By Isadora Baum
A high-protein breakfast can jumpstart your morning and keep your body energized and your brain sharp until lunch. But it can be challenging to find the time to prepare breakfast from scratch every morning. That’s why meal prepping can be a life saver — it’s the key to making sure you have something nutritious to eat first thing. And it’s as easy as picking one day of the week to make one of these recipes, which can be stashed in the fridge or freezer and ready in a matter of minutes.
Here are five high protein breakfast recipes you can prepare ahead of time for a simpler morning.
1. Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins from Ambitious Kitchen
These high-protein, low-carb breakfast muffins are easy to make and extremely versatile. You can keep the yolk if you want (it has choline to boost cognition), add in veggies, like mushrooms and spinach, creamy avocado, or cheese like feta, if desired. Want more protein? Add in some turkey sausage.
2. Lemon Raspberry Protein Muffins from Joyful Healthy Eats
Muffins are often high in sugar and carbs, but not these! Made with Greek yogurt, egg whites, protein powder, and flaxseeds, each muffin has 9 grams of protein. Have two — or pair a muffin with string cheese, cottage cheese, or a peanut butter packet for a bit of extra fat and protein.
3. Protein-Packed Chia Pudding from My Darling Vegan
Chia seeds are high in protein and healthy fats. Plus, they have a ton of fiber, so you’ll feel full until lunch. And you can add whatever toppings you like to create variety.
4. Mushroom Freezer Breakfast Burritos from Greenletes
There’s almost never a morning when a breakfast burrito sounds like a bad idea. Keep your freezer stocked with these mushroom and spinach burritos, which sneak in a bunch of veggies along with 20 grams protein per burrito.
5. Easy Make Ahead High Protein Baked Oatmeal from Sarah Gold Nutrition
Meal prep this baked oatmeal, which uses Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and eggs to boost protein, then portion it out for a quick, easy and satisfying morning meal throughout the week. Don’t have all the ingredients? Mix it up: Use any kind of nut or seed in place of walnuts and use any kind of fresh, dried, or frozen fruit you have on hand.