Are you getting enough protein? All 20 of these High Protein Breakfast Recipes are easy, delicious and will keep you full until lunch!
PIN High Protein Breakfast Recipes
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, you know what?
They’re not wrong.
Yet, so many of us aren’t eating breakfast AND so many of us aren’t eating enough protein per day! So, getting in some healthy high protein breakfasts are a really easy way to solve both of those problems!
Why I Love Breakfast
There is the obvious fact that I love breakfast foods. Whether it’s cookie dough overnight oats, a stack of paleo banana pancakes or paleo sweet potato pancakes or some gluten free Greek yogurt waffles, I love it all and could eat breakfast all the time, for every meal. BUT, for those of us who are working to overcome disordered eating and get our normal hunger cues back, eating breakfast is a super important part of this! Eating very soon after we get up shows our bodies that food is coming and allows our bodies to begin trusting us again and allows them to start having normal hunger and fullness cues!
I personally did not start to get my cues back until I started incorporating breakfast back into my life and getting a good dose of protein to start the day really helped!
The Importance of Protein
Protein is a macro nutrient and it’s one that plays a lot of roles in our body. It helps build muscles and aid in muscle recovery, it helps repair all our cells and tissues and helps us make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. It’s an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and bones! And it also helps with satiety – meaning we feel fuller and more satisfied for a longer period. This is because it takes protein has a more rapid affect on the hormones that affect appetite.
How Much Protein to Eat Per Day
Most of us aren’t getting enough protein each day. It’s recommended to get about .8g of protein for every 1 kg of body weight that you have for the average sedentary person. For very active people, the recommendation goes up to 1.2 -2 g per kg. You guys know I am not about rules or counting macros, so these are just general guidelines and should not be obsessed about!
What is a high protein breakfast?
Everyone will have different opinions on this, but I personally consider a high protein breakfast to be any breakfast that has at least 15g of protein. I personally try to get a little more protein than this in the morning – without obsessing of course – but this is a great range to start. I know when I’m hitting around this number because my body feels great and satisfied!
High Protein Breakfast Foods
Some foods that we eat for breakfast are naturally high in protein! Such as:
Or you can look at some of the high protein breakfast ideas below!