There are a couple ways to approach breakfast. One approach is guzzling coffee and shoving sugary pastries in your face, which will inevitably lead to a sugar crash and unavoidable brain fog and sluggishness throughout the day.
A superior way to do breakfast is eating unprocessed foods in the morning that provide healthy, complete proteins and slow-digesting carbohydrates. Getting enough protein during the day — which the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health defines as 7 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight — will curb your hunger hormones and keep you feeling fuller longer.
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To make it easier for you to commit to healthy, satisfying, protein-filled breakfasts throughout the week, we've provided seven recipes that contain at least 13 grams of protein per serving. From breakfast tacos to sweet potato protein hash, these breakfasts are as irresistible as they are healthful and satisfying.
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Spinach and Feta Avocado Toast on Keto Bread
Talk about a mean green breakfast machine! Spinach and avocado do double-duty in this meal, adding tons of vitamins, fiber, calcium and protein.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Spinach and Feta Avocado Toast
Breakfast Tacos with Eggs, Avocado & Cotija
Start your morning with a vegetarian taco topped with Mexico-originated cotija cheese. Top your tortilla with protein-packed refried beans, fried egg and fresh cilantro.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Breakfast Tacos with Eggs, Avocado & Cotija
Although inspired by traditional Middle Eastern shakshuka (eggs poached in tomato sauce), this version is for meat lovers. Instead of thick tomato sauce, these eggs are simmered over ground lamb and bone broth, with a handful of charred cherry tomatoes thrown on top.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Lamb Shakshuka
Mushroom and Tomato Omelet
This veggie-packed breakfast omelet is loaded with fiber, protein and other nutrients to give energy throughout the day.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Mushroom and Tomato Omelet
Creamy Berry Quinoa Parfait
This creamy breakfast parfait with fresh berries is a healthy way to start your morning.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Creamy Berry Quinoa Parfait
Sweet Potato Protein Hash
Three main ingredients — sweet potato, tofu and avocado — come together for the easiest protein-rich breakfast out there.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Sweet Potato Protein Hash
Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
Powdered peanut butter, or PB2, is the perfect substitute for peanut butter if you're trying to lose or maintain your weight. Here, we add it to our pancakes for a kick of protein and flavor.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
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