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I’m very excited to share these ideas with you on behalf of the Great American Milk Drive! I have some great tips for you to create a healthier morning breakfast routine for the whole family. Unfortunately, a healthy morning routine isn’t possible for some children.
Childhood should be filled with playing, learning and growing. But for many children who face hunger, even basic staples like milk – and the nutrients that help power childhood activities – are missing. At the bottom of my post, I’ll share how the breakfast items you purchase, from Walmart, can help feed a child.
Our house can be crazy in the mornings! My Husband is preparing for a long commute while my son is waking up and I’m organizing for the day ahead. It’s so important, for my family, to start the day off with plenty of energy. From running around during play time to my own workout, it’s vital that the family is fully fueled for the day.
I believe the best way to start the day is with a well balanced breakfast. Even as a busy Mom, I try to build a better breakfast for everyone in the house. I turn to trusted and easy-to-grab items to make a complete breakfast. It’s got to be quick for our house!
Three go-to items for a quick healthy breakfast are 2% Great Value Milk, Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions and Lender’s Bagels. I’m building a better breakfast for my family when I serve these items together for a healthy breakfast. I’m providing wholesome combinations of protein, carbohydrates and vitamin C. It’s an easy and quick combo breakfast that provides nutrition my family needs for the entire day.
I create a healthy morning routine around our breakfast that helps us feel organized and prepared for the day- both mentally and physically.
Here are some tips to create a healthy morning routine:
Prepare the Night Before
Prepare for the early mornings on the night prior. I lay out the clothes, place the shoes near the door and set the alarm clock. I go to bed feeling ready for the morning.
I also like to cool off our Del Monte Fruit Fusions, in the fridge, overnight. It makes it super easy to grab, as a breakfast item, in the morning because it’s next to the milk and bagels.
Wake up and Hydrate
The first thing my son asks for, after waking up, is his milk. We are fortunate to always have a gallon of Great Value milk in our home. I let him wake up, slowly, with his milk. Milk is naturally nutrient rich and powers potential – if you have access to it.
Milk’s 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 ounce serving, can help to ensure that kids have the potential to play, learn and grow. That’s exactly what he does all day long!
Start the Day with Conversation
I don’t see my Husband while he’s busy at work. I always make it a point to talk to him for a bit before he leaves the house. It’s a nice way of starting our day off on the same page.
I’ll pop a Lender’s Bagel in the toaster for him, and my son, while discussing our daily plans. Lender’s Bagels, available in the refrigerated dairy section, are timesaving, easy, tasty and nutritious. Lender’s Bagels are filling- sustaining kids all morning.
My son loves his plain and my Husband likes his topped with peanut butter. The Plain, Blueberry and Cinnamon-Raisin flavors are kid-friendly & great for the whole family. Lender’s has a bagel for everyone.
Proper Nutrition Starts Early in the Day
Getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies can be hard, but it’s so important. I know that if I start by feeding my toddler his servings of fruit and vegetables in the morning, he’ll get the full recommended amount by the end of the day.
Since our Del Monte Fruit Fusions cups are chilling overnight, it’s an easy item to serve at breakfast that’s quick and healthy. Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions is the only fruit cup product that provides 1 serving of fruits and veggies in a single cup. The vegetable is in the juice, but you’d never know it. My son loves the flavor combinations that Del Monte offers too! I love that he’ll never get bored of it with all of the different options.
Move in the Mornings
I love to encourage exercise in the mornings, after our healthy breakfast. It’s the perfect time for kids to burn off some energy and I love to workout in the mornings too. We’ll take a walk, visit the park or swim. It’s all about moving and having fun while exercising. It’s the perfect ending to a healthy morning routine.
Do you have a healthy morning routine for the family? What is your favorite way to start the day?
Join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry children and families who need it most. More than 14 million servings of milk have been delivered to food banks through this first-of-its-kind initiative.
Now, you can help feed a childhood – by purchasing 1 or more of these products, you are helping Feeding America provide nutrient- rich milk to kids and families in need. Visit milklife.com/give to learn more.
- All of these items can be purchased at Walmart. Look for specially marked Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions packages on shelf at Walmart for valuable coupons for Del Monte and Lenders products.