Welcome!  I am talking about powering up with protein today, especially at breakfast.  After an over-night fast, taking in some high-quality protein will fuel your body well and fill you up longer.

I have the pleasure of working with MJ Tam, a food blogger, mom of two and host of ChicagonistaLive! in partnership with the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign to create a healthy new year.  Milk is a great way to do that!


With 8 grams of protein per cup, milk adds a good deal of protein to any meal.  As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I enjoy crafting simple ways for people to get vital nutrients into their meals and snacks. With milk, you get protein plus vitamins A and D, and the bone-building mineral, calcium.

Here are 5 milk-enhanced breakfast ideas for you or 5 Ways to Wake Up with Milk:

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Hopefully, this gives you some new and tasty ways to get your milk – and more protein, at breakfast.

Please let us know how you like to get your milk every day…and I will be updating you on MJ’s progress, too. She’s off to a great start forging a healthier 2014 already!


Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”® Campaign. As always, all opinions are my own.