Conquer Mid-Morning Hunger with These Delicious Breakfast Recipes

Updated 05/06/19

Raise your hand if your stomach starts growling at 11 a.m. every morning, without fail. Raises hand. Even though we put in the effort to wake up early, make our way to the kitchen, and whip up a healthy breakfast before heading to work, we often find ourselves heading to the fridge before the clock strikes noon in search of a mid-morning snack. In an effort to avoid getting hangry mid-morning, we turned to our favorite foodies to find high-protein, low-carb breakfast recipes to keep our appetites satiated until (at least) noon. Ranging from a savory Greek yogurt bowl topped with everything spice to a vegan-friendly, one-skillet spicy scramble, these protein-packed meals fuel us all day long.

Trust us, if your usual morning meal usually leaves you munching on snacks before lunchtime, you need these high-protein, low-carb breakfasts in your life.

Everything Spice Egg Avocado Bowl

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The Protein Power: Protein-packed Greek yogurt is the base for this high-protein, low-carb breakfast bowl recipe. Not to mention that picture-perfect soft-boiled egg.

The Pro Tip: This healthy bowl is great for the meal prepping set. "On Sunday, make a big pot of brown rice and soft boil some eggs," suggests recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. "Then, you'll be all set to make delicious, healthy five-minute breakfasts."

The Serving Suggestion: Tieghan suggests topping each bowl with a generous sprinkling of everything spice, a drizzle of olive oil, and a handful of fresh herbs before serving.

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Artichoke Shakshuka

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The Protein Power: Artichokes are high-protein vegetables that lend tons of flavor to this veggie-packed shakshuka recipe. Plus, this dish boasts plenty of protein-rich eggs too. 

The Pro Tip: "This is a great breakfast and brunch recipe, but it serves equally well as a quick-cooking, family-style dinner," notes Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. Keep it low-carb by skipping the side of bread, if you can resist.

The Serving Suggestion: Top with chopped parsley and micro greens for a simple garnish that's just as pretty as it is palate-pleasing.

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Superfood Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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The Protein Power: This superfood smoothie bowl is brimming with protein thanks to a tasty chocolate protein powder that's also packed with vegetables as an added bonus.

The Pro Tip: Smoothies are endlessly versatile and customizable. "Want more fiber? Toss in some kale," suggests recipe creator Sarah of Broma Bakery. "More protein? Add a scoop of nut butter." (Don't mind if we do.)

The Serving Suggestion: For added nutritional value, top with chia seeds. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants, they're the perfect complement to this smoothie bowl.

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Turkish Egg and Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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The Protein Power: Between the herbed Greek yogurt, the quinoa, and the Turkish egg, this savory breakfast bowl boasts enough protein to fuel you all day long.

The Pro Tip: "You can pretty much prepare everything in advance and then assemble in the morning," offers recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. The quinoa, yogurt, and sauce can be made a few days in advance and kept in the fridge. In the morning, all you have to do is cook your eggs and assemble."

The Serving Suggestion: Don't skimp on the slices of avocado, fresh spinach, toasted sesame seeds, and goat cheese, suggests Tieghan.

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Spicy Breakfast Skillet With Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce

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The Protein Power: Loaded with black beans, this healthy breakfast scramble is vegan-friendly, swapping protein-rich eggs with equally protein-packed tempeh. 

The Pro Tip: "Finely chopped tofu would be great in place of the tempeh if you can't find it where you live," advises Laura of The First Mess. 

The Serving Suggestion: Laura recommends serving this dish with warm tortillas—"but you could also serve this over some chopped greens if you like," she adds.

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