Breakfast often gets overlooked next to its counterparts of lunch and dinner. But the first meal of the day is incredibly important. Not only does it kickstart your metabolism and boost your brain power, but it also can provide protein and nutrients that’ll start your day on a good and fueled note.
If you’re looking for some protein-packed breakfast inspiration, we pulled together four of our favorite plant-based breakfast options. From hashes to scrambles, these dishes are so good —they may even make you excited to wake up! Trust us, you won’t miss processed cereal and packaged granola bars once you try these.
4 protein-packed breakfast ideas: hashes and scrambles
1. Tempeh Hash
This dish combines three of our favorite ingredients: tempeh, potatoes, and peppers. It’s a hearty plant-based hash that can be enjoyed as is or as an accompaniment to other breakfast dishes. And you’ll get a good punch of protein thanks to the tempeh.
Try the recipe: Tempeh Hash.
2. Tortilla de Patatas
This recipe is a vegan version of the classic Spanish potato omelet. It’s made using a mixture of chickpea, which is a good protein source, and corn flour instead of eggs. While it’s beautiful to look at —it’s even better to eat!
Try the recipe: Tortilla de Patatas.
3. Creamy Tofu Scramble
One of our go-to recipes for breakfast, this tofu scramble makes for a great dish as is —or when combined in a breakfast burrito. It’s packed with protein and flavorful spices that will show you tofu is anything but boring! Tip: pair it with our Potato, Pepper & Corn Hash.
Try the recipe: Creamy Tofu Scramble.
4. Chorizo Tempeh Hash
Whether served on its own, or as a filling for tacos or burritos, this meat-free chorizo hash is one you’ll love to make regularly! The crumbled tempeh is flavored with a chorizo-like spice rub and then fried with onions, potatoes, and fresh cilantro. It’s got just the right amount of heat, texture, and protein to fuel up your mornings.
Try the recipe: Chorizo Tempeh Hash.
Are you interested in how to get more protein on a plant-based diet? Check out this post about meat-substitutes and plant-based protein options.
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Swich C. ( 5mo ) – Hi Suzette! Here’s our guide to meat substitutes: https://thebigswich.com/blog/your-guide-to-meat-substitutes-plant-based-protein-sources
And here’s a stir fry recipe with tempeh you may enjoy: https://thebigswich.com/recipes/33-stir-fried-vegetables-tempeh