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Summer is winding down and the start of the new school year is in sight. Parents everywhere are rejoicing while their kids are dreading the back to school season.
When school starts up again it means that my family has to adjust to a new schedule. The alarm clock goes off earlier and we are all rushing around trying to get out of the door on time.
Busy mornings can often mean breakfast and lunch are an afterthought and I am quickly trying to slap together sandwiches and make sure we all have enough to eat. Mornings don’t have to be so hectic. With a little bit of planning your morning routine can go much more smoothly.
I recently attended an in store demo for Jimmy Dean® Pancake and Sausage On A Stick! at my local Walmart. It’s a delicious sausage inside a sweet pancake. Because everyone should have a little fun in the morning.
I picked up a couple boxes for my family. I bought the original and blueberry varieties of Jimmy Dean® Pancake and Sausage On A Stick!
These are a great breakfast option on busy mornings. Simply pop it in the microwave and take it with you on the go. It’s awesome for weekdays when I just don’t have time to cook.
Here are some other great tips for meal prep this back to school season
Make a snack station in your pantry
An easy way to make your morning go more smoothly is to set up a snack station in your pantry. Hang a shoe organizer on the back of your door and fill each section with snacks like granola bars, juice boxes and other non-perishable food for recess or after school.
Add a snack station in your fridge
This is the same concept as the pantry except for cold foods. Keep string cheese, yogurt cups and hardboiled eggs handy. You can also prep baggies of chopped carrots or cucumber. Quickly grab one and slip it into the lunch bag.
Make lunches ahead of time and freeze them
If your kids have access to a microwave in their classroom or cafeteria, an easy way to prep lunch ahead of time is to use plastic meal prep containers. You can prep several weeks of meals ahead of time and freeze them in freezer proof, microwaveable containers. This is a great way to prep a well-balanced hot lunch.
Keep the fruit bowl stocked
Some of my favorite fruits to keep stocked in my fruit bowl are bananas, oranges and apples. Your kids can easily grab on the way out the door and the nice thing about these fruits is that you don’t have to cut them up.
How are you getting ready for the new school year? Let me know in the comments and make sure you take advantage of the Shopkick offer when you pick up you buy three (3) participating Tyson® products at Walmart.