Make Ahead Protein Packed Breakfast Ideas for Pregnancy (and Parenthood)by Elizabeth MacDonald
Breakfast tends to be the hardest meal of the day to serve something homemade and nutritious. Most moms are flying out the door for carpool lines, daycare drop-offs, work meetings, or balancing the stay-at-home role of juggling everything. If you add in pregnancy and morning sickness, breakfast becomes an afterthought and a piece of toast.
Breakfast needs to be packed with protein, though. It is your first source of fuel for the day and whether you are pregnant or just trying to get your toddlers and kids to eat something that will fill them up and keep them healthy, protein is key. Our sugar-filled, over-processed breakfast grab-and-go selections are definitely lacking in the nutrition department, but you cannot possibly wake up and prepare a five-star meal every morning. What’s a mom to do? Think smarter, not harder – that’s what!
Protein boosts the immune system and keeps bellies fuller, longer. Eliminating the excessive breads, dairy, and sugars will help everyone keep the crankies away and enjoy their days more. When pregnant, extra protein is needed to reduce the risk of preeclampsia and other undesirable birth outcomes. Not to mention, a deliciously healthy breakfast just tastes good.
Protein-Packed Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
You're drooling, right? These are heavenly and will leave you craving one every morning. Tator tots, sausage, beans, cheese - heck, toss some bacon in, too. The prep work is a bit more for these burritos, but you won't mind after tasting one.
20 grams of protein per serving! This egg and broccoli casserole is delicious.
Perfect timing for fall. These pancakes will warm you from the inside out.