High Protein Breakfast: Homemade Baked Beans
Adding some protein to your breakfast is one of the best fat loss and muscle gaining moves you can make.
The problem is, not everyone has a great appetite for breakfast, things like eggs and meat are a little hard to stomach for some people straight out of bed. My super easy homemade baked bean recipe, which is full of protein and fibre takes 10-15 minutes to make and can be done in bulk. If you're in a rush in the morning or if you say you don't have time for breakfast, this can provide a healthy tasty solution.
- 4 Cans of beans (I use 2x Kidney, 2x Cannellini but any combination works fine)
- 2 Boxes of frozen spinach (defrosting in advance optional, fresh is even more optional)
- 500g of mushrooms, sliced
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1-2 cans of diced/crushed tomatoes (depending on how soupy you prefer it!)
- Olive oil
- Salt, pepper, oregano taste
- Avocado to serve
Put a large pan on a high heat and then basically we're just going to chuck everything in. Start with the olive oil and the mushrooms. While that's simmering away, drain off the beans in a colander the sink. Then, dice up two tomatoes and add them to the mushrooms, give them a quick stir before straight away adding the two boxes of spinach. Now, turn the heat down to low and allow the spinach and tomatoes to cook (thaw) for a couple of minutes.
Lastly, add the can of diced/crushed tomatoes and the beans that are draining in the sink. Allow that to simmer for 3-5minutes or to your preference.
There you have it. You can add a bit of salt, pepper maybe some chilli, oregano or mixed herbs to that. Perfect on its own or with eggs, on toast (great over vegemite), in a pita bread, etc. My favourite way is in a bowl with just a bit of avocado and salt and pepper on top.
This recipe should get you about 6 serves, Enjoy!
- Energy: 1,250kJ (300cal)
- Protein: 20g
- Carbs: 40g (Fiber 18g)
- Fat: 7g