If your feed lately has been clogged with #paleo and #whole30 breakfasts consisting of bacon, sausage, and more bacon, you’re forgiven for thinking that a side of meat is the key to morning success. But new research is challenging the idea that those meals are the healthiest way to start the day: According to a study done by researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, consuming plant-based proteins, specifically peas and beans, may keep individuals fuller for longer when consumed at breakfast. Translation: Your waistline might benefit by switching up the source of your protein. Not sure exactly what to make for breakfast now? No worries! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite meatless morning meals for you to enjoy. Eat up!
1. Avocado Chickpea Toast
Where else to start with a meatless breakfast? Avocado toast is it. Add some chickpeas to pump up the protein. See the full recipe here.
2. Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Cookies
We would never say no to cookies for breakfast. This vegan pumpkin recipe is good all year round. See the full recipe here.
3. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
Tacos for breakfast? Yes please! The combo of sweet potatoes and black beans is protein- and fiber-rich, and will def keep you full until lunch. See the full recipe here.
4. Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap
Like your favorite breakfast burrito, only healthier. This wrap is full of protein-rich hummus and hearty zucchini strips. See the full recipe here.
5. Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Don’t be afraid of having dinner for breakfast: It’s worth it when it keeps you full this long, and this breakfast bowl packs a serious protein punch. See the full recipe here.
6. Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
This is the best of both worlds: It’s oatmeal and it’s portable. See the full recipe here.
7. Farmer’s Market Vegan Breakfast Bowl
Ever go to the farmer’s market on the weekend and have no idea what to make with what you bought? Enter: this bowl. See the full recipe here.
8. Cheesy Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Casserole
This only takes five minutes to prep, and you’ll have meals all week. See the full recipe here.