5 Protein Packed Healthy Breakfast Meals Under 300 Calories
Breakfast has always been one of my favorite meals.
I love eggs, pancakes, cereal, yogurt and granola. Breakfast can be a super healthy meal but can also turn for the worst pretty fast with muffins, donuts and syrup.
I am all about health, but I am also about speed and convenience. That is also why I love breakfast, breakfast is one of the easiest meals to make, it is cheap and healthy! Here are 5 of my favorite go to healthiest protein packed breakfast meals under 300 calories.
1.) Protein Pancakes
This has been my go to now for a while and has quickly became my kids favorite too. I might be addicted to the Kodiak Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Mix them with 3/8 cup of egg whites, and 1/8 cup of skim milk and you come away with 250cals, 24 grams of protein, 30g carbs and 3g of fat. I usually double the recipe myself. This is a go-to post workout breakfast meal for me.
Pro Tips: They taste good enough to eat without syrup. If you need something to add a little more sweetness, my wife eats them with a little bit of ready whip.
250cals, 24g Protein, 30g Carbs, 3g Fat
2.) Egg whites & Chicken Sausage (Low Carb option)
This one is super easy. I buy the chicken sausage from Sam's Club, toss one in the microwave or on the stove top. I always buy the mozzarella and roasted garlic flavor as they have less fat. I also grab the cartons of 100% egg whites and make half a cup of eggs.
Pro tip: add some spinach or peppers to the egg whites to boast your vegetable intake and increase the flavor.
223cals, 29g protein, 5g Carbs, 9g Fat
3. The Gronk McMuffin
This was a staple growing up in the Gronk Family. We loved making egg sandwiches on English muffins. This is still a go to staple for me. 1 english muffin, a slice of ham, a piece of american cheese and 1/2 cup of eggs whites.
Pro Tip: This is a lot of eggs and probably won't fit on the sandwich so I usually just eat some of the eggs separate or else the sandwich gets huge and messy.
275 cals, 26g protein, 26g Carbs, 4.5g Fat
4. Egg White Omelet.
I am all about having a tasty omelet for breakfast. The best part is that it can be tasty and still super healthy. This recipe is super simple but yet still has some flavor. 1 cup of egg whites, a handful of spinach and tomato will get the job done.
Pro Tip: Feel free to get creative with this one and add your favorite vegetables. I am a big fan of onions and peppers as well. If you need to add some carbs, potatoes or an English muffin always go well with an omelet.
170 Cals, 28g protein, 7g Carbs, 0g Fat
5. Protein Shake
I am a huge fan of protein shakes for breakfast. They can be tailored towards whatever flavor you are feeling for the day. When I feel like I need something fruity, I like to go with an orange creamsicle shake with orange juice and vanilla protein. A banana strawberry is always a good to of mine as well, but lately I have been crushing a chocolate peanut butter breakfast shake so I will go with that today.
My recipe: 1 scoop 5PRO Chocolate, 1 TBSP powdered peanut butter, 1/4 cup of oats, Ice and 1/2 cup of Milk.
Put all ingredients into an Ice Shaker bottle, shake it up and be on your way!
285 Cals, 34.5g Protein, 29g Carbs, 5g Fat
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