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6 Delicious Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest