6 Delicious Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

Updated: Feb. 09, 2017

Having your morning meal at night is often a quick, healthy, and inexpensive to perk up your go-to dinner menu. It’s a fast way to get a hot, healthy meal on the table; it lets you use up hodge-podge fridge items; and you can work in healthy foods you’d be unlikely to have for dinner otherwise. Consider these variations on breakfast classics.


Veggie Strata

This tasty egg strata recipe from Prevention.com is chock-full of antioxidant-rich broccoli and onions, which lend a savory note. Multigrain bread lends extra fiber, and even with eggs and cheese this hearty breakfast-for-dinner idea still comes in at under 300 calories per serving.


Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

With hashbrowns, ham, bacon, or sausage, and a layer of onions, peppers, and cheese, this hearty breakfast casserole recipe satisfies as a cozy fall dinner. Make it leaner by adding more veggies, using low-fat cheese, or swapping in turkey bacon or chicken sausage to cut fat and calories. If you prep the ingredients the night before, it’s effortless assembly in the morning.


Healthy French Toast

If mornings are too hectic to whip up delicious French toast, make it part of an evening meal. It doesn’t get much simpler than this low-key, healthy French toast recipe as breakfast for dinner. With only 160 calories per serving, you can easily add a cup of yogurt for extra protein and nutrients.


Shallot-Mushroom Quiche

Quiches can provide a tasty serving of fiber- and antioxidant-packed veggies alongside filling protein from eggs; and you can start with a premade crust to save on time and effort. In this vegetarian quiche from Delish.com, mushrooms stand out with their antiviral and anti-cancer effects. Pair with a green salad to introduce even more nutrients to this breakfast-for-dinner meal.


Corn Cake Pancakes

This savory version of corn-based pancakes pairs nicely with salsa and sour cream. Corn contains antioxidants and packs 6 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein in a half-cup serving; this breakfast-for-dinner recipe might even work for Sunday brunch, too.

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Frittata with Salmon and Scallions

Even if you dislike salmon, try this low-fat frittata recipe from Prevention.com with a smoked version of the omega-3-rich fish; you’ll get 10 grams of protein for only 186 calories per serving! Round out your breakfast-for-dinner meal with a side salad for extra veggies and serve Greek yogurt and berries for dessert.

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