If you’re like us, you probably have a go-to rotation of morning meals. But let’s face it—the same side of eggs or bowl of oatmeal can get old pretty fast. Where do you turn for inspiration?
For many, the first stop is Skinnytaste—the uber-popular blog (and cookbook!) that features easy-to-make recipes that are delicious, low-calorie, and made from real food. No wonder Gina Homolka, the woman behind the blog, and the bonafide queen of all “skinny” recipes, has amassed a rabid following and a community of over 3.7 million Facebook fans.
While Homolka admits she’s not the biggest fan of breakfast, she does make sure to eat something in the morning. Like all of us, she’s short on time on weekday mornings and turns to quick, easy-to-prep morning meals.
So what does a week of Skinnytaste morning meals look like? We asked Homolka to break down some of her favorite breakfasts.
Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg
Homolka says that this is HER type of egg sandwich. Not only is it super easy to whip together on a weekday morning, you only need a few ingredients. Whole-grain toast, avocado, and a runny egg—all for under 250 calories. What’s not to love?
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4-Ingredient Flourless Banana Nut Pancakes
Yes, you can have pancakes on a weekday morning with this quick recipe. Plus, they’re a perfect way to use up any ripe bananas sitting around on your kitchen counter, says Homolka. Bonus: The bananas add a touch of sweetness to the mix without using any sugar. If you’re gluten-free, you’ll want to try these stat!
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If you want your morning meal to feel indulgent, what’s better than cookies? These healthy cookies require only three ingredients and Homolka says they’re best straight from the oven. Plus, they hit all the right marks—egg-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and kid-friendly. Grab five cookies and a piece of fruit for a good breakfast on-the-go.
Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins
Homolka turns to these little egg muffins when she needs a make-ahead breakfast. They’re inspired by the make-your-own omelet station she encountered during a vacation in Jamaica. Simply add your favorite omelet mix-ins and bake. The best part? Two omelet muffins are less than 150 calories!
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
On weekends, Homolka has a little more time in the morning to cook and opts for this hearty baked oatmeal recipe. It’s jam-packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Not a fan of blueberries, bananas, or walnuts (or pecans)? Don’t fret. You can mix in any combo of fruits and nuts.
Gluten-Free Lightened Up Banana Nut Bread
Weekend breakfasts are for a little indulging and this banana-nut bread tastes like cake, minus the fat. This quick bread is another favorite of Homolka and her family. While this recipe is gluten-free, Homolka does have a skinny banana bread recipe that uses wheat flour.