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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MOMKAT4310

8/5/2013 7:06:45 AM

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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.

FOREVERFIT2012

7/29/2013 7:48:36 PM

Great ideas!!!

LEANMEAN2

7/23/2013 7:36:38 AM

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Looks good.

NOPLACESPECIAL

7/20/2013 10:36:33 PM

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id just like to point out the 'make-ahead' peach bran muffins...simply because im unaware of any type of muffin that one DOESNT make ahead. is someone out there actually making muffins one at a time??

RENATA144

7/20/2013 12:10:36 PM

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Delish !!!

MONTREAL12

7/20/2013 10:16:56 AM

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Thks for the tips!

DELLMEL

7/15/2013 2:06:06 PM

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Yummy

DELLMEL

7/15/2013 1:53:13 PM

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Yummy

MONTREAL12

7/14/2013 6:12:06 PM

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Love it!

GRANADINA

7/11/2013 6:37:57 PM

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Great ways to mix up how to eat fruit--sometimes you get bored and have to change things up a little!

SPARKBJOK

7/10/2013 11:54:54 AM

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Yummy!

GOING4KO

7/8/2013 6:39:02 PM

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They look yummy.

AZURE-SKY

7/1/2013 6:35:38 PM

If you're watching your sodium intake, skip the cottage cheese. A 1/2 cup serving of most cottage cheese has a whopping 400 mg of sodium (and 1/2 cup doesn't satisfy me at all). So I switched out that protein source for fat-free plain Greek yogurt which has the same amount of protein, but a lot less sodium. I also use the yogurt to make a protein-packed smoothie with frozen fruit.

USHARAN1

6/28/2013 4:55:50 AM

Great ideas. Loved making this simple & easy recipes with minor adjustments.

DARKANGELKISS88

6/23/2013 9:40:30 PM

look great

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