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5 Simple Protein-Packed Breakfast Options



Breakfast, granola, and fruit.

We talk a lot about the power of protein — and how important it is to eat a protein-rich breakfast.

 

But how do you make sure you’re getting a high-protein breakfast, exactly? What does that even look like?

 

It can get confusing…

 

Especially when most of us are used to eating toast or cereal for breakfast.

 

I’ve put together a quick list of 5 breakfasts that pack at least 20 grams of protein for you.

 

But first, here are two reasons a protein-rich breakfast matters: 

●   Adding more protein to your diet helps boost your metabolism and reduce hunger during the day.

●    Eating a healthy breakfast can lay the groundwork for better choices throughout the day.

 

NOTE: These high-protein breakfasts can also become a healthy lunch or dinner!


5 Healthy High-Protein Breakfast Ideas


Greek Yogurt Parfait

●      1 cup (230 g) of plain low-fat Greek yogurt (about 20g protein)

●      Mix in a handful of almonds and fresh berries

●      (optional) Top with a drizzle of honey for sweetness


Protein-Packed Oatmeal

●      Cook ½ cup (40 g) of rolled oats with your favorite milk instead of water

●      Stir in a scoop of protein powder (about 15-20g protein) after cooking

●      Add 1 Tbsp of chia seeds (2g protein) and top with 1 Tbsp almond butter


Egg and Spinach Omelette

●      3 large eggs (about 18g protein)

●      Scramble with a handful of baby spinach and 1 oz (30 g) of feta cheese (4g protein)

●      Serve with sprouted grain toast

 

Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowl

●      1 cup (225 g) of low-fat cottage cheese (about 28g protein)

●      Serve with sliced pineapple or peaches for a refreshing twist

 

Avocado and Salmon English Muffin

●      Toast a sprouted-grain English muffin (about 4g protein)

●      Top with 3 oz (85 g) smoked salmon (about 15g protein) and slices of avocado

●      Add a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of dill

 

Hope this list helps you start your day off feeling GREAT!

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