By Michelle Plummer of Winners Drink Milk
February has been named National Hot Breakfast Month. The history of celebrating Breakfast in the month of February was actually created by the Jimmy Dean Foods division of the Sara Lee Corporation. Jimmy Dean Foods is known for producing heat-and-serve breakfast dishes (most notably with Jimmy Dean Brand Sausage) and found that over 60% of Americans eat cold cereal or another non-hot breakfast each day. This is why they started a month-long holiday to promote interest in hot breakfast options.
Today we always hear that breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, but why? First, breakfast starts your day off right and gives you needed energy to get your body going for the day. Second in regards to weight loss, having a complete diet also gives the body balance and weight control. Not only can it help improve the way your body functions, but it also helps with improving focus and performance at school and at work.
Jimmy Dean may have created National Hot Breakfast Month, but Moms have been serving up hot breakfasts for years, long before cold cereal! A warm bowl of cream of wheat on a snowy day, or oatmeal served with a dollop of peanut butter and jelly, my personal favorite! Warm breakfast can be made easily by making a few extra pancakes on the weekend and heating them in the toaster with a sausage link or cream cheese and berries nestled in the filling later in the week as the kiddos are going off to school.
Hot breakfast is a great start to your day, but think of foods you enjoy that are not typically considered breakfast foods; Burritos, pizza rolls, grits loaded with cheese all can be breakfast foods to satisfy the body and mind, breakfast does not have rules. It is a great way to get your day started and keep you going.
Grilled Cheddar Cheese on English muffin is one of my favorite Hot Breakfasts ever! The cheese melts into the little holes of the muffin and it is crispy on the outside and yummy on the inside! Sometimes I will add just a touch of salsa, but really I like it better when I can dunk the cheese bites into the salsa!
Tell us what you enjoy for Hot Breakfast Month and enter below to win a hot breakfast on us! The benefits to this wonderful meal are enormous and can be a wonderful start to anyone's day. Make breakfast a part of your morning routine!
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