7 High-Protein Breakfasts Ready in 5 Minutes or Less


5. Breakfast Spinach Salad

The main star of this healthful breakfast salad is spinach, an excellent source of vitamins, fiber, and calcium. Simply top the spinach with a hard-boiled egg, Canadian bacon, chopped tomatoes, your favorite vinaigrette, and a whole wheat pita.

This packed salad will keep you going until lunch time. I look for Buy One, Get One Free sales on bagged baby spinach. Prepare this salad the night before to save time, and for the freshest taste.

6. Stuffed Whole Wheat Pita Sandwich

This sandwich covers all of the key components for a healthy breakfast: low-fat dairy, low-fat protein, vegetables, and whole grains. The sandwich helps you get through the morning without feeling sluggish or hungry.

Stuff the pita with lean meat or fish, such as turkey or tuna, your favorite low-fat cheese, vegetables, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, and spinach, and a sliced hard-boiled egg. To save time in the morning, prepare the sandwich the night before.

7. Breakfast Pizza

Forget about that cold, leftover pizza in the refrigerator and instead make a quick and easy English muffin pizza.

Split a whole wheat English muffin and top each slice with a thin slice of Canadian bacon, a fresh tomato slice, and 2 tbsp of shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese. Bake in a toaster oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Bake the pizza while you prepare for work in the morning and you can have a hearty breakfast ready right before you walk out the door.

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