high protein meal prep breakfast quesadilla

There’s a reason they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A high protein meal, like these breakfast quesadillas, is the perfect way to start things off on the right note and keep you full, focused, and ready for whatever the day has to throw at you. And bonus if it’s easy to make and meal prep! That’s why these freezer friendly breakfast quesadillas are one of our favorite high-protein breakfast recipes for weight loss.

One of the best parts of these breakfast quesadillas is that you can wrap them up and freeze them, making it an incredible meal prep recipe. Then all you have to do is pop them in the microwave for 2 minutes when you’re ready to enjoy, and you have a filling and easy macro friendly breakfast.

Adding cottage cheese to scrambled eggs is one of our favorite tips for increasing the protein in our favorite breakfast dishes. The key is to add a big spoonful before you add your eggs or egg whites to the pan. Adding cottage cheese will make your eggs creamy, cheesy, and adds additional protein. Talk about a win!

Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe Tips:

+ Add a wet paper towel over your quesadilla in the microwave to improve the texture of the tortilla and help things warm up evenly.

+ This basic recipe is totally easy to customize with your favorite flavors. Add in peppers, spinach, bacon, chicken – whatever you like best or need to use up in the fridge!

+ Enjoy with your favorite salsa or hot sauce to spice things up a bit!

Delicious, high protein breakfast quesadillas, ready to serve

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Quesadillas

These freezer friendly breakfast quesadillas are one of our favorite high-protein breakfast recipes for weight loss.

Ingredients
 

Yield: 4 quesadillas
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  • 1/2 lb lean breakfast chicken sausage
  • 8 egg whites
  • 4 tbsp fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 low carb tortillas
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the egg whites and cottage cheese in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Cook the chicken sausage in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Once cooked, pour the egg white mix into the skillet along with a pinch of salt and pepper, and scramble until cooked through.
  • To assemble the quesadillas, sprinkle ¼ cup of the shredded cheddar on a tortilla, followed by ¼ of the egg mixture. Fold in half and place into the freezer for 1 hour.
  • After each quesadilla has set in the freezer for 1 hour, wrap each quesadilla with parchment paper, then foil, and place in the freezer.
  • When ready to eat, remove from the freezer and remove the foil. Place in the microwave for 1 minute, then flip over, and microwave for another minute. Carefully remove the parchment paper, and enjoy!
Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 915mg, Potassium: 137mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 260IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 136mg, Iron: 1mg
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