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5 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas You Can Make Ahead

April 5, 2023
Courtesy of Joyful Healthy Eats

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 lifesaver — 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.

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1. Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins

Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

These high-protein, low-carb 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.

Try the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

2. Lemon Raspberry Protein Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Protein Muffins

Courtesy of 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.

Try the recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats.

3. Protein-Packed Chia Pudding

Protein-Packed Chia Pudding

Courtesy of 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.

Try the recipe from My Darling Vegan.

4. Mushroom Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Mushroom Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Courtesy of 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 of protein per burrito.

Try the recipe from Greenletes.

5. Easy Make Ahead High Protein Baked Oatmeal

Easy Make Ahead High Protein Baked Oatmeal

Courtesy of 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.

Try the recipe from Sarah Gold Nutrition

Read next: 6 Slow Cooker Breakfasts for Easier, Healthier Mornings

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