Get more protein for breakfast
Want to start your day off,right? Make sure you get a good dose of protein in your morning meal – it will help you to stay full & satisfied longer & can help you eat less throughout the day! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Greek Yoghurt Parfait – Greek yoghurt is packed with protein – one cup delivers 23 grams & is high in bone-building calcium & potassium. Layer some Greek yoghurt with berries & sprinkle it with a little high-fibre cereal.
Chia Pudding – 2 tablespoons of chia delivers up to 5 grams of protein & 10 grams of fibre. When chia seeds are soaked in liquid they turn into a thick pudding. Stir 2 tablespoons of chia seeds into half a cup of milk (which ever type you like) & put it in the fridge overnight. Serve it with some fruit & maybe a dollop of Greek yoghurt for extra protein.
Veggie Frittata – Each egg contains around 6 grams of protein, so whip up an easy one-dish frittata. Beat 2 eggs, salt & pepper, mix in some sauteed veggies & cheese & pour it in an oven proof skillet. Cook over a medium head for 4 to 5 minutes, then bake in an oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 180 degrees.
Smoked Salmon – 85g of smoked salmon has around 16 grams of protein & is packed with healthy omega-3 fats. Add some smoked salmon to an omelette or frittata or have it on toast with an egg.
Breakfast Smoothie – This is a great way to up your protein in the morning, especially if you are time poor. Blend up some protein with your favourite milk & add some extras like fruit, peanut butter or yoghurt. Too easy.
And of course you can always opt for the old favourites - eggs scrambled, poached, boiled or fried!