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Seems like since March 2020 life has just been unpredictable, watching my boys navigate the shifts and changes so gracefully has been awe inspiring. We are currently rounding down from an amazing summer– we packed it full of adventures at home but also many other activities. I’m starting to look ahead to the upcoming school year, ordering school supplies, cleaning backpacks, donating shoes that are entirely TOO SMALL. I am in the camp of people who would rather do one or two small chores the weeks leading up to school rather than squeezing everything into one or two days. I find that to be a little stressful for me, personally.
One other thing I like to do as we get closer to the year is to sit down and type up a rotation of breakfasts, packed lunches (my kids pack their lunch everyday), after school snacks (our homework/connection time), and simple dinners that are tried and true for our family. I just know it’s easy to lose steam and creativity as the school year drags on. As much as I love to make things from scratch, I also try to be realistic with my time and evaluate where I might be able to delegate.
For example, I like to keep a box of Jimmy Dean® Frozen Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissants on hand in case we are rushed one morning. Not to mention, these are one of my sons’ favorite breakfasts, anyway! As a pro tip, I wanted to share you can get a $5 Publix Gift card when you spend $20 on participating Tyson products from 8/14/21-9/30/21 at CreateYourOwnRulesOffer.com.
It’s a great time to stock up on breakfast sandwiches, or my personal breakfast favorite Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles® Sausage, Egg & Cheese breakfast cups. They have real, simple ingredients, but they are perfect for rushed mornings in the drop off line.
Another staple for us that we always keep easily available is Tyson® Any’tizers® Popcorn Chicken. This is one of the most versatile things I keep in the freezer. Super simple to eat as is with your favorite dipping sauce, or we like to coat in buffalo sauce and serve “wing style” as my seven year old calls it. You can add them within other recipes too. With the boys playing football, fall can be a little busier than I prefer. I’m so excited that Publix recently starting offering curbside pick up. I can just order from my phone and pull in to grab our order whenever is easiest for me.
I love that we never have to sacrifice eating together or filling our bodies with quality food. With as active as my boys are, we love these protein-packed snacks and as a parent, I’m thrilled to know they are no antibiotics ever in our chicken. I use this popcorn chicken in a lot of after school snacks, too. Often placing them in muffin trays with fruits, veggies, dipping sauce, and something sweet for a dessert. This also taste great if the boys want to pack them in their insulated bowls and take them to school lunch. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we share more helpful hacks for navigating sanity and back to school season!