Return to Routine: Breakfast Ideas for Kids
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.
It’s kind of weird having strangers walking through your house. I know that’s just part of the process when you’re selling your house, but it’s not my favorite part! Even though our home is ready for the lookers now, it’s kind of stressful to constantly keep EVERY little thing in order, just in case an agent phones with a client.
We’ve been working to maintain normalcy as much as possible. When I recognized all the reorganizing/decluttering closets, cupboards, basement, etc., was creating too much chaos for me, I realized our topsy-turvy environment was affecting Sam too. I made a decision to be consistent with our daily responsibilities:
- We have always gotten Sam’s next-day school papers and lunch ready the night before, but in the sprint to get our house on the market, I had let that slide. That’s been re-established.
- Before bed, Sam is responsible for cruising the house for any toys that need to be put away.
- I make certain his school uniforms are clean and hanging in the closet where he expects them and he can get dressed without needing me to rummage through the clean laundry basket.
- Sam gets up at the same time every morning, which means he gets to bed at regular time, no matter what other jobs I am doing.
- No slacking on making his bed before leaving his room for the day.
- Sam is used to helping me in the kitchen, which any mom knows actually takes longer than doing it alone. We need to keep that daily bonding habit!
Being able to get quick meals on the table always matters, but right now with our lives in flux, routine matters more than ever. Breakfast has always been the hardest meal for me because I’m typically not a big breakfast eater anyway…and who is ready for kitchen duty as soon as they get out of bed?
I picked up some Jimmy Dean® breakfast products at Walmart this week. It’s a simple way to start the day’s kitchen duties because you can mic them or warm them in the oven and they’re ready to go. They have lots of flavor choices. I chose the Jimmy Dean® Sausage Bowl, Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant and their Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit. On the way to work or school, you can easily grab a Biscuit or Croissant on your way out the door (and there are 12 grams of protein in each biscuit and croissant breakfast). The Sausage Bowl just takes a quick mic too. The sausage, eggs, and potatoes are topped with cheddar cheese, and it contains 21 grams of protein.
Thankfully, now that we’ve returned to routines, Sam seems to be taking the house selling business in stride. One of our morning endeavors is to include fruit to start the day. Sam likes fruit skewers. Yes, it’s easier to just have fruit in a bowl but Sam thinks the skewers make breakfast look like a party. Hmm. Whose boy would this be?
So, I cut up fresh pineapple, strawberries and bananas and Sam threads them on a skewer. Adding a bit of maple syrup and a few quick oats to yogurt makes a delicious fruit dip. Breakfast together is a sure way to start the day with a smile, especially when a little guy gets to be your helper.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.