Breakfast Recipes Under 350 Calories

Breakfast Recipes

It doesn’t matter what your fitness goal is; a good breakfast can either make your day or break it. Plus, eating anything without bearing in mind its wholeness is an old concept that no longer needs to be followed. One needs to ensure that they are eating a more flexible and nutrition-rich meal to get all the required nutrients for their body. Not just for attaining good physical health, but having a good breakfast also helps you decrease the chances of facing mental health issues such as depression and stress.

Say goodbye to your daily boring cereal and welcome to several breakfast essentials that will not break your bank at all. Not all the breakfast recipes that we are going to mention require on-the-go cooking, as some of them get ready within minutes by mixing some ingredients. These will work best for those with desk jobs, as they will keep their health metre in check. In this curated list, we’ve made sure to include all those recipes that will keep hunger at bay for you while providing an optimum balance of macronutrients for you as well.

1. Overnight Raspberry, Chia, And Quinoa Pots

Overnight Raspberry

This is an excellent recipe to kickstart and fuel yourself for an entire day. Being packed with super-appetising ingredients, this is a sure-fire way of keeping your tummy filled till lunch. All of the components added to it are low in calories but are charged with various essential components.

Raspberries, being low on the calorie side, are quite high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants that have proven to be effective in offering a lot of health benefits. Chia seeds are packed with a lot of minerals, fibre, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which play a crucial role in aiding various body functions and systems in the human body.

Uplifting the nutritional value of the whole recipe comes Quinoa itself is a complete protein, serving all nine essential amino acids to an individual. It also provides a feeling of fullness and aids in the digestion process as well. Maple syrup also has anti-cancer potential, and yoghurt also works very well to enhance the gut microbiota.

Ingredients(For 2 Servings)

Name Quantity
Frozen or fresh raspberries 60g (1/2 cup) Plus 1/4 Cup extra to serve
Chia seeds 40g (1/4 cup)
Quinoa flakes 25g (1/4 cup)
Maple syrup 2 tsp
Reduced-fat milk 185ml (3/4 cup)
Natural yoghurt, to serve 90g (1/3 cup)

Recipe: Start by mashing the raspberries placed in a bowl, then mash them using a fork. Now add chia seeds, quinoa, milk, and maple syrup to it and mix it well so that it gets combined very well. Now split this mix into two glasses in two equal quantities after covering them with a wrap and placing them in the fridge overnight so that they get soaked properly.

Now top the whole thing with yoghurt, and while serving, add some more raspberries to it to finalise everything.

Total Calorie Count: 210 calories per serving.

2. Poached Egg With Wilted Kale And Avocado

Poached Egg With Wilted Kale And Avocado

To prepare you for a busy day ahead, this low-cal yet enjoyable beer needs your attention. Being a great fusion of healthy fats, fibre, and protein, this meal provides an individual with a lot of nutrition for the day. As per various health experts, combining eggs with avocado proves to be one of the best anti-ageing remedies.

The whole of this recipe is high in vitamin C, which aids in the amalgamation of vitamin A and collagen. Avocados themselves carry a lot of health benefits, such as being high in anti-inflammatory properties, and they also carry various vitamins such as C, E, K, and B6, as well as other compounds such as pantothenic acid, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and potassium.

Kale, being a cruciferous vegetable coming from the mustard family, allows an individual to boost his immunity, and it has around four times the vitamin C content of spinach. It’s also good for your eyes and supports good bone health. Last but not least, poached eggs, despite being low on calories, are extremely good for muscle building and weight management.

Ingredients(For 2 Servings)

Name Quantity
Garlic clove, crushed 1
Trimmed Kale, washed, chopped 100g
Slices Whole Grain Bread, toasted 2
Eggs, poached 2
Avocado, sliced 1/2 small
Baby Herbs, to Serve For sprinkling
Pepper For sprinkling

Recipe: Begin by spraying a bit of oil in a pan and heating it over medium-high heat. Now add the crushed garlic to it and cook it for a while, or 30 seconds, till it becomes aromatic. Now comes the kale, which will be cooked until it gets sagged.

