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Power Up Your Brunch: 14 Protein-Filled Egg Recipes

Jan 17 2014 - 3:09pm

When you're busy, tired, or just don't want to bother with an elaborate meal, there's nothing like an egg breakfast to fill you up and get you ready for the day. Get your dose of protein, iron, vitamins, and more [1] with these 14 creative and healthy egg recipes!

— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr

Asparagus With Grated Egg

The inventive technique of grating a hard-boiled egg jazzes up this simple steamed asparagus [2]. A drizzle of vinaigrette ties this whole plate together.

Photo: Camilla Salem

No-Bake Veggie Frittata

Made with cherry tomatoes, cubes of mozzarella cheese, black beans, and purple basil, a high-protein piece of this veggie frittata [3] is bursting with flavor. Pair your under-200-calorie piece with whole-wheat toast or a side salad for the perfect breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Quinoa Egg Bake

Bake two super proteins together for breakfast: quinoa and eggs [4]. The quinoa serves as a crust while providing 12 grams of complete protein [5] per half cup, while each egg offers seven grams of protein [6]. You'll even get your iron and calcium from the spinach and milk in this tasty recipe!

Photo: Jaime Young

Savory Asian Oatmeal

Instead of starting your day with the same old simple oatmeal, bring a little spicy flair to the table with savory Asian oatmeal [7] that's topped off with a tasty egg.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Thai Curry Omelet

Switch up your lazy Sunday brunch routine with something a little different, like this Thai curry omelet recipe [8].

Source: Fresh Tart [9]

Green Egg Muffins

Like mini frittatas, these green egg muffins [10] are the perfect substitute for morning muffins. Make them ahead of time and grab before you go during the workweek.

Source: POPSUGAR Social user Gabbysgfree [11]

Turkey Sausage Egg Muffins

Lots of veggies and a good dose of protein, all in a portable size — it's all there in these gluten-free egg muffins [12].

Photo: Leta Shy

Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Eggs

Jazz up your weeknight dinner with cinnamon-spiced baked eggs [13]. The tomato-onion sauce may satisfy any pasta cravings, and the allspice, cinnamon, and clove flavors add an unexpected element.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs get healthy with this recipe for deviled eggs [14], which uses mashed garbanzo beans to replace half of the mayo.

Source: Sophie's Sweeties [15]

Baked Ham in Egg Cups

Fast enough for a weekday breakfast but filling enough to keep you satisfied well into the morning, these baked ham in egg cups [16] are the perfect fast breakfast treat.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Vegetarian Hash

The perfectly baked eggs nestled in this vegetarian hash [17] make the dish, and the fact that this hash is jam-packed with veggies instead of corned beef and lots of potatoes makes this version a healthy treat.

Source: POPSUGAR Social user lauren [18]

Green Eggs No Ham

Yet another way to sneak in your veggies — mixed in with fluffy, perfectly scrambled eggs and a little bit of melted cheese. Pretty much any green will do, but for a powerhouse combo, try this recipe for arugula, goat cheese, and scrambled eggs [19].

Photo: Katie Sweeney


Like egg popovers, these ebelskivers [20] are a good option when you're tired of your normal, carb-loaded English muffin/pancake rotation.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Egg Curry

Eggs are the star in this Northern Indian egg curry recipe [21]. If you love curry but have never had it with hard-boiled eggs, this is the dish to try.

Source: Flickr user andrea_nguyen [22]

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