Need some breakfast inspiration? We had some fun creating a new Tyson Sausage recipe this weekend.

 

Sausage and French Toast Kabobs

 

With four crazy kids {one of whom is a nocturnal baby} I need easy protein ideas for breakfast because we learned a long time ago that if Trevor didn’t eat a nice serving of protein at breakfast, he was in for a rough day. {And, then so were the rest of us…} There’s a problem with that, though.

I am not a morning person.

Shock… Horror… I know. A homeschooler that does not like mornings? A mom of four who loathes speaking to anyone before several cups of coffee and a long, hot shower? Yes, it is true. I do not like to get out of my warm bed, fight my bleary-eyed way into the kitchen, and actually make a protein-rich, healthy breakfast for the little people who are already chattering away.

So I scramble eggs. Protein-rich and quick, right? Yeah, well, the kids are sick of eggs, and want more. They want sausage and bacon and ham, muffins and smoothies, pancakes and waffles all lovingly prepared and enriched with protein powder or ground nut meal.

Imagine my absolute delight to hear that Tyson, already a brand we love, has fully-cooked sausage patties available for non-morning people like me, and they’re newly available at Sam’s club. When I heard about the opportunity to test them out and get creative in the kitchen, I turned the idea over to the kids again, and we headed to Sam’s Club to get what we needed to make another fun meal-on-a-stick. You can check out the chaos that ensues when a family of six heads to the wholesale club on a weekend day in our Google+ album by clicking on the photo below:

 

Sausage and French Toast Kabobs

 

While Sausage & French Toast Kabobs might not be the quickest way to get protein into your kiddos in the morning, they were a lot of fun to make and super yummy! We’ll definitely be making them again, though not necessarily on a day we need to be out the door quickly.

The Tyson Fully-Cooked Sausage, on the other hand, will stay in the freezer and get pulled out often – sausage and egg scramble, sausage patty on a biscuit, sausage sandwich, sausage and pancakes, etc. – the possibilities are endless. This is going to be my new go-to breakfast protein.

Despite the fact that they took a little time to assemble, the prep for these kabobs was done in a snap. Logan sang to us while I heated the sausage in a skillet and baked the French toast sticks. Two minutes per side on the sausage, 12 minutes in the oven for the French toast. I cut the sausage in quarters, cut the French toast sticks into cubes, and Molly and Trevor worked on fruit – Trevor cut strawberries for the kabobs and Molly peeled and segmented clementines.

 

Sausage and French Toast Kabobs

 

With the prep done, it was time to assemble. We set out a variety of natural syrups, wooden skewers, and plates mounded with strawberries, French toast, and Tyson Sausage Patties. Each of us put together our own kabobs. It made for a fun family breakfast.

 

Sausage and French Toast Kabobs

 

Did you start a recipe box last time the kids shared a recipe with you? If so, you can click on the recipe card below and print a new card for their collection. If not, you may want to start a collection of easy recipes your kids can handle alone or with a little help. These kabobs would be a perfect start to that collection.

 

Sausage and French Toast Kabobs Recipe Card

 

I love getting new and easy meal ideas and shortcuts, don’t you? Do you have any great tips or tricks to getting a quick protein-rich breakfast on the table for those busy mornings? I’d love to hear them – join in the conversation on my Facebook page, find me on Twitter, or leave a comment below.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Colleen Kessler

Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.