Now place the whole-grain bread toasts on different plates and top them up with the poached eggs, avocado, and cooked kale. Now you need to sprinkle the baby herbs and pepper over it.

Total Calorie Count: 191 calories per serving.

3. Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? We all do, right? Those who crave them but aren’t able to eat because of celiac disease will be delighted by this recipe of ours, i.e., gluten-free banana pancakes. It can be prepared instantaneously within just 10 minutes. This breakfast recipe isn’t only delicious but wholesome as well.

Along with being a staple ingredient in most households, bananas carry a whole range of health benefits with them, including being rich in fibre content and having multifarious beneficial nutrients like potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, various antioxidants, and phytonutrients as well. Plus, the pectin found in it might provide relief from constipation and soften stools for many.

Accompanying it are eggs that have all the essential nutrients required to convert a single body cell into a whole baby chicken. A single egg contains compounds such as vitamin A, folate, phosphorus, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), each of which carries its nutritional value.

Ingredients(For 2 Servings)

Name Quantity
Banana 1
Eggs, beaten 2
Baking powder (prefer gluten-free if coeliac) Just a pinch
Vanilla extract Few drops
Oil 1 Tsp
Pecans, roughly chopped 25g
Raspberries 125g

Recipe: Begin by mashing the banana in a bowl until it turns into a thick puree. Now add 2 beaten eggs, baking powder, and a splash of vanilla extract to it. Now turn on the flame and heat a pan over medium heat. Add half of the oil and pour in half of the prepared batter.

Make sure to cook it evenly on each side for about 1–2 minutes, and repeat this process for the remaining batter. After they are done, top these fresh pancakes with roughly chopped pecans and raspberries.

Total Calorie Count: 243 calories per serving.

4. Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie

Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie

Don’t just arrive at a conclusion about what you might get with a smoothie based on only three ingredients. The next recipe is not just easy to make but full of nourishment as well. You don’t even need to bring all the mentioned fruits to make it, as it can be prepared with some leftover fruits at home as well.

The nutrition profile of this mouth-watering smoothie is quite rich, as it’s high in calcium, making it a food for good bone health and good for pregnant ladies as well. Plus, it’s also gluten-free, so you need not worry while consuming it if you’ve had an immune reaction to eating gluten.

It tastes best when blended with some seasonal delights, such as raspberries and blueberries, that carry a fresh sweetness with them. Plus, these berries are also rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and various antioxidants while being low on the calorie side, making them a must in your smoothie.

Ingredients(For 2 Servings)

Name Quantity
Nonfat plain yoghourt 3/4 cup
Pure fruit juice 1/2 cup
Fresh or frozen fruits like raspberries, blueberries, pineapple or peaches 1.5 cup

Recipe: Start by putting the plain yoghurt with juice in a blender until it smooths out, and add the fruits to it while it’s running until they also get smooth, and it’ll be ready for consumption. For those preferring a bit of texture and crunch on top, they prefer adding some finely chopped fruits on top while serving this smoothie.

Total Calorie Count: 279 calories per serving.

5. Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Based on an ancient grain from South America and a global superfood, i.e., quinoa, this salad needs a taste test from your end for sure. It is highly rich in vitamin B and minerals and also carries a lot of antioxidants and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Plus, leading the race of whole grains, Quinoa really moves in its own lane, earning it the title of superfood.

This salad, once prepared, becomes a rich source of healthy carbs and a meatless protein option for diabetic patients. This salad is also a good option for those who’re looking to lose some of their weight. Not only does it get prepared easily, but it can be stored for a while if prepared properly.

The freshness in this recipe comes from fruits such as navel oranges and blueberries, making it an appetising delicacy to try. So, do try out this healthy salad as a smart carbohydrate choice for your breakfast meal and see yourself climbing up the ladder of health.

