3 Tips for a Smooth Morning Routine

by Alli

 This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Jimmy Dean, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JDGreatStart http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

I have to admit that most of my family would not fit into the morning person category.  They don’t really like to carry on a conversation first thing on a weekday morning.  They’re too busy rushing around and trying to get out the door.

Except for me.  I’m such a morning person and since I work from home, I’ve usually been working for hours before the rest of the bunch rolls out of bed and sometimes I can be so absorbed in my job that I grunt a hello as my daughter walks by.  That’s not good.

So I came up with 3 Tips for a Smooth Morning Routine that helps us connect as a family before everyone’s off in different directions.

Jimmy Dean Sandwiches

1.  Get a Good Night’s Sleep

That’s a no-brainer, except for night owls.  They just don’t know when to call it quits. When you’re well rested, it’s easier to get up on time in the morning.

Go to bed with happy thoughts. Worry will keep you up and causes wrinkles.  The fear of wrinkles keeps me from worrying. 🙂

2.  Prep Before Bed

You’ll save valuable time if you lay out your work/school clothing the night before.  Pack the diaper bag, the gym bag, the lunch bags and anything else that can be done ahead of time.  Trying to find that elusive shoe for a kindergartener does not add a pleasant experience to the morning routine.

3. Pile on the protein

Your mom was right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies show that breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration in the classroom and at work. But, who has time to cook, right?

That’s where Jimmy Dean comes in and makes it possible for me to serve a good, substantial weekend breakfast on weekday time. It looks and tastes like I was in the kitchen for hours, when in reality, the microwave does all the work.

Jimmy Dean

I found Jimmy Dean Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits and Biscuit & Sausage Gravy Breakfast Bowls in the frozen breakfast foods aisle at my local Publix.  I was pleasantly surprised at the huge variety of  breakfast bowls and sandwiches. I’ll definitely be going back to Publix for more choices to add to my weekly breakfast menu so I can mix things up a bit.

Jimmy Dean helps me streamline my morning routine, connect with my family and gets everyone fed and out the door on time. I especially like that the biscuits are individually wrapped.  After removing the packaging, wrap in a paper towel and microwave according to the package directions.  It literally takes less than three minutes.  Another plus is that clean-up is a breeze.

3 Tips for a Smooth Morning Routine

The Bacon, Egg & Cheese is my daughter’s favorite.
Jimmy Dean Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

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Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls

Have you tried Jimmy Dean breakfast bowls and sandwiches?  What’s your favorite?







Robin Masshole mommy August 11, 2015 - 7:11 am

I do as much as possible the night before. It makes things run a lot more smoothly in the mornings when things are ready ahead of time.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle August 11, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Jimmy Dean breakfasts are great. I love to throw them in the microwave on mornings when we just don’t have a second to spare.

Megan Elford August 11, 2015 - 1:48 pm

They do look delicious. We tend to go for cold cereal and milk in the mornings, but it would be great to have a hot option too.

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) August 12, 2015 - 9:27 am

My kids like options, too. Sometimes it’s good to change things up 🙂

Jeanette August 11, 2015 - 4:03 pm

School starts here tomorrow and I am trying to find new ways to get some new breakfast for the kiddos. I usually do a bagel and cream cheese or eggs and toast (he does not like cereal). This is a great idea!

rika agustini August 11, 2015 - 4:55 pm

i can’t skip breakfast. My kids always get hungry in the morning and we don’t have enough time to prepare our meals. I usually go with peanut butter and bread or eggs

JENN August 11, 2015 - 6:45 pm

My tip for a smooth morning routine is leaving before the kids get up! lol!!! You have some great tips here. I do fail on the morning protein part, but I keep trying!

Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations August 11, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Ohhh, I need all the help I can get when it comes to a morning routine. Thanks for this!

April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition August 11, 2015 - 9:26 pm

All great advice! I always try to have things ready the night before and get to bed at a decent hour.

Liz Mays August 11, 2015 - 10:36 pm

These will really help me out when I really need to get moving. I love those quick and easy breakfasts.

Felicita Moncada August 11, 2015 - 11:39 pm

I soooo need this! I am frantic in the mornings trying to get myself ready that sometimes I don’t have time to grab anything to eat.

Joanne T Ferguson August 12, 2015 - 5:12 am

I am a BIG Jimmy Dean sausage fan from long ago! I can’t remember the last time I had some! I so want to try this and add this to my morning routine Alli

Chubskulit Rose August 12, 2015 - 7:47 am

We are registering for school this week and next week the school starts. These tips comes in handy.

michele d August 12, 2015 - 8:11 am

I’ve tried them and my kids love them as well. I think our favorites would be the the egg, bacon and cheese sandwiches they are so good and certainly to the trick in the mornings.

ARod August 12, 2015 - 8:37 am

Love those jimmy dean breakfast. So quick, and easy to make. Love your morning plan.

Mykidsguide August 12, 2015 - 10:22 am

That looks delicious and these are wonderful tips. I like to prepare the kids’ stuff the night before because it saves me a lot of time in the morning.

Zan August 12, 2015 - 12:47 pm

The hibs introduced me to this when we were first married. We used to always keep some on hand for qick breakfasts like when he was heading to work or when we did not have time to sit down before Sunday church. We like the bacon and cheese.
Morning routines could be tricky just trying to find the right balance and what works best for your family.

Annemarie LeBlanc August 12, 2015 - 1:16 pm

I have never tried Jimmy Dean Breakfast cups before. They look delicious! I am a big fan of quick, easy and nutritious meals.

CourtneyLynne August 12, 2015 - 2:27 pm

These are some great tips!!! I need to work on getting more sleep. So hard to get up sometimes lol.

Rachel Mouton August 12, 2015 - 3:41 pm

I welcome anything that helps our morning go smoother. Thank you so much for the great tips!

Dina August 12, 2015 - 4:11 pm

I love the ease of these breakfasts. It is so nice for them to just make it and us get out of the house in the morning!

Ann Bacciaglia August 12, 2015 - 4:23 pm

These are great breakfasts. I always try to prep as much as i can at night to prepare for the next day.

Shann Eva August 12, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Yum. These look great. We’re starting school for the first time this fall, so a quick breakfast is a must .

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai August 12, 2015 - 6:32 pm

These tips are spot on! Thanks for sharing these, Alli. 🙂

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Claudette P. Esterine August 12, 2015 - 7:54 pm

Great tips even for a single person with a very busy morning! Thanks 🙂

Elizabeth O. August 13, 2015 - 11:12 am

I’m not a morning person, so I make sure I prep everything before I go to bed at night. I love breakfast though, it makes my mornings easier to deal with. Hehe.

Dogvills August 13, 2015 - 12:04 pm

I love your tips. The biscuits look yummy and I’m sure my kids would love those.

Jason Young August 13, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Wish I’d listened to your advice last night…

Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies August 13, 2015 - 2:05 pm

These are some excellent pointers for making sure mornings go smooth! I totally agree with piling on the protein and the good nights sleep before hand!

[email protected] August 13, 2015 - 5:29 pm

I am a morning person too! And that sandwich, although my homemade version because we do not have Jimmy Deans, is my favorite breakfast sandwich.

Rosey August 14, 2015 - 3:53 pm

I’m a total morning person but no one else in the house really is. It does make for interesting school days. 🙂

Channel Imperial August 18, 2015 - 10:45 am

Sometimes we miss out on tip #1 but tip #2 will save us a lot of hassle when we wake up a little bit late. ^_^


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