When I work with weight loss clients, breakfast is the first meal we work on together. One of the most important components of a weight loss supporting breakfast is eating enough protein; it helps us stay full, balances blood sugar, and makes it easy to go from breakfast to lunch with energy and without being hungry.
Eggs are pretty much Nature's perfect food, and 3-4 eggs for breakfast gives you a good amount of protein and healthy fat... however we don't all want to eat eggs every day, or maybe you're like me and can't eat eggs at all.
Here are some other ideas for getting enough protein (20g or more) at breakfast. Pair these with a serving of smart carbs, some healthy fat, and ideally some veggies, for a metabolism boosting breakfast that will keep you full until lunch.
Discover how to make a metabolism boosting breakfast without counting calories or complicated recipes in my free breakfast guide
5 BREAKFAST PROTEIN IDEAS THAT AREN'T EGGS
1: Turkey burger - cook these in advance and warm up
2: Cottage cheese - 1 cup full fat is a serving. Try it with sweet potato, salt, and pepper for a savory version, or with half a cup of fruit with some nuts and seeds
3: Smoked salmon - you'll need 4 oz if it's your only protein source. Add cream cheese and half a bagel, or try it with asparagus and other veggies for a warm breakfast
4: Salmon cakes - like a crab cake, made with canned salmon. These are so easy to make, and can be served hot or cold. These were a breakfast staple for my kids growing up.
5: Collagen powder - I always prefer actual food to a powder, but this one is more of a food and a great alternative for busy mornings, or when you don't have anything handy and ready to go. You need 3 tbsp if it's your only protein; add it to your oatmeal, coffee, or a smoothie if that's your thing. It's tasteless and doesn't thicken, so you can hide it pretty much anywhere.
You can also mix-and-match, for example doing some avocado toast with cottage cheese on it, and a mug of bone broth OR smoked salmon and some collagen in your coffee, etc.
Try some of these ideas, or create your own using my three step formula in the Power Packed Breakfasts guide.
I’m Maranda Carvell RHN, and I’m a Registered Nutritionist, Women's Hormone Expert who specializes in hormonally based weight loss.
I teach women over 3o who want to finally lose the stubborn extra weight, and get off the chronic diet roller coaster so they can live life in a body they love on their own terms without restrictive food rules.
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