18 Breakfast Recipes That Are on the Macro Diet
There’s a bespoke sign in our kitchen that reads, “Don’t talk to us about our diet until we’ve had our coffee.” OK, we’re joking, but who wants to deal with counting calories first thing in the morning? That’s why the macro diet is genius: With a balance of carbs, fat and proteins, you’re on your way to a nutritious, diet-friendly meal. Here are 18 recipes to get your day started.
Breakfast Caprese with Soft-Boiled Eggs
Salad for breakfast? When it’s got melt-in-your-mouth mozzarella and soft-boiled eggs, it’s a no-brainer.
Vegan Spiced Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Cake for breakfast: It’s a thing, especially when it’s made with filling, good-for-you ingredients like almond butter, spelt flour, pistachios and blueberries.
Savory Slow-Cooker Oatmeal with Crispy Bacon
A diet that lets you have bacon? We’re in. Add in some butternut squash, garlic and herbs, and it’s a done deal.
Skillet Eggs and Chorizo
We love waking up to the sound of sizzling sausage almost as much as we love one-pan, 30-minute recipes. This one’s just spicy enough to get us fired up for the day.
Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado
Sure, these babies are keto-friendly, but they’ll appeal to non-dieters, too. They’re light yet filling and really damn cute.
Mini Spanish Tortilla with Zucchini
What’s a Spanish tortilla, you ask? Well, it’s kind of like an omelet with potatoes inside—aka our dream breakfast.
Egg and Veggie Breakfast Bowl
Veggies? Check. Protein? Check, check. We should also mention this recipe requires only 30 minutes of your time, and most of that is completely hands-off.
Everything Spice Egg Avocado Yogurt Bowl
Fun fact: Full-fat dairy—like the yogurt in this dish—is not only more filling but also lower in sugar than the reduced-fat kind.
Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito
You don’t have to be vegan to agree that this breakfast has it all: It’s saucy, spicy and oh-so-convenient for busy mornings. And if you make everything ahead of time, it’ll keep for four days.
Tomato-based shakshuka is undeniably delicious, but this version uses spinach for a vibrant and nutritious upgrade.
Hummus and Veggie Breakfast Bowls
If you need proof that kale isn’t just for sad lunch salads, it’s in this satisfying bowl of creamy hummus and nourishing veggies.
Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
The easiest way to rise and shine? Whip up a meal with two things you probably already have in your kitchen: tomatoes and eggs. (Turn on the coffee pot while you’re at it.)
Overnight Oats with Apple and Cinnamon
If you’ve never made overnight oats, you’re in for a treat. While you’re catching some z’s, they’re hard at work getting creamy and comforting in the fridge. And FYI, you can make them up to three days in advance.
Hibiscus Berry Smoothie Bowls
If you’ve ever dreamed of eating soft-serve ice cream for breakfast, this one’s for you. Except, you know, it’s vegan, gluten-free and actually good for you.
Six-Ingredient Super Green Smoothie
If you look up “virtuous” in the dictionary, this bright, fresh smoothie is there. Thanks to pineapple and banana for a touch of natural sweetness, it goes down easy.
Wholesome Five-Ingredient Banana Bread Muffins
Swap out the flour for oats, use dates instead of sugar…and suddenly muffins aren’t the heavy breakfast bomb you’re used to. (But don’t skip the chocolate chips.)