A high protein breakfast is a great choice to keep you feeling full until lunchtime. Start your day off on an amazing note with one of these 5 ideas you have probably never thought of:
1. Quinoa Porridge
Mix things up by replacing your usual oats with leftover quinoa. Simply heat in a pan with milk (cows, almond, coconut … all will work), add a little sugar or sweetener and top with fruit, nuts and desiccated coconut.
2. Chickens in Blankets
Who can resist Pigs in Blankets at Christmas time? A lower fat, everyday alternative is Chickens in Blankets. Wrap chicken or turkey sausages in thinly sliced pancetta or streaky bacon and roast in the oven for around 30 minutes at 180°C (the longer the roasting time, the crispier the bacon will get…).
3. Miso Chicken Soup
The Japanese diet is one of the healthiest in the world, so why not try one of their breakfast staples? Add a little good-quality miso paste to some chicken stock along with leftover chicken and some quick-cooking vegetables (kale, thinly-sliced mushrooms). Grating in a little fresh ginger in will transform this soup into a wonderful pick-me-up if you have a cold.
4. Minute Steak with Scrambled Egg & Asparagus
As you can probably guess from the name, Minute Steak (or Frying Steak as it is also known) takes less than a minute to cook, making it a viable breakfast choice. Serve with scrambled eggs and asparagus for a low carb high protein feast.
5. Mini Upside-Down Protein Cheesecake
Cake for breakfast!? With only 330 calories and 32g of protein in each cheesecake, why not? The looks you will get from colleagues or fellow public transport users will be priceless.
All of the above recipes and macro breakdowns (calories, protein, fat and carbs) are in my book 100 High Protein Breakfasts – order it on Amazon now.