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This cute rustic rolling cart as such a great investment. I’ve wanted some kind of multipurpose cart for a while and I finally pulled this trigger on this style. Since buying it I’ve used it as a breakfast cart and plant stand, but I think my kids favorite use is the breakfast cart.
Having everything they need to start their morning in one spot makes it more likely they’ll eat breakfast. Each week Germaine and I pick up basic essentials like fruit, juice and cereal, but sometimes I’ll buy Jimmy Dean® ready-to-eat frozen breakfast to give them something more filling to eat.
Jimmy Dean® ready-to-eat frozen breakfast items are on Walmart’s frozen food aisle and there are several options to choose from. From their breakfast sandwiches, bowls and more I always find something affordable that both of my teens like.
I picked up Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches and Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick for this week’s breakfast cart with a focus on something the kids could sit down and eat and something they could grab and go.
Having multiple breakfast cart options to pair with fruit helps take some of the hassle out of hectic mornings.
Not only do I use this cart for breakfast I also use it for after school meals. My kids are always starving when they get home. The first things they wan to do is have a light snack so I can use the same setup after school.
The last time I shared our breakfast cart so many of you liked it so I decided to snap some photos of this one to share as well.
How I Set Up Our Teen Breakfast Cart
The photo above is the first two tiers on the cart. On the top tier I have cereal, milk, orange juice, Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches, Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick and a cutting board. The cutting board is in case someone wants to cut their croissant.
I put the Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches, Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick on ice in a container to keep them cool. Whatever the kids don’t eat goes back into the fridge when I do my after breakfast cleanup routine.
On the next shelf there are fruit, bowls, silverware, plates and napkins. I include paper plates and napkins for morning when the kids want to grab their breakfast on the go.
How Our Teens Use This Cart
I put the milk and juice in narrow reusable bottles because they take up less space on the cart. I use a narrow container filled with ice to hold the Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches and Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick.
The container of ice will keep them cold until the kids are ready to heat them. They can choose cereal, a croissant sandwich with savory sausage, fluffy eggs & melty cheese or the pancakes & sausage on a stick as their entree.
They can pair their choice with fruit and juice. Whether they choose cold cereal or the hot options they can both be ready in under a minute. It takes no time to pour a bowl of cereal and having the bowls, cereal and spoons on the cart save them the trouble of pulling what they need from each cabinet.
Setting out the Jimmy Dean® breakfast items, napkins and plates also shaves off prep time. The kids just grab a plate the heat the Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick for 50 seconds in the microwave or grab a napkin, wrap the Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches and heat for the same amount of time.
If you’re struggling with ideas to encourage your teen to eat breakfast and not be a big hassle for you or them, I highly recommend putting together a breakfast cart. At the very least, you can carve out a space on your counter or the dining room buffet.
If you do buy a cart, get on that’s sturdy and has locking wheels. The wheels on this cart lock in place to the cart can be stationary and out of the way or unlocked to roll the cart closer to the table.
Even though my kids are 16 and 17 I still prepare many of their meals for them. While it looks different with teens than it does with little ones, it’s a simple way to help them start their day off right.