By Kena Sosa

Traditional breakfasts weighing you down in the morning? There are plenty of healthy, filling, non-standard ways to do breakfast in Dallas/Fort Worth. Because breakfast can be equal parts delicious and healthy.

The Dream Cafe
5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 732
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 503-7326
www.yelp.com/biz/the-dream-cafe-uptown-dallas-2

The name for this place must have come from how it is widely described, as The Dream Cafe. Eat your heart out here and it will last you a long time. The menu includes scrambles, omelettes, benedicts, oatmeal, fruit and more. All the eggs are hormone free; you’ll likely taste the difference. There are plentiful gluten-free options and even a kid’s menu. With two locations to choose from in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, The Dream Cafe leads the way in breakfast options that won’t leave you feeling guilty. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Spiral Diner
1101 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-4747
www.spiraldiner.com

During the week, Spiral Diner opens at 11 a.m. but on Saturday and Sunday, hungry folks can visit this unique establishment at 9 a.m. for a healthy, hearty breakfast. In fact, once open, you can order a healthy breakfast plate all day long. Ranging from vegan migas to tofu scramble to a breakfast quesadilla, there is a scrumptious yet guilt-free dish for all tastes and appetites. The laid-back ambiance of Spiral Diner and the open design keeps the mood and the food fresh for patrons.

Righteous Foods
3405 W. 7th St.

Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 850-9996
www.eatrighteously.com

Righteous Foods describes just how you will feel after refueling at this restaurant. With grainy goodness, omelettes from organic eggs, burritos, waffles and muffins. There is little left to drool over that you won’t find on this menu. Quinoa, yogurt, acai, scones and other items of the hungry heart’s desire overflow on the menu of Righteous Foods. Fort Worth is fortunate to enjoy Righteous Foods.  For those who don’t live in Fort Worth, hungry eyes will agree it would be worth a drive for a fantasy meal that won’t increase your waistline.

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Kozy Kitchen
4433 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 219-5044
www.kozykitchendallas.com

If you need a fix of classic American breakfast fare, but not the cholesterol and the calories, Kozy Kitchen has what you need to feed the informed mind and the ravenous stomach. Breakfast meals at the Kozy Kitchen are what would be recognized as standard breakfast items, but made with fresher ingredients and higher quality preparation. This allows you to dive into that breakfast platter you’ve been aching for without the guilt and trip to the gym afterward to even the score. The staff takes the cake in service, too, so stop on by and get cozy with a hot plate and a warm smile.

Cafe Modern
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 738-9215
www.themodern.org

Cafe Modern, located inside the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is a worthy breakfast stop if you like to sleep in. Opening at around brunch-time, their breakfast fare is still worthy of the list. All dishes are made from scratch and presented aesthetically appealing. Meat portions are antibiotic-free and hormone-free guaranteed. Produce is bought locally, too, ensuring fruits and vegetables are as full of flavor when served as they are you when harvested. The menu includes items from worldly places that will open your mouth and your mind and please the health-conscious soul.

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