Egg-free protein-packed breakfasts

Hi friends! Good morning <3 I’m happy you enjoyed the Shockwave post -I can’t wait to try it out again- and keep your giveaway entries coming! I’ll announce the winner on Friday with the start of a new weekend giveaway. I’ll give you a hint: it’s very powerful and you can blend things in it πŸ˜‰

Yesterday was another low-key day with Livi. Even though she’s feeling a lot better, she’s still not 100%. So, we went to storytime at the library, and then walked around the Disney store. Naptime workout was a 20-minute HIIT workout from the book,

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(I think it passed the test. I was a sweaty monster when it was over) followed by an egg burrito.

I haven’t written about egg burritos much for fear of redundancy -and the fact that it’s a boring egg burrito- but I was thinking about this yesterday: I’ve had an egg burrito almost every day for almost 3 years. I think we can confidently say that it’s my favorite food. Two eggs, brown rice tortilla, half a bottle of sriracha (haha). Done.

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At work, my locker room friends would laugh because sometime during the day, you could find me drizzling hot sauce into an egg burrito. 

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For the book, I’ve been trying to get creative with my breakfast offerings -there’s a huge collection of my favorite recipes, including all of my macaroon recipes- and have been trying to think of egg-free options, too. Even though I live for my daily two eggs, I know many people don’t love them, or are allergic.

Here are 10 eggless (but still protein-packed!) breakfast options:

Egg free breakfast options

1) Breakfast cookie dough cereal. This is breakfast comfort food, and during the winter, I like to microwave it for about a minute before enjoying.

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2) Breakfast cookies (the overnight and baked variety). These are extremely portable and I love that you can make them in advance to enjoy later. Recently, a reader sent me a pic of her breakfast cookies for the week, stored in small Mason jars in the fridge!

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3) Quinoa porridge. Quinoa is refreshing change from the usual oats. You just rinse and cook the quinoa the way you usually would, and serve with almond milk, fresh berries, cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.

4) Southwestern burrito. Black bean burritos are awesome for breakfast, especially with some guacamole and sautΓ©ed veggies.

5) Perfect protein pancakes. <– another great make-ahead option. If you want to skip out on the egg, use a flax egg (1 tablespoon flax combined with 3 tablespoons almond milk) instead.

6) Deli sandwich. This may sound totally bizarre, but a deli sandwich is an amazing breakfast option, especially if you include a mix of protein (maybe grilled tempeh or chicken) and veggies. I’m also a huge fan of savory foods for breakfast, so a deli sandwich seems less weird πŸ˜‰

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7) Leftovers. Speaking of savory foods, I also don’t mind having leftovers from dinner for breakfast. Ex. Lasagna <—- don’t knock it ’til ya try it

8) Greek yogurt parfait. Layer Greek yogurt with berries and your favorite granola.

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9) Nut butter sandwich. Take your favorite bread or tortilla, add a generous spread of your favorite nut butter + some fruit.

10) Tempeh scramble. In a large pan on medium heat, break up the tempeh using the back of a spoon. Season well with salt, pepper, garlic, maybe a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce, and add your favorite veggies. Top with guacamole or salsa and enjoy. 

Do you prep breakfast in advance? Is there a meal or ingredient you’ve enjoyed everyday for years?

Hope you have a wonderful day!

xoxo

Gina

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111 Comments

  1. Julie on January 15, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    When I’m not eating eggs, I do Greek yogurt or protein shakes with powder.

  2. Alicia on January 15, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Love these! I prefer eggs because it seems most breakfast ideas are sweet & for me that gets old! Can’t wait for it to get warmer to enjoy some smoothies!

    • Fitnessista on January 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      πŸ™‚ looooove smoothies

  3. Livi on January 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    these are great ideas!

    • Fitnessista on January 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      thank you!

  4. Sarah M on January 15, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I really need to start making cookie dough cereal again. I love the recipe and have been in a major breakfast rut lately.

