We’ve all got our go-to comfort foods. For some of us it’s moist and hearty Thanksgiving stuffing. For others, it might be the first juicy, fresh strawberries of the season. For me, it’s a daily dose of Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal, which continues to be a huge part of my breakfast scene.
I can still remember school mornings when I would wolf down a big bowl of oatmeal and chase it with a hard boiled egg. My Mother, who always seemed to be short on time and short on cooking skills, loved Quaker because it was an easy and healthy way to start a busy morning.
Now as a busy mother of 2 little girls, I’m eager to share the comfort of Old Fashioned Quaker Oats! It’s easy to make and easy to customize with dried or fresh fruit or a smidgen of butter and brown sugar. It’s also nutritious and inexpensive. A half of a cup of oats is a whopping 4 grams of fiber and a container of Quaker Oatmeal only costs $4. I’m feeding a famished family for pennies a day, which is a total win!
Now, I’ve gotta be honest here, as a kid, my favorite breakfast morning was Saturday when the scent of scrambled eggs, bacon and biscuits (yum yum), or buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup (I’m totally salivating), would seep underneath my bedroom door. But who has time for that everyday? Sure you can dash over to the freezer aisle for the instant versions, but when I think about the current battle that we’re losing to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and hyperactive kids, I run for Quaker comfort! Most of today’s quick fix meals, which mercifully afford us Momma Bears an extra hour of sleep, are heavily riddled with artificial dyes and preservatives, heaping mounds of salt and sugar, and a major dose of Mommy guilt!
Is it worth it?
No way! Having an oat-based breakfast is the key to getting your family fueled up and energized for an active day without the hassle…or the guilt. Not a big fan of the old fashioned oats? No problem! Quaker has developed a range of incredibly yummy breakfast treats like the Quaker Soft Baked Bars which are 5 grams of Fiber and loaded with flavor (banana nut bread, anyone?).
So I encourage you Momma Bears to hightail it past the freezer aisle and the boxes of dyed sweetness and grab some Quaker. Thanks to them, we don’t have compromise on giving our families a quick, healthy, and tasty breakfast.
|Happy Healthy Baby + Happy Healthy Mommy = Quaker Comfort|
Do you find comfort in your breakfast choices?
Please note that I have been compensated by Quaker for my review, but absolutely ALL thoughts and opinions are my own. I thoroughly enjoy Quaker products and appreciate the work that they are doing to provide healthy breakfast options for our families. Did you know that Quaker has also partnered with the Chicago Fire and the Chicago Fire Junior and our bringing kids from around the country to Chicago for an invitational August 9 – 11th? It’s going to be a weekend of soccer, community and fun!
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