The Mediterranean diet is among the most popular, according to the U.S. News and World Report. With research and studies backing its heart-healthy benefits, what's not to love about it?
The basics of the Mediterranean diet are simple: prioritize fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and lean protein sources (like fish, poultry, and low-fat dairy). Olive oil is the preferred fat for the Mediterranean diet, rather than butter.
If you are not sure what to make for breakfast following the Mediterranean diet, here are Mediterranean diet breakfast ideas! Each idea below links to a step-by-step recipe.
Whole grains are essential to the Mediterranean diet, and quick oats are an easy meal option for busy mornings. Below are quick breakfast options with easy oatmeal recipes.
Fruits and Nuts
Many countries in the Mediterranean region naturally follow the Mediterranean diet. Here are a few Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes with Mediterranean roots.
Other Breakfast Ideas
Avocado toast is a simple and nutritious breakfast made with toasted whole-grain bread (or white bread) and crushed avocado. Top avocado toast with a soft boiled egg or hard-boiled egg, or drizzle avocado with olive oil, a squeeze of lime and flaked sea salt. Or, swap this garlic guacamole recipe for plain avocado to elevate things a bit.
A toasted English muffin with a poached egg is a delicious and quick recipe. Serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to add some healthy fats.
Fruit bowls are a great way to get plenty of fruits. Use any combination of strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, papaya, pineapple, banana, apples, pears, grapes, pomegranate arils, and cantaloupe.