7 Healthy Low-Sugar Breakfast Ideas

Low-sugar breakfasts
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June 11, 2020

It’s not like you’re mainlining Lucky Charms for breakfast (uh, right?)—but even some a.m. meals that disguise themselves as healthy can pack in sugar. We found some delicious, hearty meals designed to fill you up and leave you energized for the day without the mid-morning sugar crash.

Grain-free granola
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Simple Grain-Free Granola

Loaded with nuts, seeds, coconut and spices, this make-ahead granola will give you the crunch you want without tons of the sweet stuff.

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Pudding for breakfast? Yes, please. This one, by Clean Plates Collective member Dr. Taz Bhatia, has naturally sweet coconut, plus just a touch of honey.

Cottage cheese pancakes
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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

With just 3 simple ingredients, you could make these even on a busy morning. Lots of protein and fiber will leave you satisfied for hours.

Strawberry Cauliflower Smoothie

Wait, what? Cauliflower in a smoothie? Yes! Swap frozen florets for some of the banana you’d normally blend in, and you have a creamy, luscious frosty breakfast with no hint of cauli taste but tons of fiber and nutrients.

Greek egg bake
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Spinach and Feta Greek Egg Bake

A spinach-feta omelet is our fave diner breakfast—and now you can have it on the reg with this make-ahead frittata. Cook it up over the weekend and simply heat and eat all week. We sometimes have it for dinner, too!

Sweet Potato Hash Protein Bowl

Sweet potatoes, kale, peppers, chicken sausage—this hearty bowl has it all going on in terms of flavors and textures. Try a spicy sausage if you like heat, or go with a milder variety if not everyone enjoys spice, then pass the hot sauce.

Paleo breakfast muffins
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Coconut-Almond Paleo Breakfast Muffins

These have some natural sugar from the bananas, but zero added sugars, and plenty of protein and healthy fats from the almond flour and coconut. Sure to satisfy even the craziest a.m. muffin cravings without the excess sweet stuff.

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