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Pump up the protein at breakfast

Eating breakfast is good for you, but eating a breakfast that’s rich in protein is even better.

Breakfast eaters tend to have more nutritious diets overall, and kids who eat breakfast pay attention better in school, get sick less often, and are less likely to be overweight.

Eating protein keeps you fuller longer so you’re less likely to overeat later, and it’s essential for building and maintaining muscle – which is especially important if you’re cutting calories to lose weight.

There are tons of breakfast protein options, like eggs, lean meats, or cheese, as well as cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt, or a protein shake. But if these don’t suit your taste, we have 3 easy ways to sneak more protein into your breakfast.

Just make these simple swaps, and you can triple your protein at breakfast!

Check your bread. A few of favorites are Nature’s Own Whole Wheat, with 4 grams of protein per 50-calorie slice, French Meadow Bakery’s Hemp bread, with 7 grams of protein per 100-calorie slice, and La Tortilla Factory’s Smart & Delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil Multigrain SoftWraps with 9 grams of protein per 100-calorie fiber-rich wrap.

Swap your granola bar. Upgrade from a regular granola bar to Nature Valley PROTEIN granola bar, with 10 grams of protein per bar.

Change your cereal. Instead of the 3 to 5 grams of protein in most cereals, try Kashi Go Lean or Nutritious Living’s Hi-Lo cereal for 10-12 grams of protein per serving, with the added bonus of twice the fiber of Raisin Bran.

There are plenty of options with it comes to protein-rich breakfasts; the key is to find what works for you, and suits your taste and your lifestyle.