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7 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes to Power Your Mornings


Why eat a high-protein breakfast?

Protein is essential for good health, and getting enough in the morning can set you up for a productive day filled with great food choices.

In addition to contributing to building muscle, protein provides energy (for both important meetings and chasing toddlers). It also fills you up, so you’ll feel satiated from the get-go and won’t overeat during the rest of the day’s meals (and snack times!).

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Worried this means you’ll have to stick to a steady rotation of scrambled eggs and yogurt? Try these seven high-protein breakfast recipes that are just as easy to prepare but will mix things up to make your mornings super tasty.

7 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

high-protein breakfast recipes

Turkey Sausage Patty and Eggs
Lean meat is the base of this dish that’s topped with an egg for even more protein. You’ll also get healthy fats from olive oil and micronutrients from flavor-enhancers like cayenne pepper, fennel, and cumin.

Avocado Greek Yogurt
How’s this for a food hack? Mix a little avocado into your protein-packed Greek yogurt for an omega-3 boost that’s also delicious.

Salmon Pesto Tartine
Avocado’s not the only thing you can put on toast. Top the healthiest slice with smoked salmon, parmesan, and veggies, for a perfectly balanced breakfast.

high-protein breakfast recipes

Leftovers Frittata
Cut food waste by throwing roasted veggies and meats from last night’s dinner into this quick egg dish. Bonus: Add herbs for antioxidant power and flavor.

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal
We can hear your kids thanking you already. If you never thought of adding peanut butter (the natural kind!) and antioxidant-rich chocolate to morning oatmeal, now’s the time.

Protein-Packed Corn Muffin
Garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour provides the protein in this healthy muffin recipe, which also includes wondrous coconut oil.

high-protein breakfast recipes

Coconut Cinnamon Yogurt
Yet another way to add more healthy fats to your Greek yogurt while also reaping the many benefits of cinnamon.