Breakfast ideas

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October 21, 2019 (2 weeks ago)
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Written by Vanessa Zingaro

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Easy Enjoyable Breakfast Ideas in Under 10 minutes!

For most of us, mornings are busy, we are on the go from the moment that we get out of bed.  The thought of making breakfast can sound like a daunting task, like a meeting thats impossible to schedule. Who has time to cook a meal and then sit down to eat? The good news is that it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. You can probably make each one of these meals quicker than if you were to pick-up breakfast at a drive-thru. Don’t believe this? The next time you head for the drive-thru time the trip from start to finish and see. 

Open to cooking breakfast at home? We have you covered with some high-protein breakfast ideas that you can make in 15 minutes or less! That way, you can have a nutritious breakfast in just minutes and be on your way out the door!

Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal is a quick and satisfying meal that you can make either on the stovetop or in the microwave if you are short on time.
  • Oatmeal can be customized quite simply depending on what ingredients you use to make your meal. You can change up the ingredients to align with your macros and your goals.
  • Low-calorie toppings: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries (fresh or frozen), chia seeds, PB2, cocoa powder, Walden Farm’s syrup, sugar-free jam, cinnamon, pumpkin spice
  • Calorie dense toppings: Bananas, honey, dried fruit, granola, coconut, chocolate chips, peanut butter, almond butter, coconut butter, nuts, seeds
  • Protein up: You can add protein to this meal by mixing in protein powder, Greek yogurt or egg whites. When adding protein powder or Greek yogurt, mix into oatmeal after the cooking process is complete. When adding in egg whites, add in small amounts during the cooking process and stir frequently.

Egg Omelet

  • If you wake up with a big appetite, look no further. An egg omelet is going to be packed with protein and healthy fats and leave you feeling full for a few hours.
  • Low-calorie ingredients: bell pepper, onion, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, ham, turkey bacon, low-fat cheese, parsley
  • Calorie dense ingredients: cheese, bacon, breakfast sausage, avocado
  • Protein up: You can add more protein to this meal by using egg whites in addition to whole eggs.
  • TIP: If your fat macros are on the lower side or if you’re looking to save fat at breakfast, skip the whole eggs and make an egg-white omelet instead!

Protein pancakes

  • Pancakes are always a breakfast favourite! Now with options like Kodiak Cakes and Birch Bender’s it is possible to have pancakes for breakfast and also get a little bit of protein!
  • Low-calorie toppings: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, PB2, Walden Farm’s syrup, sugar-free jam
  • Calorie dense toppings: bananas, maple syrup, jam, honey, peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella
  • Protein up: To get more protein from this meal, ditch the pancake mix and try out this protein pancake recipe!

Protein Pancake Recipe:

  • Put equal parts of cottage cheese, egg whites, and oats into a Magic Bullet or blender and blend until everything is mixed. The contents should resemble pancake batter consistency. Cook as you would normal pancakes and enjoy.

Greek Yogurt

  • Greek yogurt is packed with protein and can be customized easily to align with your macros and your goals
  • If you are looking to keep this a low-calorie meal, choose 0% Plain Greek yogurt as that will have the least amount of fat and carbs.
  • If you are looking to have a higher-calorie meal, you can have 2% or 4% Greek yogurt, and you can choose a flavoured Greek yogurt which is already sweetened. This option will contain more fat and carbs compared to the option above.
  • Low-calorie toppings: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries (fresh or frozen), chia seeds, PB2, Walden Farm’s syrup, sugar-free jam, cinnamon
  • Calorie dense toppings: Bananas, honey, dried fruit, granola, coconut, chocolate chips, peanut butter, almond butter
  • Protein up: You can add even more protein to this by mixing in protein powder with the Greek yogurt before adding your toppings!

Cottage Cheese

  • Cottage cheese is an underrated protein source, in my opinion. Just like with Greek yogurt, you can customize this meal very easily.
  • If you are looking for a low-calorie meal, choose 0% cottage cheese as that will have the least amount of fat.
  • If you want a higher-calorie meal, you can have 2% or 4% cottage cheese, and you can choose a flavour which is already sweetened. This option will contain more fat and carbs compared to the option above.
  • Low-calorie toppings: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries (fresh or frozen), cinnamon
  • Calorie dense toppings: Pineapple, oranges, dried fruit, coconut
  • Protein up: You can add even more protein to this by mixing in protein powder with the cottage cheese before adding your toppings!

Protein smoothie

  • A protein smoothie is a super quick option that is easy to make when you are on the go and in a pinch for time. All you have to do is blend all of the ingredients together and head out the door!
  • The three main ingredients are protein powder, a liquid (water, almond milk, cashew milk, skim-milk, etc.) and a few ice cubes
  • Low-calorie Ingredients: Frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries, PB2, chia seeds, spinach
  • Calorie dense ingredients: Frozen banana or pineapple, coconut butter, peanut butter, almond butter, frozen avocado, honey
  • Protein up: You can add even more protein by tossing in some Greek yogurt

Breakfast Sandwich

  • Breakfast sandwiches are not only quick and easy to make, but by making your breakfast sandwich at home, you can make them very macro-friendly!
  • Main Ingredients: You will need are English muffins (or bread), 1-2 whole eggs, and a little bit of butter.
  • Low-calorie ingredients: Turkey bacon, ham, turkey breast, low-fat cheese, light cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, hot sauce
  • Calorie dense ingredients: Breakfast sausage, bacon, avocado, cheese, mayonnaise
  • Protein up: You can add even more protein to this by adding egg whites!

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