7 High-Protein Breakfasts to Try This Week

Protein is a morning must-have when you want to feel slim and fabulous! Check out these 7 high-protein breakfasts to try this week.

In a study conducted at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, people who ate two eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight over time than those who ate bagel breakfasts – even though the meals contained the same number of calories [1]. Protein found in eggs and other foods like Greek yogurt satisfy the appetite and provide fuel for lean muscle tissue, which burns more calories than fat tissue.

High protein breakfasts also serve as beauty foods. Protein supports the amino acids that build collagen, which provides the foundation for healthy skin and makes it less prone to wrinkles.

Remember that not all proteins are the right proteins for weight loss and beautiful skin. Some sources, like red meat, are high in artery-clogging saturated fat. Always choose lean sources of protein such as beans, low-fat dairy, and poultry. Whole grains also increase your protein intake; one slice of whole wheat bread offers about 3.5 grams per serving.

1. Egg, Cheese, and Veggie Baguette | 16 grams of protein per serving
Egg, Cheese, and Veggie Baguette

Add warm, crispy goodness to your morning menu with a delish breakfast that will fill you up without weighing you down.

2. Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole | 13 grams of protein per serving
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole Recipe

High-protein breakfasts like this one are a breeze to make in the crockpot. Our casserole includes eggs, mozzarella cheese, potatoes, salsa, and more.

3. Lean Green Protein Smoothie | 10 grams of protein per serving
Lean, Green Protein Smoothie Bowl

When you’re looking for a no-egg option, this dish is for you! This smoothie incorporates Greek yogurt and superfoods like banana, kale, and honey.

4. Mini Breakfast Quiche | 11 grams of protein per serving
Parmesan & Red Pepper Mini Frittatas

This healthy mini quiche packs a protein punch and contains only 141 calories per portion.

5. Parm and Red Pepper Mini Frittatas | 13 grams of protein per serving
Parmesan & Red Pepper Mini Frittatas

Stave off cravings for unhealthy snacks with a nutritious get-up-n-go breakfast idea. Serve this recipe warm or cold.

6. Salmon & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Balsamic Vinegar | 13 grams of protein per servingSalmon and Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata

Add serious yumminess to your morning routine with high protein breakfasts like this one. It’s an easy way to use leftover salmon.

7. Bagel with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Provolone | 12 grams of protein per serving
Bagel with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Provolone Recipe

Swap out high-calorie café bagels for a whole grain option topped with cheese, Italian spices, and more.

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Resource:

[1] U.S. National Library of Medicine