If you’ve ever left home in the morning with nothing but a piece of buttered toast in your stomach, you know just how important eating protein at breakfast is. If the first meal of the day isn’t rich in the nutrient, you’re sure to feel ravenous before you even get to the office. Not only does protein keep you feeling good and full until lunch because it takes longer to digest than carbs (looking at you, buttered toast), but it also helps kickstart your body, contributing some of the energy it needs after a night of rest.
There are plenty of ways to easily get your dose of protein in the morning without having to try too hard — and while eggs are always a good idea, they aren’t your only option. Here are 20 recipes to get you going.