Largely one of the biggest mistakes I made when I was trying to eat healthier and lose weight is that I would skip breakfast. I was under the mind set that if I wanted to lose weight, I needed to eat fewer calories and skip meals to do it. Not only is that a bad mindset to start off with, but is also completely wrong and unhealthy. Breakfast is very important, but not just any breakfast. These healthy high protein breakfast recipes will have you feeling better and staying full even longer.
Start your day of right by kick starting your metabolism, burning calories, and building lean muscle mass with these delicious high protein breakfast recipes. There is nothing better than eating a healthy high protein breakfast and knowing that you are burning calories and feeding your body what it craves.
Healthy High Protein Breakfast Recipes
1. Overnight Berry Oats –
- 2/3 quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
Combine the oats, almonds, chia seeds and whisk until fully mixed. Add the almond milk and stir to coat. Cover tightly and refrigerate 10-12 hours. The next day remove the bowl from the fridge and then portion out equally. Top with your favorite berries. Makes two servings.
- 2-3 lightly beaten eggs
- 1/4 cup spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes/halved
- salt/pepper optional
Wilt the spinach leaves for 20-30 seconds over low to medium heat with a cast iron skillet and 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil. Add the cherry tomatoes, stir. Slowly stir in the egg mixture. Once the mixture is almost finished, place in the oven under the broiler for the last few seconds to continue cooking the top. Make it even better with a little bell pepper and cooked turkey breast. Full recipe here.
3. Greek Yogurt with Berries and Granola –
- 1 cup low fat plain greek yogurt
- blueberries, strawberries, or your favorites
- 1/4 cup granola
- 1 Tbsp honey
Grab your greek yogurt, favorite berries, granola, honey, and a spoon! This is a quick and easy breakfast that only takes a minute to put together and is a nice break if you are getting tired of eggs. Drink it down with an 8oz. glass of milk.
4. Cottage cheese and berries breakfast –
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- favorite berries
Cottage cheese is HIGH is protein, with FIFTEEN GRAMS of protein in just 1/2 cup. For this super simple and fast breakfast just add in your favorite berries, mix well, and you are on your way in minutes.
5. Turkey and Egg Muffins –
- 1/2 dozen eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cooked turkey
- salt pepper to taste
Heat your oven. Combine the eggs, peppers, onion, turkey, salt and pepper and mix well. Distribute evenly through a muffin tin. Bake until egg is fully cooked. Serve and top with a little low fat cheese for added flavor. Store these in the fridge or freezer and grab a couple of your way out of the door in the morning.
- 1-2 boiled eggs, sliced
- 1/2 cup sliced avocado
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
This is a real favorite of mine and is super simple to make. You can boil the eggs the night before and it will only take minutes. While toasting your whole wheat bread, slice your avocado. Take the toast and cover with a little olive oil for flavor, top with sliced avocado, sliced egg, and add a little salt and pepper to taste. Full recipe here.
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup kefir
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- toppings – crunchy nuts and apricots
In a large bowl mix yogurt, kefir, honey, and chia seeds. Cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. Top with crunchy nuts and apricots, or your favorite toppings. Full recipe here.
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