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3 Quick Breakfasts That Are Easy, Delicious and High in Protein

Mornings are ROUGH am I right?! Especially if you have children, it feels like a mad dash to get out the door in time for school, work, drop off, errands, playdates, etc. We all know that breakfast is important, but it seems to be the most overlooked meal especially during the busy work week. It has been a mission of mine to find easy-to-make (or prep) breakfasts that are packed with nutrients and protein to fulfill daily macros while also tasting good and being loved by my entire family. 

Here are three filling, easy, nutritious and well rounded breakfasts:

  1. Ezekiel english muffin with topping (butter, peanut butter, cream cheese)
    1. Let’s break down this meal: one Ezekiel brand English Muffin contains 10 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbs (0 grams added sugar and 6 grams of fiber) and 2 grams of fat. One muffin is 180 calories and includes Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, no preservatives or oils, and is certified organic. They also offer cinnamon raisin english muffins if you want a little chewy and sweet factor. Learn more about the Ezekiel brand and their incredible products here, which can usually be found in the freezer section of the grocery store! Depending on your topping of choice your total values for nutrition will change but this is a great swap for toast or a bagel if you’re tracking macros! 
  2. Greek yogurt bowl with granola and fruit
    1. Your yogurt choice is the important part of this meal. Prioritize your macros (protein, fats and carbohydrates) when choosing a yogurt. I choose a 0% fat greek yogurt like this one because one serving is 80 calories and contains 13 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fat and 0 added sugars. I am a topping gal, so I like to have a good quality base and add lots of toppings to make my food fun! Some really great nutrient dense toppings are chia seeds, hemp seeds, ground flax seed, and other seeds and nute. There are a lot of great granolas on the market, some high in protein and healthy fats with simple ingredients and delicious flavor. My top choice at the moment is Purely Elizabeth Vanilla Almond Butter Granola. Add some fruit, mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, the possibilities are endless! 
  3. Breakfast burritos – freeze a bunch ahead of time and heat up in the microwave!
    1. This breakfast is a great grab and go for everyone in my family. Easy to make in bulk and freeze for later too! Mix together eggs, protein of choice (tofu, sausage, chicken, chorizo, etc.), cheese, milk and any other mix-ins that you’d like. Pour onto a foiled and greased sheet pan and bake at 385 for 20-25 minutes. Once cooled, slice the egg into strips and roll up into a tortilla! Wrap in foil to freeze or store in the fridge. In the morning it’s time to microwave and eat! Whole eggs are a great source of protein, fat, iron, good cholesterol and a plethora of vitamins and minerals (USDA). You can play around with the type of tortilla you use, the protein you include, additional veggies or other add-ins, etc. This is a perfect customizable breakfast for everyone in the family! 

What we consume is a very important factor in our overall health and well being. Fuel your body with good whole foods each day and use breakfast time to your advantage. What I consume in the morning makes a huge difference in how I feel and how I eat the rest of the day. If you are ready to take the next step in a journey towards a healthier you consider reading about the benefits of weightlifting or how you can start a fitness journey and be successful with it! No matter where you are in your health journey, always prioritize yourself. You’re doing amazing. 

Habib

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