Just so we’re clear.
Breakfast in our house needs to be high protein, because while we do enjoy breakfast, we don’t want to celebrate it twice in the same hour. It also needs to be fast and easy so we don’t look up halfway through the meal and realize we were actually eating lunch.
Below are ten of our favorites. Some are higher in protein than others but most have at least a moderate amount. Those that don’t are usually supplemented with a glass of milk.
If you were a fly on the wall in our house – and you’d be in good company, because we’ve had more than our share of flies this summer – here’s what you might see us eat on an average sort of morning:
Top 10 Breakfasts
- Homemade granola, made with lots of nuts to pump up the protein. I also sometimes add TVP, though I might reconsider since most soy sold in the US is genetically modified.
- Banana bread with peanut butter. I love walnuts in banana bread but the kids don’t, so we go through a lot of peanut butter.
- Egg/cheese burritos, with or without a smidgin of homemade sausage.
- Pancakes, often with peanut butter, always with milk. Not as high in protein as I’d like, but a favorite that the kids love to make.
- Fried egg sandwiches on whole wheat bread, an old favorite that we seem to have forgotten of late.
- Baked oatmeal. This has several eggs to boost the modest protein found in oats, and of course it’s served with milk.
- Green smoothies, enjoyed by Perry and me nearly every morning now. We now use half a frozen banana plus 1 serving of fruit (half an apple and a few chunks of cantaloupe or a small handful of grapes, for example), 3 cups spinach, and 8-12 oz. of kefir. Watch for a post soon on how we do these! Several of the children like green smoothies too, though I’ve never tried to serve it as breakfast for everyone.
- Breakfast in a bowl: grits with eggs, sausage and cheese stirred in. A popular cold-weather breakfast.
- Biscuits and sausage gravy, often served with a side of scrambled eggs, and possibly with grits and sausage patties. You won’t see this often on a weekday. It’s a Saturday brunch if there ever was one.
- Anything made by my husband. It’s guaranteed to have plenty of meat, so you know it’s high in protein.
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