Diabetic High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

Find healthy, delicious diabetic high-protein breakfast recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Homemade Plain Greek Yogurt

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Learning how to make Greek yogurt at home is simple with this easy homemade Greek yogurt recipe. Start by making homemade yogurt by heating milk, combining with a little bit of already-cultured yogurt and letting it sit in a warm spot until the milk turns into yogurt. Making protein-rich Greek yogurt takes one more step than making regular yogurt: straining the yogurt to thicken it. You can add the leftover liquid--also known as whey--to smoothies, or you can use it in place of buttermilk in baking.

Breakfast Salad with Egg & Salsa Verde Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars
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Salad for breakfast? Don't knock it until you've tried it. We love how this meal gives you 3 whole cups of vegetables to start your day.

"Egg in a Hole" Peppers with Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.4 stars
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Colorful bell pepper rings stand in for bread in this healthy version of egg in a hole. Cook an egg inside the peppers and top with a vibrant avocado salsa for a cheerful breakfast.

Breakfast Beans with Microwave-Poached Egg

In Costa Rica, this popular breakfast bean dish is called gallo pinto, which means spotted rooster, referring to the dark beans amid the pale rice. We call for cooked barley here, but you can use whatever leftover cooked grain you may have on hand.

Mango-Almond Smoothie Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
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For this healthy smoothie bowl recipe, be sure to use frozen fruit (not fresh) to keep the texture thick, creamy and frosty.

Strawberry & Yogurt Parfait

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This strawberry parfait recipe combines fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and crunchy granola for an easy breakfast. Pack the parfait in a mason jar for a healthy breakfast on the go.

Savory Oatmeal with Tomato & Sausage

Rating: 5 stars
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Oats get a new life in this savory dish, serving as the backbone for a satisfying combo of sausage, greens, tomatoes, and herbs.

Tomato-Parmesan Mini Quiches

Rating: 4 stars
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These individual mini quiches are a fun take on a traditional quiche. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen for an easy breakfast later in the week.

Southwest Breakfast Quesadilla

Pico de gallo and cheesy eggs make this quick breakfast flavorful and satisfying.

Protein-Packed Zucchini Bread

Late in the summer there's usually an abundance of zucchini and this recipe is one way to use it up. Make a few batches and freeze any extra loaves to have on hand for snacks and quick breakfasts.

Yogurt with Blueberries & Honey

A simple combination of Greek yogurt and blueberries gets an extra touch of sweetness from golden honey. It's the perfect balance of protein and fiber to keep you energized.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Breakfast-for-Lunch Bento for Kids
This bento box idea is full of your kid's breakfast favorites, even waffles. This lunch is packed with healthy foods you will feel good about serving and kids will actually be excited to eat--no more half-eaten lunches!
Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole
Rating: Unrated
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Prepare this easy ham and broccoli casserole the evening before, and in the morning just pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast.

Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

Rating: 5 stars
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Protein-rich Greek yogurt and sweet strawberries make for a super-simple and satisfying snack.