Eating a high fibre, high protein breakfast helps to set your blood sugar for the day. Surprisingly, doing so will help you avoid the 3 pm slump that sends you running for too much coffee and carbs. You want 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of fibre first thing in the morning. Try this muesli or think egg on whole grain toast or ½ cup of plain low fat yogurt with almond butter and frozen blueberries.
Nut butters are a cheap and tasty way to bump up your protein. Each type of nut adds different flavour and nutrients so you want to embrace variety. Sunflower or hemp seed butter are not nuts and often school approved! Of course, smear it on toast but think about adding a scoop to a stir fry, to top strawberries or swirl into smoothies. Mixed with oats and nuts, they can be pressed into ice cube trays with a popsicle stick for simple summer snacks. Or try these squares for a special, healthy snack.