5 Protein Packed Breakfasts That Will Make You Leap Out Of Bed

Breakfast gets snubbed A LOT.

It’s like we’re too busy for breakfast sometimes. Which, of course, is silly, because breakfast is never too busy for us.

It’s true. Breakfast wants us to eat it. I swear when I look down at a plate of perfectly cooked eggs that they silently plead, “Eat me.” And who am I to say no?

Unfortunately, most of us have been taught that breakfast equals sugary cereal or some sort of refined carb with a cup of coffee. Even if you are into whole foods, it doesn’t mean that you’re eating the right kinds of things for breakfast. Well, hang onto that cup of coffee, and lets flesh out that breakfast a little bit, because one of the best ways to start your day is with a protein packed breakfast.

My Revelation

I know. I used to be the guy who always had cereal for breakfast. Maybe on the odd day it would be toast or toast with an egg on top, but after I read Tim Ferriss’s great book, The 4 Hour Body, I started experimenting with the idea of a breakfast that was high in protein and included veggies and slow-carbs like beans, lentils, yams, and the like. I was amazed by how much more energy I had in the morning and how much longer I could go in the morning without being hungry. I used to have to eat every 2 hours. Now it’s around 3 hours. That’s big for me.

I love breakfast. I look forward to it everyday now. No joke. And I want you to feel the same. With that in mind, I present to you 5 high protein breakfasts ideas that will make you leap out of bed and jumpstart your day.

P.S. You should try and eat breakfast within 45-60 minutes of waking up. Okay, now go eat!

 1. Sausage Frittata by This Chick Cooks


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2. Eggs En Cocotte by Beyond The Peel


3. Braised Sausage & Tomatoes with Chard & Poached Eggs by Healthy Green Kitchen


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4. Huevos Rancheros with Adobo Chili Salsa by Beyond The Peel


5. Pan Crisped Greens with Eggs and Sweet Potato by Healthy Green Kitchen


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So what breakfast dish makes you jump out of bed ready to start your day? I’d love to hear in the comments below! 


I’m sharing this with Real Food 101Mangia MondayMonday Mania, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, A Little Birdie Told Me, Fat TuesdayTraditional TuesdaysThis Chick CooksCast Party WednesdayAllergy Free WednesdayWhat’s Cooking WednesdayReal Food Wednesday., Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter ThursdayFull Plate ThursdayFood FridayFriday Food FlicksFreaky FridayFoodie FridayFight Back Friday, and The Local Cook.

Written by Joshua

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

27 Responses to 5 Protein Packed Breakfasts That Will Make You Leap Out Of Bed

  1. Joanne February 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    I have eggs for breakfast every day and i love the energy that they give me! I totally want to try some of these other protein-full breakfasts, though. They look great for both breakfast and breakfast-for-dinner!

    • Joshua February 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

      Joanne, I’m in the same boat. Eggs for breakfast every day. We go through so many eggs it’s hilarious. Oh well, my body is happier for it :)

  2. eila @ the full plate blog February 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    i always have either a batch of my go-to protein pancakes or a veggie-filled frittata on hand so busy school mornings go smoothly, and the kids (and I!) get a good start to the day: http://fullplatecookinglessons.blogspot.com/2010/02/effortless-pancakes-and-frittatas-on.html

    • Joshua February 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

      Ella, it sounds like you’ve got this breakfast thing down :) Thanks for sharing those breakfast ideas.

  3. MommySetFree (Pamela) February 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I know what you mean about breakfasts! This was a great post! While sweet breakfasts are nice every now and then, I really find that I prefer a savory protien rich breakfast to sweets. So my mouth was watering over this post! I am looking forward to hecking out these posts/blogs. Thanks for sharing them.

