After the long summer holidays, when kids return back to their school, certainly there must be a few tips to be followed in order to get in line with your kid's daily schedule in a proper way which could be quite challenging. So let’s get in with a few tips to come up as your saviour planned to adapt your family transition from summer to school year easier.
1. A WHOLE WEEK MENU SET UP
An allocated time of at least an hour or two on your week-off days, say Saturday or Sunday, might really help you sort your coming school week's hectic schedule smoothly. Having a weekly menu set up beforehand makes your work easier and pressure-free to get along with your kid's school schedule meals or breakfast. Just scrutinize all the online recipes, favourite magazines or Pinterest to make your meal menu ready for hand for the coming week. Once you sort out some breakfast, meal and dinner recipe inspiration, list out the grocery items for shopping along with your kids.
2. SET UP FOR BREAKFAST BEFORE BED
In order to save your time and hinder stress in the morning, the best way is to set up the breakfast contents before going to bed. Preparing the timer on your coffee machine, putting aside the quantity of the flour or dough you want to use in the preparation of your breakfast recipe and also preparing all the cutlery you need to arrange in your kid's lunch boxes like the spoons, cereal boxes etc.
3. MAKE A PORTABLE BREAKFAST RECIPE
A breakfast recipe that even works in a lunch box is for instance Yoghurt Parfaits in a jar. It is a nutritious and kid-friendly dish which is also quicker and easier to make.
Yoghurt Parfait Recipe
Greek Yoghurt - 3/4th Cup
Maple Syrup - 2 Teaspoons
Melted Frozen Raspberries (For Toppings) - 1/3rd Cup
Toasted Nuts/Granola - 1 Spoon
Mix and add all these ingredients to a jar and refrigerate until ready to eat.
4. INVOLVE AND ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO PREPARE THEIR LUNCH BOX
Allowing your kids to assist you in packing their lunch box helps save your time and also kids will learn their food-management skills.
5. SCHEDULE AFTERNOON SNACKS BEFOREHAND
Make sure to add up snacks for your kids to have in the afternoon with proteins, high fibre content, and rich nutrition. Examples of such snacks are greek yoghurt with fruits or veggies, granola, oatmeal cookie, milk or half an egg salad sandwich.