorite combo, too!"
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Toast
Powered-Up Smoothie Bowl
"With all the holiday parties this time of year, it's more important than ever to start off your day with a healthy balanced breakfast," says Alissa Rumsey, M.S., R.D., owner of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition & Wellness. "This smoothie bowl is an easy way to get a serving of veggies first thing in the morning, along with protein, fiber, and healthy fat, all of which will keep you full for hours."
Get the recipe: Powered-Up Smoothie Bowl
2-Ingredient Protein Pancakes
"Could anything be simpler than these two-ingredient pancakes?" says Christy Brissette, M.S., R.D., president of 80 Twenty Nutrition. "They're gluten-free, grain-free, and Paleo. They're just eggs and bananas blended up for a satisfying breakfast. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which can counteract sodium to help lower blood pressure levels."
Get the recipe: 2-Ingredient Protein Pancakes
Egg Whites in Oatmeal
Eggs aren't just for omelets and scrambled eggs! "This healthy breakfast hack is an easy way to make a bowl of oatmeal more filling," says Jessica Cording, R.D., a dietitian in New York City. "Having protein the morning of a holiday gathering will help you avoid showing up hungry and ready to inhale whichever treat you see first."
Get the recipe: Egg Whites in Oatmeal
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
"My cereal bars are a great holiday breakfast," says Elizabeth Ward, R.D., owner of Better Is the New Perfect. "They aren't too sweet, they are whole grain, and they have 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber to keep you fuller for longer and to keep your energy levels on a more even keel. They are no-bake and go together in minutes. I make a batch on Sunday so that we have them all week long. Pair with a small carton of yogurt or a glass of milk."
Get the recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
Chorizo Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash
Turn a winter squash into breakfast! "Acorn squash is a delicious vegetable to take advantage of," says Kelli Shallal, M.P.H., R.D., blogger at Hungry Hobby. "It pairs well with sweet or savory ingredients and makes the perfect veggie to hold all the good stuff inside."
Get the recipe: Chorizo Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash
Overnight Blueberry Waffle Bake
"This waffle bake can be put together in just minutes and baked the next morning for the perfect holiday breakfast," says Shannon A. Garcia, M.D.S., R.D., blogger at KISS in the Kitchen. "Plus, it's packed with protein and can be a satisfying snack if there's any left over."
Get the recipe: Overnight Blueberry Waffle Bake
Lemon Raspberry Breakfast Cookies
Yes, you can have dessert for breakfast! "These naturally sweet and no-sugar-added breakfast cookies are packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants to start your holiday morning off right," says Kara Lydon, R.D., R.Y.T., author of Nourish Your Namaste.
Get the recipe: Lemon Raspberry Breakfast Cookies
Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley
"If you love a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning, try swapping your traditional oats for fiber-rich barley," says Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D. "At 6 grams of fiber per cup, barley boasts many heart health and digestive health benefits. Cook the barley in milk instead of water to add high-quality protein and other essential nutrients for a satiating and satisfying breakfast."
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley
Chocolate Pear Bread
"Pears and chocolate are a decadent pairing in this quick and easy bread that's made healthier by using low-fat yogurt and whole-grain flour," says Jessica Fishman Levinson, M.S., R.D.N., healthy living blogger at Nutritioulicious. "It's a good source of calcium and fiber, too!"
Get the recipe: Chocolate Pear Bread