If mornings are hard for you and you find you’re ravenous by 10, try these high protein breakfast ideas to stay full for hours.
High Protein Breakfast Recipes
From high protein overnight oats to egg casseroles, these high protein breakfast foods are just what you need to stay on track with your day. Whether you’re eating for energy, or looking for a high protein breakfast for weight loss.
Why should you prioritize protein at breakfast?
You may remember being taught protein as the building blocks of life, which is true but it’s so much more.
Protein takes longer to break down during digestion, which helps you stay fuller for longer. It also has a higher T.E.F (Thermic Effect of Food). The thermic effect of food means your body uses more calories to process the protein than carbohydrates and fat.
In addition, when you pair a carbohydrate with a protein and fat, it takes longer to digest the whole meal which not only keeps your satisfied longer but it also helps balance your blood sugar (this is also because of the fiber in the carbohydrate).
An example of this would be fruit with greek yogurt, some honey, and walnuts or the chicken apple breakfast sausages with english muffins and cheese.
If you’re looking for another collection of high protein recipes for meal prep or on the go, check out these high protein snack ideas.
Meal prepping? Check out these 45 Easy Macro Friendly Meal Prep Recipes.
How much protein should you have at breakfast?
Honestly, there is no hard rule but I personally aim for 20 grams.
Most of the recipes below have 20 grams or more, the ones that don’t can be paired with more food (like the chicken breakfast sausage).
Sometimes, I can’t stomach a breakfast first thing in the morning. So I usually have a protein bar (read about my favorite protein bar) with my coffee, workout, and then have a high protein breakfast after.