Breakfasts to help you reach your goals

Whether you want to pump up the protein or increase your fruits and veggies, we’ve got ideas to get your morning going.
Published February 25, 2021 | Updated November 17, 2022

Feeling bored by your breakfast routine? Looking to optimize your nutrient intake in the morning? You don’t need to look any further than this comprehensive collection of WW breakfast recipes. From protein-rich smoothies to high-fibre pancakes to meatless stratas, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to amp up your first-thing-in-the-morning eating routine in this breakfast-themed roundup.

Amping up protein

Enjoying a breakfast that’s rich in protein will keep you feeling full for hours after you’ve eaten and leave you less likely to overeat during the rest of your day. There’s a protein-dense option for every taste and hunger level, from naturally low-in-fat venison breakfast patties to fruit-filled smoothies that are ideal for on-the-go breakfasts. The recipes listed below get their protein from a variety of sources, including eggs, meat, and protein powder.

Going meatless

These meatless recipes are so filling you’ll never miss the bacon or breakfast sausage. Recipes for frittatas, stratas and breakfast sandwiches (including breakfast burritos and stuffed pita bread) are the ultimate blank canvas and can be easily customized to reflect your preferences as well as the contents of your fridge. Whether you incorporate these dishes into your Meatless Monday routine or you’re a full-time vegetarian, these breakfast recipes are a welcome way to begin your day.

High fibre

Beginning your day with a high-fibre breakfast will keep you satiated while encouraging healthy digestion. Full of gut health-promoting ingredients such as fruit, vegetables, beans, and whole grains, these recipes are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Experiment with fibre-rich grains like bulgur, brown rice and steel-cut oats; for added protein and healthy fats try stirring in a scant handful of whole nuts or seeds (or tablespoon of nut butter.)

More fruits

Fruit-filled breakfasts are an excellent source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Fresh, frozen or canned fruit (look for fruit canned in water) can be added to quick breads, oats or other hot grains, pancakes and yogurt parfaits. If your mornings are usually on the hectic side, a piece of fruit and a serving of protein, such as Greek yogurt, a hard boiled egg or cottage cheese, will go a long way towards keeping you full all morning.

More veggies

Vegetables might not seem like your typical breakfast food, but there are plenty of ways to integrate these essential ingredients into your morning meal routine. Breakfast casseroles, stuffed peppers and sweet potato toast are just a small sampling of the suggestions listed below. To get more veggies on the breakfast table with very little effort, consider adding a spoonful of low-sodium salsa to scrambled eggs, layering toast with sliced tomatoes or topping leftover roasted vegetables with a poached egg.