4 High Protein Breakfast Ideas

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Author Name: Mia Barnes
Date: Monday January 9, 2023

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Hitting your daily protein goal can be difficult with most breakfast foods high in carbs and fat. Even if you don’t have a protein goal but find yourself getting hungry shortly after you eat, adding protein to your breakfast will keep you satisfied longer. Here are four high protein breakfast ideas to try.  

1. Protein French Toast 

If you wake up craving some french toast from a diner but want to add more protein to your diet, you can use this protein french toast hack. Depending on if you want it higher or lower in calories, you can choose between a base of liquid egg whites or regular eggs. 

Take a protein powder of your choice and mix a scoop into the eggs. Whisk it until smooth and add cinnamon. Coat sliced bread on eat side, then cook in a pan till you see bubbles coming through the bread. Cook the other side thoroughly and you have protein french toast around 38g per serving. It can vary depending on the protein powder you use and the amount of eggs. Top with fruit, maple syrup or whatever you prefer. 

2. Protein Oatmeal

Nothing is cozier than a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning. This is an excellent option if you are running low on time but still want a delicious protein packed breakfast. 

All you need to do is prepare your oats by adding a little more water than usual. Once they are cooked pour a scoop of protein powder into the watery oats. Mix thoroughly until the powder is fully absorbed. Add nut butter for extra protein or fruit topping to make it an even more delicious option. Depending on your protein powder, this recipe should have around 30g of protein per serving. 

3. At Home McGriddles 

Fast food may seem like a quick and cheap option on your way to work or school. A survey stated that 32% of people eat fast food because it is cheap. You can make your own McGriddles that are equally as delicious with little preparation time. 

When you are at the store, pick up Kodak frozen pancakes, eggs or liquid egg whites, turkey bacon and cheese. Grab two frozen pancakes, warm them up while cracking an egg into a pan and cook thoroughly. You can prepare two slices of turkey bacon on the side.

Once everything is cooked, add the egg with cheese and turkey bacon onto the pancakes with a side of maple syrup. This recipe will come out to around 26g of protein. 

4. Breakfast Burrito

You can make this delicious breakfast burrito and prep for the week. Start by dicing potatoes and add olive oil and spices of your choice. You can bake or air fry them while you prepare lean ground beef. Season with your favorite spices and add diced onions. 

Lastly, you want to make your fluffy eggs. Whisk six eggs on medium heat while gently mixing every one to two minutes. To prepare your burrito, grab a tortilla and sprinkle on some cheese. Layer your beef potatoes and eggs and include sriracha mayo for a little extra spice. This recipe comes out to 44g of protein per burrito. 

Try a High Protein Breakfast 

Eating a high protein breakfast can be delicious and filling all in one. Try one of these high-protein breakfast ideas that will make you excited about your day’s first meal. 

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