Called "brinner," breakfast for dinner is a fun once-in-a-while tradition. But we're calling for a new routine -- dinner for breakfast. From breakfast pizzas to morning tacos, you'll stay satiated until lunch with these fun twists on favorite suppers. Even better, the recipes include more protein than your typical bowl of oatmeal, and they also offer creative ways to pack even more veggies and greens into your diet.
1. Breakfast Sushi With Red Pepper Dipping Sauce
This low-carb breakfast pairs bacon and eggs in an inventive way that's easy to take with you -- or share. Used to wrap the sushi instead of nori sheets, collard leaves have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When you want a grab-and-go breakfast, simply wrap up the whole roll and eat like a burrito instead of cutting into bite-size pieces. Leftover dipping sauce can be used with steamed or grilled vegetables as a snack or part of another meal.
2. Waffles With Feta and Smoked Salmon
Here, savory open-face waffles make a delicious platform for creamy, tangy goat cheese and delicate strips of smoked salmon. Research suggests that goat cheese can be easier to digest and enable an increased absorption of iron and calcium, while smoked salmon is a tasty way to get omega-3s. This is a quick breakfast meal that is good any time of day. Pair it with soup, fruit or a salad, and you can keep any leftover batter in the fridge for several days.
3. Kale Fruit Salad With Blueberry Dressing
Kale shines for breakfast in this fun fruit salad. Adding the toasted sunflower seeds and a blueberry dressing to the tofu and greens creates a light yet filling salad that is quite colorful too. If you are trying to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet, this is a tasty and colorful way to do it.
4. Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza With Cinnamon Honey Drizzle
Whole grains become more digestible with soaking, but they retain their nutritional profile far better than using flour, which can oxidize rapidly. This gluten-free crust has a bit of tanginess from the quinoa, so be sure to rinse it to wash off the bitter saponin and bring out the sweetness of the combo instead. The almond-milk cream cheese has less fat, and its fresh flavor sparkles with the honey drizzle. The taste is deliciously more decadent than it really is.
Breakfast Pasta With Avocado Sauce
Bet you never thought of using leftover pasta for breakfast. This particular version gives your brain the fuel it needs to power through a busy morning. The lemony avocado sauce is bright and refreshing. One regular avocado is more than just quality fat: There are approximately three grams of protein as well as some B vitamins and trace minerals in this wonderful fruit. Tarragon is supportive for digestion, so all together the ingredients in this creation take eggs to a whole new place.
Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos
Tofu is known to be a cooling food in many traditional cultures, making it a promising start on a hot morning. With a nice, egg-like consistency, it absorbs the flavors of seasonings like cumin, a member of the carrot family that aids in digestion. Of course, you can also use eggs in this quick-cooking breakfast dish for a similar effect.
Bali-Inspired Chicken, Egg and Rice
Having a stir-fry for breakfast makes great use of leftovers, and it's a quick, protein-packed start to the day. This gluten-free dish fuels both your muscles and your brain. You can easily make variations of this recipe with any vegetables that you enjoy. Red curry paste has shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it a smart seasoning to pair with eggs as an alternative to hot sauce or ketchup.