    I especially appreciate this post because eggs are not my favorite things and my stomach never wants them first thing in the morning. They always sound gross until I’m fully awake around 9, and by then I’m already at work.

  5. Claudia on January 16, 2014 at 3:55 am

    I <3 smoothies for breakfast! But I think my neighbours will kill me someday when I'm always mix up smoothies at 5 a.m. πŸ˜€
    Oatmeal or greek yoghurt with berries are also great…I always need something to take to work…not feelin really hungry at 5 a.m. πŸ˜›

  6. Amanda on January 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I’ve been doing egg white and cheese on ww bread for several months now – great option when I’m cutting because it’s satisfying, protein packed, and still low cal if I use the right kind of bread. If I want a little treat, I’ll do a Starbucks spinach feta wrap instead.

  7. Carrie on January 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I make steel-cut oats in the crockpot every Sunday so I can just grab and go during the work week. Lately, my combo has been the following: Steel-cut oats, canned organic pumpkin, hemp seeds, chia seeds, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, water, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. In the morning, I usually add a spoonful of almond butter, re-heat, stir it all up, and top with blueberries. (I also sometimes add goji berries before heating it up.)

    It’s a delicious combo and so easy to make ahead. I often take it in to work and eat at my desk while checking e-mails and such.

  8. Becca on January 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Lately I’ve been on a breakfast cookie kick. I pack them the night before and eat them before my first class at work.

    And speaking of savory leftovers, you forgot to mention cold pizza. πŸ˜‰

  9. Priya on January 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    my step dad LOVES savory oats:
    fried (or poached egg) on top of a bowl of oats.

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2014 at 12:24 am

      LOVE savory oats! egg, hot sauce, delicious

      • priya on January 17, 2014 at 8:43 am

        with hot sauce…now im intrigued to try it πŸ™‚
        side note: he got jalapeno ketchup for christmas (low sugar/organic), i tired it, and ohmygod so addicting!!!

        • Fitnessista on January 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm

          what?! i need to find this

          • priya on January 25, 2014 at 4:18 pm

            My mom said Marshalls!



          • Fitnessista on January 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm

            awesome! thank you πŸ™‚



  10. Priya on January 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    and my breakfasts vary with school, but its normally snacking as i pack my lunch, or a homemade granola bar.I have been having a HUGE SMOOTHIE CRAVING, but this weather+teacher only allowing water out of bookbags = no go:/
    and on weekends, i alternate with huuge veggie scrambles or oats. i LOVE bfast cookies! (made it today for snack actually pre-gym and baked :D). plain, i prefere steel cut! or rolled (just add boiling water so they dont get too mushy) with a range of additions πŸ˜€

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2014 at 12:23 am

      so happy you’re a fellow bfast cookie fan πŸ™‚

  11. Kristina on January 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    love that you included leftovers as an option…ive been beginning to turn to this as well… i eat pale, am allergic to nuts ( my skin goes crazy!) and ive recentlly discovered eggs make my tummy not so happy either. what is there left to eat?! gosh!

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2014 at 12:23 am

      looooove leftovers for bfast! such a bummer that nuts and eggs aren’t working out for you :/

  12. Sarah Goodwin on January 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Egg burrito’s all the way! Yes!
    Also, I tried the lean lovely leg burner yesterday on my lunch break from work, cor!
    I do weights regularly and this was a GREAT addition, thanks! πŸ™‚ feeling the burn today!

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      so glad you liked it!!!

  13. Megan on January 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Great post! I highly recommend sprouted multigrain or sourdough breads, especially for those who have concerns about eating grains. These breads are more easily digested and have less of a negative impact on your intestinal lining.

    I also find high quality dairy, such as that from grass-fed cows, to be an awesome option for many of my clients to start off their day. It’s fast, it’s light yet satisfying, it’s nutrient dense, it requires zero preparation, and it can be taken on the go.

  14. Brianna K. @ Hungry Gator Gal on January 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Your breakfast cookie dough cereal has been a staple in my diet for a solid year now. I never get tired of it because it’s so customizable. πŸ™‚

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