If you are on a weight loss eating plan or maintaining a healthy lifestyle (which you should be), then breakfast is key to losing, keeping off the weight, and staying in good shape. There is one type of food though that is superior to the rest that you SHOULD be having. Read on to find out what it is!

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Protein is key to staying full all morning and keeping yourself in check until lunch time. It's also important to pair up protein with fiber during your first meal of the day as it is the perfect way to keep a balanced diet and stay satisfied.

Eggs are typically the go-to protein for most people, but not everyone realizes there are even BETTER options. Instead some vegetarian-friendly breakfasts may be your best friend on those days you are rushed. Contrary to popular belief, you can get enough protein eating mainly plant based. You just have to know the right stuff to munch on!

Check out these easy protein and fiber-filled breakfasts that are fitting for any diet plan!

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Apples and Cinnamon quinoa 1

Apples and Cinnamon quinoa

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Quinoa is the one seed that contains twice as much protein as an egg and also has plenty of fiber to keep you full all morning. This Apple and Cinnamon quinoa recipe is perfect when you want to switch up your oatmeal in the morning.

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon + more for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup warmed fat-free milk for drizzling (non-dairy milk is fine)
  • 1 gala apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

For full recipe directions click here.


Three Ingredient peanut butter pancakes 2

Three Ingredient peanut butter pancakes

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I just thought this was an amazing recipe because it contains peanuts which are full of protein and if you love pancakes and peanut butter you are in luck! What's also surprising about this recipe is that NO flour is involved!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 small-medium banana, mashed
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 tablespoons peanut flour + 1 tablespoon peanut flour (for the sauce)
  • 1.5 tablespoons almond milk (for the sauce)

For full recipe directions, you can find them here.


Banana Oat protein smoothie 3

Banana Oat protein smoothie

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A smoothie is an easy way to get a quick but healthy breakfast in in the morning. This Banana Oat protein smoothie contains both fiber and protein to keep you satisfied until lunch time.

Here is what you will need:

2 scoops of protein powder
2 tablespoons rolled oats
2 bananas
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup cold water
1 teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
4 ice cubes

For full recipe directions click here.

Greek yogurt parfait 4

Greek yogurt parfait

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Greek yogurt contains enough protein to start off your day plus the fruits you add to your parfait make it more filling. Try out this delicious and healthy recipe for your breakfast tomorrow!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 cup uncooked grano
  • 12 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups plain 2% Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh berries

Find the full recipe directions here.


Chia seed breakfast bowl 5

Chia seed breakfast bowl

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Chia seeds are filled with fiber and omega 3 fatty acids which are a great way to start off the day. Chia seed breakfast bowls are ideal if you are trying to cut back on carbs but miss the taste of oatmeal. Follow the easy recipe below for an instant and healthy breakfast!

Here is what you will need:

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 – 1.25 cups almond milk (it’s great made with Homemade Almond Milk)
  • 2 small bananas, chopped small
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • two pinches of cinnamon
Get the full recipe directions here.