5 Healthy Breakfasts to Fit into Your Schedule

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No matter how staunch your healthy-eating resolve may be, when time is tight, smart choices can take a backseat to simplicity, especially when it comes to breakfast. By planning ahead and keeping your refrigerator stocked with good-for-you ingredients, you can surely turn out lighter dishes in a hurry for the most-important meal of the day.

Read on below for some of Food Network’s top healthy breakfast recipes to get sweet and savory ideas from Rachael Ray and more of your favorite chefs, then browse Food Network’s Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes.

Tropical Breakfast Parfait

With only four ingredients and five minutes, Rachael puts a bright, refreshing spin on the everyday parfait. She layers crisped rice cereal between vanilla yogurt, juicy mandarin oranges and fresh pineapple for texture and extra-special presentation.

Breakfast Burrito

Classic burrito fixings like creamy avocado, pepper Jack cheese and fresh tomatoes shine in this easy-to-prepare morning meal. To make the egg yolks go further in this fluffy scramble, opt for a mixture of four whole eggs plus four additional whites.

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Overnight French Toast Bake

Before you go to bed, prep this casserole by soaking a whole-wheat baguette in a rich mixture of cinnamon and milk, then wake up to a ready-to-bake meal that will feed the whole family.

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Kale and Tomato Eggs Benedict

While most eggs Benedict recipes come packed with calories, this one is surprisingly lean, as it’s made with only a bit of Canadian bacon for flavor and the hollandaise sauce is whipped with light mayonnaise.

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“Hot Chocolate” Banana-Nut Oatmeal

Food Network Kitchen explains that this oatmeal (pictured above) is “like having dessert for breakfast,” but the healthy bonus is that this cocoa-laced bowl is sweetened with honey instead of sugar.