I think this is my first blog post about food, but I thought it might be helpful since I’ve been on the hunt for new breakfast ideas. I used to never eat breakfast until I got pregnant last year. Since then, I’ve tried to find easy breakfast foods that have lots of protein. High protein foods help you feel full longer and reach the daily amounts of protein you need.
In this post, I’ve created a list of my favorite breakfast foods that have lots of protein. They’re super quick and easy for on the go or when you have a little human that requires your attention 24/7 like me.
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I think eggs are kind of a given on this list as they’re one of the most common breakfast foods. I’ve been obsessed with making over-easy eggs lately since I couldn’t have them during my pregnancy. There’s so many ways to make eggs too, which makes it easy to make them the way you like. Depending on the size, just one egg has about 5-7 grams of protein.
Greek yogurt was one of my favorite things to eat when I was pregnant. Since the baby, I’ve been cutting down on my dairy so I sadly haven’t been having as much greek yogurt these days. I miss it! It’s such a good breakfast or snack, and goes well with fruit or granola. You can also cook with it to add extra protein to your favorite recipes. Just one serving of this Chobani yogurt has 16 grams of protein!
In my opinion, Kodiak breakfasts are one of the best things ever created! I don’t know why it took me so long to try them but now I’m hooked. They have lots of options of breakfast foods to choose from too, including pancake and waffle mix, oatmeal, granola bars, protein balls, and breakfasts in a cup (muffins, flapjacks, oatmeal, etc.). They all have about 10-15 grams of protein per serving. Overall, the oatmeal is my favorite and I have it all the time for breakfast with some fresh fruit.
Protein bars are another great option if you’re in a hurry or on the go. They also make a great snack in the middle of the day. My favorites are RXBARS because they have so many flavors and such simple ingredients. I have yet to try them all, but the peanut butter and blueberry are my favorites so far. Each flavor has 12 grams of protein.
I’ve never been a big cottage cheese person but to be fair, I’ve never given it much of a chance. I also know a lot of people who love cottage cheese. Similar to greek yogurt, it’s a good dairy product that is packed with protein. Some options I’ve seen have up to 19 grams of protein, which is a lot!
Nut butters are another versatile and easy food with lots of protein. There are so many options nowadays aside from the typical peanut butter (i.e. almond, pistachio, walnut, cashew). There’s also so many ways to have it! One of my favorites that my husband makes fun of me for is apples with peanut butter.
Protein powders are another good option that has so many types! Usually, my go-to is a vanilla whey powder, but there are lots of plant-based options as well. I love adding protein powder to my smoothies, which are always fun to customize. You can also always add protein powder to water, milk, or a cooking recipe. They’re such a good way to add a ton of protein to your diet without having to do much.
This collagen powder is another one of my favorites that I had to include on this list. You can use it in just about all the same ways as a typical protein powder. I also know of a lot of people who add this to their morning coffee. For some reason, it took me awhile to realize how much protein is in collagen powder, aside from all the collagen. This particular brand has 18 grams per serving!
I hope this list has been helpful for you if you’re looking for some options with lots of protein to add to your breakfasts. Feel free to comment below if you have any other suggestions to add, I’d love to give them a try!