Research suggests that children who go to school with a good breakfast in their tummies are more alert and focused. The dilemma is figuring out how to provide a quick breakfast with healthy protein with will, make your child feel full longer.
The solution: quick-cooking and Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP; also known as TSP or Textured Soy Protein). Follow the directions on the oatmeal package (just two minutes in the microwave!), add ¼ cup TVP (or TSP) per serving. Let the kids add fresh berries, dried fruit, nuts or seeds and then add a splash of dairy or vanilla soymilk. You and your children can enjoy a hot, healthy, protein-packed breakfast in minutes!
One serving of oatmeal has 5 or 6 grams of protein and ¼ cup TVP or TSP has a whopping 11 grams of soy protein with no cholesterol! Soy protein is also hearty healthy.
The color and texture of TVP and rolled are so similar no one will ever know you boosted the nutrition in this easy bowl of breakfast. Try it tomorrow!