    I love greens with my eggs too – I do something similar to the recipe you have by Healthy Green Kitchen above. Greens and eggs are outstanding! Our recent favorite is Morracan Eggs (listed here on my blog http://homeshalom.blogspot.com/2012/02/moroccan-eggs.html) It too is very tasty by itself, over toast, greens, grains or taters. The fragrance the wafts through house will make people rise from their beds quickly! I was making meat sauce the other night when making a simple pasta dinner and my (13 yr old) daughter saw the big skillet of sauce and said, “You know that sauce needs some eggs poached in it!” Hmmm, I haven’t tried it yet, but she might be onto something! (especailly if the meat is my homemade beef sausage!! hmmmmm :-)) She thought of it because of my Moroccan egg recipe (which they all love). Check it out and tell me what you think.

    • Joshua February 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

      Pamela, thanks for sharing your lovely Moroccan Eggs recipe. It sounds delicious! Glad your daughter could be the source of some culinary inspiration :)

  4. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles February 26, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    I don’t know about the leaping out of bed part 😉 but these egg variations look delicious!

  5. The Café Sucré Farine February 26, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    You’re so right about breakfast, it makes all the difference in the world as far as how you feel for the rest of the day! Thanks for all these wonderful ideas to try!

  6. Adrienne @ Whole New Mom February 26, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    I love eggs too, but I’ve been eating not as healthy breakfasts recently. :-(/ Also, my super reasonable egg farmer hasn’t been returning my calls so I am loathe to spend more. Gotta get over it and just buy them or find a new source. Or pray for our city to allow chickens!!

  7. Norma Chang February 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I always have breakfast, could not function otherwise. Sometimes eggs sometimes leftover from the night before dinner. Love your collection of breakfast.

    • France Morissette February 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Hi Norma,
      Left over dinner for breakfast is sure to be a good stand in when eggs are not in the time budget. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Katie February 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    All of those breakfasts look so good and I see a few that I want to try. Thanks for including my frittata :) Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

    • France Morissette February 27, 2012 at 5:51 am #

      Hi Katie, Thanks for stopping by! We’re happy to include one of your many fab recipes!

  9. mjskit February 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    What a great selection of breakfast dishes! I love eggs for breakfast but also like to mix things up. Each week I’ll have berries/nuts/milk or grits and green chile or fried/scrambled eggs with bacon/beans/hashbrowns, or oatmeal with nuts and fruit. I know we’re suppose to eat within an hour of getting up, but it takes me that long to drink my 2 cups of tea, pet my cat, and start my day mindfully. Great post!

    • France Morissette February 27, 2012 at 5:46 am #

      Thanks mjs Kitchen, I love your suggestions and I think you start your day beautifully.

  10. Karen March 3, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Struggling with the whole breakfast thing since I tested allergic to eggs, nuts, and seeds…. Good gracious! Such a pain!

    • France Morissette March 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

      Hi Karen, That must be very frustrating. I’ll try and think of some recipes with that in mind.

  11. Miz Helen March 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    What a great Roundup for Breakfast Solutions, I would love each one of them. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry March 5, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    Great roundup of amazing breakfasts France! These all look like the perfect way to start the day. My kids would also love eating these meals. Thank you so much for sharing your great post on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

    Be Well!

  13. Joshua March 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Thanks Laura! We’ll be sure to stop by on Wednesday :) Have a great week.

  14. maiylah March 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    love the list! breakfast is a big thing in our family. breakfast today was just sweet potatoes with butter, some sausages and tomatoes. and coffee for me while milk for the kids. lol.

    thanks for sharing over at Food Friday, France and Joshua :)

    • France Morissette March 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      Hi Maiylah,
      I love that your breakfast includes vegetables. It’s such a great way to start the day.

  15. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 March 6, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Joshua & France,

    It was an outstanding week of talent at Rook No. 17. Thank you for being a part of the creative energy and spirit that gives “A Little Birdie Told Me…” wings. Hope to see you again at this week’s party!


    P.S. Featuring your post on my Facebook page today.

  16. Miz Helen March 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Joshua March 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Miz Helen, thanks so much for the feature!


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