I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – sometimes, I skip breakfast. I know, I know, that’s so terrible, and I’m always so sorry that I did it. But, more often than not, I find myself eating over 500 calories for breakfast, which doesn’t leave me very much room for lunch and dinner. This year, I’m resolved to do better. I wanted to find protein-packed breakfasts under 299 calories that wouldn’t stretch my calorie budget too thin, but would also keep me feeling full.
Protein-Packed Breakfasts Under 299 Calories
It’s so important to not only eat breakfast every day but also to find high-protein options. Studies have shown that high-protein breakfasts lead to reduced snacking throughout the day and better appetite control at later meals. That means you’ll feel fuller and eat less at lunch and dinner! Sounds like a win-win to me, especially when they taste as delicious as the twelve choices we’ve listed below.
Enjoy 15 grams of protein in this skinny, 237-calorie breakfast treat. The sandwich is packed full of nutrient-dense spinach, and we used egg whites to keep the fat and cholesterol low. Serve it up on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin to get your daily dose of complex carbohydrates.
This slow cooker Mediterranean frittata from PureWow may look super fancy, but it’s an absolute breeze to make! Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker, turn it on low, go about your morning, and 2 ½ to 3 hours later, your breakfast (or brunch) will be ready to enjoy!
It’s always nice to have a healthy grab-and-go option for breakfast. I often find myself running too late to cook my morning meal from scratch! Prepare these veggie egg cups ahead of time and enjoy a 224-calorie, on-the-go treat, with 17 grams of protein.
Would you ever skip breakfast if you knew you could eat enchiladas with roasted poblano sauce? No, I didn’t think so! These are only 172 calories per serving, but they pack in 14 grams of protein. Oh, and they’re completely unique and delicious, too, so you’ll be the envy of everyone at the office.
5. Healthier “Energy-Boosting” Granola Recipe and Greek Yogurt
This granola recipe might only boast 3 grams of protein by itself, but combine it with a serving of Greek yogurt and you’ll boost it up to 20 grams! That makes this 193-calorie package delicious and nutritious. The crunchy texture will stimulate your jaw muscles, too, giving you a burst of energy.
Not only is this breakfast loaded with protein and nutritious fats, but it’s also super low carb! At less than 150 calories per serving, this flavorful dish is just as healthy as it is delicious! Plus, this recipe is an excellent option for when you need to cook a big breakfast for a lot of people. Trust us, it will impress!
You’ll not only get 10.5 grams of protein from this 259-calorie breakfast, but you’ll get to eat tacos for breakfast too! I’m all about tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – especially if they’re going to be healthy. This recipe uses tofu as an egg-replacement, swapping in a plant-based protein.
Egg whites make the perfect low-calorie, high-protein breakfasts. They don’t have any of the cholesterol or fat that’s stored in the yolk, but they have all that great eggy flavor. If asparagus isn’t in season, feel free to substitute your favorite vegetable as the filling.
You’ll not only get 10 grams of protein in this 269-calorie breakfast, but you’ll also get a full serving of fruits and vegetables. This recipe offers: kale, banana, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries in a tasty smoothie. You’ll get three sources of protein with this one, too, with the cashew butter, the Greek yogurt, and the clean protein powder.
Extra-firm tofu makes the perfect scrambled egg replacement if you’re trying to follow a vegan or plant-based diet. It cooks up the same way as eggs but it takes on the seasonings so much better. You’ll love the flavor of zaatar seasoning in this low-calorie, high-protein breakfast.
There are so many good things we can say about this breakfast choice. There are only 4 ingredients. You don’t have to fire up the oven to make them. Plus, they’re completely vegan! You might be surprised that these 215-calorie bars have almost 11 grams of all plant-based protein.
Yes, you have our permission to eat pizza for breakfast. Especially when each serving has only 283 calories and a whopping 27 grams of protein! You’ll not only feel full for the rest of the morning, but you’ll be super happy, too.
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