Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. But if you are eating the wrong foods first thing in the morning, you could be setting yourself up for food failure later on in the day. And if you are someone who exercises in the morning, it is even more important that you eat the right breakfast and provide your body with what it needs to get you through your workout. This means eating lots of protein while minimizing some of the carbs (save them for after your workout when you really need them). Here are seven delicious high-protein, low-carbohydrate breakfast recipes to try.
1. Skinny Greek Omelet: Omelets may have the reputation of being one of the easiest and healthiest meals to make. This Skinny Greek Omelet has the traditional flavor of a Greek dish and provides you with protein to keep you going throughout your morning. Click here for the recipe!
2. Skinny Avocado Egg Scramble: It’s hard not to feel rushed at some point in the morning. Sometimes you rarely have time to grab a cereal bar, let alone cook a meal. With that in mind, here is a quick recipe that is perfect for breakfast or brunch and has a high protein count and fab flavor. Check it out!
3. Green Monster Smoothie: Why not drink your breakfast rather than eat it—especially if you are in a hurry?! While the spinach give this guy its color, all the flavor comes straight from the banana and almond milk, making this a creamy, flavorful and super nutrient-dense breakfast, high in healthy carbs! We love this recipe!
4. Maple Glazed Turkey Sausage: Yes, you can have meat for breakfast. Turkey is a high-protein, low-carb food that is perfect when paired with vegetables. If you are one to reach for the bacon or sausage in the morning, you must try this Maple Glazed Turkey Sausage. Click here for the recipe!
5. Low-Carb Coconut Pancakes: A few tips about working with coconut flour. It’s incredibly absorbent and will soak up any liquid you add to it. These pancakes are on the thick side for that reason, but if you want something thinner just add more milk or even water. Check out the recipe by clicking here.
6. Skinny Crustless Quiche: Quiche is even better without the crust and it has even more protein. This is a perfect breakfast to make and store to reheat through your week. Bake on Sunday and eat throughout Saturday. Delicious! Check it out!
7. Pumpkin Pie Yogurt + Cinnamon Roasted Walnuts: Nothing says protein like a cup of non-fat, Greek yogurt. By adding pumpkin flavoring and cinnamon roasted walnuts, you can enhance the nutritional value of your morning yogurt even more. Here’s the recipe.
The important thing to remember about high-protein/low-carb breakfasts is that the fat content needs to be a bit higher to compensate for the low carbohydrates in order to fill and fuel you up for your workouts and for the day, so you don’t experience a crash that can lead to binge eating later.