Is anything more romantic than bringing your true love breakfast in bed? How about serving a meal that’s as healthy as it is tasty? Your sweetheart will be overjoyed by these uncommonly delicious Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas, made with ingredients that fill you up and keep you well-nourished.
The options include popular dishes like French toast, waffles and eggs, along with more sophisticated fare such as crepes and blintzes. They’re all sure to make your Valentine’s Day morning memorable, but you can enjoy them on any occasion when you want a breakfast that’s out of the ordinary.
French toast is a favorite choice for any special breakfast but preparing it can be complicated and time-consuming. This version is easier to make and it fills your kitchen with the pleasing aromas of cinnamon and vanilla as it bakes in the oven.
The base of mashed bananas and cubes of whole wheat bread are high in fiber, so you stay full all morning. If you’re only serving two people, you can refrigerate and reheat the rest throughout the week. Get the full Baked Berry French Toast Casserole recipe here! >
Lighter and thinner than pancakes, crepes are topped with sweet or savory fillings and rolled into plump tubes. To make this tempting breakfast treat, you add unsweetened cocoa powder to the whole wheat batter to give the crepes a chocolaty taste and look.
Inside, spread a blend of cream cheese and Greek yogurt flavored with vanilla and natural sweetener. Tuck in banana slices for more flavor and fiber, fold and serve. Click here for the Rise and Dine Chocolate Crepes recipe! >
Toast can be centerpiece of an exciting breakfast, not just a side dish. Start with multigrain bread, which has a nutty flavor and nice, chewy texture. After it turns warm and crisp in the toaster, spoon on creamy part skim ricotta, a low-fat cheese that’s loaded with protein.
Fresh fruit, such as berries and mango slices, add sweet and tart flavors. A drizzle of honey sweetens it further. You can sprinkle on your choice of chopped nuts for an extra punch of PowerFuel. Learn how to make Fruit and Honey Ricotta Toast here! >
Bakery muffins can be so high in calories and sugar, you might as well eat cupcakes for breakfast. But don’t do that! Instead, make these soft and tasty muffins and stay on track to your weight loss goal.
You use whole wheat pastry flour, which is higher in fiber. Mixing in applesauce ensures the muffins come out moist, while fresh cherries add a sweet spark. The recipe makes 12, so you’re sure to have plenty to pull out later for a quick breakfast or coffee break snack. Click here for the Cherry Almond Muffins recipe! >
Like quiche only much easier to make, these breakfast bites feature light and fluffy eggs and melted cheddar cheese. We add bell peppers and spinach for flavor and for extra nutrition.
You make the crust just by toasting whole wheat bread in a muffin tin, so you’re not fussing with pastry dough. Best of all, these filling cups are ready to eat in less than 30 minutes, or just enough time to lounge in bed before the first meal of the day. Get the full Baked Egg and Toast Cups recipe here! >
If you love the taste of French onion soup, here’s a savory breakfast that brings together the very same flavors. The base is a naan flatbread, the chewy Indian-style bread. It’s topped with lots of caramelized onions and melted Swiss cheese, along with an egg to bump up the protein level.
We also like to include broccolini, a crunchy green vegetable, but you could use mushrooms, bell peppers or any non-starchy vegetables you like. Learn how to make this French Onion Breakfast Naan Flatbread here! >
Crisp on the outside yet fluffy on the inside, waffles couldn’t be any better, right? Well, what if you add real chocolate flavor to them? It’s simple to do with this recipe and you can enjoy them without derailing your weight loss progress.
The batter starts with whole wheat flour, a SmartCarb that’s high in fiber. Then you blend in both unsweetened cocoa powder and melted chocolate. Finish the dish with chocolate’s perfect partner, slices of fresh strawberries. Click here for the full Chocolate Strawberry Waffles recipe! >
Fresh cinnamon rolls turn any breakfast into a special event but beware of the excess calories and sugar in the heat-and-eat tube of dough from the supermarket. Instead, make your own and you can be sure they’ll fit into your Nutrisystem weight loss plan.
You use whole wheat pastry flour and coconut sugar for the dough and cinnamon-flavored, unsweetened applesauce in the filling. The glaze is made with real cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract, and it’s smooth and gooey, just like you expect. Learn how to make these Classic Cinnamon Rolls here! >
Skip the ho-hum bowls of oatmeal and share these chewy and filling cookies with your sweetheart. They’re flavored with cinnamon, honey, applesauce and vanilla, plus fresh raspberries for a pop of sweetness and bright red color.
Chopped walnuts add crunch and a bit of protein to every bite. For a tender touch, shape the cookies into hearts before baking. Get the full Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie recipe here! >
Here’s the perfect way to enjoy pancakes in bed. They’re made in a mini muffin pan and come out in bite-size portions—no forks and knives necessary.
We flavored the whole wheat batter with cinnamon and whole blueberries, but you can make them your way with other berries, coconut flakes, nuts or seeds, or even stevia-sweetened mini chocolate chips. Any way you do it, you’ve got a filling breakfast and minimal clean-up when you’re done. Click here to learn how to make Mini Pancake Bites! >
Blintzes are a classic brunch dish that is sure to give your Valentine’s breakfast a special touch. Like crepes, blintzes are made with thinner, lighter versions of pancakes.
In this recipe, the batter starts with whole wheat pastry flour. After the blintzes are cooked, they’re filled with a blend of ricotta and cream cheeses, flavored with lemon juice and zest. Our favorite topping is a homemade blackberry sauce that’s sweet and tart, but you can use other kinds of fruit and chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans. Check out this Blackberry Cheese Blintz recipe here! >
We’ve taken an ordinary avocado toast and turned into a delicious medley of flavors and textures. The eggs are light and fluffy and they blend together your choice of non-starchy veggies. We use bell peppers and onions for fresh taste and a load of potent nutrients, but you can pick any that you and sweetheart like.
The best part? This breakfast is shaped like a heart! It’s the perfect way to show your special someone you care. Get this adorable Avocado Egg Love Toast recipe here! >
Let’s start with the chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans. They add no flavor, but the beans keep these muffins moist, high in fiber and gluten free.
Maple syrup, vanilla extract, and unsweetened cocoa powder give them a sweet and chocolaty taste. Mix in chopped walnuts for a bit of crunch and protein. Serve with coffee or, for more protein, a glass of skim milk. Find out how to make Chocolate Walnut Chickpea Muffins here! >
Custard toast has become a viral sensation that has inspired lots of fresh takes. We created a version that’s as rich and flavorful as the original but better suited to your weight loss diet.
We used multigrain sourdough bread, which has a lightly nutty taste and a pleasantly chewy texture. It’s topped with a creamy blend of Greek yogurt, an egg, honey and vanilla. Add your choice of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries for extra sweetness.
We put it in the air fryer so it comes our warm and crisp, but you can make it in the toaster oven, too. Sprinkle on crushed pistachios and chocolaty cacao nips for the finishing touch to your celebration breakfast. Get this Air Fryer Yogurt Custard Toast recipe here! >