10 Satisfying High-Protein Breakfast Recipes
We’ve all been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day — but what you actually eat for breakfast matters too. So while a muffin or pastry is most definitely delicious, it doesn’t always set you up well for the day; it could leave you feeling a bit sluggish and hungry shortly after. Instead, give yourself a protein jolt in the morning. It will not only make you full, but it will also keep you satisfied and energized until lunch strikes. Here are 10 great recipes to try.
Instead of tucking cheddar or Swiss into your omelet, opt for cottage cheese, which will not only add a protein boost but also lend creaminess.
This versatile mix of quinoa and steel-cut oats is great topped with just about anything. Although if you’re looking for extra protein, opt for a fried or hard-boiled egg and some sausage.
While egg casseroles always deliver a good amount of protein, adding beans is a clever way to add even more.
If all you know of pancakes are the ones that put you in a mood for a nap, thanks to the carbs and sugar, this feel-good version will surprise and delight you.
Ricotta, Fontina, and Parmesan join forces in these extra-cheesy frittata cups. The cups freeze well so they’re a great thing to make a double batch of.
These bean and sausage-filled burrito bowls are so high in protein that they don’t really need the egg, if you’d rather have an egg-free breakfast.
To get ahead on this colorful breakfast, you can cook the sausage, sweet potatoes, and onion a day ahead and then simply warm them up while you cook the eggs.
This protein-rich smoothie contains one surprising ingredient: zucchini. The vegetable adds a dose of vitamin C and fiber to the glass.
These light and custardy muffins are well-suited to be played with. Try replacing the peppers with sun-dried tomatoes or swapping the feta for goat cheese.
While this recipe makes a whole lot of frittata, you’ll have no trouble using it up. Enjoy it as is or tuck it in an English muffin for a quick breakfast sandwich.