How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Not to sound like a broken record, but it is. What you eat in the morning sets your energy levels for the day, revs up your metabolism, and fuels muscle growth.

So, what are your best options for the a.m. hours?

With the help of model-turned-chef Candice Kumai, author of Cook Yourself Sexy, we’ve come up with five delicious, protein-packed breakfasts.