High Protein Breakfast Ideas 5 Meals to Stay Full Longer

breakfastI’m not much of a breakfast eater. The earlier I get up, the harder it is for me to choke something down. I usually end up drinking coffee until mid-morning and then have something to eat. I know that probably isn’t the healthiest way to start my day, so I’m working on it.

A high protein breakfast will keep me full longer. Anything I can prepare ahead of time is great, too-I love convenience, especially when I first wake up in the morning. (I get my coffee pot ready in the evenings so that all I have to do when I get out of bed is stumble into the kitchen and push the button.) Keep reading for easy, high protein breakfast ideas.

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Up until a couple of years ago, I made instant oats for their convenience. Then someone gave me a bag of steel cut oats and I haven’t looked back! It’s true they take a bit more work, but the flavor difference and quality is so worth it. Plus Bob’s Red Mill carries a quick-cooking version that is ready in less than 20 minutes. 1 serving has 7 grams of protein. To add more, wait until you have about 5 minutes of cook time left. Stir in 2 eggs (another 12 grams of protein) and stir occasionally until cooked. Once finished, I like to add peanut butter or another nut butter. One serving of peanut butter contains 8 grams of protein. You can also add protein powder if you like. My husband likes jelly in his for a little sweetness and added flavor. Total protein: 27 grams.

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Here is a great recipe for overnight refrigerator oats with steel cut oats.

Loaded Breakfast Bars

This is a recipe I got from a friend and modified. They are super easy to make and can be changed up depending on what kind of dried fruit or cereal you like. One serving has approximately 5 grams of protein, so you may need to eat a couple or pair them with something else. They are great for a grab and go breakfast, though.

High Protein Smoothiebreakfast

I try to have a smoothie for breakfast a couple of times a week. I use whatever fruit I have on hand, a handful of spinach, and almond or cashew milk. I add a couple of eggs, a scoop of this organic protein powder, half a cup of quick oats, and a tablespoon of ground flaxseed. This smoothie packs a healthy punch. Total protein: 28 grams. A meal replacement smoothie should have about 30 grams of protein. I can sip on this throughout the morning and it keeps me full til lunch time.

breakfastGood Old Eggs

Eggs are always a great high protein breakfast options. Make a veggie omelet, scramble them, fry them, put them on toast with a little cheese, the possibilities are endless!

Breakfast Casserole

This is a great make ahead recipe. I put it in the slow cooker before I go to bed and when I get up, breakfast is ready! Find the recipe in this post.¬†It’s loaded with eggs, veggies, bacon or sausage (or both!), and potatoes. It’s delicious and convenient, and great if you’re feeding a crowd.

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