Weekends are for rest, play, fun, and yummy breakfasts! Let's face it, preparing big, delicious breakfasts can be challenging during the week. Usually, there's somewhere to be, people to meet, and LOTS of rushing about to do. Sometimes, you'll be lucky to have a cup of coffee, right? But, when the wonderful weekends come around, it's time for feet up, coffee in hand, and an amazing and delicious breakfast. Who agrees?
Whether you're having your breakfast in bed, in the courtyard, or at the kitchen bench, you may be wondering what other brekkie meals you can experiment with preparing. In particular, breakfast meals that are a little richer in protein.
Let's explore some of our favourite foods that contain good amounts of protein that you can have a high protein breakfast at home:
An eggcellent choice, eggs are a popular breakfast food for so many of us! Boiled or poached, eggs are oh-so-yummy and contain good amounts of protein! Whole eggs are healthy and nutritious; they contain vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats! Whole eggs are rich in protein! So, what's the protein amount per whole egg? Ready to feel egg-cited? One large egg contains roughly 6 grams of protein and around 78 calories.
- The classic poached eggs and toast! Nothing beats dipping crunchy bread in egg yolk. One word: delicious.
- How about poached eggs, avocado, and toast? Another classic and popular high protein breakfast at home meal.
- Breakfast bowl: fill up your bowl with the ingredients you love, such as a boiled or poached egg, spinach, mushrooms, tomato, cottage cheese, and pumpkin seeds!
Who knew these small, little grains contain big benefits? Oats are one of the healthiest grains! Did you know they provide healthy fibres, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin B1? Different brands and varieties may contain various amounts of protein. Though, one cup of oats has approximately 11 grams of protein.
- Overnight oats are so popular and for a good reason! They're delicious, easy to prepare, and can be made with the ingredients you love! We love adding oats, nut milk, chia seeds, yoghurt, protein powder (whey or plant-based), and cinnamon to our overnight oats. We have other recipes too. View them here. We love this high protein breakfast at home meal!
- Oatmeal (or porridge) is like receiving a warm hug. It's so easy to make. You can add just oats and milk or water if you like. Or, add your favourite yoghurt, nuts, and berries. It's up to you!
- Oat pancakes are also so yummy and a breakfast meal for the whole family. With so many great recipes to choose from, you can make these with oats, milk, eggs, and other great ingredients too. Then, top your pancakes with berries or your favourite fruits.
Lower in fat and calories, cottage cheese is high in calcium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B12, and vitamin B2! It's such a versatile food that can be added to many great meals and recipes! Different varieties and brands may contain varying quantities of protein. Though, one cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1% fat has approximately 28 grams of protein. We'll say cheese to that! So, what are some high protein breakfast at home meals to enjoy?
- A breakfast bowl with cottage cheese: a great way to eat protein! Add cottage cheese, chia seeds, fruit, and nuts to make this one!
- Cottage cheese and scrambled eggs is another great breakfast idea that contains reasonable amounts of protein! This one should keep you full too!
- What can't be added to pancakes? Have you tried cottage cheese pancakes? If not, put this one on the list. Find the recipe you love; generally, you need the basics like oats, cottage cheese, and eggs. Top your pancakes with your favourite fruits, such as berries. Yum!
If you’re looking for high protein breakfast at home meals to enjoy using Greek yoghurt, then read on!
Another favourite and versatile food, Greek yoghurt is yummy and creamy. It goes well with fruit and nuts; many add it to recipes and baked foods too. While it may vary on the brand, type, and quantity consumed, Greek yoghurt has approximately 17 grams of protein per 170-gram serving.
- Breakfast bowl with Greek yoghurt: this one is great because it's packed with flavour and delicious toppings such as fruit. Add nuts and seeds if you wish for some crunch!
- Again, we can't go past oatmeal with Greek yoghurt. It's deliciously satisfying! Combining the goodness of oats, yoghurt, and other ingredients such as banana, berries, and milk, oatmeal is great as it's filling and high in protein.
Quinoa - pronounced "keen-waa" is a much-loved food! It goes in high protein breakfast at home meals! No matter how you pronounce it, it's high in vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants. And it's also a good source of protein! It may depend on the brand and variety used; though; one cup of cooked quinoa has approximately 8 grams of protein!
- Enjoy cooked quinoa for breakfast with your favourite milk, fruit, and other ingredients if you like, such as nuts and cinnamon.
- Have it in a smoothie. You can add milk, yoghurt, fruit, and cooked quinoa to your smoothie. Yum!
- If you're searching for something new and want to mix up your breakfast routine, give quinoa porridge a go. Look out for your favourite recipes. You can add coconut milk, water, and top it with fruit!
If you're looking to increase your protein intake and enjoy high protein breakfast at home meals, then protein powder might just be the option for you! It can easily be added to your breakfast. There's excellent favours to choose from, like vanilla, chocolate, berry, and coffee. Protein powders are available in whey and plant-based options, so there's something for everyone!
Different brands, flavours, and quantities of protein powder may contain varying amounts of protein per serving. Though, Happy Way's vanilla flavoured protein powder has 21.2 grams of protein per 30-gram serving! Our plant-based peanut butter flavoured protein powder has 21.0 grams of protein per 30-gram serving. Check out our range of whey protein powers here and plant-based protein powders here. So, what are some great tasting weekend high breakfast at home meals to make?
- Breakfast smoothie with berries and either whey or plant-based vanilla flavoured protein powder.
- Chocolate protein chia pudding - need we say more? While this makes an excellent breakfast meal with great amounts of protein, it can also be enjoyed as a dessert.
- Acai bowls are delicious, aren't they? You'll love these on weekends!