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12 High-Protein Breakfasts Under 300 Calories

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It can be difficult to get enough protein in your diet — especially if you’re filling up on carbohydrate-rich picks like bagels and cereal at breakfast. By including more protein at breakfast you’ll feel fuller longer and prevent a midday energy crash. From sweeter options such as smoothies and pancakes, to more savory ones like salmon toast and quiche, these 12 recipes are high in protein and clock in at 300 calories or less.

1. HIGH-PROTEIN CHAI SMOOTHIE BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 263; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 91mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 17g

2. PROTEIN-PACKED PANCAKES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 297; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 196mg; Sodium: 676mg; Carbohydrate: 35g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 20g

3. SMASHED AVOCADO WITH SMOKED SALMON & RED ONION | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 281; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 171mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 21g

4. APPLE PIE BREAKFAST BOWL | FIT FOODIE FINDS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 290; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 110mg; Carbohydrate: 65g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 20g; Protein: 15g

5. PESTO EGG-IN-A-HOLE WITH BACON | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 267; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 206mg; Sodium: 536mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 15g

6. 5-MINUTE SPINACH & CHEDDAR MICROWAVE QUICHE | BOWL OF DELICIOUS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 324; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 11g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 240mg; Sodium: 416mg; Carbohydrate: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 23g

7. HIGH-PROTEIN OATMEAL | LOVE AND ZEST

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 240; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 167mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 11g

8. SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH MATCHA AND LIME | A COUPLE COOKS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 168; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 377mg; Sodium: 443mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 13g

9. BROCCOLI, KALE & CHEDDAR QUICHE | CLEAN EATING MAGAZINE

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 245; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3.5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 104mg; Sodium: 381mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 13g

10. BREAKFAST EGG CUP | HELLO GLOW

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 244; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 377mg; Sodium: 374mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 15g

11. SOUTHWESTERN BREAKFAST TACOS | THE WHEATLESS KITCHEN

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 247; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 78mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 10g

12. POWER GREENS BREAKFAST SKILLET | ELLE PENNER

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 285; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 271mg; Sodium: 357mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 17g

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