Light and easy meal ideas and recipes.

Breakfast

  • Bacon and Eggs

    Bacon and Eggs

    Points: 1
    Calories: 185

    I used 2 slices of Butterball Thin and Crispy turkey bacon, chopped up with a little scallions, fresh dill, salt and pepper. 1 point for the 4 halves shown here. You can have this as a snack or breakfast.

     

    To get the middle of the eggs slightly soft and undercooked, submerge them into a bowl of cold water immediately after boiling (more detailed directions below).

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  • Banana Bread

    Banana Bread

    Points: 3 (per slice)
    Calories: 135

    This is good with a little spread of peanut butter or PB2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Recipe makes 16 slices. 3 points per slice, or 5 points for 2 slices.

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  • Artichoke Frittata

    Artichoke Frittata

    Points: 1 per quarter
    Calories: 119

    Whip this up in about 15 minutes. This delicious frittata is just 1 point per quarter, or 4 points for the whole thing (if you can finish it). I get the frozen artichoke hearts at Trader Joe's. Reference video for demonstration.

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  • No Bake Snack Bars

    No Bake Snack Bars

    Points: 4 per bar
    Calories: 117

    A tasty, chewy grab-and-go snack or breakfast. You can whip these up in less than 30 minutes. To prevent burning, melt the marshmellows the same way you would chocolate. Place a bowl on top of simmering water and place the marshmallows in the bowl. See video for demonstration. Recipe makes 8 servings.

     

    You can buy the Puffed Corn Cereal here and the Puffed Wheat Cereal here

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  • Mini Apple Pies

    Mini Apple Pies

    Points: 3
    Calories: 212

    These delicious mini apple pies make a good breakfast, snack or dessert. You can serve them at parties and no one will suspect they are lightened up. The apples need a little head start in cooking because the pie crusts bake rather fast. Recipe makes 12 mini apple pies.

     

    You can find and buy the Bisquick Heart Healthy Mix here.

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  • Yogurt Parfaits

    Yogurt Parfaits

    Points: 3
    Calories: 150

    The puffed wheat in this recipe is a bit easier on your daily calorie budget than rolled oats. Recipe makes 3 servings.

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  • Stuffed Bagels

    Stuffed Bagels

    Points: 4
    Calories: 406

    I used scrambled eggs and light mozzarella in this batch, but if it's your first time making these, pre-cooked turkey bacon and shredded cheese is a little easier. Do not put too much stuffing in these, because the skin will likely break and make a big mess in the oven. Recipe makes 4 stuffed bagels.

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  • Oatmeal Bars

    Oatmeal Bars

    Points: 4
    Calories: 185

    These oatmeal bars are very easy to make. They have a very soft gooey texture because of the oatmeal. You can make these in advance - store them in the refrigerator, then heat them up. But they are best if you eat them the day you make them. If I'm on the go, I'll pack this up with a hard boiled egg or some fruit. For the apples in this recipe, Granny Smith is good or another type of baking apple. Recipe makes 8 bars using an 8" x 8" square pan.

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  • Carrot Cake Muffins

    Carrot Cake Muffins

    Points: 5
    Calories: 178

    These are super moist, soft and delicious. Not quite sweet enough to be considered a cupcake though. No artificial sweeteners used. Recipe makes 20 muffins. I have one of these with eggs and fruit in the morning to make it a more filling breakfast.

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  • Blueberry Lemon Cream Breakfast Bombs

    Blueberry Lemon Cream Breakfast Bombs

    Points: 4
    Calories: 166

    No artificial sweeteners used here. These are super creamy and light. I recommend using "Skim Plus" skim milk for these because it's creamier than regular skim milk, but regular skim milk is fine. Be sure to use Bisquick for the flour on the crust. If you use regular self-rising flour, they will taste like lemon cream calzones. Recipe makes 12 Breakfast Bombs.

     

    You can find and purchase the Bisquick Heart Healthy Mix here.

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  • Eggs & Turkey Bacon Sandwich

    Eggs & Turkey Bacon Sandwich

    Points: 4
    Calories: 342

    I make the bagels for this on meal-prep day. Sometimes I assemble the sandwiches and freeze them so I can just heat them up and go. Other times, I freeze just the bagels, and defrost on the day I'm eating it - then add the eggs and bacon that day.

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  • Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Points: 3 (for 2 portions)
    Calories: 185

    Recipe makes 12 Egg Bakes in total.

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  • Breakfast Cones

    Breakfast Cones

    Points: 1 - 2
    Calories: 135

    These make a cute hand-held breakfast for the kids. Nutrition info based on 1 cone with Canadian bacon.

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  • Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Points: 3 points (for 2 sticks)
    Calories: 244

    I was racking my brain trying to figure out grab and go breakfasts that aren't eggs. These are really good and only 3 points on WW for two of them. Recipe makes 12 sticks. You can freeze these and pop them in the toaster oven when you're ready to eat them. They freeze and re-heat well.

    Nutritional information based on a 2-stick serving.

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  • French Toast

    French Toast

    Points: 2
    Calories: 243

    This is just like french toast you would normally make, but I skipped any butter, oil and syrup. Instead I just heated some blueberries on the stove top to bring out the sweetness in the berries, so it acted as a type of syrup on the French Toast. 

     

    Recipe and nutritional information based on 2 slices.

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  • Bagels

    Bagels

    Points: 3 (each)
    Calories: 225

    To get a chewy, tasty bagel, I boil these in water with a little bit of brown sugar. You can skip the boiling part - but I like them better boiled. Use Fage yogurt - that is fresh out of the container. If there is any liquid sitting in the yogurt container, pour it out. I try to get a smooth skin when I'm rolling out the shape of the bagel dough. The smoother they are in dough form, the smoother the bagels will be when they come out of the oven.

     

    The brown sugar used in this recipe may add calories to the bagel. I'm not 100% sure how much of the sugar is actually absorbed into the bagel when boiling. Recipe makes 8 bagels.

     

    You can find and purchase a Dough Cutter here.

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  • English Muffin with Scrambled Eggs

    English Muffin with Scrambled Eggs

    Points: 4
    Calories: 271

    Nothing revolutionary here. But it beats the drive-through version. I keep this in my breakfast line up because it's a tasty, quick option for busy work-day mornings. Hopefully one day I can quit my day job and just cook and manage this blog for a living instead. Until then, I'll be packing this up in a brown bag and eating it in the car when I'm running late.

     

    Nutritional information excludes banana.

     

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  • Waffle Iron Hashbrowns and Eggs

    Waffle Iron Hashbrowns and Eggs

    Points: 2 points per quarter
    Calories: 153

    To get these hashbrowns crispy, I let the water drain out of them. It takes a little inactive waiting time, but the hashbrowns come out too soft otherwise.

     

    You can find and purchase the waffle iron I use here.

     

    Nutrition information based on 1/4 waffle hashbrown (excludes eggs).

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  • Eggs and Avacado on Crusty Sourdough

    Eggs and Avacado on Crusty Sourdough

    Points: 6
    Calories: 162

    I make my own sour dough bread, but you can purchase a nice crusty rustic loaf from your local bakery. You can pair this with any fruit of your choice for a more filling meal.

     

    Nutrition information estimated based on 1 medium slice of rye bread.

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