How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? I'm thinking more times than you can count!
If you're trying to lose weight, beginning your day with a healthy balanced breakfast packed with plenty of protein and fiber might be one of the best things you can do for yourself.
A while ago I asked readers to share their biggest weight loss lesson or "aha" so far. The comments are a goldmine of helpful healthy eating and weight loss tips and powerful insights. Several comments talked about the importance of breakfast....
- "My aha moment was when I realized that protein for breakfast like a hard boiled egg really did leave me feeling satisfied much longer than just carbs." ~Karen
- "Eating a bigger breakfast really helps me keep the rest of the day in check. When I start the day with a high protein breakfast, it’s easier to control the rest of the days meals." ~Grace
- "I find eating a nutritious breakfast starts my day. Eating oatmeal with fruit is one of my go to’s." ~Loreen
If you’re trying to lose weight, beginning your day with a healthy balanced breakfast packed with plenty of protein and fiber might be one of the best things you can do for yourself. We are all different, so you won't know for sure until you test it out for yourself.
In need of a little healthy balanced breakfast inspiration?
Here's a great collection of easy healthy and delicious Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes to tempt you into getting your day of right.
If you're currently following Weight Watchers you'll be happy to know that they all include nutritional information and SmartPoints/PointsPlus details.
You're Welcome 🙂
Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes - Smoothies
For a quick and easy breakfast on the run, it's hard to beat a delicious nutritious smoothie or protein shake. I love them all year long, but especially during the long hot summer here in Phoenix.
The key is not to get carried away since you can rack up the calories/points in a hurry if you're not careful about what and how much you toss into the blender .
To count or not to count, that is the question...
Curious, when you make a smoothie, do you count the points plus in the fruit or not?
As you know, when you use the recipe calculator the fruit counts as an ingredient and has points. But fruits are free on the program. What to do, What to do? I tend to count the fruit points in smoothies because I've found I can end up eating too much fruit and gaining weight if I don't. Sad, but true.
Healthy Smoothie Recipe for Breakfast and Beyond (*4 PointsPlus | *4 SmartPoints)
Blueberry Peach Protein Shake (*3 PointsPlus | *3 SmartPoints)
Favorite Pumpkin Smoothie (*4 PointsPlus | *3 SmartPoints)
15 Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes (*4 to 9 PointsPlus/SmartPoints)
Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe (*3 PointsPlus | *1 SmartPoint)
Pineapple Coconut Mango Smoothie (*5 PointsPlus | *2 SmartPoints)
50 Healthy Smoothie Recipes (*2 to 8 Points Plus)
Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes with Fruit
Naturally low in fat, high in fiber and packed with all kinds of good for you stuff, fruit can be a delicious part of a nourishing breakfast. And on the Weight Watchers program, fresh, canned or frozen unsweetened fruit is 0 SmartPoints, providing the extra incentive you might need to include it on your menu.
I like to have at least one serving of fruit for breakfast. Depending on the time of year and what's in season, my favorites include bananas, apples, grapefruit, berries, watermelon and canned pineapple.
Easy Healthy Fall Fruit and Grain Salad (*6 PointsPlus | *6 SmartPoints)
Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Waffle (*3 PointsPlus | *3 SmartPoints)
Winter Citrus Fruit Salad (*2 PointsPlus | *1 SmartPoint)
Breakfast Fruit Parfaits (*4 to 6 PointsPlus | *4 to 6 SmartPoints)
Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfait (*7 PointsPlus | *9 SmartPoints)
Halloween Candy Corn Fruit Parfait (*2 PointsPlus | *1 SmartPoint)
Slow Cooker Hot Fruit (*3 PointsPlus | *5 SmartPoints)
Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes with Eggs
Eggs are one of my favorite ways to begin the day. Packed with protein, they keep me satisfied longer than any other breakfast that I eat.
I love to keep hard boiled eggs ready in waiting in the fridge for a quick breakfast or snack option. It's no wonder their a Weight Watchers power food!
