Contest-Prep Nutrition: 5 Tasty Breakfast Recipes!

Egg whites and oatmeal? Oh no! Don't be enslaved to this bodybuilding standard. Instead, break your fast with these yummy, fat-loss-friendly recipes.

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. Because I use it to literally break my overnight fast, breakfast is also easily my biggest meal of the day. It's super-filling, energizing, and always delicious! While I like my go-to breakfast of spinach, egg whites, and oatmeal, even that trio can grow tiresome over time.

When I get bored with my food, I like to try new things. It's the best way to learn how to prepare healthy meals. To help you get started, I've supplied the creativity for you. Here are five clean, contest prep-friendly recipes packed with all the nutrients and flavor you want in a healthy breakfast.

1. Egg White Puffs

When you diet, traveling can seem more like a pain than an exciting adventure. I remember asking myself, "How on earth am I going to get my egg whites and oats every morning?" Oats can be easily packed in Ziploc baggies, but egg whites are another story. To make things easier on myself, I got creative and came up with these portable egg-white puffs. Below is the recipe for my favorite veggie combination, but feel free to get creative!

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2. Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries! I can't get enough of those little antioxidant bites. They're even better on some delicious protein pancakes.

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3. Low-carb Protein Crepe

If you're a few weeks out from a photo shoot, competition, or other big event, you might be carb cycling. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with carb cycling—I know I do! Those low-carb days don't have to be a drag though. With a little creativity, you can enjoy many tasty meals. Here is one of my favorite breakfasts that tastes more like a dessert!

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4. Banana-Walnut French Toast

There are times when you just gotta have French toast! For me, it's those rainy cozy weekend mornings that call for an extra delicious breakfast. If you have some extra time to prepare your breakfast, try my healthy take on this all-time favorite!

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5. Apple Pie for Breakfast

Here is a hearty and scrumptious protein shake to jumpstart your morning. It comes complete with some good carbs and healthy fat! I'm sure you'll enjoy putting a different spin on your usual morning protein shake.

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