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Are you getting enough protein in your morning breakfast? I have to admit that my breakfast doesn’t have enough protein. I’ve made 2016 the year that gets me to my goal weight and that includes eating better. Protein is so important for our diet. Many nutrition experts now recommend 25-30 grams of protein at every meal for best daily nutrition, yet Americans get only 13 grams at breakfast, on average . Did you know drinking an 8 ounce glass of milk with your meal in the morning can give you 8g of protein? Awesome, right?
I’ve been prepping my meals for the week to help me reach my goals. I like to plan what I’ll have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are so many awesome recipes on the MilkLife.com website that are protein-rich. I just want to share some of the yummy recipes:
Bacon Breakfast Burrito and Milk – 25g of protein
Blueberry and Almond Overnight Oats with a Hard-Boiled Egg and Latte – 26g of protein
Hearty Protein-Packed Oatmeal Recipe – 25g of protein
I look for recipes that can be done quickly in the morning. I don’t have much time in the morning to cook a full breakfast but I can spend a few minutes prepping what I want to take to work. I love making the overnight oats. They are easy for me to transport to and from work which is ideal when you have to drive about an hour each way. I love pairing it with a glass of milk or latte. I also add fruits and nuts.
What are the benefits of protein?
- 25-30 grams of protein gives you energy and helps you focus
- Protein helps with maintaining muscle mass
- Protein helps with weight management – it helps you feel full longer.
A glass of milk paired with breakfast can help reach the recommended amounts of protein in the morning. Just pair a glass of milk with foods high in protein like sausages, eggs, instant oats, or peanut butter. Making a delicious peanut butter oats smoothie with milk. Protein is best of spread throughout the day but just remember that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day so load up!
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 What We Eat in America, NHANES 2009-2010.
2 Layman D. Dietary guidelines should reflect new understandings about adult protein needs. Nutr Metab. 2009; 6: 12.