8 High-Protein Egg Bites Dietitians Love for Breakfast

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You can make sous vide eggs bites at home, but sometimes the store-bought versions win because there's nothing like convenience.
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Sous vide egg bites are a popular menu item at Starbucks, but there are plenty of varieties you can enjoy outside of the green mermaid's quarters.

What we love about egg bites is that they pack in all the nutritional benefits of eggs, plus extra fiber, protein and other nutrients depending on the veggie and meat additions they include. Egg bites also tend to be a healthy breakfast that's lower in carbohydrates, and they'll keep you full for longer thanks to their protein punch.

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All of this means they fit into a handful of eating plans, including low-carb, keto and the Mediterranean diet. Plus, many brands offer vegetarian flavors and gluten-free options. Clearly, they're a slam dunk for breakfast, but they also make for a quick and easy snack.

Try these different egg bites — some packed with cheese and veggies and some with breakfast meats — from a variety of retailers.

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1. Trader Joe’s Uncured Turkey Bacon & Cheese Sous Vide Egg Bites

Trader Joe's hopped on the sous vide egg train, and we're so glad they did.
  • Per serving: 340 calories, 25 grams fat (15 grams saturated fat), 540 milligrams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 21 grams protein

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You can always count on Trader Joe's to jump on a healthy, popular food trend — and sous vide egg bites are no exception. You'll find these in the refrigerated food section, alongside the other egg products.

Buy it:​ Trader Joe’s stores; ​Price:​ $3.49

2. Whole Foods Egg Bites, Uncured Ham & Gruyere Cheese

Check Whole Foods' frozen foods section to find these delicious egg bites.
  • Per serving: 250 calories, 20 grams fat (12 grams saturated fat), 330 milligrams sodium, 2 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 1 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 17 grams protein

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Whole Foods Market is another grocery retailer that got the egg bite memo. Look for these very low-carb bites in the frozen food section, though. If you'd prefer egg whites only, look for their Egg White Bites Spinach Basil & Feta flavor.

Buy it:Whole Foods stores; ​Price:​ $2.99

3. Nellie’s Free Range Sous Vide Egg Bites, Broccoli + Cheddar

This kid-friendly favorite makes the perfect morning fuel when you're all rushing out the door.
  • Per serving: 90 calories, 7 grams fat (3.5 grams saturated fat), 200 milligrams sodium, 1 gram carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar), 7 grams protein

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This particular flavor is particularly family-friendly, says Chris Mohr, PhD, of MohrResults.com — his kids are huge fans. Also, if sustainability is important to you, know that "Nellie's Free Range Sous Vide Egg Bites are the first and only Certified Humane egg bites in the country," Mohr says. The brand offers two other flavors, too: Uncured Bacon + Pepper Jack and Uncured Ham + Swiss.

Buy it:Acmemarkets.com; ​Price:​ $3.99

4. Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Egg Bites, Roasted Red Pepper & Mozzarella Cheese

These vegetarian-friendly egg bites from Vital Farms are a crowd pleaser.
  • Per serving: 210 calories, 14 grams fat (6 grams saturated fat), 310 milligrams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 3 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 16 grams protein

With just roasted red peppers as well as mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, these egg bites are vegetarian-friendly. Vital Farms also makes three other flavors: Uncured Bacon & Cheddar Cheese; Uncured Ham, Bell Peppers, Onions & Cheddar; and Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Cheese.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ​Price:​ $4.49

5. Three Bridges Mushroom & Asiago Egg Bites

Three Bridges is another great option for getting your egg bite fix.
  • Per serving: 290 calories, 21 grams fat (11 grams saturated fat), 310 milligrams sodium, 3 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 1 gram sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 16 grams protein

These mini-muffin-shaped bites include mushrooms, four different types of cheese and some rosemary. Look for the brand's four other flavors: Uncured Bacon & Cheese; Bell Pepper & Cheese; Country-Style Sausage. Three Bridges also sells an egg white bite, which is called Spinach & Bell Pepper Egg White Bites.

Buy it:Instacart.com; ​Price:​ $3.99

6. Three Little Pigs Sous-Vide Egg Bites, Uncured Bacon & Swiss

Three Little Pigs makes its sous-vide egg bites in a variety of flavors, including one that features egg whites only.
  • Per serving: 120 calories, 9 grams fat (4.5 grams saturated fat), 170 milligrams sodium, grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar), 8 grams protein

Important to keep in mind: One serving of Three Little Pigs' egg bites is just a single egg, whereas most other brands are for two egg bites. The brand makes a handful of other delicious flavors, including Breakfast Sausage & Cheddar, Spinach & Feta, Mushroom & Swiss, Proscuitto & Gruyere. You can also try their egg white version: Egg Whites Bites with Broccoli & Parmesan.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ​Price:​ $1.99

7. Life Cuisine Egg Bites, Tomato & Spinach Egg White

These light egg white bites from Life Cuisine provide 15 grams of protein per serving.
  • Per serving: 190 calories, 9 grams fat (5 grams saturated fat), 610 milligrams sodium, 12 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 15 grams protein

Life Cuisine makes its egg bites with egg whites — whereas other brands seem to mostly use whole eggs. As a result, these tomato- and spinach-infused bites are lower in calories yet still offer an impressive 15 grams of protein for two bites. You might also like the Uncured Turkey Bacon & Aged White Cheddar variety.

Buy it:Target.com; ​Price:​ $3.79

8. Hormel Black Label Oven-Baked Egg Bites, Eggs, Chorizo Sausage & 3 Cheeses

Fancy some chorizo with your egg bites? Hormel Black Label has got you covered.
  • Per serving: 250 calories, 19 grams fat (9 grams saturated fat), 580 milligrams sodium, 6 grams carbohydrates (0 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, 0 grams added sugar), 14 grams protein

These sous vide egg bites get a special flavor from the addition of chorizo, and this particular flavor also has the least amount of sodium. If chorizo isn't for you, Hormel makes two other flavors: Bacon & 3 Cheeses and Sausage, Bacon & 3 Cheeses.

Buy it:Instacart.com; ​Price:​ $4.59

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