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Healthy High-Protein Breakfasts: Veggie Chorizo Scramble, Egg and Cheese Sandwich

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A delicious protein-loaded breakfast is a great way to start the day. A quick 'n easy one is even better! Here are two brand-new, speedy b-fast recipes for your chewing pleasure...

 
 
Mixed-Veggie Soyrizo Scramble

Entire recipe: 207 calories, 5g fat, 764mg sodium, 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 26g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

We LOVE soy chorizo for many reasons, from its fantastic flavor to the fact that it has way less fat than the real deal. This tasty recipe is an incredible way to enjoy the mighty meatless protein!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. (about 2 1/2 tbsp.) soy chorizo (like the kind by El Burrito or Tofurky)
1/2 cup frozen petite mixed vegetables
3/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
Optional toppings: salsa, fat-free sour cream

Directions:
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and crumble soy chorizo until browned, about 3 minutes.

Remove cooked chorizo and set aside. Remove skillet from heat, re-spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Cook and stir frozen vegetables until hot, about 2 minutes.

Add egg substitute and scramble with veggies until cooked, 2 - 3 minutes. Add cooked chorizo, and cook and stir until hot, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle with cilantro, and eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING  

 
 
 
Cheesy Veggie-Boosted B-fast Sandwich

Entire recipe: 228 calories, 4g fat, 764mg sodium, 26.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 22g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

This hearty breakfast sandwich features a veggie-packed egg patty (made in the microwave!) that's topped with melty Swiss cheese. Make it SOON...

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped spinach leaves
1 tbsp. finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun (like Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins)
1 slice 2% milk Swiss cheese

Directions:
Spray a medium microwave-safe bowl with nonstick spray. (The bottom of the bowl should be about the size of the sandwich bun.) Microwave spinach and onion for 1 minute, or until spinach has wilted. Blot away excess moisture.

Add egg substitute and stir well. Microwave for 1 minute.

Gently stir, and microwave for 1 more minute.

Place the bottom half of the bun on a microwave-safe plate. Top with egg patty, followed by cheese. Top with the other half of the bun.

Microwave for 20 seconds, or until cheese has melted. Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
Hungry for More?


Click here for two more breakfasts boasting major protein counts: our Choco-Berry Crunch Yogurt Parfait and Cheesy Egg in a Hole!

These waffle recipes are stacked with protein -- try the In Your Face! Breakfast Waffle, Foxy Lox-Topped Waffle, and Hungry Grilled Ham 'n Cheese Waffle 'Wich.

It doesn't get much easier than a Double-0-Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bowl... Protein power!

And for the recipe that inspired today's Cheesy Veggie-Boosted B-fast Sandwich, check out the Presto! Breakfast Sandwich. Then make it and eat it!

 
 

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