By Abby Cronin

It’s an old favorite- buttered toast has been part of a classic breakfast for ages. While this simple staple used to be the ideal quick morning bite, its lack of protein makes for a meal that isn’t as filling or delicious as it could be. Read on for 6 ways you can up your toast game and build muscle with these 6 high protein toast recipes!

  1. Cream Cheese and Lox Toast – 21g protein
    A New York-style favorite, cream cheese and lox is typically found on bagels, but makes for a fantastic toasty treat! Best paired with wheat bread, this is the perfect combo for breakfast or a pre-workout snack.
  2. Tuna Avocado Toast – 34g protein
    More like an open-faced sandwich, tuna avocado toast is a protein packed treat that will keep you full and satisfied for hours and help you build muscle. Sprinkle with pepper and enjoy your tuna toast for breakfast or lunch!
    Tuna Avocado Toast
  3. Chicken Cheddar Cheese Toast – 38g protein
    This high protein toast is the bodybuilder’s version of a grilled cheese. Stick with just chicken and cheese for a more classic snack or spice it up with Paprika, chili pepper, and cumin to give it more of a Mexican flare.

4. Ham and Egg Toast – 31g protein
Slightly healthier than your typical bacon egg and cheese sandwich, this 31g protein meal will have you making gains before breakfast is even over!

5. Mozarella Basil Tomato – 20g protein
Did someone say bruschetta? This fancy Italian favorite is back with a high protein spin. To make this toast even more mouth-watering, try melting your cheese by baking your bread in the oven with tomato chunks and basil added on top!

Mozarella Basil Tomato

6. Whey Protein French Toast – 30g
This toast is a secret weapon of sweetness, with an incredible 30g of protein per serving! To make it, all you need to do is take your slice of bread, dip it in an egg and whey protein mixture, and cook it in a non-stick pan on your stove top. For an even bigger protein punch, top off your toast with greek yogurt and enjoy!