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We’ve actually been doing pretty good in the breakfast department so far this school year. Sometimes in year’s past I had a real difficult time juggling between getting the kids off and running to school on time and making sure that they had a good breakfast prior to leaving. One thing that I have learned on rushed mornings is that everyone can get ready in a more timely fashion and enjoy breakfast if they have the tools and convenient foods to easily make good choices. If things are readily available for them then they can be in charge their breakfast when they are ready, and I think for a lot of people a breakfast basket is a good idea.
Creating a breakfast basket is very simple and doesn’t take much effort on your part, and in return is gives kids more independence, teaches them how to build a better breakfast, and will take a little extra AM stress away from you. 🙂
To make your DIY Breakfast Basket you will need:
A container to hold everything in:
- small paper plates
- small paper bowls
- disposable spoons
And then for the fun part – adding foods that are convenient, nutritious, and that the family will enjoy:
Bagels – Who doesn’t love bagels? They are delicious and versatile. Lender’s Bagels are a great option – they are found in the refrigerated dairy section at Walmart.
Fruit – Keep oranges and apples on hand all of the time – these are great for kids to bring to school for a healthy snack too.
Hard-boiled Eggs – Having hard-boiled eggs on hand is amazing. You can either boil a few up every couple of days, or purchase pre-hard-boiled eggs at the store which will last much longer in the refrigerator. This work so well in the mornings!
Oatmeal Packets – These are quick, easy, and we always make ours with milk (not water). The kids do it because it tastes better, and I’m happy because milk provides them with nutrients growing children need.
Peanut Butter & Jam – I made a bunch of homemade jam this summer. I should have made more because my kids go through peanut butter and jam like crazy. They spread a little of each on a bagel or toast quite frequently.
Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions – These lightly sweetened veggie & fruit juice cups are the only fruit cup product that provides 1 serving of fruits and veggies in a single cup. They provide an excellent source of Vitamin C, and have no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, or sweeteners. Some flavors include: Cherry Fruit Trio, Peach Mango, and Apple Pear Watermelon. I LOVE these just as much as my kids do because the veg is in the juice but you’d never know it. 😉 Look for specially marked Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions packages on shelf at Walmart for valuable coupons for Del Monte and Lenders products.
Milk – What kids doesn’t love a glass of milk with breakfast? Milk provides many nutrients that kids need, so we always have milk around at our home.
Having the combination of milk/bagels/fruit cups give kids protein, carbohydrates, vitamin C and other things that they won’t get with other choices, and it’s simple – all they need to do is pour a glass of milk, get out a bagel, and open up a fruit cup.
Breakfast is something that I don’t even think about not having available, but for a lot of children out there they don’t have the means to always have breakfast – even basic staples like milk, and other foods with nutrients that our bodies need, and it breaks my heart. Childhood should be filled with playing, learning and growing; not wondering where your next meal is coming from.
Now you can join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive and help deliver nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry children and the families who need it most. More than 46 million Americans (including 12 million children) rely on Feeding America food banks each year. Milk is one of the most requested items, yet one of the least donated. Right now when you purchase one or more of the items I mentioned above, you can help feed a childhood.
Visit milklife.com/give to learn more about the need for milk in America’s food banks and how your small donation can make a big impact.
Do you have an idea to make breakfast time better? You can find all of the items to make your own breakfast basket at your local Walmart! Also, there is a pretty cool giveaway going on right now! Enter below for your chance to win. <3