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Summer breakfast recipes

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Bikini body breakfasts

When it's bikini season, a carb-heavy breakfast like waffles, pancakes or bagels is a potential diet disaster. Wearing a skimpy bathing suit and feeling your best requires lighter, healthier foods that are also delicious and satisfying. The following bikini body breakfast tips and recipes will fill you up without filling you out and ensure you keep that beach-worthy physique.

Bikini body breakfast recipes

Summer Berry Smoothie

Serves 1

1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup blueberries
1 (6-ounce) container plain yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup ice cubes

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a large glass and garnish with strawberry slices and blueberries.

Summer Muesli

Serves 4

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup low-fat milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 peaches, peeled and grated
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup low-fat yogurt

1. Combine oats, milk and honey in a bowl and let soak in the refrigerator overnight.

2. When ready to eat, top oat mixture with peaches, pecans and a dollop of yogurt.

Summer Squash Quiche

Serves 6 to 8

1 (12-inch) whole wheat pie crust in a pie plate
1/2 red onion, diced
1 large shallot, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium summer squash or zucchini, sliced
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place pie crust on a baking sheet.

2. Sauté red onion and shallot in olive oil until soft. Mix in squash and cook a few minutes until soft. Spoon vegetable mixture into the bottom of the pie crust.

3. Top vegetables with cheeses and sprinkle with thyme.

4. Combine eggs and half-and-half in a bowl and whisk well. Season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over vegetables.

5. Bake for 45 minutes or until set and golden brown. Serve warm or let cool and refrigerate.

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