The alarm goes off and after beating the beep out of it, you pull yourself out of bed and stagger across the floor. You notice the time on the clock and instantly regret hitting the snooze button one too many times. Within seconds, you are dressed and scrambling to get your things together. In my house, scrambling things together includes dressing the kids, making sure all of their homework and lunches are packed, teeth are brushed, and that they aren’t trying to sneak contraband to school with them (Pokemon cards, M&Ms, perfume…).
Does that scenario sound familiar? If it does, then like me, you often have little time for breakfast and less time to think about it. I am not a morning person and those mornings of long, relaxed breakfasts are over. In the morning, I am grumpy, tired, and regretting that I stayed up so late checking my blog viewership numbers. But the kids still have to eat (so they say). Luckily, we always keep milk, cereal, whole grain bread, and fruit on hand. And just like that, breakfast is ready.
My rushed mornings are one reason I decided to participate in the Protein Fight Club Ambassador Program. Protein Fight Club was started by the people behind Milk Mustache with the aim of getting the word out that one glass of milk contains 8 grams of protein. And milk is high on the list of super foods, in my book. (For those who are lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy, I’m sorry that you have to miss out on this one.)
We all know that milk is an excellent way to get the calcium our bodies need, but maybe you didn’t know that milk is also packed with protein – 8 grams per serving, in fact. Protein is an important part of the body and is one of the building blocks for muscle, tissue, and bones, among other things. Without protein, the body cannot function properly. With all that protein, not to mention the calcium and potassium it contains, milk is a great way to get the protein you need and a welcome addition to breakfast, especially when paired with other healthy breakfast foods. Is milk the only way to get protein? No, of course not. But it is easy, delicious, and one of my kids’ favorite ways.
As part of the new Protein Fight Club campaign, Milk Mustache is airing commercials that show milk challenging other types of breakfast food, such as the Breakfast Burrito, Omelet, and Breakfast Sausage.