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2 Minute Eggs and 3 Other Protein-Packed Breakfast Recipes

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If you had time to read my latest blog post on protein, I imagine you are scrounging for fresh meal ideas to pack a bit more protein into your day. And I am certain you now recognize the benefits of protein in combination with carbohydrates and fat, rather than either alone. So, instead of munching on a heaping bowl of sugar-rich cereal with minimal protein like the new Pink Melonberry Froot Loops (offering a single gram of protein), aim for protein instead.

Here are a few tasty ways to kick-start your morning without having to reach for that first (or third) cup of coffee:

Quick and Simple:

2 Minute Egg-in-a-Mug


Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Spray your mug with cooking spray and add your eggs and cheese.
  2. Stir.
  3. Microwave for about 60 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 30-60 seconds (as soon as it is firm like scrambled eggs).
  4. Stir, grab your spoon, and eat.

Open-Faced Egg and Avocado


Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Prepare your egg in a skillet to your preference; my favorite is sunny –side up! 
  2. Place your cooked egg onto your toast and top with avocado slices. 
  3. Excellent with a side of grapefruit.

PB and J Burritos


Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Warm your tortilla over the flame of your gas burner or simply heat it in a pan over low heat. This gives your tortilla a hearty homemade feel! 
  2. Spread your peanut butter and jam down the center of the tortilla, roll it up and enjoy!

Quinoa Parfait


Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Prepare quinoa according to package instructions (it will depend on whether the quinoa is pre-rinsed or quick-cooking).
  2. In a tall glass, layer yogurt and quinoa. Top your parfait off with your currants or cherries.
  3. OPTIONAL - If you need a bit more sweet flavoring, try adding a touch of honey to the quinoa before layering it into your glass.

Now that you know a few of my favorite ways to build protein into my morning, I would love to hear a few of yours. What protein staples have you built into your breakfast routine? 


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