Protein-Packed Breakfasts You Can Make in 2 Minutes or Less

Cut back on mid-morning snacking. These high-speed, protein-rich morning meals will keep you full so you graze less

November 1, 2013
strawberry breakfast parfait

Time seems to move faster in the morning, and making breakfast has to keep up otherwise you'll skip it. Can you spare 2 minutes for a belly-full of all the benefits that morning meals bring? Try these creative ways from Men’s Health’s newest cookbook, Guy Gourmet, to get out the door fast and well fed. Here's one delicious breakfast for each day of the week.

Monday: Italian Toast
Spread ricotta on whole-grain toast, and top with halved cherry tomatoes, coarse salt, and a drizzle of olive oil.


Tuesday: Fast Ranchero
Simmer eggs in your favorite salsa until set. Top with canned black beans and avocado.

Wednesday: Fiber Parfait
Layer high-fiber cereal, Greek yogurt, berries, and a dash of cinnamon in a bowl.

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Thursday: Italian Greens
Wilt shredded greens (spinach, kale, chard) in olive oil and minced garlic. Crack in eggs and sprinkle with grated Parm, and toss until the eggs are cooked through.

Friday: Healthy Elvis
Toast a slice of hearty whole wheat bread. Spread with a thin layer of crunchy peanut butter, 2 slices of super crispy bacon, and 1/2 banana, sliced.

Saturday: Toad in the Hole
In a skillet, heat a slice of whole wheat bread with a circle cut out. Crack an egg into the hole and cook until the egg is set. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Tabasco.

Sunday: The Baconator
Fry a couple slices of bacon until crisp, then pull the bacon from the pan to drain. Crack a couple eggs into the pan, top with a pile of baby spinach, and cook until eggs are set and greens are wilted. Serve with crispy bacon alongside.