Most people just love eggs. And this is quite understandable – next to an oatmeal and a sandwich it is our first choice when it comes to a fulfilling breakfast. However, things get complicated when eggs are either unavailable, or you are allergic, or simply don't like the taste.
Most people just love eggs. And this is quite understandable – next to an oatmeal and a sandwich it is our first choice when it comes to a fulfilling breakfast. However, things get complicated when eggs are either unavailable, or you are allergic, or simply don’t like the taste.But the issue of useful protein still stays – it is essential to get 25 to 30 grams with each breakfast, especially when you aim at weight loss (and are resolved to stick to your results). Eggs contain a great deal of nutrient and they are direct protein source in the first place. However, if for some reason you prefer not to have this product for your breakfast, there are alternatives. They are not exactly eggs but also contain high amount of protein and are able to nourish you for the rest of the day.
Here are your protein but eggs-free ideas for your breakfast.
CheeseGreat product – no need to be cooked, can be combine with whole bread or a croissant or else. Cheese is great on any occasion, and it will be a definitely great pair for your morning cup of coffee. And a source of protein as well.
Cottage CheeseComing next, cottage cheese contains very high percentage of protein per cup – about 25%. This product has a plethora of variants on how to eat. Add fruit and nuts, some spoon of berry jam or honey, or any other topping you like. Another great option is pancakes with cottage cheese.
MilkYes, this simple. By haying a glass in the morning you will acquire about 8g of so necessary protein for your day. If you do not want it plain, add milk to your cereal or pour into your pancake mix.
Greek YogurtThose who think that milk is for kids and cottage cheese is for losers, there is Greek yogurt. It has a richer texture and it contains about 15g of protein per cup – which is twice as much if compared with milk. You can also add nuts and fruit, honey, jam or any sort of topping your prefer – to make it even better. Protein smoothies with Greek yogurt are also a great idea.
Soy MilkThis alternative is for milk lovers. Soy milk is as good as cow’s one, and it is better than rice or almond ones in terms of protein content percentage.
Lean MeatNot that obvious a choice for a breakfast, lean meat, however, is rich in protein as well. You can have it in a sandwich or combined with cheese and fruit. Lean meat contains about 7g of protein per ounce.
NutsThese can be added almost everywhere – to your cereal, cottage cheese, yogurt and onto your pancakes. The number of recipes in endless, just use your imagination. 4g-6g of protein can be found in an ounce of nuts, make sure you do not forget about them.
Nut ButterAny – but especially peanut butter can help you out with proteins if you can’t have eggs in the morning. It contains about 4g per 1 tbsp and it’s quite a lot. One of the drawbacks of this particular product is that it also contains about 16g of fat (145 calories), which is great on one part – the nutrient one, and not that great on the other – the one that leads to weight gain. Thus, make sure you do not indulge into this breakfast too much!
TofuNext to soy milk, tofu is the product based on soybean and it is also rich in protein – around 10g per half cup. Try using it in a breakfast scramble or in your morning smoothies, for instance.
BeansNext not really obvious choice for your breakfast is beans. This product might seem not exactly what you would like to have first thing in the morning, however, it is exactly a breakfast treat in many cultures because of its nutritious properties. It is right in protein as well as fiber and iron (and many other things). Thus, perhaps, you should give it a try – in a tortilla or from a can with a sandwich.
This short list of protein-rich foods can help you find the most tasty alternative for breakfast eggs, no matter why you cannot have these. Check these tips and use the ones that you like better!