don’t like to use the term diet to describe my or my client’s food choices. Instead, I use the term “food values”. This a list of food characteristics that have a certain level of importance to me (and only me). It’s how I am able to determine my ideal “diet” and make food choices that align with my:
personal goals (health, fitness, performance, body composition, etc.)
moral and ethical beliefs
Interested in developing your own food values? Here is the process I use to help my clients identify their ideal diet.
I have specific performance and body composition goals where I need to eat lots of protein. I also avoid gluten and dairy because I am sensitive to them. And I try to consume as many micronutrients as possible throughout the day so that I can avoid feeling old.
My meals and snacks usually contain at least 25g of protein. They are also usually gluten/dairy-free and high in micronutrients. To meet my protein goals I’ll add at least one high-protein ingredient. My faves are eggs, bone broth, collagen peptides, and beef protein powder.
Below is a list of breakfast recipes that align with my current food values. You can follow these recipes exactly or change to align with your own food values. If you’re vegan, swap out the beef protein powder with your favorite plant-based brand. If you’re not a fan of blueberries, omit them or use another fruit in it’s place. Have fun swapping out the ingredients as you see fit or try something new!
Check out these 4 high-protein breakfast recipes
Let me know if you try any of these recipes out or have any other high-protein breakfast recipes to share. I’m always down to try new ones.