Eggs are the easy go-to for a protein-packed breakfast. Quick, cheap and easy – but not much use if you are a vegan, can’t eat eggs or just fancy a change.
Get your protein and give the chickens a day off with these ideas.
Mash up half an avocado and spread on your favourite wholegrain toast. Top with sliced red onion (delicious raw) and some slices of smoked salmon. Sounds pricey but a pack of smoked salmon goes a long way, so enjoy. About 300 calories and 21g of protein. Mix it up with tomato, salad leaves and mozarella as alternative toppings.
This can be blended into a smoothie – but why not eat it as it comes? Pour a handful of rolled oats into a bowl, top with plain Greek yogurt, apple sauce, and milk. This can be plant milk if you prefer. Then add a chopped banana, chopped apple and a handful of berries. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and enjoy. Around 300 calories and 15g of protein. Swap the oats for protein-packed cottage cheese if you fancy a change.
Make the night before for a ready breakfast the next day. Get a 400g tin of protein-packed pinto beans. Switch on the slow cooker to low. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and fry a sliced onion until softened, then add a couple of chopped garlic cloves. Tip in a tablespoon of red wine vinegar, a spoonful of brown sugar and 200ml of passata. Then throw in the drained and rinsed beans.
Heat until bubbling then put in the slow cooker. Come back next morning for some super-flavoursome beans for your toast. A mere 150 calories, so plenty of options to add extra veg or a side dish of fruit.
No eggs? No problem!
sorry to be unfashionably non-vegan, but I agree that when a busy day is coming up, it has to be eggs. Really does keep hunger away for hours.
I'm sorry but on these cold mornings I can't wake up to anything except hot eggs on toast. Avocados on their own just don't seem satisfying, and I don't like fish. So I'm going to eat my eggs without guilt!
I made homemade baked beans years ago and they were nice, but took ages. This recipe looks easy and quick - but I am suspicious of how nice they'll be. Anyone tried them yet?
eggs are really filling - yogurt and fruit is tasty but I find that I am hungry again two hours later! I will also try those beans as those are definite 'rib-stickers'.
This is so true that most of us rely on eggs for our breakfast protein. Smoked salmon with avocado sounds interesting so I will give that a go this week. I would also suggest greek yoghurt.
Those beans do sound good. nice and easy and cheap too. I will be buying pinto beans, though have to find some first...anyone know where I can buy them?
I like eggs but I do like a change as well - will be trying these out, especially the luxury beans!