Portability is important with our on-the-go lifestyles of the modern world—especially in the morning. So, here are the best high-protein breakfasts to kick off your day—no fuss and minimum effort needed.
Breakfast seems to be the thing that gets sacrificed the most. We don’t have to dedicate a ton of time to it—half of us consider it a triumph just to get out of the house within 10 minutes of our target time. However, we should put in a conscious effort to eat SOMETHING, even if it’s grabbing a quick bite on the way out or packing it along with us to eat at our desks.
Whether you decide to get up a few minutes earlier to prepare an easy meal (gasp), or whip it up the night before—breakfast can still bring you the protein you need to keep you full throughout the morning, easily come with you wherever you’re off to, and be delicious at the same time! Imagine that!
Protein is important. In fact, do you know how much protein you need every day? Eating protein-filled foods help with keeping you fuller longer. PS: You can get great sources of protein from other places besides meat too. True story.
Sure, there are Paleo protein powders out there, but if you like to bring more flavor to your palate during your morning meal, then here’s a list of 31 portable and high-protein breakfasts that will make your life much easier (and tastier too).
Paleo Breakfast Scotch Eggs
What is a Scotch Egg? For those who don’t already know—it’s a hard-boiled egg that’s wrapped in meat. In this case, pork surrounds this golden treat, making it easily portable.
Recipe: Stupid Easy Paleo | Paleo Breakfast Scotch Eggs
Eggs in a Jar
You want eggs, but you don’t have time to eat them! What to do? Take them with you, of course—you know, in a mason jar. Genius!
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Eggs in a Jar
Is there a better way to get your protein in a pinch than through the mobile breakfast burrito? This one also includes eggs in the tortilla and boasts fish inside.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Breakfast Burrito
Portobello Breakfast Bakes
Throw them in the oven and take them with you. It has protein rich eggs, bacon, and hearty mushrooms to keep you full well until lunchtime! If you want to make it a sit down meal—grab larger mushrooms. Easy.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Portobello Breakfast Bites
Easy Baked Avocado & Egg
Avocado, egg, salt, pepper, and your oven—it’s so easy that it is foolproof. Get your protein and a full belly without the stress. Not to mention that you could eat another tomorrow!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Baked Avocado & Egg
Crisp Ham and Egg Cups
Eggs and bacon that can be taken with you! It’s a revelation! Not to mention—it’s just plainly adorable. Come on, it’s an egg in a cute little bacon basket.
Recipe: The Comfort of Cooking | Crisp Ham and Egg Cups
Mini Egg Pizzas
I’m always a fan of pizza for breakfast, but pizza for breakfast that you can take on the go brings this to a completely different level. Think about this—pizza for breakfast, anywhere. Stick a fork in me because I am done!
Recipe: Paleo Parents | Mini Egg Pizzas
Paleo Egg Bake
These are eggs you can eat with your hands! Add in some bacon, peppers, and onions, and this dish is like an omelet to go.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Egg Bake
Paleo Casserole (In a Mug)
Casseroles are great, but not when you’re in a rush! How are you going to stuff that down and get out the door? Problem solved. This breakfast casserole comes in a mug.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Paleo Casserole (In a Mug)
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Frittata Muffins
Meaty mini muffins filled with mushrooms and a variety of colorful veggies. It’s an easy way to get a healthy serving of just about every food group you’re looking for.
Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins
It’s dinner in a breakfast muffin! This muffin is the perfect way to kick off your day (literally). This protein-packed treat boasts chicken and eggs along with its spicy demeanor.
Recipe: Balanced Bites | Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins
Easy Bacon and Egg Muffins
Yeah, yeah, yeah, it has eggs in it, but I’m putting it in the muffin category. What are you gonna do about it? Does it help that you can eat a few of these babies at a time and still feel good about yourself? Muffins to me.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Bacon and Egg Muffins
Vanilla Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl
Looking for a morning pick-me-up that’s packed with antioxidant-rich superfoods? This gorgeous winner delivers a powerful dose of protein with pineapples, bananas, and blueberries to top it off.
Recipe: Wildblend | Vanilla Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl
Avocado & Bacon Muffins
Another savory muffin to add to this delicious list—in this case we’re talking avocado and bacon. Bring some tomatoes on the side. Yeah, good idea.
