We all know it’s the most important meal of the day. The first thing you eat can set the stage for how you feel the rest of the day. Whether you’ve just finished your morning workout or need a good energy source for your busy day ahead, the answer is simple: protein. Boosting your protein intake at breakfast is a great way to make sure you feel energized and full until lunch, and we’ve got 5 unique ways to do it. Don’t worry, no expensive meat purchases or time-consuming cooking necessary. There are ways suitable for a vegetarian diet, calorie-counting, and busy schedules alike.
1. Whip an egg white into your oatmeal.
Sneak some protein into your oatmeal with this surprising trick! Cook your oatmeal in a pot, and about a minute before it’s done cooking, whip in an egg white for an extra creamy, protein-y consistency.
2. Add a side of turkey bacon.
A low-calorie, low-fat alternative to regular bacon, a couple of strips of this turkey-based substitute will still give you about 2 grams of protein per strip.
You’ll enjoy our Egg and Turkey Bacon Stuffed Baked Tomato.
3. Add milk or cheese to your eggs.
Making an omelet or just scrambling to make breakfast? The best way to kick the protein up a notch is to add a handful of cheese or a splash of whole milk.
Try this Broccoli and Egg Cheese Bake Recipe.
4. Switch your toast for pita.
Avocado toast-lovers, it’s be time to shake things up. if you swap out your whole grain toast of pita, you’ll be getting an extra 2 grams of protein.
5. Add plain greek yogurt to your smoothie.
A quick scoop of plain greek yogurt will add a boost of protein to your morning smoothie or shake. And it’ll make it nice and creamy without amping up the carb or sugar content.
These satisfying Smoothie Recipes will get you started!
Which one of these ways to get more protein at breakfast is your favorite? Do you have a tip or trick that we missed? Let us know in the comment section.