We all know how important it is to start your day with some protein. Doing so can reduce hunger cravings throughout the day and give you the energy you need to get things done. But while we *totally* love eggs (in fact, we put eggs on pretty much everything), some days simply call for an egg-free meal. Whether you’re looking for gluten-free recipes, vegan noms or Paleo-friendly alternatives, we’ve got an egg-free option for you below. Check out 15 of our favorite protein-packed yet completely egg-free breakfast ideas.


1. Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale Breakfast Hash: Think breakfast hash is only for egg lovers? Think again. This tofu-based scramble also features sweet potato, kale and red onion. Bonus points if you can find a fresh, seasonal squash from your local farmers’ market. (via Minimalist Baker)


2. Chia Berry Paleo Parfait: Did you know chia seeds are super high not only in protein content, but also omega-3 fatty acids? This tasty parfait is perfect for vegans and primal eaters alike, featuring fresh fruit, coconut (or almond) milk, chia seeds and nuts. (via Paleo Foodies)


3. Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie: Starting your day off with a green smoothie? Super healthy! Starting off your day with a green smoothie that also packs in the protein? EVEN MORE healthy. This smoothie is sweetened with pineapple, boosted with protein powder and mixed with flax and chia seeds to give it extra fiber and protein. (via The Blonde Buckeye)


4. Sweet Potato Paleo Muffins: These sweet potato-based muffins are perfect for anyone who wants to start the morning with a clean, naturally sweet treat. PRO TIP: These are great for making ahead and eating throughout the week, but since there’s not much fat content to preserve them, you’ll want to store them in the fridge. (via Not Your Standard)


5. Vegan Vanilla Protein Muesli Bowl: Looking for a breakfast packed with plant-based protein? This vegan muesli bowl is so completely AMAZE, you’ll never miss conventional cereals or dairy milk. It’s deliciously packed with rolled oats, cacao nibs, fresh fruit, honey, coconut and protein vanilla milk. (via View from Great Island)


6. Vegan Chickpea Omelette: Omelettes are traditionally made with eggs, but we’re dying to buck tradition with this chickpea-based breakfast recipe. You can easily save time by making the batter before going to bed. Wake up in the morning, cook it on the stove top and it’ll be ready to eat in five minutes. (via Fork & Beans)


7. Vegan Overnight Oats: Speaking of meals you can prep before bed, these overnight oats are about as quick and easy as it gets. Just soak ’em in your favorite dairy-free milk overnight, and in the morning, they’ll be soft and parfait-like. Top with pureed fruit, chia seeds, nuts and anything else that suits your fancy. (via Oh She Glows)


8. Paleo Cinnamon Granola: If you’re Paleo, you know how frustrating it can be when granola recipes contain things like grains and sugar. But this Paleo-friendly recipe only calls for those absolutely necessary, primal, completely clean ingredients that really matter: nuts, seeds, spices and natural sweeteners. (via Jay’s Baking Me Crazy)


9. Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread: This grain-free, gluten-free and sugar-free recipe gives “banana bread” a whole new meaning — it’s literally sweetened ONLY with bananas. Pro Tip: Add some homemade Paleo-friendly chocolate chips to make it even healthier and yummier. (via Bakerita)


10. Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa Smoothie Bowl: Did you know you can use quinoa as a cereal-like grain for breakfast? This quinoa bowl is topped with an antioxidant-rich blueberry smoothie, making for a protein-packed, nutrient-dense meal. (via Food Faith Fitness)


11. Southwest Tofu Scramble: This savory option packs a ton of protein into a completely vegan meal. Here’s a little breakfast hack for you: Mix your spices together with a little water and you have a quick, ready-made seasoning sauce to top your scramble (or any meal you make, really). (via Minimalist Baker)


12. Grain Free Banana Granola: Granola is a healthy and quick breakfast option that can easily be topped with non-dairy milk for a delicious vegan treat. Of course, a Paleo granola is even better. Be sure to stir your granola after it’s been in the oven for about 12 minutes so it gets evenly crispy on all sides. (via A Saucy Kitchen)


13. Almond Butter Blueberry Paleo Waffles: These Paleo waffles are made with almond butter and coconut flour, as well as blueberries, cinnamon, mashed banana and almond extract. The result is a batch of totally healthy, grain-free waffles that will leave you feeling satisfied and full of protein-powered energy. (via Ambitious Kitchen)


14. Vegan Banana Protein Pancakes: Did you know that protein powder can actually stand in for pancake mix in many cases? This little hack is commonly used by athletes and fitness gurus, and it’s SUPER simple to do at home. (via Vega)


15. Quick n’ Easy No-Bake Protein Bars: A whole, delicious vegan protein bar we can grab on the go on busy mornings? Yes, please. Pro Tip: To make these nut-free, simply substitute sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter included in the recipe. (via Oh She Glows)

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