Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day; it also should be packed with protein to help us get through the busy day.
Research has shown that people who ate a protein packed breakfast tended to eat fewer calories for their subsequent meal. Protein helps in the releases of the peptide hormone that sends signals to the brain that the stomach is full.
You might be wondering what food you should eat that is packed with protein. Here are some wonderful options for you to get more than the recommended share of protein for the day:
- Plain old milk and cereal
The cereals that we get nowadays is loaded with protein, basically they are specially fortified with protein and fiber. And when you eat it with a bowl of milk there is nothing like a dose of natural protein when we consume milk and other dairy products.
If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cook, then yogurt is a great option. Simply buy the flavored varieties available in the market or you can simply buy the plain ones and whip them up with natural sweeteners and nuts and fruit.
This is a fun way to eat protein and is sure to be a kid with the little ones too. The nuts and fruits add an element of fiber to this meal of yogurt.
- Toast with nutty spread
Skip the usual spread of butter on your toast and use peanut butter or almond butter that is a dose of healthy fat to your daily diet.
- Cheesy egg bean burrito rolls
Eggs, bread and cheese are a staple when it comes to breakfast rolls. If you want more protein power then it is a great idea to add black beans along with the sauces of your choice for taste.
Black beans combined with egg and cheese will give you more than the prescribed dose of daily protein.
Cook your oatmeal with milk and then toss then with nuts and dry fruits to give it that add punch of protein. Use natural sweeteners, cinnamon and fresh for added flavor.
- Kefir yogurt smoothie
Kefir is a probiotic like yogurt but it comes with the benefit of having more protein in it as compared to regular yogurt. So whip up a smoothie using natural fruit, kefir and nuts.
- Homemade Muffins
There is nothing like homemade muffins to get your daily dose of fiber, protein and healthy fats. Use healthy nutritious ingredients like oats, nuts, peanut butter and fruit like bananas and berries.
- Cottage cheese and Banana
If you are too pressed for time, just munch on a banana and a few slices of cottage cheese on the go.
Written by: Rasha Ashraf