fall is basically here and it's back to school time, parents! we are all busy. we are all often scrambling to get ourselves and our kids together and out the door in the mornings. been there! actually i'm there every day. now that Chiso has started preschool (no tears from either of us, yay), i make sure he is focused and ready to learn before he leaves the house. how? some brefus! yes, breakfast. it's incredibly important for everybody, so don't downplay it or sweep it under the rug. statistics don't lie, peeps. easy, to-go options in the form of healthy carbs are the way to go, not unhealthy, sugary, prepackaged, instant, frozen junk. they need good, wholesome, nutrient dense foods that their bodies recognize so they can perform at their very best. start this with your kiddos NOW! they will only get busier and busier as each year passes; by the time they are teens and beyond breakfast will be second nature (and hopefully non-negotiable). parents, we must send our babies off right and set them up for success.
if ya follow my blog or my Insta account then you'd already know how much Chiso (4 yrs) despises all vegetables. however, he still loves oatmeal something serious! so when this very special delivery hit our doorstep, Chiso went BANANAS and could not wait to crack it open.
'yummy oatmeal, mommy!!!' yep, Modern Oats was officially in the building. look at all the pretty colors and tasty flavor combos!
- 5 Berry
- Mango Blackberry
- Apple Walnut
- Goji Blueberry
- Nuts & Seeds
- Chocolate Cherry
Chiso is nowhere near as indecisive as i am and chose 5 berry immediately.
there's an oatmeal cookie recipe on the back of the carton that i'm totally going to try! anyway, if you don't/can't whip out a pot to boil water, then don't.
microwave a mug of water (enough to cover the top of the dry oats) until it's pretty darn hot (bout 2.5 min),
carefully pour it into the carton, put the top on,
and in 3 minutes you've got a nutritious, power-packed, start to your busy day.
i love that:
- i can pronounce and recognize every single ingredient
- gluten-free & non-GMO
- small & portable w/ a lid
- it's naturally sweetened from the antioxidant rich fruit
- filling & hearty
- incredible flavor combos
- my kids ate it ALL!
i whipped up the apple walnut flavor for Dego. there were chunks of apple, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins and walnuts in each bite.... delish.
aaaand i ate my brekky right along side them. so exciting. lol. if you haven't seen my IG posts, my wedding anniversary is coming up and my hubby hasn't told me exactly what we're doing, but that i should pack a bikini!!!!! so, i wanted to tighten up a lil' bit these last few weeks and get serious with my nutrition. sure i eat oat bran and egg whites every morning anyway, but i miss being able to snack in moderation (quest bars, arctic zero, wheat thins, goldfish crackers, fig bars, dark chocolate covered raisins, kettle corn) whenever i please! maintenance mode (concerning my calorie intake / body fat percentage) is fun and where i belong right now, but i just want to bring my best package to the beach, hahaha. master trainer and 1/3 of the 6 Pack USA team, Brian Egwuatu quickly drew up a customized meal and workout plan for me that has got me wondering if i ever want to compete in a bikini competition again LOL! it's been 3 years or so of not having this many restrictions, but hey, the more change you desire, the more restrictions you must make. it is what it is. plus i'm working on an outrageous 2 week timeline so just know ya girl is over here STRUGGLIN' for the cause! once we are done frolicking and celebrating i will happily return to maintenance beast mode.
i HATE leg extensions!!!!!!!! that is all.
anyway, if you'd like your very own Modern Oats variety pack, you can order them right here via my FFL Store!
we did a Modern Oats Periscope yesterday too; check it out via katch.me along with all my other past scopes if you're interested.
Q: you're rushing outta the house and have not eaten breakfast yet.... what do you do? be honest!
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