I have noticed that Mister Man does much better when he’s going into a situation when he has protein in him. If he has a gymnastics or tae kwon do class or if he’s headed to school or elsewhere, I have found that he is able to concentrate so much better when he eats some protein beforehand.
To that end, I now ensure that he eats some protein at breakfast. When he gets home from school, I give him something before he has his first activity. Usually it’s a tuna roll up or a PB&J sandwich or some leftover chicken or something from the night before.
When I had a party at my house on Friday last week, I got creative with my protein, and everyone loved it. It’s a riff off something I’ve seen elsewhere – and like most things I make – it’s something that can easily be changed around to suit your tastes. And really, how cute are these? I’m definitely making them again!
Peanut butter (I used almond butter – you could also use Nutella, mmmm!)
Flax seeds (or sunflower seeds or dried fruit or whatever)
Spread the peanut butter over the rice cakes. Slice the grapes in half, and arrange them on the edge of the rice cakes like flower petals. Sprinkle the flax seeds in the middle. Serve immediately (or refrigerate – since I use the all natural organic stuff with no stabilizers – and serve within a day).