Published at Tuesday, July 02nd 2019, 11:41:32 AM. Healthy Food. By St1ffM.
You've probably heard this before, but one of the best ways to start your day is with a well-rounded breakfast. But what exactly is a well-rounded breakfast, you might be wondering? Brigitte Zeitlin, M.P.H., R.D., C.D.N., founder of the New York-based BZ Nutrition, tells SELF that it's one that's filled with the right balance of protein, complex carbs, fiber, and healthy fat.
The protein is especially key, Zeitlin explains. "Protein is a crucial part of breakfast because it supplies your energy for the morning, keeping you awake, alert, and focused," she says. "It also keeps you feeling full and satiated, so you won't feel the need to eat again too soon." Basically, eating enough protein for breakfast will ensure you don't wind up hungry again before it's time for lunch. You know, so you can focus on owning your day.
If you're not sure how much protein is the right amount to eat for breakfast, Zeitlin says you should aim to get about 15 grams. These 21 high-protein breakfast recipes all contain around that amount of protein as well as plenty of complex carbs, fiber, and healthy fats. And even though none of them are over 300 calories, they're all pretty darn delicious.
1.Tomato Zucchini Frittata from Love and Lemons
This Instagram-worthy option offers up 230 calories and 15 grams of protein per serving.
Per one serving: 230 calories, 15 g protein
2.Chia Yogurt Power Bowl from Fit Foodie Finds
Chia seeds are high in fiber, which helps you stay extra-satiated until lunchtime. Even better, this recipe makes enough servings for four days' worth of breakfast.
Per one serving: 198 calories, 16 g protein
3.Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait from Healthy Nibbles and Bits
Treat your self to a seemingly indulgent treat. It tastes like dessert and the whopping 24 grams of protein are a pretty great bonus.
Per one serving: 298 calories, 24 g protein
4.Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Pancakes from Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Pancakes that taste like your favorite kind of muffin and have a bunch of protein? Dreams do come true.
Per one serving: 205 calories, 19 g protein