Each morning, it never fails. The first thing out of my kids’ mouth is “Mom, we’re hungry!”
You’d think I never feed them with how much they beg for food! My kids have grown to love breakfast almost as much as I do (it’s hard to top me — I’m borderline obsessed), and that means the whole nine yards: pancakes, eggs, and yup — bacon. Emma especially is infatuated with bacon! I mean, can you blame her? It’s pretty darn delicious. But traditional bacon is also pretty darn calorie and fat laden, as well. That isn’t cool in my book. Especially not when I can easily make a healthier version!
Emma didn’t have school today, and Andrew was working at the office (he usually works from home), so I wanted to make the kids a fun, big breakfast to get some one-on-one time with them. I decided on whole wheat blueberry pancakes (recipe to come!) and Jennie-O turkey bacon. I didn’t tell Emma about the bacon until I was cooking it — I wanted it to be a surprise.
Once I made the first round of bacon, I gave her a little sneaky peek. It’s got the baconators seal of approval! Look at that little squirrely face she’s got going on, haha! She cracks me up.
I made some whole wheat pancakes with blueberries for eyes to go along with the bacon. And you can’t have a funny face pancake without a dollop of fat free whipped cream for a nose!
Having kids is just an excuse to make a face shaped breakfast. I mean, who wouldn’t want to eat that?! The bacon was amazing, and they asked for seconds of everything! She even ate the blueberries. I about passed out.
Peep this nutritional info, y’all. 30 calories per slice of bacon! Also, this might seem trivial to some, but the resealable package is perfect. I can use what I need for a busy school morning, seal it up, and toss it back in the fridge.
I feel a lot better about this bacon! Lean protein for the win! You can see my entire Walmart shop here. Want to find out more about Jennie-O products? Visit them on the web, or like them on Facebook! You can help Jennie-O in their mission to give breakfast a wake up call by fixing a meal for your community, then reporting back to the Champions for Kids section of their website.