Breakfasts for a Healthy Start to Holiday Celebrations

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you want to start your day off right with a healthy breakfast, even during holiday celebrations. Here are some breakfasts you’ll love that are a perfect start to the busy holiday season. 

1. Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole

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This pumpkin spice french toast casserole is the perfect way to start your day during the busy holiday season. You can even make this ahead of time and serve it for breakfast on Christmas morning. 

2. Vegetable Breakfast Tart

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If you like to start your day with a lot of nutritious veggies, then this vegetable breakfast tart is for you. It’s packed with veggies and tasty cheeses, and you can serve it with a variety of toppings, too. You will love this healthy breakfast. 

3. Mini Egg Muffins

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If you need a breakfast that you can make ahead and grab on your way out the door for Christmas shopping or other festivities, these mini egg muffins are a great choice. These egg muffins are simple and quick to make, and they freeze perfectly for breakfast on the run.

4. Cranberry Muffins

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Cranberry muffins are a delicious seasonal favorite that are perfect for holiday breakfasts. You only need a few simple ingredients, including fresh cranberries, for this amazing muffin recipe.

5. Dutch Baby

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The Dutch Baby is a traditional holiday breakfast meal in some countries. A Dutch baby is basically a really large baked pancake, and it’s delicious. If you‘ve never had one, treat yourself to this clean eating version this year. 

6. Protein Pancakes

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If you know that you are going to have a busy day, protein pancakes are an excellent choice for breakfast. All that protein will give you plenty of energy for whatever may lie ahead of you. No time to make breakfast? Make them ahead of time, and they will still be delicious!

7. Belgian Waffles

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These delicious Belgian waffles are made with whole wheat flour to keep you full, and they are a perfect breakfast for the holiday season. Before you head out into the hustle and bustle start your day with some waffles and fruit for a healthy start to your day. 

8. Southwestern Crustless Quiche 

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If you are looking for a healthy breakfast that doesn’t hold back any punches in the filling and flavor departments Southwestern crustless quiche is for you. This quiche has lots of tasty veggies and plenty of southwestern flavor that you are going to love. 

9. Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal

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If you want to wake up and have a hot breakfast ready and waiting for you, then slow cooker oatmeal is the way to go. You can even have this tasty breakfast ready and waiting for you on Christmas morning. 

10. Avocado Toast

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If you need a quick, filling, and healthy breakfast so you can get out there and enjoy all of the holiday festivities, you can’t go wrong with avocado toast. There are tons of amazing things that you can top with to suit your tastes. 

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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