10 Cool Summer Breakfasts

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10 Cool Summer Breakfasts

Written by Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer

Many people enjoy starting the day with a filling, hot breakfast. However, a warm morning meal isn't always practical--especially during the hotter months. When it's steamy outside, don't skip this important meal; cool down with these fast and filling recipes.

Grab & Go Cottage Cheese Crunch

Looking for a high-protein breakfast idea? This one is simple and portable. Make it your own by substituting in your favorite cereals and fruits.

223 calories, 2 grams of fat per serving

Fruit Kebabs with Coconut Yogurt

These healthy fruit kebabs are a hit with kids and adults alike! Mix it up with different combinations of fruit and yogurt.

42 calories, 0.5 grams of fat per serving

Goin' Green Smoothie

Drinking your vegetables never tasted so good! This green smoothie recipe might look a little strange, but trust us when we say you can't even taste the spinach! It's fruity and light--the perfect breakfast for a hot day, or before a morning workout.

234 calories, 1 gram of fat per serving

Crustless Quiche Bites

This light quiche recipe makes a big batch of portable egg muffins! They're great cold, but you can warm them up, too, if desired. Add in some lean meat and veggies for even more staying power.

147 calories, 10 grams of fat per serving

Nutty Banana Granola

This healthy granola is chock-full of chewy dried fruit and crunchy nuts. Make a big batch and portion it out into individual baggies for a no-brainer breakfast.

249 calories, 9 grams of fat per serving

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Creamy peanut butter and sweet bananas are a perfect match in this breakfast smoothie recipe! Blend one up in the morning for a dose of protein and healthy fats.

230 calories, 9 grams of fat per serving

Make-Ahead Peach Bran Muffins

Juicy summer peaches are the perfect mate to chewy bran in these high-fiber muffins. Whip up a batch on Sunday for a quick and easy weekday breakfast option.

171 calories, 1.5 grams of fat per serving

Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

This healthy parfait is a cinch to make and is full of fiber and protein to keep you going until lunch!

308 calories, 3.5 grams of fat per serving

Chewy Oat & Nut Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are great for those busy mornings when you just don't have time for a sit-down breakfast. Make a batch ahead of time for quick and filling breakfasts all week long!

220 calories, 5 grams of fat per serving

Rainbow Fruit Salad with Honey-Orange Drizzle

The sweet drizzle on this easy fruit salad recipe will make you feel like you're eating a decadent treat for breakfast. Shh...we won't tell anyone it's good for them if you don't!

98 calories, 1 gram of fat per serving

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6/19/2014 10:15:59 AM

I can't say it enough... sub peanut butter with peanut flour and save yourself fat/calories while adding protein and fiber. Protein Plus peanut flour is the best.


6/19/2014 7:14:28 AM

I'm not hungry in the morning so I drink a "weight loss shake" and one of your recommendations which is" green juice". I buy GREEN MACHINE at Costco. It is high in natural sugars, but has no added sugars.


8/25/2013 10:34:09 AM

Thanks for the great ideas! Can't wait to try the green smoothie!


8/18/2013 9:31:18 PM

We love cottage cheese and any kind of fruit most mornings


8/18/2013 9:31:18 PM

We love cottage cheese and any kind of fruit most mornings


8/12/2013 2:30:25 PM

JHOWELL214's SparkPage
These are some really great ideas.


8/7/2013 9:50:58 AM



8/6/2013 3:49:16 PM

MICHAEL16's SparkPage


8/6/2013 12:12:38 AM

Double yummy love them!!


8/5/2013 10:42:30 PM

NOPLACESPECIAL - hilarious!!


8/5/2013 5:09:19 PM

-SHOREIDO-'s SparkPage
Most important meal of the day should be filled with calories. After all you have a whole day to burn them away : )


8/5/2013 7:21:50 AM

I'm partial to summer porridge. Cool, filling, satisfying, and yummy!
1/4 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c. unsweetened, plain yogurt
1/8 t. extract (almond or vanilla)
1 t. sweetener such as honey or maple syrup OR 1 packet of artificial sweetener OR other sweetener to taste
1/2 T. chia seeds (optional...good for texture and nutrients)
2 T. fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, sliced peach or strawberries, etc.

I also add 1/2 T. oatbran and 1/2 T. of my own combo of ground seeds (1/2 flaxseed meal, 1/2 other seeds (1/3 pumpkin seed, 1/3 sunflower seed, 1/3 sesame seed)).

Place all ingredients into a tight-sealing container, then shake until completely combined. Refrigerate overnight (or at least a few hours), then pull out of the fridge and enjoy!


8/5/2013 7:06:45 AM

MOMKAT4310's SparkPage
One fruit kabob and 1 TBSP of yogurt at 43 calories is not sufficient for a healthy breakfast. It is my understanding that breakfast should be 35 to 33% of your daily calorie intake - body needs to "break the fast". Now the breakfast sounds wonderful, but 4 fruit kabobs and maybe something else sounds more realistic. Still only 1/4 c of yogurt. Probably need to add some protein.


7/29/2013 7:48:36 PM

Great ideas!!!


7/23/2013 7:36:38 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Looks good.

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