I was talking to a friend of mine about how loopy North gets in the mornings if we haven't been out of the house by 9 and she suggested giving him something to eat that is high in protein. This really struck a chord with me because I have noticed he is most off the wall in the mornings after breakfast and most days his breakfast is actually the highest carbohydrate/sugar laden meal he has. Most often he has a bowl of porridge with berries and maple syrup. But instinctively, I have been trying to give him a boiled or scrambled egg around 10am because I feel that his body is craving some protein. Which has got me thinking- how can we start our day with protein rich foods, enabling all of us to stay full longer without any great bursts and then dips in energy?
Here is a list that I now have posted on the fridge of protein-rich foods that are suitable for the whole family for breakfast:
almond milk and pea protein powder smoothies with fresh or frozen fruit and honey
sliced apples with nut butter
homemade berry friands with nut butter
scrambled tofu with tomato, avocado and toast
eggs and toast with tomato, avocado
baked beans and toast with tomato, avocado
hummus with dippy bread fingers
pancakes made with chickpea or buckwheat or quinoa flour
multigrain-porridge made with oats and quinoa flakes
baked/boiled sweet potatoes stuffed with baked beans and veggies
The printable version of this list is here- take it for your fridge if you want to.
Any other suggestions? What do you use for your morning protein hit?