Healthy Low-Calorie Breakfast Ideas


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Whether you’re looking for breakfast under 100 calories, breakfast under 200 calories or you’re on the 5:2 diet, we have plenty of high-protein, low calorie breakfast recipes to enjoy in the morning.

As breakfast is the most important meal of the day it’s vital that you choose foods that are filling and full of energy to boost your blood sugar levels when you wake up. Diets such as the 5:2 diet plan have strict calorie limits so you are often left with limited things to have for breakfast, but that doesn’t mean you should skip it altogether.

1. Beans on toast

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  • Total calories: 97 calories
  • Ingredients: 1 slice of whole meal bread from small loaf: 55 calories, 50g baked beans: 42 calories
  • How to make: Heat the beans in the microwave and pop the bread in the toaster. Avoid butter to keep the calories low and under 100.

2. Banana and honey

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  • Low calorie breakfast: Banana and honey
  • Total calories: 99 calories
  • Ingredients: ½1tsp honey: 10 calories, 1 small banana: 89 calories
  • How to make: Slice your banana into chunks – it will make it last longer. Drizzle with honey and turn this snack into breakfast. If you want to try something new, mash up your banana and warm in the microwave and top with honey.

3. Watermelon

  • Breakfasts under 100 and 200 calories
  • Total calories: 65 calories
  • Ingredients: 200g melon: 65 calories
  • How to make: Watermelon is one of our favourite low calorie fruits which is so easy to serve. Just cut into bitesize pieces or cubes and enjoy as a refreshing breakfast.

4. Grapefruit, satsuma and pomegranate

  • Breakfasts under 100 and 200 calories
  • Total calories: 75 calories
  • Ingredients: 1 grapefruit: 42 calories, 1 satsuma: 23 calories, 15g pomegranate seeds: 10 calories
  • How to make: Using a serrated knife, peel the grapefruit, removing all skin and pith. Holding over a bowl to catch the juice, slice either side of the membrane to remove each segment. Place in the bowl. Peel the skin from the satsuma, and separate the segments. Mix with the grapefruit and top with pomegranate seeds.

5. Cinnamon toast

  • Breakfasts under 100 and 200 calories
  • Total calories: 92 calories
  • Ingredients: 5g butter: 36 calories , Frylight extra virgin olive oil spray: 1 calorie , 1 slice Nimble wholemeal bread (22g): 50 calories , 1/4 – 1/2tsp Truvia: 5 calories , Pinch of cinnamon
  • How to make: Heat the butter in a non-stick frying pan with 2 squirts of the olive oil spray. Add the bread to the pan and ‘fry’ for 2 mins to lightly brown, turn over and cook for 2 more mins. Put on to a plate, sprinkle with Truvia and add a pinch of cinnamon. Cut into triangles to serve.

6. Kiwi, Greek yogurt and blueberries

  • Breakfasts under 100 and 200 calories
  • Total calories: 95 calories
  • Ingredients: 1 chopped kiwi: 42 calories, 3tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt: 24 calories, 50g blueberries: 29 calories
  • How to make: A few tablespoons of yogurt, a handful of blueberries and some chopped and peeled kiwi into a bowl. You can opt to blitz in a food processor for a quick yogurt smoothie instead.

These are some healthy low-calorie breakfast ideas.

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