We love breakfast, and literally nothing is better than having breakfast for dinner (specifically when said meal includes decadent foods like chocolate pancakes or French toast). That said, we aren’t always in the mood for sweets in the morning, and sometimes eggs just get old. Well, guess what? Breakfast is just a construct and in reality, you can eat anything you want in the AM. Try these six recipes as egg-and-bacon alternatives for your wake-up meal.
Eggs Aren't Everything
Miso Chicken Noodle Soup
Miso is made from fermented soybeans, which means it's both protein-rich and aids digestion. We like this filling version—make it on Sunday to eat throughout the week, and include the noodles or not—but any miso will do.
Recipe author: Salt & Wind
Shiitake Quinoa Salad
Shiitake mushrooms are heart-healthy, antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory. Quinoa, meanwhile, is one of the only plant foods that's considered a complete protein. Add spinach, green onions and, of course, avocado and you've got a flavorful dish that'll keep you full and energized.
Recipe author: I Am A Food Blog
Prosciutto, Fig & Red Onion Pizza Boat
Pizza for breakfast is far from a revolutionary idea, but we don't think it's necessarily something you need only do when you're hungover. After all, you'd eat the bulk of these ingredients in a breakfast scramble, no? So toss a fried egg on here if it'll make you feel better, and enjoy!
Recipe author: Spoon Fork Bacon
Singapore Sweet Potato Noodles
If you are feeling less than great in the morning, might we suggest the healing power of sweet potatoes in a non-breakfast form? These faux noodles are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants. However, it's important to investigate your sweet potato before you cook with it—American varietals have been bred for sweetness and are high in fructose.
Recipe author: Half-Baked Harvest
Salmon Quinoa Cakes
Salmon is delicious and oh so good for you, and these cakes are easy to make on a Sunday night with leftover salmon to grab and go on Monday morning. You can also serve them over veggies if you want a fully balanced morning meal.
Recipe author: Little Broken
Fluffy Chickpea Scramble
This inventive dish sort of blows our mind, because it mimics the softness of an egg scramble using eggplant and chickpeas, of all things. Serve over roasted sweet potatoes and topped with avocado for a filling, nutrition-packed morning meal that's 100% meat free.
Recipe author: Minimalist Baker