Breakfast

Delicious, high-protein breakfast recipes that will actually keep you full until lunchtime.

Paleo Oatmeal

Obviously, this Paleo oatmeal is not made with oats, but it has a very similar texture. It’s a tasty, comforting breakfast porridge you can feel good about eating, and while the real thing is still better (in my opinion), this comes very close. Click for the recipe

chorizo omelet

This is, by far, my favorite omelet. The combination of caramelized onions, spicy chorizo and sharp cheddar is incredible. Now, this is not a small, dainty omelet. It’s a big, substantial, very satisfying omelet that will keep you full for several hours. Don’t serve it with toast! A sliced tomato or some berries are perfect and will balance out the richness of the omelet. Click for the recipe

Leftover Oatmeal Pancakes

These oatmeal pancakes are made with leftover cooked oatmeal. They are deliciously nutty and wholesome. I used cooked rolled oats, but I see no reason why steel cut oats won’t work just as well.

Serve these leftover oatmeal pancakes with maple syrup or a little honey – the batter is completely unsweetened, so they do require a topping. Click for the recipe

egg and sausage muffins

I love the convenience of these breakfast egg muffins! They are easy to make, easy to eat (on the go if you must) and taste great warm or at room temperature. But these breakfast egg muffins are not just a convenient, on-the-go breakfast or snack – they are delicious too.

You can make your own homemade sausage for this recipe, using any ground meat you prefer. Today I used beef, but pork will obviously work as well, and I can imagine that ground chicken, turkey or lamb would also be great in this recipe. You can absolutely make these breakfast egg muffins in advance, and briefly reheat in the microwave, covered, when ready to enjoy.

baked egg and sausage Click for the recipe

spinach scrambled eggs

This spinach scramble may not look like much, but it’s delicious. I’ve been making it regularly for over a year now, but I was reluctant to include it here because while egg scrambles are tasty, they are not very photogenic! Today I just decided to go ahead and publish it. It’s so good, I don’t want you guys to miss out. Click for the recipe

low carb microwave bread

This low-carb microwave bread is a compromise. It’s not true bread, of course – it’s soft and a little eggy. But if you’re trying to control your carbs, or need to avoid gluten, this microwave bread adds a nice variety to breakfast and lunch. The “bread” is ready in less than five minutes, and has a spongy texture that readily soaks up butter, honey or jam. It’s also good topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon, or with mustard and ham. Click for the recipe

ham and egg cups

Ham and egg cups are cute little quiches that can serve as a filling, on the go breakfast; as party appetizers; or as a snack. They are very good warm, at room temperature, and even cold straight out of the fridge (yes I tried!). The big advantage of using ham slices as a “crust” is not just the added flavor, but also reduced risk of sticking to the muffin tin compared with standard egg muffins. Click for the recipe