Make Breakfast Better for Back-to-School

Try these nutritious and delicious options to make mornings easier

These wake-up cups can be made in advance for mornings on the go.

Back-to-school season means new clothes, books and hectic mornings filled with frantic searches for backpacks, notebooks, shoes and more. It can get so crazy that the most important part of the morning – breakfast – is overlooked. Make sure your kids start the day off right with a delicious and nutritious breakfast to ensure their day is fun and energy filled.

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Studies show that kids who eat breakfast function better in school, with better concentration, more energy and better health overall. It takes more than just a bowl of cereal to get their mornings going, though. A warm, balanced breakfast  with protein and fiber is more slowly absorbed, so the body has enough energy to last through the morning. 

A healthy protein-filled breakfast doesn’t have to take long to prepare.   Time- saving ingredients like pre-chopped veggies and Fully-Cooked Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage, which are ready in just 30 seconds, are ideal for the day’s most important meal. Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage come in a variety of flavors like Vermont Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar & Honey so you can add big flavor to both sweet and savory dishes fast.  Add a few eggs to the mix and you’ve got a power breakfast.

Eggs also are a great source of high quality protein, vitamins and minerals.  Plus they are versatile so you can easily come up with creative breakfast ideas that get kids excited. Get them involved by helping to crack and beat eggs for Wake-Up Cups made with eggs, frozen hash browns, cheese and fully-cooked Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage – and you’ve got a creative omelet served in a coffee cup


And, slow-cookers aren’t just for dinnertime. Make this slow-cooker casserole the night before with eggs, leftover veggies from dinner, cheese and breakfast sausage. Mix it all together and add it to your slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours and by morning, you’ve got a hot breakfast just waiting for you.