Why is protein important at breakfast?
Consuming protein at breakfast has a plethora of benefits, including supporting satiety, energy and a balanced mood. Studies also show that including protein at breakfast can aid weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight by helping you to feel satisfied for longer. All of our chosen recipes provide at least 20% of their calories as protein.
Check out this low-calorie vegan breakfast recipe made with smoked tofu, punchy chilli and pan-fried courgette.
Check out our vibrant breakfast bowl with salty pan-fried halloumi, creamy beetroot borani topped with crunchy dukkah. This wholesome recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.
If you’re looking for a healthy eating recipe that feels like an indulgence, try our avocado and smoked salmon toasts – a recipe that will get you out of bed in the morning. It also comes in at under 300 calories. We’re a little obsessed with avo at olive, so you could also try one of our best avocado on toast recipes.
One for those early risers with a savoury tooth, this quick and easy breakfast idea is high in protein and full of flavour from the smoked haddock, pecorino and garlic oil.
If you want a healthy brunch recipe to try for a weekend brunch, make this healthy spring greens shakshuka. Made with eggs and green vegetables, this dish is perfect for anyone wanting a healthy yet filling breakfast.
Peanut butter is a breakfast time staple and, as this fruity, tangy, crunchy creation proves, its potential goes far beyond simply topping toast.
Jazz up your weekend brunch and make this veggie shakshuka with lentils and punchy spice. This simple egg recipe is not only easy to make, it’s low in calories, too.
Cheesy, earthy and filling – this simple grilled omelette with garlicky mushrooms and soft melted taleggio is ready in just 20 minutes.
Tracey Raye is health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in personalised nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being, in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She curates our nourishing recipes and collections, and stays abreast of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.