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!).
Worried this means you’ll have to stick to a steady rotation of scrambled eggs and yogurt?
Try these ten high-protein breakfast recipes that are just as easy to prepare but will mix things up to make your mornings super tasty. There are even multiple options for vegetarians and vegans.
10 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes
Turkey Sausage Patty With 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.
Blueberry Ginger Overnight Oats
In addition to nutrient-dense oats, which provide fiber for digestive health, this recipe includes berries, ginger, and extra protein from the kefir. You also make it in advance, which means less frantic mornings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eggs in Zoodle Nests
It can be tough to get in lots of veggies with your protein in the morning, and this recipe makes it easy to do both. Just spiralize your veggies ahead of time so you don’t have to do it in the a.m.
Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding
This one’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans (who can sub in maple syrup for the honey). It’s filled with antioxidant-rich spices and superfood chia seeds and tastes like autumn bliss. What more could you ask for?
Coconut Cinnamon Yogurt
Yet another way to add more healthy fats to your Greek yogurt while also reaping the many benefits of cinnamon.
Fresh, organic eggs are one of our favorite breakfast foods, since they’re filled with protein and important nutrients like vitamin D and choline. Pair them with Mexican veggies and spices and you’ve got even more flavor and nutrition.