We all know breakfast is the “most important meal of the day”. It goes without saying that getting a large amount of protein at the first meal will help energize your day. Eggs are a breakfast staple as well as a well known source of protein.
Unfortunately a lot of people can’t stand them. Whether it’s the smell or the texture, many of us settle for a Pop Tart or cereal just to have something that satisfies our taste.
Here’s 5 foods you can have to start your day and still get the proper amount of protein to help kick start your day.
Eat this in place of instant oatmeal and you’ll be surprised at how good it is! The preparation is just as simple, too. Believe it or not one cup is packed with 8 grams of protein (compared to about 6 grams in an egg). This breakfast alternative is also a great source of protein. All you need to do is add water and you’ll have a delicious start in minutes! Check out 3 simple recipes for Quinoa breakfast bowls (from The Domestic Geek on YouTube).
The chia seed is actually a member of the mint family. It’s native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The seeds are super versatile and can be used to make pudding, toppings for yogurt, and even a healthy alternative to breading!
Check out this easy 2 minute recipe for chia seed pudding (from Iris Rose on YouTube).
Yogurt is yet another way to get a great amount of protein in a food that actually tastes good. Combine it with your favorite nuts or granola and some fruit and you’ve got a really quick and easy breakfast. Check out this easy recipe (from Kalei Lagunero on YouTube).
Most of us can agree that smoothies taste great. Most people don’t realize how easy they are to make at home. It’s a much healthier and more affordable alternative than taking yourself to a juice bar and spending $10+.
Adding ingredients like almond butter, hemp, yogurt and fruit can make for some delicious discoveries.
Check out these 5 healthy breakfast smoothie recipes (from The Domestic Geek on YouTube).
This is a suggestion that’s super under-utilized. Think about it, instead of letting that chicken from dinner last night sit in the fridge for a week, you could heat it up, toss it in a wheat wrap and be on your way out the door!
Fish, steak, any of the “dinner” proteins can double as great tasting ways to do breakfast and eliminate food waste.
Try some of these ideas and recipes for yourself and let us know what you think! Have a great week.