7 Healthy High Protein Breakfast Recipes For Rapid Weight Loss

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High Protein Breakfast Recipes For Weight Loss

I’m always struggling with finding healthy breakfast ideas so I decided to do a search. I discovered these 7 high protein breakfast recipes for weight loss. I think you will love them!

Ever feel like you’re not making the progress you should be making? Spinning your wheels comes to mind.

Well, I have a confession to make…my breakfasts lately have been really naughty. Pancakes, biscuits, waffles.

Delicious? Definitely. Healthy? Definitely not.

So I know some changes need to be made and soon because I can’t keep eating like this, not if I want to lose more weight and avoid becoming prediabetic again (or worse).

So I’ll share with you in this post what has worked for me in the past, some recipes to try, and more!



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What Has Helped Me Lose 60 Pounds 

What has worked for me in the past is increasing my protein intake and lowering my carb intake.

Ok, I realize I could have said eating low carb has worked for me in the past but saying low carb is slightly depressing.

I prefer to say high protein. It seems less like deprivation. But anywho, I know this works for me even when I don’t do fully low carb. If I just do lower carb than normal I still lose weight.

So I wanted to find some high protein breakfast ideas that were healthy and that people actually want to eat.

I‘m completely convinced that part of the reason why we don’t stick to our diets is because we are eating things we don’t like.

I mean yeah I know, duh, right. But it’s true. Diets fail because we are eating raw kale even though we may hate raw kale.

Instead of finding healthy foods we like and sticking with those, we eat what other people want us to eat and we’re confused as to why are diets didn’t work out like we thought they would.

Ok enough of my soapbox rant.

I found these 7 high protein breakfast recipes & ideas that you’ll actually want to eat but first I want to tell you why eating a high protein breakfast is essential for weight loss.


Why Protein Helps You Lose Weight

In my post about how I reversed prediabetes, I talked about how dangerous it is to have your blood sugar levels spike to high levels.

Carbs, especially the kinds that I’ve been eating lately like pancakes (made with white flour) are notorious for making your blood sugar levels soar to new and dangerous heights because they digest so quickly.

This can, in turn, make you hungrier faster. It’s like you didn’t even eat 2 hours ago. It’s crazy, right?

Protein on the other hand digest slowly and doesn’t cause your blood sugar to rise as quickly as refined carbs do.

So if you eat protein for breakfast, you may not need that mid-morning snack that you eat before lunch. This is because you will feel fuller longer than if you have a lot of refined carbs for breakfast.

So the trick is to have a ready list of go-to high protein breakfast recipes to choose from.

That way we won’t be as tempted to grab donuts (although ironically donuts are on this list) or a breakfast sandwich on the way to work.

If we eat less we lose weight (I know some have medical conditions where this is not true but I think for the majority of us this principle works).

Let’s jump into this list and I want you to tell me in the comments below which recipes you might try.


8 High Protein Breakfast Recipes For Weight Loss


high protein chocolate muffin breakfast recipe


1. Chocolate Muffins 

I know, I know. It’s hard to believe chocolate could be high protein and healthy but it’s true.

The secret is using a chocolate superfood powder like Your Super’s Chocolate Protein mix.

I love that they don’t use any fillers or gross ingredients in their protein powders like stevia (of which I’m not a fan).

This is all the ingredients in their Chocolate Protein mix:

Ingredients: Pea Protein* (Belgium), Hemp Protein* (Germany), Cacao* (Peru), Cordyceps* (China), Lion’s Mane* (China), Lucuma* (Peru) *= Organic certified.

I’m so happy to have found this line of superfood powders because I’ve been looking for some like this, with no additives and unnecessary ingredients for a while.

You can check them out below if you’d like. 

Check out Chocolate Protein Superpowder By Your Super 


This chocolate muffin recipe also uses coconut sugar, coconut oil, and plant-based milk so it’s full of healthy and delicious ingredients.

And if you eat two of them, you would have packed more than 18 grams of protein into your breakfast!

Awesome right?


2. Salmon and Eggs On Toast 

I used to hate all things fish except for tuna in a can.

But now I be loving me some smoked salmon (Update: I also love regular salmon) so if you’re not naturally a fish lover you might want to taste smoked salmon and see how you like it.

Smoked salmon and eggs are a match made in heaven.

Eggs we know have protein.

Salmon also has a ton of protein with 25 grams of protein per cup so you are hooked up with a lot of satiating power for the start of your day.

However, one downside of smoked salmon is its sodium content so you want to be cognizant of that as well.





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3. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This high protein breakfast idea has over 20 grams of protein ya’ll.

That’s pretty dang high.

It’s got chocolate protein superfood powder, peanut butter, and one of my fav sweeteners, maple syrup.



4. Egg and Toast Cups

Ok so I know there are a lot of eggs on this list. I’m not even going to front…. I eat eggs every day so if you’re noticing a pattern then it’s not your imagination.

This recipe I envision a thin slice of cheese on top and a slice of low sodium ham or turkey on top.

Hey, you could even go crazy and have boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts with it to up the protein quotient even more.

5. Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole has eggs (duh) for a high protein kick, as well as mozzarella (yum).

It also has potatoes which offer filling fiber and protein ( vegetables have protein too, yeah baby!). The jalapeños are a delicious spicy bonus.


6. Baked Blueberry Donuts

Okay so we now have a recipe on the list without eggs ( well kinda…it’s still in the recipe but you know what I mean) and they are donuts… for breakfast… but they’re healthy.

I know I know, healthy donuts is probably an oxymoron but it’s true and they look so light and fluffy and poufy like a donut should but without the scary blood sugar spikes.’


7. Butternut Squash and Sausage Casserole 

I’m super stoked about this recipe because I have a whole bag stuffed full of butternut squash from my garden and I’ve been wanting to find recipes to use them in.

This one sounds like a winner. I’m not sure you can go wrong with sausage, butternut squash, red onions, eggs, and cheese.

Oh, wait there’s no cheese in this recipe? That must be a typo because there’s cheese in that picture of the casserole, just saying.

Well, mine will have cheese on it when I make it.


8. Cinnamon Banana Bread Protein Shake

I acknowledge that these meals take some time to prepare so if you are on the go in the morning this a high protein and yummy looking option for a protein shake.


Need ideas for a high-protein powder breakfast idea?

So far Garden of Life’s Raw Fit is my favorite (even though I don’t dig stevia). It has nutrients and minerals and superfoods coming out of its ears (you know, protein powders had ears).

And umm it also has 28 grams of protein. Major win.


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Which High Protein Breakfast Recipe Will You Try?

Are you going to try the protein shake that tastes like dessert because you’re always running out the door in the morning?

Are you going to do some slicing and try the breakfast casserole?

Or are you going to bake some donuts?

I am going to try the sweet potato huevos rancheros but I might make them with butternut squash.

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Angela Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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Angela Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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