10 Ways to Eat Beans For Breakfast – Start your day with these easy recipes that are full of protein and fiber!
A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the wonderful world of pulses in this post: What Are Pulses & 5 Ways To Eat Them. In case you need a refresher, pulses are a term that encompasses dry peas, beans, chickpeas and lentils. They’re a gluten-free source of protein and fiber and are rich in important nutrients like iron, potassium and folate. In addition, they are very budget-friendly and also have a low carbon footprint.
In my last post, I shared 5 easy ways to add more pulses to your diet. However, many of those recipes were more appropriate for meals like lunch and dinner, as well as snack time. But have you ever thought about starting your day with pulses? That’s right! Today I rounded up 10 delicious recipes to encourage you to eat beans for breakfast!
Beans are packed with protein and fiber to help keep you full and focused all morning long. They make a great addition to many traditional breakfast dishes. Check it out:
1o Ways To Eat Beans For Breakfast
A great way to use up those tortilla chip crumbs!
White Bean Breakfast Hash
A winning combo of protein, fiber and healthy fats!
Make Ahead Breakfast Quesadillas
Make a batch of these to stock your freezer with a quick breakfast option.
High Protein Avocado Toast
Avo toast is all the rage. This version gets an extra nutritional boost from beans!
Huevos Rancheros Tostadas
These would be great for the next brunch you host!
Vegetarian Black Bean Breakfast Sausage
Serve these with some scrambled eggs or pancakes to start your day!
Smoky White Bean Shakshuka
A hearty breakfast perfect for a cold morning!
Vegan Breakfast Tacos
No tofu required for these breakfast tacos. You can even make them ahead of time!
Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwiches
Make one, wrap it up and eat it when you get to work!
Lima Bean Sweet Potato Toast
Try this trendy new toast with a healthy topping!
I hope this gives you a few new breakfast ideas! If you’re feeling inspired to add more pulses to your diet, I encourage you to Take the Pulse Pledge! Simply pledge to eat pulses once a week for 10 weeks and you could win some great prizes. Plus it’s good for your health AND the environment!
Also remember that a lot of beans are interchangeable. If you don’t like black beans, swap them for white beans or even another member of the pulses family like chickpeas!