It’s that time of year again, Summer is coming to an end and the school season is quickly approaching. For parents and children both, the back to school season isn’t always stress-free. You might find yourself suddenly scrambling to figure out a carpool, after school activities, homework, and on top of all of that – meal prepping. Teton Waters Ranch can relate with the overwhelming feeling of transitioning back into the school year. That’s why we’re sharing these 3 essential meal tips to help make this year’s back to school season a breeze.
#1: Choose Wholesome and Nutritious Ingredients
Teton Waters Ranch encourages you to create meals that are made with wholesome and healthy ingredients. It is so important that your children fill their stomachs with balanced meals that will give them the proper amount of nutrients and energy both before and after school. In order to do so, meals should include an efficient amount of protein and vegetables, and guess what? All Teton Waters ranch’s products are packed full of protein! This is a wonderful opportunity to make meals for you and your kids that are in the end, better for you.
In addition to being high in protein, Teton Waters Ranch 100% grass-fed beef products contain better quality fat content, including 2-4 times more Omega-3 fatty acids and 3-5 times more CLA’s, which are believed to reduce heart disease and cancer risks. And if all these health benefits weren’t enough, did you know that TWR 100% grass-fed beef products are deemed better for not only you, but the animals and the planet too? Our cattle are 100% grass-fed and finished, from start to end. And they are never treated with antibiotics, hormones, nitrates or nitrites – ever!
Your overall health and diet is bound to benefit from the diligent protein choice of TWR 100% grass-fed beef. Especially when you pair our products with colorful vegetables to create hearty dishes, your kids will receive all of the nutrients necessary to take on their long school day.
#2: Prep Meals Ahead of Time
Rather than finding yourself rushing in the mornings to put together a quick meal to send your children off to school with, one of TWR’s biggest recommendations is to meal prep ahead of time. When you do so, not only will you save yourself time and stress that day, but also create a healthy and seamless routine for both you and your families.
Create a meal calendar and plan ahead – meal prepping shouldn’t take too long. And lucky for you, TWR 100% grass-fed beef products are easy to make and range in flavors to give each meal it’s own delicious and protein-filled taste! Think Sunday afternoon or evening, you and your family are winding down from the weekend but before you do so, there’s one more task to check off the list. Meal prepping before the work and school week begins opens up time the mornings and evenings for the entire week – how nice does that sound? You’ll finally be able to take your time getting ready in the mornings or catch up on your favorite show that night without having any lingering tasks.
#3: Get Your Kids Involved!
Getting your children involved in the meal process can help increase their interest and excitement in the food they are eating, educate your children on the benefits of balanced meals and cut down on time in the kitchen. It is so important for kids to know what they’re putting into their bodies. In addition to educating your family on the benefits of dishes that are in the end, better for them, involving your kids in the meal prep process will also teach them the value of organization and planning ahead. Teton Waters Ranch 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs, dinner sausages and breakfast sausages are all fully cooked, which takes away the stress of having your children in the kitchen, handling raw meat. If your kids help make the lunches they are eating at school or coming home to eat for dinner, they are bound to be more excited to dive into the meal and get all of the healthy nutrients and energy their brains and bodies need to finish their days strong.
To provide back to school meal inspiration, TWR has created a great recipe that is easy-to-make ahead of time and perfect for breakfast or lunch. Our Breakfast Sausage Egg Bites with 100% Grass-Fed Beef recipe is filled with the perfect balance of protein and vegetables and is absolutely delicious! These egg bites are great to make the night before, store in the refrigerator overnight, and heat up in the morning for a quick breakfast. They’re just as tasty when packed cold for a school lunch. Our savory bites are filled with mushrooms and spinach, but the recipe can easily be made sweet by subbing TWR 100% Grass-Fed Maple Breakfast Sausages and apples for the ingredients.
Take the stress out of your week by using Teton Waters Ranch’s 3 essential back to school meal tips. Your stomach and minds will be so appreciative!