Breakfast is a big part and should be in every child’s life. What kids eat for breakfast will lay a foundation for their entire day and even their life. As part of our Happy Healthy 2013 plan we have already made a lot of changes in our home and daily life from eating healthier to using greener products to clean the house; our next goal was to make sure that the kids will get a healthy and satisfying breakfast every day before they head out the door.
Sounds great, but reality is that we have one kid leave the house at 6am and then the rest of use leave at 7:20, leaving little room to create a full fletched breakfast each and every morning.
I strolled Walmart the other day to see if I can find some simple yet still healthy ideas for breakfast and besides the usual cereal or breakfast bars my kids really enjoy bacon and eggs. I came across a pack of Jennie-O Turkey bacon and Jennie-O Turkey Breakfast sausage and started to think that both are very healthy (only 2 points per serving on weight watchers for the sausage and only one point per serving for the bacon) and somehow I could sneak them into the kid’s breakfast.
Bacon has been out of reach since we started the Weight Watchers diet, so I bet they will be excited to see bacon in the fridge. I also found a few other ingredients to make some healthy breakfast eggs along with of course, a bunch of other things. I can never leave Walmart and only spend a few dollars; I always leave all my money there. Are you like that too??
Once I got home I surprised my family with a big breakfast, on a Saturday morning. They aren’t used to a big breakfast on a Saturday and loved the idea of eggs, bacon and sausage. Until I pulled out all my ingredients that is… I heard “ohhhh…really??” …. “Ahhm Mom, is this what you are using?”
Well, I was determined to have them eat the Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and proof to them that it really was good and nothing scary at all. So I prepared the eggs with egg beaters and egg whites. Making this a great substitute for real eggs or if you rather have egg whites only. I cooked the bacon and sausage just like I would any other bacon and sausage and the smell was divine. Everyone kept saying “Ohhh it smells like ham…yum”.
Once my bacon and sausage was cooked I put my eggs into muffin tins; now remember when they say only use 3 Tbs, they really mean it… Trust me!!
Add any veggies that you like, we had mushrooms in the house, so in the eggs they went along with the sausage and bacon; top it all with cheese and put in the oven at 350F for 18-20 minutes.
Once it was time to remove the eggs from the oven they looked humongous .. huge…really big. So remember only use 3Tbs per serving of egg beaters; remember I told you so….lol. I loved how easy it was to make the eggs, all at the same time, without grease or oil and no waiting on the stove to flip them. 12 eggs done all at the same time and ready to eat. LOVED IT!!
I paired our eggs with some yogurt and fresh fruit for the kids to enjoy and hubby rolled his eggs and bacon in a blanket (Tortilla shell) and to my surprise all I heard was:
“ WOW” …. “This is really good”…. “I had no idea that Turkey bacon was THIS good”… Should I go on? My family raved the entire time we ate breakfast and now want me to add the Jennie-O line of Turkey products on our grocery list for everyone to enjoy without any guilt or bad stuff. I love being a mom right now!
Best part, besides it all being healthy and good for you, any leftover eggs (or if you make a double patch) can be frozen and kept in the freezer for up to 3 month; making them an easy go to breakfast on the go. In the morning just toss the bacon/sausage eggs in the microwave for a few seconds and the kids can enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast in no time at all. Make Sunday Breakfast every day of the week. Keep your kids happy and healthy the easy way.
See, we can have our bacon and eat it too, even on a diet and a healthier lifestyle in 2013. How would you use the Jennie-O Bacon or the sausage to create a fun and yet healthy breakfast for your kids?
I love Jennie-O not only for the wonderful products they have available for my family to live a healthier life, but also because Jennie-O is a big part of one of my favorite campaigns “Champions for Kids”. I have promoted Champions for Kids many times on the blog and every time I write about them I get excited, because this is a campaign that everyone can be a part of; no matter how big or little or how much money you have. This is all about helping kids out in your very own community. A BIG Thank you to Jennie-O for supporting our Kids across the Nation!!
For more information about Jennie-O be sure to visit them on the Web or like them on Facebook, you can also Tweet along with Jennie-O on Twitter and if you like to find our more about the amazing Champions for Kids program, be sure to visit their website. Oh, of course how can I forget my Google Plus story, my shopping trip to tell you what I found at Walmart and what cool new things they had, be sure to check it out.
Remember.. you too can have Bacon and eat it too……make a Healthy Breakfast for your family today!!
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