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
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.
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.