Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Importance of Breakfast

School is in full swing now and as we all know, breakfast is super important! Right after school started our 2nd graders teacher sent home a paper asking parents to please make sure the children were eating breakfast before school because many of them were complaining of belly aches and being hungry before lunchtime. What I didn't know was that September is "Better Breakfast Month" and Hormel provided us with several ideas for giving our kids a better start in the mornings. The typical person spends eight hours asleep each night with no food or water. By the time you wake up, your body is dehydrated and you have little energy to start your day with. This is why breakfast is so imperative! According to BetterBreakfast.org, breakfast can also help you actually lose weight. Without breakfast to get the metabolism going again, the body stays at the lower level of metabolism, burning fewer calories then if it had breakfast. If you skip your morning meal, you tend to eat more throughout the day and the foods are usually unhealthy and high in calories. An individual who fueled up for their day with breakfast can wait until lunch to eat with energy to spare. Hormel Foods offers several breakfast items that will help start off your day right and are delicious additions to your breakfast regime. I have to say.........Hormel bacon is a staple here in our house! We always have the fully cooked bacon in the pantry or the fridge because our middle two children ADORE Hormel Black Label Bacon! They eat it plain, with eggs or sometimes on whole grain bread as a sandwich.

 Here are a few breakfast recipes featuring Hormel Foods products:



 * Hormel Canadian Bacon Breakfast Pizza: combining chopped Hormel® Canadian style bacon, your favorite cheeses, mushrooms and other veggies of your choice, kids will love this fun dish that allows them to eat pizza first thing in the morning!

* Ham Scramble: this simple recipe encourages you to sprinkle Hormel® Cure 81® diced ham in with scrambled eggs and serve over English Muffins. Perfect for a hurried morning, this recipe can be prepared in less than 15 minutes!

* Huveos Rancheros with Bacon: Add a little bit of ethnic flair to your breakfast with this dish that features CHI-CHI'S® thick & chunky salsa mild and Hormel® Natural Choice® original bacon. As a reminder, all Hormel® Natural Choice® products contain no preservatives, no added nitrates or nitrites, and no artificial colors or flavors!

What do your children enjoy eating for breakfast?

*This post was written for my participation in the Hormel Extended Family Blogger Program.  No compensation was received. All opinions are my own*

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