High Protein Breakfasts – Easy Prep, Very Tasty And Filling
You know the importance of a high protein breakfast, most important meal of the day, gives you energy, makes you feel full throughout the day leading to less cravings for binge eating. but who’s got time in the morning, right? We all do. Make one of these high protein breakfasts on a Sunday for your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday breakfast, the other Wednesday night for Thursday, Friday Saturday. Throw them in individual size microwave friendly containers to heat and eat quickly before leaving for work/post workout.
Breakfast-Sausage Scotch Eggs
Prep Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
What’s a Scotch egg? Take seasoned ground meat, envelope a perfectly boiled egg inside, bake it in the oven and you’ve one of many simple high protein breakfasts. Traditionally, Scotch eggs are breaded, so all I’ve done is leave that off. There are as many combinations for seasonings and meat as you can imagine, and my mind wandered from pork to breakfast sausage to create this variety. Another plus? They’re great as a pre-workout or post-workout snack!
* 3 medium eggs
* 1/2 pound lean ground pork or beef
* 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/3 teaspoon allspice
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1/3 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/4 tablespoon sea salt
* 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
Place eggs in a pot and cover with 1 inch of cold water. Turn heat on medium high, when water comes to a boil, remove pan from heat cover and let eggs sit for 8-10 minutes. Drain the hot water and cover with ice water for a few minutes. Peel and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Spray with a non-stick spray.
3. In a large bowl, combine ground pork, spices, salt, pepper and honey (optional). Mix until combined
4. For each Scotch egg: Take 1/3-cup measured seasoned ground pork and lump into your hand. Flatten the pork into a circle like you’re making a burger.
5. Put the egg in the center
6. Fold the sausage, gradually flattening as you go, until the egg is covered by meat.
7. Place each individual wrap on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Eat hot or cold.
Paleo Carnitas Egg Muffins
Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Breakfast muffins are a really easy way to make high protein breakfasts. Use any kind of cooked shredded meat (or even ground meat) you have left over, and cook the veggies ahead of time so they don’t make the muffins soggy.
* 1 small onion, minced
* 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
* 1 teaspoon coconut oil
* 1/2 cup shredded pork carnitas or other shredded or ground meat
* 4 large eggs
* 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut milk
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper or foil liners. You can also use silicone muffin cups, though I recommend greasing them with coconut oil first.
2. Heat a skillet over medium heat, add the coconut oil and onions, cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato and cook until they begin to soften. Remove from heat, stir in shredded pork.
3. In a bowl, beat eggs, add coconut milk, salt and pepper.
4. To build the muffins, put a large spoonful of the pork mixture into each cup. Evenly distribute the filling to 6 muffin cups. Sprinkle with a pinch of smoked paprika.
5. Pour egg mixture into each cup until about three-quarters full.
6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the cups come out very puffed up and then fall a bit as a they cool.
7. Add a bit of salsa and enjoy!
Do you have any high protein breakfasts you enjoy? Please comment below!