5 protein-rich foods to start your day with.

Eating a protein-rich breakfast is not just the perfect way to feel awake and alert…it will also ace your productivity as well as fat reduction goals.

Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day and making the right choices at the start of the day (if you choose to do so) could lead you towards a healthier way of life. Eating a protein-rich breakfast (if you like having it) is not just a good way to feel awake and alert but also ace your productivity as well as fat reduction goals.

One can benefit from having lots of protein in the morning. A low-protein breakfast may make you feel lethargic contrary to a protein-packed one which helps the body and brain to function well and helps keep one alert. This ensures you start your day on a high note and achieve your work goals more speedily. Eating protein at breakfast can also keep you fuller for longer and avoid the mid-morning munchies. Here are some high protein-rich foods to start your day with.

1. Eggs: eggs are such a versatile food. Scramble, boil, poach or make an omelette. Eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats which will keep you full for longer. (please keep the yolks in…they are full of essential minerals and vitamins) You can have from 3 up to 10 eggs in one omelette. It depends on how active you are during the day 

2.Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein per serving compared to natural yogurt. Add berries, a dash of honey and sprinkle with some nuts for a yogurt parfait. If your mornings are busy, this is a great ‘on the go breakfast’ as it is quick and easy to take with you to work. (if your boss is ok with it that is...)

3.Protein smoothie: Smoothies can be a good high protein and high fibre breakfast. Add a scoop of protein powder for a whopping 25g of protein. For fibre, add a handful of berries, a tablespoon of flaxseeds, chia seeds or nut butter.

4.Poha: turn this traditionally high carb meal into a high protein meal by adding some chana dal to your oil and frying for a few minutes before adding your other ingredients. Or add scrambled tofu and eat with Greek yogurt.

5.Pudla: Add some quinoa flour or oat flour to besan flour for added protein. Adding a variety of flours will increase the protein. Add some Greek yogurt to your mixture for additional protein. If you’re busy in the morning, you can make a batch of this mixture and leave it in for up to three days (add a little salt and lemon juice to preserve it) Try any of these and you will notice a difference in your hunger levels which can support fat reduction.