New Haven, Conn. (WTNH)  –  With school and weekday schedules picking back up, it’s important to fuel our families with nutritious food. Registered dietitian, nutritionist, and mom of two, Jamie Lee McIntyre joined CT Style Host Natasha Lubczenko in the studio to share some tips.

Jamie started by emphasizing the importance of having breakfast, because of its influence on brain power, heart health and other benefits. For a convenient and healthy option, she recommends brekki ready-to-eat Overnight Oats – the perfect anytime meal solution for a busy lifestyle. All the prep is done for you, so you can #takeabrekki!  They’re made with the best ingredients, are dairy and gluten-free, plant based, and non-GMO. So, head to www.brekki.com for a $1 off coupon and give them a try!

Going too long without eating can hinder focus. So, Jamie suggests that you prevent this with portable, convenient, good-for-you snacks like That’s It Mini Fruit Bars – made from literally 2 ingredients: 100% real fruit. They’re school safe – free from the top 12 allergens, and perfect for the backpack.  You’ll find That’s It Mini Fruit Bars at Walmart, most major retailers nationwide and at www.thatsitfruit.com.

Jamie also has some tips for getting prepared for a busy week ahead. She reminds everyone to keep their fridge and pantry stocked with protein-rich items, which we know are super important.

Convenient proteins make weeknight dinners stress-free. With a wide range of flavorful, easy-to-make products, like Eckrich Smoked Sausage varieties, this trusted brand can help make morning routines, lunchbox packing and dinner on the fly simple and delicious. Try the Rise & Shine Sausage Casserole Cups recipe from www.eckrich.comusing diced Eckrich Li’l Smokies Cocktail Sausages! The single-serving size makes them easy for kids to take on the go.

For more health tips, recipes and ideas from Jamie Lee McIntyre, check out her Instagram @jamieleetherdn or her website: www.jamieleerdn.com.