We recently headed off to Walmart in search of Jennie-O bacon and sausage. Jennie-O turkey bacon and sausage are a great low-fat protein that is perfect for a family breakfast! It was a hard hunt but we finally found the Jennie-O turkey sausage in one of the open refrigerated cases at our local Walmart. I do wonder why it wasn’t with the other sausage which is where I looked first.
The thought of cutting into the packaging of the Jennie-O Turkey Sausage had me so excited that I did cut into it before snapping this picture! The raw turkey sausage is a lighter color than traditional sausage, as expected. It has the same color as ground turkey if that is a helpful reference! #JennieO4kids
We decided to host a family breakfast because this one of the many ways we teach our kids about healthy eating and making good food choices. Our kids LOVE family breakfast time. We try to have at least one family breakfast during the weekends. The kids get all excited when they learn that we are having a big breakfast together. We do eat dinner together almost every night but to have breakfast together is a big treat for them. The problem with a big breakfast and little kids is that you have cook the breakfast which means they have to WAIT. But Brian found some coloring place mats during the holiday season and I set those up for the kids to color. It gave them an opportunity to be near the kitchen and kept them busy instead of asking if the food was ready yet! Those are some happy coloring faces!
When we started putting the food out the table, the kids were all excited. They each went for their favorite first. Grace went for the fruit, Sophie has the turkey sausage on her plate, and Matthew is all about the eggs. They did pile on more food but we love to let them pick what they want. When we have a healthy, well balanced meal on the table, we don’t have to worry about them making the wrong choices in what they eat. They have all learned to love healthy foods through this simple method!
Our breakfast included over easy eggs (plus Matthew’s scrambled eggs), sweet potato hash, Jennie-O Turkey Sausage, and fresh fruit. That is a healthy breakfast that can not only keep me going but can keep the kids going and focused as they go through out their day! Now that we know where the Jennie-O Turkey Sausage is located at the store, we will be buying it more often to add to our healthy family breakfasts!
Do you eat breakfast as a family? How do you teach your kids about healthy breakfasts? We love to lead by example as you can see. Leave us a comment and let us know!
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