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7 High-Protein Breakfasts (Without Eggs)

Nuts, chia seeds and whole grains are your best friends.

16/06/2017 7:00 AM AEST | Updated 16/06/2017 7:01 AM AEST

When you think of a high-protein breakfast, what usually comes to mind is scrambled eggs on toast, bacon and eggs, or an omelette.

But if you can't eat (or don't like) eggs, don't worry. You can still enjoy high-protein breakfasts thanks to these sources of protein: chia seeds, tofu, yoghurt and cheese, nuts, seeds, whole grains and plant protein powder.

Not sure how to use them? Try these seven delicious high-protein breakfast recipes which don't involve eggs. Some of these are even vegan.

1. Creamy chia pudding

From Cookie and Kate.

Chia seeds are rich in fibre, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, and they work perfectly in breakfast puddings thanks to their absorbent nature. This delicious vegan, protein-packed recipe is made with cashews (yay, more protein!), vanilla and dates for natural sweetness. And it's perfect for on-the-go.

Here's the recipe.

Cookie and Kate

2. Overnight autumn breakfast quinoa

From How Sweet Eats.

Known as a 'pseudo-grain' but technically a seed, quinoa is packed with protein and fibre, as well as some iron, magnesium and B2. When combined with apple, cinnamon, yoghurt, honey, dried fruit and seeds, quinoa becomes a filling, flavoursome and sweet breakfast.

Get the recipe.

How Sweet Eats

3. Southwest tofu scramble

From Minimalist Baker.

Prefer savoury breakfasts? Try tofu scramble, which is way more delicious than it sounds -- you just have to cook it with the right herbs and spices. Here, high protein tofu is sautéed with garlic, cumin, chilli, turmeric and veggies. It's tasty, zingy and spicy.

Here's the recipe.

Minimalist Baker

4. Caprese avocado toast

From Foodie Crush.

Amp up your morning avo toast by adding creamy, protein-rich cottage cheese (or sub for mozzarella), tomato and fresh basil. Use hearty whole grain bread to up the fibre and protein, and don't forget a drizzle of oil.

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Foodie Crush

5. Cashew butter granola

From How Sweet Eats.

Nuts are a double whammy when it comes to nutrition -- they're packed with protein and healthy fats, making them an amazing breakfast ingredient. This granola combines cashew nuts, cashew butter, whole grain oats, coconut flakes, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup to create a wonderfully crunchy, sweet brekkie.

Here's the recipe.

How Sweet Eats

6. Carrot quinoa oatmeal breakfast cookies

From Love and Lemons.

If you're an on-the-go breakfast person, these tasty carrot quinoa oat cookies will do the trick. Packed with oats, quinoa, almond butter, dried fruit and nuts, these biscuits pack a punch in terms of protein, fibre and flavour.

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Love and Lemons

7. Vegan almond joy protein bars

From The Healthy Maven.

For a more dessert-like breakfast experience, try these almond joy bars full of oats, coconut flakes, plant protein powder and maple syrup. The soft, sweet bars are then drizzled with melted dairy-free chocolate. Yum.

Here's the recipe.

The Healthy Maven

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