If you want to give yourself and your family a boost of delicious energy each morning, work some protein-rich breakfast recipes into your morning repertoire! As you might expect, many breakfast foods that have lots of protein revolve around eggs in some way, but there are plenty of other options as well. No matter what your preferences for this important morning meal, I've got lots of varieties. Take a look at these protein-rich breakfast recipes and start your day off right!
1. Tofu Breakfast Tacos
Since so many protein-rich breakfast recipes do rely on eggs, I'm starting out with something entirely different. Breakfast tacos and burritos are hugely popular, but not all of them are hugely healthy. These breakfast tacos, however, get their protein from tofu – 17 grams per serving, in fact. With plenty of delicious toppings and seasonings, the flavor is fantastic, so you'll definitely want to work these into your morning rotation!
1 (14 ounces) package extra-firm tofu, drained
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
8 corn tortillas, warmed
Toppings of choice: onions, cilantro, greens, potatoes, avocado, etc.
Drain tofu and place the block on a plate. Cover with another plate and weight the top with a food can or other object of about 1 pound. Let stand 20 to 30 minutes to extract excess liquid. Pour off liquid. Crumble tofu and place it in a bowl. Sprinkle with flour, yeast, onion powder, garlic powder and turmeric and toss. Sprinkle with liquid aminos and toss again.
Heat a large cast-iron skillet or nonstick pan over medium heat until hot. Add tofu mixture and cook, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan frequently with a spatula to prevent sticking, until tofu is browned and crisp in places. Serve with the warmed tortillas, salsa and toppings of choice and let diners assemble their own tacos.