When life seems to get too busy, you’re going to need a healthy breakfast to get you started for work or school. These Meal -Prep Mason Jars Omelets are sponsored by Smithfield and are perfect to grab and go!
Prepare this easy breakfast dish for you and your kids this back-to-school season!!
I am the mom of a nearly two-year-old child and I know I only have a couple of years left before I send him off to school. Those two years are going to pass by quickly as it seems like it was only yesterday when I was nursing and cuddling him as my little baby. I am already creating ideas in my head for how to make my life, and his, easier when he goes off to school. These Meal -Prep Mason Jars Omelets made with Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon are a step in the right direction.
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I am a professional working mom. That means, my day starts at 5 am and doesn’t end until 8 pm. There is hardly any time in the morning to make breakfast for myself or my family. When I go to work, I typically eat breakfast in my office and I eat cereal, oatmeal, or scrambled eggs. You see, a few years ago, I discovered you can scramble eggs in a microwave and they were really tasty!
The answer has been in my face all this time!!!
Meal prep is a big deal right now, and for good reason! The more work you do ahead of time, the better and easier life will be. What I love about these Meal -Prep Mason Jars Omelets is you can add any ingredient you’d like to them! You can get as creative and healthy as you want. The main piece of cookware you need are mason jars!
I made some different variations so I wouldn’t get bored.
- BLT Mason Jar Omelets– I added Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon, diced tomatoes, and chopped spinach.
- Mexican Mason Jar Omelets– I added Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon, pico de gallo, peppers, and cheese. Of course, you can add black beans, avocado, and salsa after its cooked if you want.
- Southwest Mason Jar Omelets– This is my personal favorite. For this one, I added Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon, peppers, onions, potatoes, and cheese. I absolutely love this one.
You can get as creative as you want. Simply cook some Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon, chop it up, and add it along with your preferred toppings to a Mason Jar!
Now that kids are going back to school, this is a great option for them to make for themselves in the morning. Just set aside some fruit in sealed sandwich bags for them to grab as well. This is a great way to make sure they don’t eat a lot of sugar in the mornings too. Just make sure your kids know to REMOVE THE LID BEFORE PLACING IN MICROWAVE. Not only is this great for little kids, but it is an awesome recipe for college students too!
Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon is an awesome protein option for these Mason Jar Omelets. The main reason is because it is darn good bacon and it’s affordable and available at your local grocery store. I typically cook the Smithfield bacon all at once in the oven so it’s ready for the week. Once it has cooled, I then chop it up and put it in my jars. It is that simple. To help you out, I have included the recipe to my favorite Mason Jar Omelets below, but you can get as creative as you want. Have a great school year!
- 7- 12 oz. Mason Jars
- 1 lb. Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon
- 2 c. shredded cheese
- Stop Light Bell Peppers (1 green, 1 orange, 1 red, or yellow), diced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 large Russet potatoes, baked and chopped
- In the Mason Jars, layer with about 2 tablespoons of each ingredient. You can repeat layering if you would like. I only filled my jars about ⅔rds full because I only wanted to use one egg. If you fill your jar close to the rim, you will need to use 2 eggs.
- Add your egg to the jar and shake vigorously. Place in the middle of the microwave and cook for 1 minute. If you are adding 2 eggs, I would cook for 1 ½