As many people say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it set you up for a morning fuelled with energy but it also helps to kickstart your metabolism and prevent unnecessary snacking throughout the day.

By eating a breakfast that is protein-packed, you’re balancing out your protein intake as opposed to eating most of it at dinner time. That is good news, as protein helps to build and maintain lean muscle and the energy that protein produces is not lost throughout the night.

For that reason, check out these awesome protein-packed breakfasts because meal times should be nutritious and delicious.

1. Mushroom And Tomato Omelette

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Omelettes are great to eat because it gives you the ability to add a variety of vegetables to your meal. Add in some mushroom, tomatoes, peppers, onions, spinach and/or half a cup of low-fat cottage cheese – whatever you fancy.

2. Almond Bran Yoghurt

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Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, will help curb snacking and adds a great crunch to your breakfast. Treat yourself to a morning of bran cereal with low-fat greek yoghurt topped with almonds and you’re good to go.

3. Savoury Oats

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Oatmeal is usually topped with sugar, fruit or honey – but by adding a bit of turkey bacon and cheese, you’re increasing your protein intake and creating a dish that’s interesting and delicious.

4. Turkey And Cheese Scrambled Eggs

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For a breakfast that’s bursting with flavour, protein and low sodium, scramble one egg with one egg white and add cottage cheese and sliced turkey in the centre to mix together. Add additional veg for taste.

5. Berry & Quinoa Parfait

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Turn your yoghurt into a fancy parfait but adding 1/3 cup of quinoa, 3/4 cup of low-fat greek yoghurt, a dash of vanilla extract and cinnamon – you’re looking at a tasty breakfast that also looks great.

6. Cinnamon French Toast

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Cinnamon french toast doesn’t only need to be a meal for a weekend – in fact, it’s loaded with protein and will help you feel fuller for longer during your work day. Add a bit of yoghurt to mix it up.

7. Mediterranean Scramble

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This breakfast, which is considered one of the most healthy in the world, is a simple recipe. Beat one egg with four egg whites and scramble in a pan. Add ricotta cheese and other vegetables such as spinach or tomatoes for a breakfast that is loaded with protein and helps prevent heart disease and other illnesses.

8. Kiwi And Yoghurt

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Kiwi is an excellent source of vitamin C (even more so than oranges). Add it to your greek yoghurt for a fresh taste and an energy boost.

9. Walnut And Yoghurt

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This simple breakfast will take you all but five minutes to prepare yet keep you feeling full and energised for hours. Add seven cut up walnuts to your bowl of greek yoghurt and a table spoon of wheatgerm. For added taste, top with seasonal fruit.

10.Kale And Feta Egg Toast

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If you’re getting bored of avocado or plain old egg on toast, add spinach for an additional 18 ounces of protein for the day ahead.

11. Egg Sandwich

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Many people like to indulge in a McDonalds breakfast, but there really is no need when you can create the same meal at home for less calories. Add a boiled or scrambled egg to a whole-wheat English muffin and voila. Add a bit of cottage cheese for additional taste.

12. Flax Seed And Yoghurt

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Flaxseeds are a great source of protein that’ll help decrease your waistline as well as help prevent heart disease. Simply add them to a bowl of greek yoghurt for the easiest and healthiest breakfast. For additional taste, add some fruit for an extra fibre boost.

13. Scrambled Egg Quesadilla

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Substitute a floury tortilla for a wholewheat one, add some scrambled egg whites and perhaps a bit of Monterey Jack cheese and salsa and you’ve got yourself an amazing breakfast.

14. Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

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Make these delicious pancakes using ripe bananas, protein powder, two eggs, baking powder, lemon juice, flour and 1 1/2 tablespoons of poppy seeds. They’re healthy and super tasty.

15. Cashew Nuts And Yoghurt Topped With Maple Syrup

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Admittedly, greek yoghurt can be quite plain at times. Add in some cashew nuts for the crunch and top it off with a sliver of maple syrup to give it a sweet taste.