Quinoa Recipes

20 Protein-Packed Vegetarian Breakfasts

Powering up on protein at breakfast time is almost always a surefire way to make it through to lunch with nary a tummy growl. That’s why we’re particularly fond of these protein-packed vegetarian breakfast recipes. Eggs, cheese and dairy are highlighted here, but there are also plenty of plant-based proteins for the less lacto-ovo inclined. Meatless and protein-full? Totally possible!

Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps

Nutritional yeast adds cheesy flavor to protein-rich tofu in these vegan scramble wraps. Make a big batch and freeze a bunch for hearty breakfasts on-the-go.

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Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bake

Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bake

Wait – quinoa for breakfast? Heck yes! We’re sweet on this protein-rich breakfast bake from Jeanette’s Healthy Living.

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Tropical Breakfast Quinoa

Tropical Breakfast Quinoa

Savvy Eats whips up this fruit-filled fest that’s perfect for when you’re craving something beyond your standard bowl of oatmeal.

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Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

This luscious and fresh green smoothie gets a bit of decadence from chocolate protein powder – an easy way to get those protein grams in the morning.

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Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese

Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese

Quinoa. Is there anything it can’t do? The protein-packed super food joins up with eggs, spinach and cheese in these tasty muffins from Diethood.

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Strawberries 'n Cream Smoothie Bowl

Strawberries ‘n Cream Smoothie Bowl

Score one for seeds! This irresistible bowl from Hello Natural has a triple hit of plant-based protein thanks to chia seeds, hemp seeds and flaxseeds. Homerun!

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Eggs Benedict with Avocado and Roasted Red Pepper

Eggs Benedict with Avocado and Roasted Red Pepper

Who needs ham? Not us! This veg-friendly and protein-rich Eggs Benedict gets a bountiful boost from avocados and roasted red peppers.

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Vegan Vanilla Cashew Shake

Vegan Vanilla Cashew Shake

Cashews, chia seeds and banana contribute to Kitchen Treaty’s protein-rich smoothie. It boasts over 10 grams of the good stuff, and – bonus! – it tastes like a vanilla milkshake. Really!

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5 Minute Breakfast Burritos

5 Minute Breakfast Burritos

This breakfast burrito from The Corner Kitchen teams leafy greens with a one-two-three protein punch – eggs, cheese and black beans. And they only take 5 minutes to make. Let’s roll!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Parfait

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Parfait

An excuse to eat chocolate and peanut butter – the world’s most glorious food combination – for breakfast? We’re in. Chia seeds are the key ingredient in this seemingly decadent – but surprisingly healthy – protein-rich parfait.

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Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Egg Skillet

Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Egg Skillet

Eggs atop crispy caramelized Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes? Yes please! This breakfast skillet from Dishing Up the Dirt will have you seeing the sunny side on even the darkest winter days.

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Quesadillas

Make-Ahead Breakfast Quesadillas

Quesa say what?! Yep, it’s true – you can freeze these egg-and-bean breakfast quesadillas. Just add some creamy avocado when it’s time to nosh and you’re set.

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Zucchini Goat Cheese Breakfast Crostini

Zucchini Goat Cheese Breakfast Crostini

Crostini for breakfast! We’re gaga over these brilliant bites from Eats Well With Others. Summer squashes join forces with eggs and goat cheese, all atop a crusty baguette. Protein has never looked so perfectly palatable.

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Grain-Free Apple Walnut Pancakes

Grain-Free Apple Walnut Pancakes

A good dose of fine-ground walnuts and eggs adds protein to these surprisingly grain-free goodies from Seasonal and Savory. Please pass the maple syrup!

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Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Vegetarians needn’t eschew biscuits and gravy at breakfast time – this version, with a hearty mushroom-and-carrot gravy over rosemary biscuits – makes any ordinary morning special.

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Huevos Rancheros Enchiladas

Huevos Rancheros Enchiladas

Eggs and cheese add protein to these saucy enchiladas, but we’re also pretty enamored with the tasty mix of sweet potatoes and russet potatoes that goes inside. Talk about a happy hybrid!

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Cheesy Southwestern Breakfast Farro

Cheesy Southwestern Breakfast Farro

Farro is a delicious and protein-rich grain, and it’s about time it got its due! This cheesy breakfast version from Cookie Monster Cooking, via Greens & Chocolate, is sure to convince even the naysayers.

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Avocado, Hummus and Egg Toasts

Avocado, Hummus and Egg Toasts

Plain ol’ avocado toast gets a jolt of protein by way of both hummus and an egg. We want what Two Peas and Their Pod are having!

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Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

So smart! The Muffin Myth adds black beans (yep, beans!) to this rich chocolate smoothie for a blast of both protein and fiber.

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Savory Tempeh Breakfast Sandwiches

Savory Tempeh Breakfast Sandwiches

Connoisseurus Veg makes tempeh especially tempting in these breakfast sandwiches. An ingenious sauce with maple syrup and smoked paprika gives the protein-rich tempeh a sausage-y vibe. Good morning indeed!

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