Eat breakfast. Eat protein. If you’re trying to lose weight, those are two tips you shouldn’t ignore. And, if you combine them by starting each day with a high-protein breakfast, well, you’re pretty much unstoppable.You’ve heard it said about a million times before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, it’s true!
If you want to get the most out of your morning meal, make sure to include plenty of protein. By packing in the protein early, you’ll give yourself an extra boost of nutrients that’ll keep you full, happy, and energetic throughout the day.
Greek Yogurt Parfait
Protein Punch: 24 grams
You’ll Need: 2% Plain Greek Yogurt, fresh strawberries and blueberries, sugar, mint leaves, granola
Not only is this recipe great for breakfast, but it’s so decadent, you could even enjoy it for dessert! The protein in this recipe comes from two sources: the homemade granola contains 4 grams of protein per serving while 7 ounces of Greek yogurt contains 20 grams of protein.
Black Bean Omelet
Protein Payout: 24 grams
You’ll Need: Black beans, eggs, feta cheese, salsa, avocado, cumin, lime, hot sauce, salt, pepper
Use up that can of black beans and benefit from their high-protein content with this easy-to-make southwest omelet. This recipe makes about four servings, so if you’re just cooking for one, simply prep the ingredients and cook an omelet in the morning to start your day on the right food. To reap the most flab-incinerating benefits, be sure to consume the entire egg—not just the whites. The yellow is filled with choline, a nutrient that has been proven to reduce body fat and BMI.