Starting the Day with a Healthy Breakfast from Jennie-O

By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
January 21, 2013

Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and Sausage 1

Growing up, I was constantly told by my parents, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  I can easily say that as a parent myself, our kids do have breakfast every day before going to school.  It isn’t typically eggs, bacon, and pancakes though.  It’s usually cereal, milk and gogurts – because those are quick to prepare and on most days, the mornings seem to fly by!  However, after hosting our breakfast, I was amazed to find how quick and yummy the Jennie-O bacon and sausage was to prepare.

Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and Sausage 2

Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and Sausage 3

So, why is it so important to have a healthy breakfast in the morning?  A healthy breakfast with a low-fat protein like Jennie-O turkey bacon and sausage can help children focus and stay alert in class.  This leads to better grades and an increase in learning, as well as retaining those new pieces of information they learn throughout the day.  It’s giving our kids a daily tune-up so they can do the best job at school possible!

Over the weekend, we hosted a Jennie-O Champions for Kids breakfast with our kids and some friends.  I had not had turkey bacon in a long time and had never had turkey sausage before.  In preparation for the breakfast get-together, I headed to Walmart and picked up my supplies for the breakfast – including Jennie-O turkey bacon, Jennie-O turkey sausage, eggs, cheese, gogurts, and orange juice.  I was surprised at how easily I was able to find the Jennie-O products – with their bright green packages.  The breakfast was only a few hours away, so I had to get home and start cooking!

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When I cook bacon, I typically cook over the stove – and that’s what I did with the turkey bacon.  And let me tell you, it turned out really good!  The kids are picky eaters, so we decided to make them scrambled eggs and bacon, along with gogurts and orange juice to drink.  The scrambled eggs I make are some of the kids’ favorites and so easy to make!  All you need are eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Greek seasoning and wah lah – Yummy Scrambled Eggs!

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Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and Sausage 6

For the adults, we made Omelets with bacon and sausage in them, as well as on the side.  Everyone really enjoyed their food and was surprised at how tasty the turkey bacon actually was!  I loved how quickly the turkey bacon cooked and how flavorful it was as well.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

14 Responses to “Starting the Day with a Healthy Breakfast from Jennie-O”

  1. Rachel C says:

    Love the Jennie O turkey burgers. I haven’t tried the bacon, but I’ll have to check that out – looks good!

  2. Rachel says:

    I admit I’ve been a bit scared to try out the turkey bacon and sausage, but it sounds like it isn’t too bad. And I’m much rather give that to my kids than the other stuff. When I give them regular bacon and sausage, I feel like I am starting their day off unhealthy.

  3. courtney b says:

    she makes amazing turkey burgers too!

  4. mel says:

    That is adorable! Isn’t Jennie O the best! We love making healthy breakfasts with these foods too!

  5. paula schuck says:

    I am not even sure that they sell Jennie O in Canada but I like the idea of all the turkey products. Yummy. So I think it has been awhile since I popped by your blog and it looks to me like you had a redesign. Just wanted to say I love it!!

  6. Bacon is probably my favorite food! I will have to check out their bacon and see how it stacks up to my tried and true.

  7. Theresa says:

    Love Jennie-O products.

  8. Maria says:

    I love their turkey bacon as well as the sausage. We even dehydrate ours so we can make turkey jerky!

  9. Vickie Couturier says:

    I love turkey bacon an you cant tell the difference,ive fed it to the grankids before an they never had a clue

  10. YUM, love me some turkey bacon. My kids actually prefer it over typical bacon now!

  11. Crissy says:

    I love Jennie-O products, the bacon is great.

  12. Andrea Kruse says:

    Looks like a big and hungry crew you entertained! Yes. My parents instilled the importance of breakfast on me as well. Love bacon, and need to try some of that Jennie-O turkey bacon!

  13. Eileen says:

    We have tried SOME kind of bacon years ago, but don’t know if it’s Jennie O. Have not tried the sausage. I wish we could get my husband switched over. He eats SO much of this stuff and I know the regular kind is not the best for you.

    It all looks deLISH!

  14. kelly nicholson says:

    alright//i wasnt invited…grrrrr..stuff looks good

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