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Breakfast. The most important meal of the day! Getting your fill of carbs at breakfast is a piece of cake (no pun intended). Between things like oatmeal, toast, muffins and breakfast bars - there is no shortage of carb-loaded breakfasts.
But what about protein?
So many of us wait until dinner to consume a solid source or protein. But eating protein in the morning can helps us feel full throughout the day, eliminate cravings and ultimately help keep the weight off.
The difficulty is that protein seems harder to incorporate, transport and often less desirable than it's yummy sister, carbohydrate. So today we are counting down our top 5 delicious, portable, high protein breakfasts.
#5. Pear & Pecan Breakfast Quinoa
9 grams of protein per serving
Still craving something sweet for breakfast? We feel you. Baked quinoa dishes are high in protein but go great with fruit like apples, pears and berries. Divide this into mason jars for a sweet breakfast on the go!
4. Paleo Granola
11 grams of protein per serving
The tastiest granola that you ever did see. It is also grain free, which makes it lower in carbs than your standard granola.
#3. Baked Broccoli & Feta Egg Cups
16 grams protein per serving
This recipe calls for only 7 ingredients, is full of flavour and requires little work to prepare. Bake them in ramekins that have lids for easy transportation and simply re-heat before eating. Yum!
2. Curried Lentil, Kale & Broccolini Salad
19 grams of protein per serving
To eat more protein at breakfast, try thinking outside the breakfast food box! You might think this one looks more like a lunch or dinner salad, but add a fried egg and you've got yourself breakfast!
PS: The kale and broccolini in this dish alone contain 23 grams of protein! Never underestimate your plant-based protein sources.
#1. Spinach & Goat Cheese Omelette
32 grams of protein per serving
Our favourite omelette of all time. Takes 10 minutes to cook and between the eggs, spinach and goat cheese, this breakfast packs a mean punch of protein. Fry it up, slide it into a container and re-heat with a side of salsa when ready to eat.
What's your favourite way to incorporate protein into your breakfasts?