13 heart-healthy breakfast recipes to help reduce inflammation

13 heart-healthy breakfast recipes to help reduce inflammation

A true breakfast of champions is healthy for the heart. Each of these recipes meets our heart-healthy nutritional benchmarks by being low in sodium and saturated fat to help you align with your goals. Plus, they’re packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats to help reduce symptoms of inflammation like joint pain, digestive issues, and high blood pressure. Recipes like our Spinach and Egg Scrambled with Raspberries and our Mango Almond Smoothie will help you start your day refreshed, energized and satisfied.

Apple, Bacon, and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles

These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers to enjoy later.

Mango Almond Smoothie Bowl

For this healthy smoothie bowl recipe, be sure to use frozen (not fresh) fruit to keep the texture thick, creamy and frosty.

Spinach and scrambled eggs with raspberries

Jen Causey

This quick scrambled egg with hearty bread is one of the best breakfasts for weight loss. Combine protein-packed eggs and superfood raspberries with whole-wheat toast filling and nutrient-packed spinach. The protein and fiber help fill you up and keep you going throughout the morning.

Really green smoothie

The combination of kale and avocado makes this healthy smoothie recipe extra green. Chia seeds pack a heart-healthy punch of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Breakfast sandwich with egg, spinach and cheddar cheese

Photographer: Brie Goldman, Food Stylist: Holly Dreesman

Fill up on this ultra-quick egg, spinach, and cheddar breakfast sandwich. It’s not only quick, but there’s a good chance you already have the ingredients on hand you’ll need to put it together, so you can skip a trip to the store before your busy workweek.

Homemade natural greek yogurt

Learning how to make Greek yogurt at home is easy with this simple recipe. Start by making homemade yogurt; heat the milk, combine it with a little already fermented yoghurt and let it rest in a warm place until the milk turns into yoghurt. Making protein-rich Greek yogurt requires one more step than regular yogurt: Straining the yogurt to thicken it. You can add leftover liquid, also known as whey, to smoothies, or you can use it in place of buttermilk in baking.

Southwestern breakfast quesadilla

Pico de gallo and cheesy eggs make this quick breakfast flavorful and satisfying.

Microwave poached egg breakfast beans

In Costa Rica, this popular breakfast bean dish is called gallo pinto, which means spotted rooster, referring to the dark beans amidst the pale rice. We’re calling for cooked barley here, but you can use any leftover cooked grain you may have on hand.

Scrambled Eggs With Sausage

Start your day off right with these scrambled eggs. This recipe includes eggs, turkey sausage, and cheese; packing 14 grams of protein per serving. Quick and easy to prepare, it is the perfect solution for breakfast.

Oatmeal with fruit and nuts

Alexander Shytsmann

This healthy, protein-packed breakfast recipe gets a hint of sweetness from the apple and crunch from the nuts. Feel free to pick your favorite fruit (try berries or pears) and nuts (perhaps almonds or pistachios) to customize your healthy oatmeal.

Yogurt with blueberries and honey

A simple combination of Greek-style yogurt and blueberries gets an extra sweetness from golden honey. It’s the perfect balance of protein and fiber to keep you energized.

Vanilla Cranberry Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight oats can streamline your morning routine while still providing a filling and nutritious breakfast. You can prepare it in a 2-cup jar or other to-go container if you usually carry breakfast.

Whole grain bagel with peanut butter

Swap a typical bagel for a mini whole grain bagel for a low-calorie, high-fiber breakfast. Pair it with peanut butter to keep you fuller for longer.

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