This post is in honor of my friend, McKeezie…
|McKeezie is the one Michelle and I are taking pics of as she moons us.|
who posted the following on Facebook today;
“Do you guys have any good ideas for a high protein breakfast that is not eggs and egg whites. I have eaten those almost everyday. And I am sick of them.”
After her friends replied suggestions like, “refried beans in a low carb tortilla” (carb + carb), “Special K Protein Plus cereal and soy milk” (carb+bad milk substitute), “Wheat bagel with peanut butter and bananas” (carb+fat+carb), and alas, “oatmeal” (carb) I knew I had to help a sister out.
Judging from the above comments, America has done a fantastic job at convincing consumers that grains = protein; especially when they have “protein plus” in the name. #EpicFail
So, my dear friend McKeezie because I care about you and your little body and your digestive system, and so you can teach your friends the difference between a protein and a fat and a carb; here’s some brekkie suggestions for you below:
1. Applegate chicken sausage, sauteed with spinach, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes. (option: sprinkle greek feta cheese on top)
2. Protein powder + iced coffee = amazing, on-the-go breakfast
3. I know you said, “no eggs” but these Omlet muffins from Marks Daily Apple are awesome and a good twist on regular ol’ eggs!
4. Elanas Pantry Silver Dollar pancakes + add a scoop of vanilla protein powder in the batter.
5. My favorite “no oatmeal” Primal Hot Cereal from Mark’s Daily Apple (serving for one)
1/4 c. slivered almonds
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 c. unsweetened coconut milk
1 scoop of protein powder.
Pulse all ingredients in food processor, until it reaches the consistency you like. Heat if you wish and top with blueberries or strawberries. Tasted just like oatmeal, but is way better for you!
6. Leftovers from dinner. Who cares if you eat a chicken breast for breakfast? or leftover steak? Try it topped with avocado alongside sweet potatoes…easy!
Hopefully, this gives you enough suggestions. Anything on Mark’s Daily Apple or Elanas Pantry is delicious, relatively easy, and protein packed, NOT carbohydrate packed!