3 Better-for-you Breakfast Recipes

3 Better-for-you Breakfast Recipes

Try one of these 3 simple breakfast recipes to start your day off right.

1. Baked Apples with Walnuts
Add walnuts to baked apples and you’ve got a good dose of antioxidants, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

2 apples, cored

250 mL (1 cup) unsweetened apple juice
2 mL (1/2 tsp) cinnamon

8-12 walnut halves


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Core the apples. Divide walnuts, stuff into each apple and place them in a baking dish
  3. Pour juice over the apples and place dish into oven
  4. Periodically baste the apples with the juice. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until apples are tender

2. Quinoa with Blueberries
Quinoa can be eaten for breakfast, too! Top with antioxidant-rich blueberries and walnuts for a vitamin-dense alternative to cereal.

250 mL (1 cup) cooked quinoa
125 mL (1⁄2 cup) blueberries

125 mL (1⁄2 cup) low-fat milk or milk of your choice (soy, almond, lite coconut milk)
50 mL (1⁄4 cup) walnuts, chopped

Coconut oil (optional)

Honey (optional)



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  1. Add quinoa to bowl. Add milk and top with blueberries and walnuts
  2. Add tablespoon coconut oil for extra richness or honey for sweetness

3. Spinach with Scrambled Egg Whites
Scramble spinach together with egg whites for a low-fat, high-protein breakfast.

Olive oil cooking spray

250 mL (1 cup) fresh spinach

4 egg whites, about 125 mL (1⁄2 cup)
Salt and pepper

Tomato salsa (optional)


  1. Spray a sauté pan or non-stick pan with cooking spray. Add spinach and lightly sauté until it begins to wilt
  2. Pour egg whites into pan with spinach and scramble together until cooked
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Salsa can be used as a condiment if desired

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Delicious! Will have to try the apples!

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