Ingredients(For 4 Servings)

Name Quantity
Quinoa, rinsed, drained 135g
Water 330ml
Navel oranges 2
Ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp
Pepitas 2 tbsp
Almonds, chopped 2 tbsp
Fresh blueberries 125g
Yoghurt, to serve 190g

Recipe: Begin the recipe by placing the quinoa and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it starts boiling. Reduce the heat once done and cover it for around 12 minutes, or till all the water has evaporated and the quinoa is cooked as well. Now place this cooked quinoa in a large bowl and let it cool for a while.

Now add the peeled oranges, half of the blueberries, cinnamon, pepitas, and almonds to the cooked quinoa and mix it properly. Then divide this ready meal into different bowls and blob with the yoghurt. For extra flavour, I prefer sprinkling some cinnamon over it.

Total Calorie Count: 211 calories per serving.

Related : Look at these amazing healthy salad recipes that will help you on your weight loss journey.

6. Mexican Bean And Sweet Potato Bowl

Mexican Bean And Sweet Potato Bowl

For those looking to begin their health journey with a smart breakfast choice, the Mexican bean and sweet potato bowl is perfect for them. Topped with a fried egg and avocado makes it even healthier and more delicious at the same time. This health bowl is full of vitamins and other essential nutrients, making it a must-try  meal.

This salad effortlessly combines taste and health in a single bowl after being based on Mexican flavours. Plus, being based on staple items found in everyone’s pantry, it can be prepared easily within just a few minutes.

Sweet potato being one of its heroic ingredients makes it an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, fibres, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and selenium. Upon regular consumption, it is also likely to have a positive impact on the eyesight of an individual. Supporting it are the black beans, which might support the act of strengthening bones and protecting the heart as well.

Ingredients(For 4 Servings)

Name Quantity
Sweet potato 500g
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Red onion, finely chopped 1
Garlic cloves, crushed 2
Paprika 1 tbsp
Ground cumin 1 tbsp
Vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped 2
Black beans, rinsed, drained 400g
Eggs 4
Baby rocket 100g
Avocado, roughly mashed 1/5
Hot chilli sauce 2 tbsp

Recipe: Start by preheating the oven to 200°C or 180°C and placing a baking tray along with baking paper in it. Now place the sweet potatoes in it, spray some oil on them, and let it bake for around 25 minutes until they turn golden and tender.

In another large pan, heat some oil, add onions, and stir for around 5 minutes, or until they soften up. Now add paprika, garlic, and cumin to it and cook while stirring continuously. Now add black beans and tomatoes to it and let it cook for another 5 minutes until the tomato gets softened. Now mash the beans with a fork roughly so that they get a nice texture.

In another pan, heat some oil and fry the eggs over medium heat until they get cooked to your liking. Now you can just divide the whole of the prepared sweet potato and bean mixture into different bowls and top them up with the baby rocket leaves, fried eggs, and some avocado with some chilli sauce drizzled all over them.

Total Calorie Count: 276 calories per serving.

7. Pea & Haloumi Fritters

Pea & Haloumi Fritters

Once created by Native Americans, fritters are now enjoyed in various forms all around the globe. One such form is by preparing these delicacies with peas combined with other essential ingredients, such as haloumi. Not just for some, but for many Aussie households, pea and haloumi fritters are their top breakfast dishes to prepare at home.

So if you’re up to trying something new, give these fritters a try, and you won’t regret doing it. Peas, being the main part of this recipe, take the limelight as they are a great source of zinc, vitamins C and E, and other essential antioxidants that work really well to strengthen an individual’s immune system.

Haloumi, along with making this dish really tasty, also carries lots of health benefits, such as being high in calcium and high in protein and fat contents as well. In addition to that, it could also diminish the chances of facing the problem of type 2 diabetes. For those preferring a lacto-vegetarian diet, it is one of the best options that they could go with.

