By Ann Foster Thelen
Wake up to the aroma of delicious new breakfast dishes! These protein-packed recipes are the perfect way to greet busy weekdays or relaxing weekends.
September is Better Breakfast Month, a designation that celebrates the delectable foods of mornings. We’ve rounded up a buffet of recipes featuring our favorites – dishes with fluffy eggs, hearty meats and delicious dairy.
Long considered the most important meal of the day, eating breakfast provides a full menu of health benefits. Studies show that eating a regular morning meal helps control weight, contributes to eating healthier meals regularly throughout the day, and helps kids to perform consistently and behave better at school.
A complete breakfast should contain a balance of all the major food groups, including recommended amounts of protein, dairy, fat and carbohydrates. Balancing these foods helps you to feel full longer and have the stamina to tackle the day’s schedule.
In these recipes, Iowa-raised proteins are the center of the plate. No matter your age, your body needs protein to stay healthy and work as it should. Nearly everyone should get 10-35% of their calories daily from protein. Knowing that Iowa’s farmers likely had a hand in creating these fresh foods gets every day off to a perfect start!
From sandwiches and stratas to waffles and frittatas, no one will want to skip out on breakfast with these foods greeting the day.
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