This morning is cold and rainy – so it calls for something warm!! My kids are used to Smoothies nearly every morning but this morning calls for something a bit warmer so we made “Prot-meal”. This is oatmeal with a scoop of Protein in it. My kids gobbled this up!! So many breakfast foods are just carb loaded (the bad kinds of carbs) so it’s no wonder our kids have trouble concentrating in school or are starving an hour after they eat!! I know if I just have a bowl of cereal, a piece of toast, or even just plain oatmeal, I’d be starving soon after. Adding protein into the morning menu will carry your kids longer, keep them happier, and help them focus more at school! I see a big difference in attitude and mood with my kids when they have their protein and vitamins!
“Prot-meal” also works great for a fast dinner (because we ALL need them!!). But rather than just doing Mac and Cheese or Pizza, consider this or our “Apple Pie” recipe. Both of these are quick recipes that will keep your kids more sustained throughout the night and give them a better night’s sleep versus going to bed on pasta (yes, we occasionally have pasta in a hurry – but try Annie’s Organic Pasta for a healthier swap out!).
- 4 1/4 Cups Water (or substitute some milk in for a creamier oatmeal)
- 2 Cups Oats (you can buy Gluten Free oats if needed)
- Honey, Stevia, or raw sugar to taste – about 3 Tbsp.
- 6 Tbsp Shaklee Vanilla Protein
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Pecans (optional)
- Blueberries, Strawberries or Raspberries (optional)
Place water and oatmeal in a pot. Bring to a boil. Add in sweetener and cinnamon at any time. Stir so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Continue to boil until most of the water is dissolved. Remove from heat and add in the protein. Enjoy!
We love our whole food, natural protein! See the different kinds, what they do, and why we love them here. It doesn’t have any artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, and no preservatives! It is also Gluten Free and low Glycemic. Here are the different types to choose from based on your family’s needs:
What is a healthy breakfast you love?