Ingredients(make around 20 fritters)

Name Quantity
Frozen peas 300g
Eggs 3
Self raising flour 150g
Milk 60 ml
Halloumi, coarsely grated 80g
Shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced 3
Dill, fresh, chopped 1 tbsp
Olive oil 60 ml
Lemon wedges 2-3
Dill, whole for serving 2-3 stems

Recipe: First, cook the peas in a large pan with boiling water. After they get cooked, drain them and blend them in a food processor until they form a coarse puree, and let them cool for a while.

Now take a bowl, whisk the eggs in it, and add the filtered flour to it. Now add haloumi, shallot, milk, dill, and pea puree to it and season it with pepper while stirring until it gets combined wholly.

At this stage, heat some oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add around 5 tablespoons of the prepared batter. Make sure to cook for around 3 minutes on each side until it gets fully cooked. Repeat this process until the whole of the batter gets fully utilised, and at last, serve it with lemon and dill stems at the top.

Total Calorie Count: 80 calories per fritter.

8. Breakfast Muesli Muffins

Breakfast Muesli Muffins

These easy-to-carry muffins are one of the most delicious breakfast options that one can go with. They are really a guilt-free breakfast treat that is fully packed with numerous nutrition-rich ingredients, such as muesli, eggs, and much more. Due to their easy preparation, they are really a delightful way to kick-start your day.

The presence of muesli in them takes the nutrition level of these muffins to a whole new level, as they are a much better option to choose than rolled oats. It’s one of the best breakfast options for everyone who’s on a weight-loss diet, has issues such as diabetes, or is pregnant.

Added as a combining agent, buttermilk works wonders when it comes to being an excellent source of calcium, aiding in the process of strengthening the bones and teeth. Not just for the body structure, but calcium is crucial for conserving the blood’s signalling systems.

Ingredients(make around 12 muffins)

Name Quantity
Eggs 2
Buttermilk 250 ml
Olive oil 60 ml
Honey 2 tbsp
Muesli Around 250g
Plain flour Around 165g
Bicarbonate of soda ⅕ cup

Recipe: Prepare your oven by heating it to 200°C and taking aside a muffin pan with around 12 paper cases. Now begin by whisking buttermilk, eggs, oil, and honey in a bowl and adding some orange juice to it. Now take a different bowl and add flour, muesli, and soda to it. Add some finely grated orange rind to it.

Now combine both of these prepared mixtures and mix properly using a wooden spoon. At times, this mix might turn out to be lumpy and not evenly mixed. Now transfer this mixture into paper cases and bake for around 20 minutes, or until they get completely cooked. Let them cool for a while before consuming them.

Total Calorie Count: 227 calories per serving.


All these recipes were low on calorie count but high on nutrition, making them essential for your breakfast. Those eating these recipes in their daily lives need not keep an eye on their health charts. Plus, preparing these recipes will save a lot of potential time of yours that can be used somewhere else.

Whether you’re getting late for school or work, these vegetarian and non-vegetarian morning meals need a taste test from your end. So, don’t hesitate and show what you’ve got for your cooking skills by trying out any of the above-given recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is 350 calories good for breakfast?

A 350-calorie-based breakfast is good for those who’re looking to lose some weight. It’s also a perfect option for those who do a desk job.

How many calories should I eat for breakfast on a diet?

Your calorie intake must be based on your fitness goal. Still, taking a first meal with calories ranging between 300 and 400 would be the best option for them.

Is 300 calories for breakfast good for weight loss?

Yes, consuming anywhere between 300 and 350 calories in breakfast would be the best option for those aiming for weight loss.

How many calories should I eat for breakfast on a diet?

It depends on what kind of diet you are on. Still, as most people prefer losing weight while on a diet, their daily calorie intake must be between 300 and 350 calories when it comes to breakfast.

Should breakfast be high or low-calorie?

A well-balanced breakfast meal contains anywhere between 300 and 500 calories, making it highly nutritious, and it must be based on healthy fats, protein, and fibre-rich carbs.

What is the lowest-calorie breakfast to eat?

Some of the best low-calorie breakfasts to consume include a breakfast smoothie, breakfast muesli muffin, quinoa salad, and much more.

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