Egg-Free Breakfasts That Still Bring the Protein

Not into eggs? Not everyone is - but you can still get your daily dose of all-important protein, with these totally egg-free breakfasts.

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The world is awash in egg recipes for breakfast, but what about those of us who simply don’t like (or can’t stomach) eggs? Here are five egg-free breakfast ideas ideas for simple morning meals that have plenty of protein to keep you going until lunch time…and beyond.

Cottage Cheese & Berry Bowl

Top 1 cup cottage cheese with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries and 2 tablespoons of toasted hulled sunflower seeds for a creamy, salty-sweet breakfast with 272 calories and 26 grams protein. 

Maple & Sage Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

Combine 1 pound lean ground turkey with 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground sage, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Form into 8 patties and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Fry patties in a non-stick pan over medium until no longer pink in the center, 10 minutes. 94 calories and 10 g protein per patty. 

Scandinavian Salmon Smørrebrød

Spread Greek yogurt cream cheese sparingly on a piece of sprouted rye bread and top with 3 ounces wild salmon lox, 2 thin slices of pickled beet, and a few sprigs of fresh dill. 262 calories, 22 grams protein. 

Steel-Cut Elvis Oats

Cook 1/2 cup quick cooking Irish steel cut oats according to package instructions, using 2% milk instead of water. Swirl in 1/2 chopped ripe banana and 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Crumble 1 strip cooked no-nitrate, center-cut bacon on top. 420 calories, 17 grams protein.

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Sauté 1/2 onion, 1 chopped red bell pepper, 1/4 cup salsa cruda. Add one 15-ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed) and mash until half the beans are crushed. Add 1/2 cup grated cheddar and remove from heat. Wrap up mixture in 4 whole grain tortillas. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes, covered.  337 calories, 15g protein

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