Recipe: An Aussie With Crohns | Avocado & Bacon Muffins
They kind of look like cupcakes, but they are actually super muffins that could pass as cupcakes at first glance. Don’t be fooled by the frosting—these Buffins pack a protein punch.
Recipe: Livin Paleo | Buffins
Pumpkin Protein Muffins
If you’re looking for a great fall flavor while you’re on the run—this recipe is a yummy option. Add that optional egg to give this breakfast bite a protein upgrade!
Recipe: Live Health Easy | Pumpkin Protein Muffins
Bacon, Blueberry, & Ginger Meatballs
Meatballs for breakfast? Yes. These light meatballs bring breakfast staples, bacon, and blueberries into one neat little package so you can pop them in your mouth easily while you’re on the go.
Recipe: Cook Like a Cavewoman | Bacon, Blueberry & Ginger Meatballs
French Toast Breakfast Chalupa
Eggs and bacon wrapped in a grain-free maple cinnamon pancake. Are you drooling yet? I know I am. I’m surprised Taco Bell isn’t all over this.
Recipe: What’s That Smell | French Toast Breakfast Chalupa
Honey Garlic Breakfast Sausage Patties
Sausage is needed during breakfast. If you want to bring it on the run, wrap it in a Paleo tortilla and off you go!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Honey Garlic Breakfast Sausage Patties
Bacon Weave Fried Egg Sandwich
The bread is—bacon! Imagine that! This is one Paleo-friendly egg sandwich that the non-Paleo peeps will be incredibly jealous about. Rightfully so, I say!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bacon Weave Fried Egg Sandwich
Portobello Bacon Avocado Breakfast Sandwich
This is not bread. I repeat, this is NOT bread. The “bread” is actually Portobello mushrooms! Two of these mushrooms and bacon will give you protein and a quick exit in the morning.
Recipe: Urban Paleo Chef | Portobello Bacon Avocado Breakfast Sandwich
22. Chicken Apple Sausage Patties
It’s chicken that takes on the flavors of breakfast! Apple combined with rosemary, thyme, fennel, and onion bring a sausagey flavor to this chicken dish, and it’s easy to put between two slices of Paleo bread, Paleo tortillas, or simply lettuce.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chicken Apple Sausage Patties
Sausage and Sweets Breakfast Bowl
This recipe has sweet potatoes, sausage, parsley, apples, and maple syrup that you can easily toss in a bowl. You get the flavors of sweet, herby, earthy, and meaty all at once—even when you’re in a rush.
There are many recipes for protein shakes out there, but which one is the best? Rather than a recipe, here’s a formula with recommendations to construct many protein shakes that you can take with you every morning!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Protein Shakes
Monster Breakfast Cookies
Here’s a sweet treat for breakfast—cookies! Let me rephrase this, cookies that are protein-packed. Yes, these are cookies that are good for you.
Recipe: Allergy Free Alaska | Monster Breakfast Cookies
No-Bake Paleo Protein Bars
Cashews and coconut with cacao and chia—silky smooth nut butter mixed with coconut oil. These are a few of my favorite things.
Recipe: Christina Canters | No-Bake Paleo Protein Bars
OK, we talked protein shakes, but not protein smoothies. This one calls for two raw egg yolks. Don’t freak out! If you use free-range, naturally fed, and organic eggs—there should be no need to worry. Did I mention this is filled to the brim with berries?
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Protein Smoothie
Paleo Breakfast Bread
Remember those mornings when you quickly grabbed peanut butter toast and ran out the door? Well, we all know that is a no-go, but sweet Paleo bread with almond butter is A-OK!
Recipe: Watch Fit | Paleo Breakfast Bread
Chia Berry Paleo Parfait
Chia seeds are a great source of protein! Mix it with Paleo (gluten-free) granola, fruit, and organic raw honey. A mason jar makes this breakfast perfect to take with you anywhere.
Recipe: Paleo Foodies | Chia Berry Paleo Parfait
Grain-Free Granola Bars
Granola bars don’t have to come packing grains. In fact, these boast almond meal, mixed raw nuts (sans peanuts), chia seeds, cashew butter, and maple syrup.
Recipe: The Preppy Paleo | Grain-Free Granola Bars
Whole30 Breakfast Bowl
A breakfast bowl is always easy to take along for the ride. This sweet bowl brings together banana, eggs, apple, almond butter, coconut, and cinnamon.
Recipe: Bravo for Paleo | Whole30 Breakfast Bowl
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