High Protein Breakfasts for Women
I am looking for new breakfast ideas that are high in protein. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Thank you!
Are there any other perameters? Fat? Calories?
I like scrambled eggs with crispy bacon crumbled on top.
1/2 a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon
toast and kippers
steak and eggs
Toast or bagel with feta cheese and sour cherry jam
Baked beans on toast (we got this once a week at University in the UK)
Cold cuts and cheese (My Hungarian friends ate this for breakfast with a shot of vodka)
I'm a big fan of switching meals around like having lunch for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. That really opens up the possibilities: chicken soup, pizza, stir fry, fried rice with a poached egg on top, eggs scrambled with smoked salmon...
Are you familiar with quinoa? It is a grain that has a ton of protein in it. It is usually used in savory dishes, such as salads, but here is a breakfast version.
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 cup quinoa
2 cups fresh berries (or other fruit, depending on season)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (again, can use other nuts)
4 teaspoons honey, can be adjusted to taste
Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in fruitand cinnamon; transfer to four bowls and top with pecans. Drizzle 1 teaspoon honey over each serving.
I got this idea from this board awhile ago. I make oatmeal using milk instead of water and then at the end I throw in an egg, which sounds weird, but makes it creamier and definitely ups the protein. If you're worried about fat, you could just use the white. It's delicious and very filling.
Greek yoghurt and cottage cheese are very high in protein. I make buckwheat crepes with egg whites, fill with fruit and greek yoghurt. You can make crepes in one sitting, they keep for a bit in the fridge.
I enjoy cheese on toast for breakfast-cheddar under the broiler is a good start ot the day.
Any fish is good-kippers are my fave, but my Mum used to do finnan haddie-basically a bit of haddock poached in milk.
I don't expect everyone to join me in this but I like a cold chicken leg for breakfast: if I am watching my weight Atkins-style (high protein, low carbs) I will do up a tray of chicken legs or thighs in Hy's Cajun rub, bake them and chill them for breakfast consumption for a week.
LIS: Ah, you're so lucky to be able to get finnan haddie! The only places I've tried here in NorCal say that one must purchase huge amounts before they'll special order. I wish we had more Swedes and Brits around here!
It's totally heavenly with scrambled eggs. My mother used to be able to get it easily in L.A. years ago, but no more apparently.
I've been eating 1 whole egg mixed with two egg whites, season with salt and pepper. Make an omlette with chopped sundried tomatoes and a triangle of laughing cow light garlic & herb cheese.
In addition to the ones mentioned, I do oatmeal with a scoop of chocolate whey protein powder added.
Peanut butter or other nut muffins. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Trail mix with lots of nuts.
I like an unconventional breakfast. My favorite high protein is homemade de-fatted stock/broth with tofu cubes, bean sprouts, green onion and herbs. Soup for breakfast w/ protein lasts a long time.