9 Healthy Mexican Breakfast Ideas (from a Latina Dietitian)

I came up with 9 healthy Mexican breakfast ideas, to make your mornings easier (and tastier). 

As a dietitian, the biggest mistake I see my clients make is skipping breakfast. They tell me they’re too busy in the mornings, or maybe just not hungry enough. 

But I’ve seen time and time again that starting your morning off with something nutritious makes a huge difference in the rest of your day. And as a Latina dietitian, that’s why I love to recommend healthy Mexican options like huevos ahogados or nopales for breakfast. 

So if you’re looking for a healthy breakfast with your favorite Mexican flavors, look no further! I came up with 9 authentic, tasty Mexican recipes that will start your day off on the right food.

Let’s dive in!

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Why you should eat breakfast

I’ve been a dietitian for over 5 years now. So I can confidently say that the vast (vast) majority of my clients who say they’re not breakfast people, still feel better after they start eating breakfast. 

Eating breakfast can help regulate blood sugar for the rest of the day (1). And people who eat breakfast tend to eat less sugar at night (2). 

But I get it. A lot of people are super rushed in the mornings, or are naturally less hungry in the mornings. 

You don’t have to eat a huge, elaborate breakfast to get the benefits. Something small with at least a serving of protein is a great start!

Need some ideas? Check out my favorite healthy Mexican breakfast ideas below!

The Best Healthy Mexican Breakfasts

  • Huevos ahogados: Don’t forget that salsa can count toward your vegetable servings! Huevos ahogados is a simple egg dish that you can put together in 5-10 minutes if you already have salsa. Serve with corn tortillas for a complete breakfast. 
huevos ahogados in a cast iron skillet
  • Huevos rancheros: Huevos rancheros pair corn tortillas and eggs with refried beans, adding even more protein and fiber. 
huevos rancheros
  • Breakfast tacos: you really can’t go wrong with an egg + tortilla combo. Serve breakfast tacos with avocado slices and salsa to get your veggies in!
3 breakfast tacos on a plate
  • Bionicos: Bionicos are the Mexican street food answer to yogurt parfaits! Pair yogurt and crema with chopped fruit for an easy, nutritious breakfast. 
bionico (mexican yogurt bowl)
  • Huevos con nopales: Nopales are one of my favorite Mexican vegetables! One of the easiest ways to enjoy the health benefits of nopales is to add them to a simple egg scramble. 
huevos con nopales (scrambled eggs with cactus) with a side of corn tortillas.
  • Chilaquiles: Whether you prefer your chilaquiles with eggs, chicken, or beef, you get a hearty combo of protein, carbs, and fiber. Add plenty of salsa to get your veggies in!
chicken chilaquiles in a cast iron skillet
  • Molletes: One of my personal favorites, molletes are open face sandwiches topped with refried beans, cheese, and various veggies. An easy, no-fuss breakfast that checks off all the nutrition requirements to start your day right!
mexican molletes on an orange background topped with avocado and pico de gallo
  • Nopal smoothie: Nopal makes a great addition to a smoothie, with its tangy flavor. My personal favorite nopal smoothie recipe isn’t quite enough for a full breakfast. Consider adding an extra protein!
nopal smoothie with cucumber
  • Banana licuado with cinnamon: If you want a more robust smoothie, check out my banana licuado with cinnamon. This high protein smoothie is quick to make, tasty, and has enough protein to hold you over until lunchtime. 
banana licuado with ingredients surrounding it

Need more Healthy Mexican Meal Ideas?

As a Latina dietitian, I know how hard it is to find nutrition information that includes our favorite Latin American foods!

That’s why I’ve created a meal planning app for Latinas who want to eat healthy and enjoy their favorite foods. You’ll even find some of my favorite healthy Mexican breakfasts in there, like bionicos and molletes!

Ready to get started? Grab a free 1-week sample meal plan to get started. Get your copy when you sign up below.


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