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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!

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  1. 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...

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

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        1. re: pigtowner

          I like to make scrambled eggwhites with tofu and some wheat toast and fruit.

          1. re: pigtowner

            Interesting idea about adding the egg to the oatmeal. Never thought of that but it sounds like a good way to get more protein.

            1. re: pigtowner

              You can also stir some cottage cheese into oatmeal. The lumpy texture blends in beautifully with the oatmeal texture and gives its extra creaminess.

              1. re: Mellicita

                I love this, especially with a couple of packets of splenda and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

            2. 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.

              1. 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.

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                1. re: LJS

                  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.

                2. 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.

                  1. I really like the greek-style yogurt like Fage. Trader Joe's has it too. It has more protein than regular yogurt. I like to mix in some fruit and maybe splenda, or orange marmalade (my current favorite). You could also add granola. It keeps me full all morning.

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                    1. re: rmperry

                      0% Greek yogurt with vanilla whey protein mix. Very high in protein and low in fat.

                      Also, mix the yogurt with 60 calorie chocolate pudding cups. Very tasty...similar to a cheescake filling w/o the fat and sugar.

                    2. In addition to the ones mentioned, I do oatmeal with a scoop of chocolate whey protein powder added.

                      1. Peanut butter or other nut muffins. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Trail mix with lots of nuts.

                        1. WW-sesame bagel, spread with ricotta cheese and loaded with toasted pine nuts.

                          1. 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.