**** This giveaway was facilitated by Van’s Foods. I was not compensated for this post but did receive free product samples and all opinions are my own.
Back to school... what comes to mind when you hear those words? Back to school shopping? New clothes and supplies? More time to get housework done? Earlier mornings? Oh yes, that last one is pretty rough. My family is a family of night owls, not morning people in the slightest. In the summer we take full advantage of that ability to sleep in. So when school comes around, it's quite the adjustment getting used to waking up and getting ready.
And I'm not the only one! Van’s conducted a survey of 1,000 moms and asked them to describe their mornings:
- o 58 percent said they rush through their morning hair or makeup routines
- o Nearly 40 percent admit to wearing pajamas to drive their kids to school
- o 17 percent who apply makeup in the car.
- o Nearly 70 percent of moms said they feel better about themselves when they serve a hot breakfast, and they count protein, whole grains and kid-friendliness as the lead factors for making good choices for their families.
But waking up and making a fancy breakfast!? Um, no...that's just not going to happen these days!? Thankfully, Van's comes to the rescue! Quick, wholesome options like Van’s waffles offer protein and whole grains that are so delicious moms feel great about serving them and kids love eating them. Van’s offers a variety of options for all types of eaters, from kid-favorite Van’s Minis (with 27 grams of whole grain per serving) to Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles (free of gluten, dairy and egg) and Van’s 8 Whole Grains Waffles (with 7 grams of fiber). Just as importantly, they are done in minutes giving your little one a great nutritious meal to start their day off right. Now, that's something we can feel great about as we send our little one's off to school, right?
We like to keep our waffles simple, but to take it to the next level (without too much time), check out these easy waffle topper ideas:
Banana and Honey Minis
· Sriracha Avocado waffle (Image & Recipe credit: Back to Her Roots)
Van’s waffles are available at grocery stores, mass merchandisers and natural food retailers nationwide. To find Van’s waffles in a store near you, visit: http://www.vansfoods.com/store-locator
To celebrate modern moms and make her life a little easier, Van’s is hosting a Back-to-School giveaway for a year’s worth of free waffles (52 coupons) and three signed cookbooks from celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author Joy Bauer! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below: