300-Calorie Breakfasts

Jumpstart your day with one of these light and healthy morning meals.
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Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

8 Better Breakfasts

Watching the calories in your breakfast doesn't mean limiting your creativity. Try these inspiring sweet and savory ideas — they're easy to make, fun to eat and none clock in over 300 calories. 

Egg-and-Cheese-Stuffed Baked Potato

Cook 1 large beaten egg in a nonstick skillet in 1 teaspoon melted butter; season with salt and pepper. Split 1 small warm baked potato and stuff with the scrambled egg. Top with 1 tablespoon shredded Cheddar and some sliced scallions.

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chia Toast

Spread 1 piece whole-grain toast with 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter. Slice 1 small banana into thin rounds and arrange on the toast. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons chia seeds and some ground cinnamon.

Pesto and Parmesan Eggs

Cook 2 large eggs sunny-side up in a nonstick skillet in 1/2 tablespoon melted butter; season with salt and pepper. Slide onto a plate and top with 1 tablespoon pesto, 1 sliced pickled cherry pepper and 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan.

Breakfast Yogurt Sundae

Use a fork to crush up 1/3 cup fresh raspberries with 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup until saucy. Scoop 1 cup 2-percent Greek yogurt into a bowl and top with the raspberry sauce, 1/4 cup blueberries and 1 tablespoon chopped roasted almonds.

Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Tortilla

Top one 6 1/2-inch flour tortilla with 2 tablespoons shredded Swiss cheese and 1 chopped piece cooked bacon. Broil until the cheese melts. Top with 2 tablespoons diced avocado; season with salt and pepper. Add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.

Pistachio and Pomegranate Oatmeal Bowl

Top 1 cup cooked oatmeal (prepared with water) with 2 tablespoons 2-percent Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds and 1 tablespoon roasted pistachios. Drizzle on 2 teaspoons honey and finish with a sprinkle of ground cardamom. 

Spicy Sausage Waffle Sandwich

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons shredded Pepper Jack cheese on a toasted buttermilk waffle. Broil until the cheese melts. Cut the waffle in half and top one half with 2 small tomato slices tomato; season with salt and pepper and then add a halved cooked sausage patty. Make a sandwich with the remaining waffle half. 

Tropical Green Smoothie

Blend 1 cup each pineapple chunks and chopped kale, 1/2 cup green grapes, 1 tablespoon each extra-virgin coconut oil and lemon juice, 1 small coin fresh ginger and 2 teaspoons ground flax seed.