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8 Healthy High Protein Breakfast Ideas

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If there’s one meal of the day where it’s important to get a healthy, balanced diet it has to be breakfast. Of course all the other meals are important as well, but your breakfast is the one that’s going to kickstart your day and set the tone for things to come.

Choosing a healthy balanced breakfast can be tricky, especially for those busy mornings, but if you want to stay full for longer, look for foods with a high amount of protein. Eggs are an obvious choice and while they’re a great breakfast option, I wanted to give you some high protein breakfast choices that go beyond the barnyard. Here are eight healthy high protein breakfast ideas to kickstart your day…

1. Quinoa Porridge

I know that quinoa is usually a lunch or dinner time kind of food, mostly served in savory dishes, but it also makes a great breakfast porridge with eight grams of complete protein per cup. Quinoa is also rich in fiber, healthy fats and essential vitamins and minerals meaning it’s going to fill the nutritional gaps that may be left by the other meals of the day.

To make quinoa porridge add 1/3 cup of dry quinoa, 1/4 cup of chopped apple, 1 tablespoon of golden raisins, 1 tablespoon of smooth almond butter and 3/4 cup of whole milk to a sauce pan. Add a dash of ground cardamon and cinnamon and cook according to the quinoa specifications. To make this a non-dairy breakfast, just swap out the milk for coconut or almond milk.

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