If there’s one truth that’s universally acknowledged, it’s that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Moms the world over will agree that getting their kids to eat a healthy breakfast is one of the most challenging tasks, but the benefits far outweigh the effort that goes into making sure it happens.
Eating a protein-rich breakfast, in particular, has been proved to have several benefits. From ensuring you feel full till lunchtime to delivering essential nutrients to your body that has just fasted through the night – breakfast plays an essential role for adults and kids alike in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
But how can you ensure that your kids are getting their daily kick of protein at breakfast, the most chaotic time of the day? Here are 5 high-protein ideas from IKEA experts you can try:
1. Eggs, Different Ways
Scrambled, boiled, or fried – eggs in any form are a good source of protein.
If your kids are tired of all the old-fashioned ways of cooking them, try making a quiche in muffin trays – the novelty might just do the trick!
You could even try making frittatas or breakfast casseroles that feature eggs. Just find inventive ways to serve this rich source of protein, and your kids are all set for an energised day.
2. Peanut Butter Anything
Just peanut butter on toast, a peanut-butter-and-avocado smoothie or maybe even peanut-butter breakfast cookies…
Get inventive with this staple accompaniment and make it the star of your breakfast table. The kids are sure to love it!
Make some peanut-butter-and-jelly-inspired breakfasts to get them even more excited for the meal.
3. Chia Pudding
Did someone say pudding for breakfast? Yes! Chia is a great source of protein, and if you make the pudding with almond milk and butter, you get an even bigger boost of essential nutrients.
Add some fun, safe food colouring to get your kids really excited about their sweet, gooey breakfast treat.
4. Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Cottage cheese is delicious, and when combined with eggs and turned into fluffy, sweet pancakes, they become a powerhouse of protein.
Throw some maple syrup or jam on them to turn them into an instant crowd-pleaser.
5. Oatmeal Protein Muffins
Oatmeal, a high-protein source, is made even better when you add nut butter, chia seeds and flax seeds to the mix.
Bake them all into a delicious breakfast – all you need is a simple muffin tin from IKEA – and grin while you watch your kids wolf them down.
With these four simple recipes, you can make sure your little ones are off to a great start every day!