Is Breakfast Part of Your Morning Routine?

Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 12.08.33 AMWe’re officially half way through the school year and I’ve noticed something about the evolution of our morning routine. It’s getting shorter. On the first day of school I awoke early (didn’t even hit snooze) and made my toddler a very special breakfast. Both my husband and I helped her prepare for the day and dropped her off at school. On her first turn to bring snack I created an elaborate halloween treat that had the teachers oohing and ahhing. 

Things have went downhill from there.

Let me tell you about our mornings now, halfway through the school year. For started my alarm goes off exactly 45minutes before we need to leave the house… of which I hit snooze at least twice. Down to 35minutes. Then it’s waking my daughter up – aka carrying her still sleeping to the couch so that she will wake up to cartoons. After that I make a quick breakfast (think eggs, pancakes, etc) while my coffee brews. Notice: no breakfast for mom. Then we’re racing to dress and get out the door. Also? We have snack tomorrow. It’s gold fish and grapes. 

To say that mornings are chaotic would be an understatement. Combine that with my depleting sugar levels and monster mom sometimes comes out – something I dread. No one likes monster mom, not even mom. She snaps and gets frustrated all too easily. So I have been trying to eat breakfast but I give up. Instead I started supplementing my coffee with Nutri-Grain Bars. It was the perfect solution to our busy schedule. 

Nutrigrain Fruit and Oat
But on our last trip to the supermarket the new Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars caught my eye. The box had grown up phrases like “4g of protein” and “real fruit and whole grains.” I thought, that’s exactly what I need to help start my day fueled, and keep monster mommy at bay.


But I was a little concerned. I’m still juvenile enough to doubt the taste of anything thats ‘good for me.’ It turns out, they taste pretty good actually! They’re the perfect balance of sweet fruit and oats. Not too moist or crunchy, just right. Now Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars are the first thing I reach for as I head out the door. 

What’s your morning routine like? Do you make time for breakfast? 

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Nutri-Grain. I received product samples and promotional item to thank me for participating.

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  1. March 13, 2014 at 9:14 am — Reply

    That country strawberry layer on the top looks mighty tasty, I have to say!! Nutri-Grain makes a good product too. I send the breakfast bars w/hubby to work every morning for a mid-morn. work snack (he works outside and wants that little extra fuel). These are going in our grocery cart next trip out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. March 13, 2014 at 9:54 am — Reply

    You have really tempted me from your review and it is nice to know they’re the perfect balance of sweet fruit and oats. I have a bad habit of skipping breakfast so these would be great to pick up and try.

  3. March 13, 2014 at 11:32 am — Reply

    I love nutri grain! I need to try these breakfast bars! They look yummy!

  4. March 13, 2014 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    We just got these a few weeks ago and we all love them. These are going to be on our weekly shopping list for sure.

  5. March 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the review– I LOVE Breakfast food, but I don’t always eat at breakfast time. However, this is a great grab and go snack!

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