Top 20 high-energy budget breakfasts

A good breakfast can set you up for the entire day. So why not start your day the right way with one of our top 20 energy-boosting breakfasts?

1. Ricotta Hotcakes
These delicious ricotta hotcakes are perfect for a healthy breakfast or post-dinner treat. You can serve them with a wide variety of fruits, or simply on their own.

2. Low-fat Sausage and Egg Muffin
If you’re watching your weight or are on a health specific eating plan, food can become boring. This tasty Sausage and Egg Muffin will brighten up your breakfast or lunch.

3. Baked Apricot French Toast
We love this Baked Apricot French Toast because, although you can use fresh apricots, the tinned variety works just as well. Serve warm with Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche for a true breakfast treat.

4. Breakfast BLT
For those who prefer savoury to sweet, our French Toast BLT is the perfect alternative for breakfast or dinner. It’s quick and easy, and deliciously tempting.

5. Open-Faced Sandwich with Boiled Egg, Spinach and Tomato
This one requires no recipes. Simply toast some multigrain bread, top with raw (or cooked) baby spinach, fresh tomato and a sliced boiled egg for a healthy, high fibre breakfast.

5. Hummus Wraps with Grains and Greens

Spread our healthy hummus onto a wholegrain wrap, add some spinach, avocado and rocket and you have yourself a high-energy breakfast packed with healthy fats and fibre.

6. Budget Berry Protein Smoothie

Smoothies are a regular breakfast option in my house. Our Almond and Berry Smoothie is a great recipe that has a bit of protein added to it, which helps with maintaining a more regulated blood-sugar level throughout the day. Use this recipe as a starting point, and add your own choice of fruit, yoghurt, LSA, chia seeds and whatever else you like.

7. Cinnamon Stewed Apples with Cottage Cheese
What better way to warm up your morning than with our Simple Cinnamon Stewed Apples? Just add cottage cheese for a healthy breakfast or a simple snack any time of the day.

8. Fast Breakfast Frittata
You can get your daily allowance of protein with our Breakfast Frittata. Eggs are a great source of protein and a perfect way to start your day and keep you full until lunch.

9. Cinnamon and Date Scones
Everyone loves a good scone with their tea or coffee, and our scrumptious Cinnamon and Date Scones are a top way to begin your day.

10. Mushroom and Feta Omelette
For a speedy, low-fuss breakfast or dinner, which is super simple to cook, it’s difficult to go past our yummy omelette with mushrooms, fetta and mixed herbs.

11. Asian Vegie Omelette
For a quick and healthy meal, this Asian Vegie Omelette is a top option that’s low on effort and high on taste.

12. Spinach Bacon and Cheese Omelette
High in fibre, protein and vitamins, our Spinach, Bacon and Cheese Omelette will sustain you throughout the day. You can make it with egg whites and low-fat sour cream so it’s a little more ‘waist-friendly’.

13. Healthy Vegie Slice
Getting five serves of fruit and vegetables every day is often easier said than done. This Healthy Vegie Slice is a tasty breakfast packed with all the goodness that you need for a long day.

14. Chia Strawberry Pudding
Low in sugar and high in all kinds of nutrients, this Chia Strawberry Pudding can be enjoyed as a sweet treat in the evening or can be left to set overnight and enjoyed the next morning. If you haven’t tried using chia seeds yet, get on the bandwagon. They can be put over salads or into smoothies. When you soak them, they become gelatinous, which is why you see them in recipes such as this one.

15. Breakfast Burrito
Now, we’re not condoning the skipping of meals, but this Breakfast Burrito has enough oomph in it to keep you going until dinner time!

16. Simple Spinach Pie
Our Simple Spinach Pie uses everyday ingredients to create a tasty and satisfying vegetarian meal. Serve with a side salad if having for lunch or dinner.

17. Budget Breakfast Wrap
If you have woken up famished, you need to try our Budget Breakfast Wrap. Spinach and tasty cheese will see you through the day, but you can add any vegetable or cheese that you like. Try using a wholegrain wrap and spice it up by adding a salsa, guacamole or sour cream.

18. Basic Hot Breakfast Bowl
Our Basic Hot Breakfast Bowl is a simple meal, with eggs, bacon and fresh tomato. However, you can add your own favourite ingredients, such as smoked salmon or avocado to make it even healthier.

19. Low-carb Breakfast Hash
The Low-Carb Breakfast Hash uses pumpkin, spinach, zucchini, broccoli and eggs to make a brekkie that’s packed with vitamins, nutrients and protein. And it tastes great too!

20. Maple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola
The cost of quality granola can be outrageous. So why not make your own? This granola is gluten-free and great for people avoiding carbs or gluten. It’s an energy-packed breakfast option full of healthy fats and protein. Eat with yoghurt, fruit, or munch on it throughout the day to keep your sugar levels up.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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