If you think you can't enjoy breakfast in the p.m., here's your wakeup call: A robust breakfast is just as good at night as it is in the morning — or, maybe, even better.
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These seven high-protein breakfast-for-dinner recipes pack at least 14 grams of the satiating macro and deliver deliciousness to your dinner table.
1. Steak Breakfast Burrito
- 470 calories
- 29 grams of protein
This breakfast burrito already has the makings of a delicious dinner thanks to hearty ingredients like sirloin steak and sweet potatoes. With 9 grams of filling fiber and 29 grams of protein, this well-balanced burrito is bound to make your belly happy and stave off late-night snacking. This healthy recipe keeps saturated fat to a minimum (only 2 grams) thanks to smart swaps like Greek yogurt for sour cream.
Get the Steak Breakfast Burrito recipe and nutrition info here.
2. Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- 406 calories
- 35 grams of protein
Made with five simple ingredients, this slow cooker breakfast casserole is the epitome of convenient cooking. A delicious duo of chicken sausage and eggs provide a pair of protein powerhouses — with 35 grams of the mighty muscle-building macro per serving — that makes for the perfect post-workout dinner. Starchy sweet potatoes and melty cheese tick off the comfort food boxes.
Get the Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe and nutrition info here.
3. Portobello Egg Sandwich
- 340 calories
- 19 grams of protein
This easy egg sandwich serves as a satisfying meal in the a.m. or p.m. and takes less than 10 minutes of prep time. Meaty portobello mushrooms caps make a marvelous stand-in for a processed, enriched flour muffin, cutting carbs and adding essential nutrients like B vitamins, copper and selenium. And it's a way healthier alternative to McDonald's Egg McMuffin, which contains twice the sodium, a third of the fiber and triple the carbs.
Get the Portobello Egg Sandwich recipe and nutrition info here.
4. Ham-and-Egg Cups
- 188 calories
- 19 grams of protein
Crispy applewood smoked ham forms the base of these perfectly portioned egg cups that are a great option for low-carb diet plans like keto. Stuffed with button mushrooms, white onions and red bell peppers, you get a mouthful of veggies with each mouthwatering bite. And with only 188 calories per serving (that's two cups) you can even have seconds without breaking the calorie bank.
Get the Ham-and-Egg Cups recipe and nutrition info here.
5. Herb Scrambled Egg Crostini
- 308 calories
- 17 grams of protein
Sometimes you just have a craving for crostini, and when you do, these lightly toasted, whole-grain baguette slices served with scrambled eggs will hit the spot. Fresh fragrant herbs like basil and rosemary lend complex, surprising flavors to these toasts, which only require 10 minutes from prep to plate. And if you're wondering whether these bread bites will satisfy your stomach, don't fret — one serving consists of five filling crostini.
Get the Herb Scrambled Egg Crostini recipe and nutrition info here.
6. Kale, Turkey Sausage and Egg Oatmeal
- 374 calories
- 18 grams of protein
Insist that oatmeal's only for breakfast? You'll break your own rules once your tongue gets a taste of these savory oats with juicy turkey sausage. These outstanding oats overflow with flavor from sun-dried tomatoes and hot pepper flakes. Plus, they're mixed with baby kale to help you meet your daily vegetable target.
Get the Kale, Turkey Sausage and Egg Oatmeal recipe and nutrition info here.
7. Breakfast for Dinner
- 187 calories
- 14 grams of protein
On nights when cooking is the last thing you want to do, this simple omelet — which requires only 5 minutes in the frying pan — will keep you afloat. Not only quick and easy, it also includes sweet peppers, onion and tomatoes you likely have in your fridge. But you can also customize this recipe, tossing in whatever vegetables you have on hand, to make your life even easier.
Pair your omelet with a slice of whole-grain toast or a side salad for more gut-filling fiber.
Get the Breakfast for Dinner recipe and nutrition info here.