I’ve witnessed my children go from good natured to nuclear in a matter of seconds. It typically happens when they make poor choices for breakfast. My husband is a sugar-cereal monster and the kiddos most-often take after him. Still, I know that breakfast is THE most important meal of the day.
It doesn’t take a rocket science or nutritionist to know that all breakfasts are NOT created equal. If your shouting out the challenges of getting enough protein into your child’s diet (20grams of protein for breakfast), you’re preaching to the choir here. It’s a tough gig, this thing we call “motherhood”. There are days I just mumble, “we’re a house of consequences”. It’s not that I’m proud, it’s just how it is.
From my own dieting struggles I have learned that protein helps keep us full and going. This protein includes soy protein, a great addition to a child’s diet. It’s a nutritionally complete source of protein that helps kiddos meet the daily protein intake needed to support their growth and development.
We buy soy milk as an alternative for The Divine Miss M as sometimes milk makes her tummy upset. It’s also a great alternative for egg or peanut allergies and is naturally low in fat and saturate fat.
We took part in a Solae Brunch Soyree Challenge and hosted a Brunch Soyree, to explore the many ways in which soy protein can easily be incorporated into a child’s morning meal.
The trick was going to be getting my husband to try the soy milk. He’s never tried it and declares he doesn’t like it. No guessing where the kiddos get this from!
On the menu was:
Southern Biscuits, which I substituted 8th Continent Soy Milk for in place of the milk. They came out light and fluffy.
I made waffles using this recipe:
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened (4 oz.)
2 cups flour
4 tsps. Baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
2 large eggs
2 cups 8th Continent Original Soy Milk
In a small saucepan over low heat, or microwave safe container, melt the butter. Allow it to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, until evenly blended. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk until well blended. Add this mix, to the flour mixture and mix with a fork just until all the flour is moistened. Stir in the butter just until evenly blended. The batter should be lumpy. Use batter immediately after preparation. Cook the waffles and remove them to the oven racks to keep warm until serving.
We had Kellogg’s Special K Protein Plus, which my kiddos are still loving.
MorningStar Farms makes some great alternatives to meat. We made their bacon, which our neighbor really appreciated and loved.
There was fruit, Triple Berry Muffins (again I used the soy milk rather than the cow’s milk), Apple Cinnamon Chex and biscuit gravy.
8th Continent shares this on their website about their soy milk:
With just the right amount of sweetness, 8th Continent Original is the perfect choice on breakfast cereal or as a milk substitute in your favorite recipe.
- 8 Grams of soy protein
- Excellent source of calcium
- Made from U.S. grown soybeans that have not been genetically engineered (non-GMO)
- May reduce the risk of heart disease* and high blood pressure and stroke**
- Certified by the American Heart Association
- 2 Free 8th Continent Soymilk coupons
- 12 oz. on-the-go cereal bowl with freezer gel milk holder
- Children’s apron
- 16 oz. Tumbler
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