10 High-Protein Breakfasts to Start Your Day Right

updated Apr 20, 2020
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Protein is one of life’s essential building blocks and a breakfast that’s full of protein is pretty much guaranteed to be a satisfying way to start your day. These 10 recipes have an extra kick of protein to ensure they’re super-satisfying so you stay fueled and focused up until lunchtime.

1. 3-Cheese Frittata Cups

Ricotta boosts the richness of these grab-and-go frittata cups and adds an extra dose of protein.

Get the recipe: 3-Cheese Frittata Cups

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2. How To DIY Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups

Making your own fruit-filled yogurt cups cheaper than buying them from the store, and it also allows for nearly infinite customization.

Get the recipe: How To DIY Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups

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3. Herbed Eggs White and Feta on English Muffins

If you think egg whites are boring, you haven’t tried them in these pesto- and cheese-filled breakfast sandwiches. (Bonus: They’re freezer-friendly!)

Get the recipe: Herbed Eggs White and Feta on English Muffins

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4. Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix

Combining quinoa with steel-cut oats is an easy way to boost its protein. Add fresh fruit and honey or go savory and add even more protein by topping it with a hard-boiled egg or crumbled bacon.

Get the recipe: Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix

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5. How To Make Chia Pudding

It might be worth making a double batch of this vegan pudding, as it’s equally great for breakfast as it is for dessert.

Get the recipe: How To Make Chia Pudding

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6. How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Making your own breakfast egg burritos is fun and easy. Load them up with whatever you choose, like black beans or chorizo for extra protein or chopped veggies and shredded cheese.

Get the recipe: How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

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7. Roasted Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pops

Yes, an ice pop can totally be a feel-good, high-protein breakfast on the go if you load it with creamy Greek yogurt and nutty peanut butter.

Get the recipe: Roasted Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pops

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8. Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas

These freezer-friendly vegan breakfast sandwiches swap the scrambled eggs for a hearty mix of beans and veggies.

Get the recipe: Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas

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9. Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata

You’ve got a few options in terms of how to enjoy this large-format frittata. Eat a square as-is, slide one between two slices of bread or a split English muffin, or wrap a piece in a tortilla.

Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata

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10. Cottage Cheese Muffins with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta

These savory muffins are a nice change from the usual and happen to be high in protein, thanks to plenty of cottage cheese in the batter.

Get the recipe: Cottage Cheese Muffins with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta

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