35 Healthy Egg Breakfasts That Will Keep You Full ’Til Lunch

Face it: Grabbing a granola bar and running out the door in the morning just won’t cut it anymore. Skipping breakfast leaves you feeling exhausted (and hungry) by 11 a.m., which leads to daily snack drawer raids that are striking earlier and earlier as the week goes on. So, why not try one of these healthy egg breakfasts instead? Most of them come together in no time (in fact, some of them can be partially prepared the night before), and they’re packed with protein and fresh produce that will keep you alert and lively until lunchtime. Doesn’t that sound better than dry cereal and your kid’s forgotten fruit snacks? We rest our case.

28 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas That Will Keep You Full Until Lunchtime

1. Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos With Hot Honey

You’ll want to drizzle the chile-infused honey on everything from pizza to fried chicken. Feel free to make the tacos more filling with a dollop of refried beans.

2. Mini Spanish Tortilla With Zucchini

Isn’t it the prettiest single-serve breakfast you ever did see? We’d plate it with a side of greens or fresh fruit.

3. Poached Egg With Frisée And Arugula Salad

If you always have trouble making a flawless poached egg, you need this recipe in your life. A dash of vinegar is all it takes for the egg white to set neatly.

4. Sweet Potato, Bacon And Broccoli Egg Muffins

Tender veggies meet thick-cut bacon in this grab-and-go breakfast, because it’s all about balance, people.

5. Baked Eggs In Avocado

Bring on the heart-healthy fats (and crumbled cotija cheese). If you love a runny yolk, this 25-minute meal will become your new go-to.

6. Quiche With Gluten-free Sweet Potato Crust

Cut down on the carbs by trading dough for thin-sliced sweet potatoes. Don’t worry though—the quiche is still layered with lots of Emmentaler cheese.

7. Yotam Ottolenghi’s Braised Eggs With Leek And Za’atar

Wash it down with coffee on a weekday, but we’d be remiss not to tell you how well this brunch star pairs with white wine. (And really, it can become a satisfying meal for any time of day.)

8. Red Shakshuka

This baked egg dish from Israel is so much simpler to make than it looks. Serve it with plenty of crusty bread for scooping up the spicy harissa tomato sauce.

9. Slow Cooker Mediterranean Frittata

Talk about hands-off. You basically just need to dump in all the ingredients and let the Crockpot work its magic.

10. Sweet Potato Rösti With Fried Eggs And Greens

Never had rösti before? It’s sort of like a latke, except it’s of Swiss origin and shallow-fried in a pan. You can use grated carrots or squash instead of sweet potato if you’d prefer.

11. Breakfast Caprese With Soft Boiled Eggs

Protein-rich eggs take the iconic mozzarella-tomato-basil combo from a snack to a meal.

12. Ketogenic Baked Eggs And Zoodles With Avocado

How cute are those swirly veggie nests? Plate them with cheese and crispy bacon strips, and you’ve got a full-blown keto feast.

13. Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Eggs, scallions, cherry tomatoes, hash browns, white cheddar cheese, bacon—yup, the gang’s all here. Pass the mimosa pitcher, please.

14. Roasted Pumpkin And Brussels Sprouts With Poached Eggs

The moment spooky season begins, this beauty shoots to the top of our to-eat list. Might we suggest finishing your plate with a flourish of toasted pepitas?

15. One-pan Eggs With Asparagus And Tomatoes

Because no one wants to wash dishes first thing in the morning, this nutritious number is assembled and baked on a single sheet pan.

16. Skillet Eggs And Chorizo

If you’re on a low-carb diet, this savory one-pan wonder is ready to devour as is. If you’re not, bust out the tortilla chips for some intense scooping.

17. Sheet Pan Eggs With Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese And Dill

Toast yourself a bagel, cut a slab of baked egg and sandwich it for a lightning-fast morning handheld. Keep the leftovers in the fridge and chip away at them all week long.

18. Green Shakshuka

This twist on the crimson O.G. stars wilted spinach, minced jalapeño and lots of fresh parsley and cilantro, all seasoned with harissa, garlic and dry spices.

19. Quick Congee

This Asian porridge is its most delicious when crowned with a runny egg. Soak, portion and freeze the rice ahead so it’ll only take you 30 minutes to prepare the congee in the morning.

20. Squash And Squash Blossom Frittata

Sure, squash blossoms don’t add a ton of flavor to this dish. But they will have your brunch guests thinking you ordered in from a fancy local restaurant.

21. Egg And Veggie Breakfast Bowl

Psst: If you roast the vegetables the night before and store them in the fridge, all you’ll have to do is reheat them and prepare the egg in the morning.

22. Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado makes the filling for these 30-minute poppables unbelievably buttery and creamy. We’ll take a dozen, thanks.

23. Eggs Baked In Tomatoes

It’s hands-down our favorite way to use up our farmers market haul of summer tomatoes. Chow down on them alfresco with a side of lemon-spritzed arugula.

24. Bacon-wrapped Eggs

Keto dieters, rejoice: You’re only three ingredients, 45 minutes and a muffin tin away from your new favorite breakfast.

25. Eggs In A Basket

A loaf of Italian bread, grated Parmesan cheese and a handful of pantry staples are the only things that stand between you and the easiest brunch you’ve ever prepared.

26. Kale Quiche With Cheddar-rice Crust

Greens just taste a million times better when they’re wrapped in cheese—go figure. Did we mention this crowd-pleaser is gluten-free?

27. Egg Tacos With Roasted Poblano, Onion And Corn Salsa

You can also refer to the topping as Clear Out the Crisper Drawer Salsa. All that’s missing is a few dashes of hot sauce.

28. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Easy Frittata

Reason number 245 to hold onto your beet (and carrot!) greens. They’re packed with nutrition and offer sweet earthiness to this otherwise plain frittata.

29. 30-minute Breakfast Hash With Kale And Sweet Potato

She’s colorful, hearty and comes together in no time at all—need we say more? Make it even more appetizing by adding cheese or crumbled chorizo to the mix.

30. Baked Eggs And Potatoes

File this under Most Ingenious Ways to Use Up Leftover Mashed Potatoes. (In other words, we know what you’ll be having for breakfast on December 26.)

31. Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus And Fontina Quiche

Easy enough to whip up on a lazy Sunday, elegant enough to serve at Easter brunch. Shaving the asparagus into thin strips makes for such a classy presentation.

32. Mini Cauliflower Crust Breakfast Pizzas With Spicy Garlic Honey

It pretty much goes without saying that these mini pies will be your kids’ new favorite breakfast the moment they taste them.

33. Salsa Shakshuka

Store-bought salsa makes this riff on shakshuka even easier to pull off than the original. Serve it with plenty of shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

34. Onion And Arugula Frittata

The hardest step of this recipe is waiting for the onions to caramelize. But the more patient you are, the more delicious they’ll taste.

35. Breakfast Ramen

Noodles first thing in the morning? Don’t mind if we do. Gussy up this chicken-flavored packet ramen with all the fresh veggies, a poached egg, herbs and chile crisp.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...