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. It gives me a healthy boost of energy to fuel my day and has been a huge part of my breakfast scene forever.
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 hectic morning.
Now as a busy mother of two 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-cup of oats is a whopping 4 grams of fiber and a container of Quaker Oatmeal only costs $4. The best part is how it gives my girls tons of energy throughout the day. As a mom, I love that I’m encouraging a really active lifestyle for all of us.
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 have 5 grams of Fiber and are loaded with flavor (banana nut bread, anyone?).
Also, not only are Quaker’s products great, but the company has made a commitment to helping Mommas like me raise healthy children. In case you didn’t know, Quaker is partnering with the Chicago Fire
and the Chicago Fire Junior by bringing kids from around the country to Chicago for an invitational August 9th
. It’s going to be a weekend of soccer, community and fun.
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 to compromise on giving our families a quick, healthy and tasty breakfast. Ever.
Quaker Oatmeal = Happy Baby+ Happy Mommy
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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.
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