I’m sharing the powerful nutritional benefits of milk as part of a sponsored series with The Milk Life Back-to-School campaign.
We are back in full swing with school and fall activities. Our mornings are pretty crazy around here and I feel like I’m constantly chasing the boys around the house to get dressed, eat breakfast, brush their teeth, and gather their school stuff so we can get out the door on time. Then the fun begins again when they get home from school. It’s snacks, homework, dinner, then off to that night’s activity. Can you relate?
1. Meal plan – Sundays are my day to meal plan and do my online grocery shopping. I plan out breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners. I try to get my boys involved and welcome their suggestions so they feel like they’ve made some decisions about what they are eating for the week.
2. Write it down – I mark down everyone’s activities and the meals we are having for the week on our family calendar. Each morning when I get up, I glance at the calendar to see what’s on the agenda for the day.
3. Prepare the night before – If our night is not too crazy and I have some energy left, I’ll prep their school lunches. Cut up fruit, veggies, make sandwiches, and get their water bottles ready. Anything that I can do to make my life easier in the morning.
4. Get up early – I like to get up before everyone else so I have a little bit of time to myself. I’ll get up around 6 – 6:30am, grab a cup of coffee, catch up on the news, and then start packing lunches.
As part of the National Milk Life Campaign’s Back-to-School program, I’ve learned that it’s so important that kids get protein at every meal to help maximize how their bodies use it. Especially protein at breakfast because it can help kids feel full and satisfied all morning.
I’m sharing 6 healthy and easy breakfast ideas for kids. By pairing breakfast with an 8-ounce glass of milk, you are giving your child 8 grams of high-quality protein plus 9 essential nutrients they need to help them grow. Now that’s a great way to start the day, don’t you think?
- Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Sushi
- Breakfast Egg Muffins
- Monster Breakfast Pizza
- Fruit Waffle Breakfast Kabobs
- Yogurt, Fruit, and Granola Parfait
- Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Breakfast Puzzle Sandwich
When my boys come home from school, they are STARVING!! The first thing they do is run to the pantry or refrigerator to grab a drink and a snack. Here’s a tip; have healthy snack options ready for your kids when they walk in the door. This helps them make smart choices when it comes to snacks. Serve their snack with an 8-ounce glass of milk to help keep them satisfied until dinner.
- Honey Maid Go Bites Snack Mix
- Easy No Bake Energy Bites
- Apple-Cinnamon Whole-Grain Pancake Muffins
- Monster Apple Bites
- Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal with Peanut Butter Protein Granola
- Gluten and Nut Free Rice Krispy Treats
To learn more about the benefits of milk, check out the below posts and visit MilkTruth.com.
- Why You Should Drink Milk for Good Health
- How Does Dairy Milk Compare to Almond Milk?
- 5 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Rushed School Mornings
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Now I have some exciting news! Two (2) lucky Life Without Pink readers will receive a gift card for a free one (1) month supply of milk (valued at $18).
Information was provided by Registered Dietitian, Holley Grainger, and Milk Life.