20 Jan Got Protein? Add Milk to Your Breakfast Menu
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”® Campaign. All opinions are my own.
2014 started with an amazing opportunity to work with Colby from Days of A Domestic Dad and his wife Staci of 7 on a Shoestring to create a few healthy habits to get their new year started off right. Let me tell you something– these guys are BUSY. 5 kids. Both work from home. Kids are homeschooled. Both travel at times for their jobs. Seven different food preferences…..
Colby, the family’s chief meal planner, grocery shopper and cook, was interested in breakfast recipes ideas for the family that would get them fueled for a hectic and long day. He knew he needed protein, but like many of us, leaned toward cereal, pastries and frozen convenience items to start the day.
We looked at do-able, realistic and family friendly new recipes to get him-and the family-of that breakfast rut. It goes without saying that these ideas needed to TASTE GOOD, be quick and make-ahead ideas were welcomed. Little to no clean up was an added bonus.
Here’s where we landed:
- Overnight Oats
- 90 second Scrambled Eggs
- Cheddar, Egg and Veg muffins
- Peanut Butter, Grape and Dark Chocolate Bites
Pair each of these with an 8 oz. glass of low fat or fat free milk and you’ve got protein rich, on the go, make ahead (except for the 90 second eggs–who doesn’t have 90 seconds for breakfast??) items that every family member eats without complaint.
Staci asked about the important question about the protein difference between chocolate milk and white milk. I explained that regardless of the flavor of the milk, neither the the amount of protein-8 grams per 8 oz. glass-nor the 9 essential nutrients per 8 oz. glass-did not change.
Staci also has hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) and needs to eat a well balanced snack or meal every 3-4 hours to maintain her blood sugar. I suggested setting a timer on her Smart Phone to remind her to take a break from her busy day in order to prevent her blood sugar from dipping dangerously low. Since she uses her phone to set reminders every day anyway, she felt this was a great solution to help her manage her hypoglycemia.
I’ll follow up with Colby and Staci soon to see how their new breakfast recipes were working for the family….stay tuned!
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