Start your day off right with these Mediterranean breakfast ideas and recipes

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Sue Heikkinen
Sue Heikkinen, MS, RDN, CDCES, BC-ADM, ACE-PT - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Educator

Stay satisfied all morning with these Mediterranean breakfast ideas featuring the best of this healthy eating style.

Mediterranean breakfast ideas

For a perfect combination of satisfaction and health benefits, try these Mediterranean breakfast ideas

You know a healthy breakfast is an important start to your day. And you probably also know that a Mediterranean diet-full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and healthy fats and oils-helps fight inflammation and promotes whole-body health. Try these tasty Mediterranean breakfast ideas to energize you and keep you satisfied all morning.

Fruits and whole grains

Many healthy breakfasts start with fruits and whole grains. Choose high-fiber, minimally processed grains and a variety of colorful, antioxidant-rich fruits.



Although not a typical breakfast food for many people, high-fiber beans offer protein for sustained energy, necessary to power through busy mornings. Check out some ideas to make them a weekly part of your healthy Mediterranean breakfast.



Nuts and seeds offer healthy unsaturated fat, helping increase the sense of satisfaction while supporting heart health. Among Mediterranean breakfast ideas, they can be the most flexible, tossing into and topping almost anything. They are rich in potassium and magnesium, needed for proper nerve function and healthy blood vessels.



Begin your day deliciously Mediterranean with avocados! A versatile source of healthy, monounsaturated fat, avocados contain vitamin E and potassium.


Eggs with added veggies

An easy protein source, eggs provide a simple alternative to processed meats like bacon or sausage. They pair well with a serving (or more) of veggies.


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