As a vegetarian, it can be hard to get a lot of protein in. I've actually changed up my macros so that carbs take up a significantly higher percentage, but I still need some protein to keep building muscle. And that's where eggs come in. I eat a lot of eggs, egg whites specifically (to conserve fat for cheeses, my guilty pleasure, and nuts).
I take protein powder too, but I try to limit myself to no more than 2 scoops a day. My main protein sources are: protein powder, egg whites, tempeh, tofu, and beans.
The recipe below is a great, protein- and vitamin-rich option for breakfast or really any other meal. I'm against sequestering eggs to only being a breakfast food.
- 3/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
- 1/4 cup chopped broccoli
- 1/3 cup mild cheddar cheese
- Salt to taste
- Heat pan + grease with calorie-free Pam butter spray
- Pour in egg whites
- Add veggies
- Add cheese and salt
- Scramble using a plastic or rubber spatula
Super simple and protein-packed!