Egg Salad (*3 PointsPlus | *1 SmartPoints)
Skinny Make Ahead Omelet Muffins (*3 PointsPlus | *1 SmartPoints)
Slow Cooker Southwest Breakfast Casserole (*7 PointsPlus | *6 SmartPoints)
Slow Cooker Veggie Frittata (*4 PointsPlus | *1 SmartPoints)
Weight Watchers Ham & Cheese Veggie Frittatas (*3 PointsPlus | *2 SmartPoints)
Healthy Breakfast Egg Sandwiches (*6 PointsPlus | *3 SmartPoints)
Hungry Girl Microwave Eggs in a Mug (*2 to 4 Points Plus)
Chorizo and Egg White Breakfast Burrito (*7 SmartPoints)
Eggs Pizzaiola (*7 PointsPlus | *2 SmartPoints)
Bubble Up Breakfast Casserole (*8 PointsPlus | *8 SmartPoints)
Skinny Baked French Toast with Strawberry Sauce (*6 PointsPlus | *9 SmartPoints)
Spinach Quiche (*8 PointsPlus | *10 SmartPoints)
Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes with Cereal
Cereal can be a nourishing way to begin the day. While a serving of cold whole grain cereal, like shredded wheat or cheerios is a healthy choice, my go-to cereal of choice is oatmeal. There are so many slim & healthy ways to enjoy oatmeal for breakfast...
Crock Pot Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal (*6 PointsPlus | *7 SmartPoints)
Slow Cooker Baked Oatmeal with Coconut (*8 PointsPlus | *13 SmartPoints)
Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal (*6 PointsPlus | *9 SmartPoints)
Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins (4 PointsPlus)
Individual Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Muffin Cups (*4 PointsPlus | *4 SmartPoints)
Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Granola (4 PointsPlus)
Healthy Homemade Maple Granola (3 PointsPlus)
Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes for Breads, Muffins, Pancakes and Scones
Homemade quick breads, muffins, pancakes and scones can be a great part of healthy breakfast. They are so much lower in fat, calories and Points Plus than what you'll find in coffee shops, bakeshops and restaurants too. And they taste better too!
Ina's Chunky Low Fat Banana Bran Muffins (*6 PointsPlus | *8 SmartPoints)
Low Fat Apple Bran Muffins (*4 PointsPlus | *6 SmartPoints)
Strawberry Streusel Muffins (*6 PointsPlus | *9 SmartPoints)
Light and Healthy Pancake Recipes (4 to 8 PointsPlus)
Double Chocolate Bran Muffins (*5 PointsPlus | *9 SmartPoints)
Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts (*4 PointsPlus | *5 SmartPoints)
Low Fat Mini Cranberry Nut Breads (*5 PointsPlus)
Low Fat Cranberry Pumpkin Scones (*4 PointsPlus | *7 SmartPoints)
Nigella's Breakfast Bars (*4 PointsPlus | *7 SmartPoints)
Grapenuts Breakfast Cookies (*2 PointsPlus)
11 Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipes (*2 to *3 PointsPlus)
Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes
with Yogurt & Cottage Cheese
I love cottage cheese and eat it a lot for breakfast. The quickest way to enjoy it is topped with fresh, frozen or canned fruit.
You can use it to power up pancakes and muffins too. Yogurt is another great choice, especially when layered with fruit in a colorful parfait.
Weight Watchers Cottage Cheese Danish (*3 PointsPlus | *4 SmartPoints)
Power Cottage Cheese Pancakes (*7 PointsPlus | *7 SmartPoints)
Magical Healthy Yogurt Cream (*6 PointsPlus | *6 SmartPoints)
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Yogurt (*4 PointsPlus | *5 SmartPoints)
Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits (*5 PointsPlus | *6 SmartPoints)
Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfait (*7 PointsPlus | *10 SmartPoints)
Skinny Berry Yogurt Cups (*3 PointsPlus | *2 SmartPoints)
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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