Getting protein at breakfast is always a good idea! Here are 27 ideas for a high protein breakfast!
When protein is included with breakfast, it helps to keep kids satisfied till lunch. Unfortunately, the typical breakfast kids gravitate towards are void of protein. Cereal, oatmeal, and toast are great ideas for breakfast, but add protein to the mix, and the carb load levels out and the meal lasts longer.
How much protein do kids need in a day?
Protein is the building block of our muscles. The latest recommendations are 1/2 gram of protein per pound of body weight. So, if your child is 50 lbs, 25 grams of protein per day is sufficient for all his needs! A 100 pound child would need 50 grams of protein.
So, here are our top 27 ideas to get more protein with breakfast. Your kids will love these!
1) Hard boiled eggs on toast
Each egg has 6 grams of protein, bread has about 2 grams (but some has more) and then avocado’s have 4, giving this piece of toast, 12 grams of protein!
Combining eggs and ground turkey in this breakfast burrito, we’ve packed 20 grams of protein in each one!
We love this smoothie. The milk has 8 grams of protein, peanut butter has 8 grams, chia seeds have 2, and 4 in the tofu, giving this shake, 22 grams of protein!
This breakfast frittata includes asparagus, eggs, and ham, giving us 18 grams!
Even spinach has protein! Combine that with the cheese, and milk, and per cup, these little egg cups have 6 grams of protein.
If you haven’t heard of Kodiak cakes yet, you’re missing out! We get these at Costco, but you can also get it on Amazon. Kodiak cakes is a pancake mix that has 14 grams of protein per half cup. Use these to make our pancake pizza!
7) Cottage cheese with Fruit
Did you know, cottage cheese has 25 grams of protein in 1 cup! That’s as much as a chicken breast!
8) Greek yogurt with fruit
Depending on your brand, Greek yogurt is a fabulous source of protein. 1 cup contains 17-24 grams of protein. You can buy it, (just look for no added sugars) but you can also make homemade greek yogurt here!
Quinoa! Tastes like a grain, but it’s a seed- therefore a good source of protein! This breakfast has 10 grams of protein per serving.
10) Oatmeal with peanut butter
Both oatmeal and…