As we’re getting ready for school to start back up, I’ve been trying to gather some ideas for protein-filled foods to feed the kiddos in the morning before sending them off to school.
My kids get up at 6:30 on the dot everyday, with out fail, and are immediately ready to eat breakfast. By the time lunch rolls around at 11:30 or Noon, if they haven’t eaten a good breakfast, they are going to be seriously hungry. While they love breads and fruits for breakfast, it leaves them hungry again just a couple hours later.
This summer we tried out a DIY trail mix to eat anytime of the day, really- breakfast, lunch, or snack! The great thing about the DIY version of trail mix is that everyone gets exactly what they like and it’s WAY cheaper then buying the already mixed bags. If your child has a nut allergy, it’d be easy to leave out the nuts and replace with other sources of protein (soybeans, seeds, roasted chickpeas, etc.).
In ours, the kids could choose from:
- dried pineapple
- chocolate covered cashews
- peanut butter M&Ms
- dried mangos
Of course you can do whatever combinations you wish! The M&Ms are certainly not healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but they were a fun treat for the kids to include :).