Get Ready for Back-to-School Time with LEAN CUISINE® & NESQUIK®
Posted Jul 15 2014 5:33am
Can you believe that Back-to-School time is practically around the corner? While it may seem far away, it’s not a bad idea to start planning your family schedules and routines ahead of time. In our household, both of our children will be attending new schools. This will mean a new morning routine for all of us. My son will need to be at the bus stop at 7am (YIKES!) and I’ll be driving my daughter to her new school, which is about 25 minutes away.
This summer, my kids are in two different camps so I’m getting a good taste of juggling two different schedules. Getting ready and out the door on time can be a challenge. We are working on making our transitions smoother as a “practice run” for the busy school year ahead. I’ve created a checklist that we are trying to follow. It’s still a work in progress, but we are getting there.
When the kids are still bit tired and cranky, getting them to eat a good breakfast can be a challenge. My daughter loves NESQUIK® Strawberry milk so we decided to use it in a morning smoothie with frozen berries and yogurt. Shhh, I sometimes sneak in a cup of kale and she doesn’t even know it’s there. Smoothies are an excellent way to “hide” extra veggie servings. Both my kids love it!
My son is not a fan of plain milk. Adding NESQUIK® chocolate syrup gets a full glass of milk in him each morning so it gets a big thumbs up from me. I often include a bottle of chocolate NESQUIK® for his lunch too. The added protein helps him stay full longer so he’s not absolutely ravenous the moment he comes home.
I’ve realized that I’m often the last one to grab breakfast, or even skip it, in order to get everyone out the door. Looking for quick and easy options, I found the LEAN CUISINE® Morning Collection™. I love the Turkey Sausage English Muffin. It’s super easy to make and take on-the-go if needed. After all, this mom needs solid fuel to shuttle the kids around in the “Mom Taxi” all morning.
My meal may not always look this pretty, but it gets the job done. Skipping breakfast can really ruin my day and cause a major mid-morning energy slump. Have you given any thought to your back-to-school planning? If not, it may be time to start. We can swap stories once the madness really begins. It will be here before we know it. At least NESQUICK® and LEAN CUISINE® can help us make breakfast time a bit easier.
I easily found our back-to-school breakfast items at my local . I think my daughter would have purchased ANYTHING from the NESQUIK® strawberry family. She wanted the milk, syrup and the powder. We settled on the milk, and the syrup, which we also love over ice cream for dessert.
Keep up with other back-to-school, and breakfast routine ideas by following the #FoodMadeSimple and #CollectiveBias hashtags. Check out fun ideas on the Nestle site too!