This recipe is for my chocolate, coffee, and oat lovers out there! A high-quality breakfast option to get your motor revving for a great day filled with plenty of high energy. Not only is this protein oat recipe tasty, but it is also nourishing and simple! Be sure to omit the espresso if you wish or use decaffeinated for young adults.
For kids and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests those between the ages of 12 to 18 should not exceed caffeine intake beyond 100 mg (the equivalent of about one cup of coffee).
Feel free to pair the mocha mason jar oats with a few hard-boiled eggs for added protein. Or you can increase the whey protein serving to meet protein needs.
Cover and refrigerate all of your ingredients for 12 hours or overnight (minus the toppings- add those later)
Distribute contents into mason jars and add desired toppings
Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day because as I say, “all meals matter”! But breakfast is important to kick start the day for energy and you can do this by powering up with protein and quality carbohydrates. Be sure to check out my previous breakfast blog for other ideas on simple grab-n-go options for both young athletes and adults trying to be healthier!
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Are you looking for a nutrient-dense, high-protein, tasty and convenient way to fuel your day or satisfy hunger between meals? Try this egg-bake recipe! Great for a busy family looking to fuel their best!
1 cup feta or shredded cheese of choice
12 whole eggs whisked
12 slices of turkey bacon or real bacon 🙂 (diced)
6 cups of spinach (shredded)
2 cups of mushrooms (diced)
4 slices of whole-grain Ezekiel bread, cubed
3 colorful bell peppers
4 green onions (chopped)
1 cup of low-fat milk
1.5 teaspoon of minced garlic
Black pepper or seasoning of choice
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a baking dish.
Stir cheese, eggs, bacon, bread, peppers, milk, garlic in a bowl until well-combined; pour into baking dish
Bake until eggs are set, 20-25 minutes
Allow egg-bake to cool and slice into 12 squares. Enjoy!