5 Low-Fat Breakfasts

Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. After all, you literally break a fast, fueling your body for the day ahead.

Many people skip breakfast, especially if they're trying to lose weight when, in fact, a more sensible strategy would be to skip dessert or late-night snacks.

Others miss breakfast because they're just too busy. Unfortunately, this sets us up to grab anything and everything when hunger pangs finally kick in.

So begin your day right and spend a little time eating a healthy breakfast, even if it means a little planning ahead. Your body will thank you.

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    Basic Low-Fat Pancakes

    Basic Low-Fat Pancakes

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    Whip up a batch of pancakes in no time with this basic pancake recipe. You can add chopped fruit and complementary spices like pears with cinnamon to the batter. Enjoy with a drizzle of good-quality maple syrup.

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    French Toast

    French Toast

    French toast is a favorite weekend breakfast for many people. If you're concerned about fat and cholesterol, use egg substitute or a combination of eggs and egg whites in place of whole eggs and a dairy-free milk substitute.

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    Low-Fat Crêpes



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    Crêpes are thin pancakes that can be eaten in the same way as pancakes or rolled up with a filling of your choice. If nothing else, enjoy them with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar and a squeeze of lemon.

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    Low-Fat Pumpkin Smoothie

    Pumpkin smoothie

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    This thick and creamy pumpkin smoothie is like chilled pumpkin pie in a glass but without the fat and calories. It makes a delicious and filling liquid breakfast or an energy-boosting snack.

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    Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes

    Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes

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    If you're a pancake lover, try adding a little extra fiber with yummy applesauce oatmeal pancakes. Resist the temptation to top them with butter. A little maple syrup is perfect, or try some warmed applesauce and a sprinkling of cinnamon.