Plan for Calm
A few years ago, I realized that in order to have a calm, organized morning routine (including breakfast,) we had to wake up 15 minutes earlier. Now breakfast for is our for-sure family meal of the day. It sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Get up earlier.
Get organized the night before.
Have a checklist for your kids of what needs to be done. (lunch, teeth, hair, etc.)
Set an alarm for a 5 minute warning before you need to leave.
Eat breakfast as a family.
Plan for Nutrition
I know my kids need protein at breakfast so we make sure that it’s always on the menu.
(My husband and I have a system that works for us– he cooks breakfast and I cook dinner. I love it!)
Weekday Breakfast Tips
Breakfast Meal Suggestions
2. Scrambled Eggs and Oatmeal
3. Turkey Bacon and Whole Grain or Gluten Free Frozen Waffles
4. Freezer Smoothies (Simple Green Smoothies)
For protein, add in egg protein powder or pasturized egg whites.
Plan for Giving Back
“Kids can’t learn when hungry. Think of yourself if you need a meal and can’t get one for awhile for some reason (although I think you are good about self-denial as you are free of so many things like sugar and glucose). But growing kids need food,” explains teacher Carolyn of Wise Owl Factory. “The longer I taught, the more I spent on my classes. It was about $3000 a year (three thousand) out of pocket the last 7 or 8 years. Many teachers spent $1000 or $2000.”
Help teachers like Carolyn stock their classroom with nutritious snacks and supplies. Three in five K-8 public school teachers say their students regularly come to school hungry.
Quaker is teaming up with AdoptAClassroom.org to help teachers. From July 7 to Sept. 30, help teachers supply tools for their classrooms by purchasing specially marked Quaker products and entering the unique package codes online at www.QuakerUpForClassrooms.com. For every code entered online, Quaker will donate $1 to AdoptAClassroom.org up to $250,000 (minimum donation of $150,000).
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