Being able to give back to our community is very important to myself and my family. We were so excited when we were asked to partner with Jennie-O to help Champions For Kids. Champions For Kids is an organization that helps provide training and resources to communities. A Simple Service Project like the one we are doing can touch so many lives and we are so happy to be able to support Champions For Kids and help our local community.
Our family headed to our local WalMart to pick up items for our donation. You can see our whole shopping trip in our Google+ album. We had an idea of some recipes we knew our kids could make and that would be fun and healthy ways to use Jennie-O products. I was so glad to see such a wide selection of products and we picked up some extra breakfast favorites!
Since this was our SIMPLE Service Project we also made our way around the store to pick up items to go with our Jennie-O foods. These meals would be healthy ways for local families to eat. Our food bank always has families outside waiting for meals or waiting to go in and get groceries. The summer months are when donations also slow down so we wanted to help out our food bank with foods that they could give their families.
As part of this challenge we were asked to give up one unhealthy food. We eat rather healthy in our house but I’ll be the first to admit I have a problem with cereal. Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms, you know the ones that shouldn’t be eaten for breakfast let alone before I go to bed. I decided to spend more time with breakfast every morning and get rid of the cereal. With this savings we could have Jennie-O turkey sausages and eggs for breakfast, or a hearty oatmeal and fruit.
Want to create a simple service project of your own? SIMPLE Service Project with Champions for Kids can be found on the website.
One of the best ways to get kids to eat healthy is by having them help with the food they make. Honestly this works wonders when it comes to veggies and my oldest child. She’s often the last one at dinner finishing up her vegetables. I want to find ways to inspire her, and I know she loves helping me cook. I decided that we’d make a simple and yet delicious kid friendly recipe using Jennie-O as the main ingredient.
- Your favorite spaghetti sauce.
- Jennie-O Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
In the end we served with some pasta and veggies and had a great healthy meal. Kai kept boasting how she made the meal and it was a great way to spend time together. I hope to inspire her to want to try new things and this recipe was so easy!