#3 Breakfast – You and the Kids need it!!!

It truly is the most important meal of the day!!  This important meal really needs to have some sort of protein in it so that you and the kids don’t have a blood sugar crash before lunch.   Many people will say that they don’t have time for a hot and/or nutritious breakfast but let me share some ideas that might help you get something nutritious and well-balanced in those bellies in the a.m.!

  1. Scrambled eggs w/ ham -Buy a drink container with one of those shaker things in it for making “slimfast” shakes.   The night before, put in an egg for each person, some chopped ham, etc and the water/milk for scrambling.  Shake it up, put it in the fridge, and go to bed.  In the morning,  turn the skillet on medium-high , spray some pam, shake the eggs again and pour.  Stir for about 5 minutes.  Serve with drink and toast.
  2. Breakfast smoothies- Carnation instant breakfast is okay but loaded with sugar.  If you can tolerate soy protein (I like Shaklee’s  www.shaklee.net ) you can put a tablespoon or so of that in with the following: handful of ice, scoop of yogurt or splash of milk, spoon of honey,  banana, and any other fruit you like.  Blend in blender until smooth- may need to add more milk.  There are a lot of protein shake mixes that you simply mix with water or milk on the market as well- Shaklee, Curves, Amway/Quixtar, and many other varieties at your local health food store. 
  3. Peanut Butter and Jelly!!! 
  4. Ham and Cheese Roll up or sandwich
  5. Boiled egg and an apple
  6. String cheese, toast,  and a glass of juice
  7. Cottage cheese and fruit
  8. Apple wedges with peanut butter dip – for the dip blend peanut butter and yogurt (or milk) with a little honey.  Play around with it until you get it the consistency you want.  Store in the fridge.
  9. Peanut butter and Banana sandwich
  10. Fresh eggnog- 3 fresh eggs, 3 Tbl sugar, dash of salt, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 dashes of nutmeg.  Blend on high until frothy- add enough milk to fill the blender- combine well and enjoy.

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