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We’re getting into the swing of the new school year quite well around here. With both Niyah and Juwan in high school this year, and Germaine deciding to drive them to school most mornings, the kids don’t have to leave early to catch the bus. That small routine change also gives the kids more time to eat a full breakfast at home to practice driving a few days a week. Niyah has had her permit going on thirteen months and Juwan just got his over the summer. They both need to practice before they can take their road test, so that extra time in the morning works well with our schedule.
That extra time also allows them to sit and eat at the table before they leave for school. Knowing they have time to eat at home more this year I picked up some fresh fruit, Jimmy Dean® Biscuit Roll-Ups and other grocery items to plan out their breakfast. My goal is to ensure they have a high fruit and protein breakfast that’s not overly processed or sugary. Sometimes I make their breakfast from scratch and sometimes I swap in freezer breakfast items. No matter what I planned I keep fresh fruit, nuts and grains on hand to round out the meal.
This week’s breakfast was Berry Breakfast Toast with Honey Ricotta Cheese and Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Ups with Sausage, Egg & Cheese. I picked up the groceries including Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Ups at Publix for Monday morning after we got news of the storm coming this way. By Wednesday, schools in our district had been cancelled and the kids would be home for the day. With national exams in a few weeks, I still had them get up, do their hygiene, eat, and work on schoolwork.
Back to School Breakfast Solutions
I planned to put together their breakfast, so I started with this breakfast box. I paired strawberries, blueberries and whole grain cookies with Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Ups with Sausage, Egg & Cheese. These Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Ups are a flaky biscuit wrapped around fluffy real eggs, Jimmy Dean quality sausage and real cheese.
Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Ups three varieties including ham, egg with cheese or egg and cheese. I find them all at Publix in the frozen aisle with the breakfast items. You can even get $2 off the purchase of any one of the three Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Up products at Publix starting September 28, 2019 through October 11, 2019 using the in-store offer. You can find a Publix near you using their store locator here.
The sealed biscuit roll ups have 10 grams of protein and the filling is tucked inside making it’s easy to eat at the table or on the go. The kids like these roll ups and they are a good option on days when we don’t make breakfast from scratch.
Teaching Portion Control
I like using these sectioned containers when meal planning because it keeps the food organized and allows for portion control. The larger section in these containers hold two cups of food while the two smaller ones hold one cup each.
The two cup sections in these containers are the perfect size for a serving of Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Ups and two cookies while the two one cup sections work perfect for separating fruit.
Juwan is in weightlifting at school and Niyah is in dance. With those physically demanding activities their appetites have increased from burning more calories. I’m careful about what I’m feeding and balance their wants with practical nutrition. My kids are teens, but I still plan their meals and make sure there are easy to grab food and snacking options in the kitchen. They don’t get breakfast boxes like this every day, because I don’t always have time to prepare them, but I do let them know each day what I planned for their meals.
I try to keep everything where they can find it or at the very least, I’ll pull out their meal ingredients and put it on the counter or table for them.
Back To School Meal Prep Tip
Gathering the meal ingredients together and placing them on a serving tray in the fridge helps. Just grabbing a rectangle tray and putting the Jimmy Dean Biscuit Roll-Ups, fruit in a container and some cookies in plastic wrap on the tray can help make mornings smoother and ensure the kids get a well-rounded breakfast that will fuel them for the morning.