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9 Ways to Start Your Day with Protein

August 04, 2016

Take a moment to think about what you eat during the day. If you’re like most Americans, odds are you enjoy the bulk of your daily protein at lunch and dinner. In order to help you consume a higher protein diet, some experts recommend eating more protein throughout the day, starting with breakfast.  

For some of us, that may mean coming up with new ways to approach breakfast, especially as summer dies down and fall schedules ramp up – and that’s where we want to help. Check out the recipes and recommendations below to find easy ways to add protein to your morning.

You can boost any of these recipes with 8 grams of protein by adding an 8 oz. glass of low-fat milk or about 5 or more grams of protein (depending on your brand of choice) with a 6 oz. yogurt.

 

Blueberry and Almond Overnight Oats, Hard Boiled Egg and Latte: 26 g protein, 400 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy MilkLife.com

Avocado Sriracha Toast and Milk: 23 g protein, 460 calories per serving

Morning Snack Bars: 4 g protein, 240 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy MilkLife.com

Peanut Butter and Banana Sushi: 16 g protein, 390 calories per serving

Morning Snack: 16 g protein, 100 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy MilkLife.com

Power-Up Muffin Cups: 13 g protein, 160 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy MidwestDairy.com

Egg and Mozzarella Breakfast Pizza: 17 g protein, 190 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy MidwestDairy.com

Chocolate Berry Smoothie: 6 g protein, 158 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy MidwestDairy.com

Gooey Peanut Butter + Jelly Mug Cake: 8 g protein, 276 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy HealthyEating.org

Blueberry Cobbler Breakfast Bars: 17 g protein, 382 calories per serving

Recipe courtesy HealthyEating.org

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