Thursday, April 21, 2011

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit {Review}

There are quite a few days that I feel like I'm up and running from the moment I get out of bed. Whether we're out doing errands, meetings friends, going to school, attending an event or class, or just staying home playing, there are often times that I find myself wishing there was a speed other than fast that we could operate on.

The mornings tend to be the most hurried and if we are rushing to make it out the door, the thing that is most likely to be eliminated to save time is breakfast. Not for the kids, of course, but for me. If it comes down to choosing between the stress of being late or sitting down for a healthy meal... well, a little hunger won't kill me, right?

Fortunately, Seneca Farms, the name known for farm to table goodness, has introduced a quick and easy oatmeal that anyone can enjoy in nearly no time at all: the new Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit.

Ready in 45 seconds right out of the microwave (no milk or water necessary), the Oatmeal & Fruit cups are the perfect combination of great taste and exceptional convenience. Simply pull this quick and healthy breakfast option out of the cupboard and the whole family can be enjoying a delicious and fulfilling meal almost immediately.

Did you know that*…

  • Nearly 60% of U.S. parents of children ages 3-17 admit that their child skips breakfast, with more than half of U.S. Moms wishing their child ate a more nutritious breakfast.
  • 58% of U.S. Moms say they skip breakfast regularly. 46% of Moms who skip breakfast say they do so because they do not have enough time to prepare or eat it.
  • 57% of single adults say the number one reason they skip breakfast is that they don’t have enough time to prepare it.
  • While 71% of U.S. adults agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, 67% of those admit to skipping breakfast.
*Results of 2011 Children's Nutrition Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for Seneca Farms

Who wants to be a part of statistics like those? Not me! Currently available in Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach (but with more flavors such as Cranberry Apple and Maple & Brown Sugar being added in coming months), I was looking forward to trying these six-ounce cups of tastiness for myself and finding out how to end my breakfast-skipping days for good.

With no trans fats or cholesterol and a great source of Vitamin C (and the fact that all I needed to add was a spoon), I thought the Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit was delicious! It is so easy to pop into the microwave and have ready to eat at home or on the go and know that I (or my family) am getting a good dose of nutrition and fuel to face the day.

I found the taste to be just sweet enough and the chunks of real fruit included are just the right addition to the flavor of the oatmeal. As well as being quick and easy for breakfast, these have also been a satisfying mid-afternoon snack that, due to their perfect portion-controlled size, haven't left me feeling guilty about having one while working on my weight loss.

Available at retail locations nationwide, visit for a complete list of where Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit can be found. And be sure to visit Seneca Farms on Facebook to print out a coupon for 55¢ off before you head to the store!

This post was written for Family Review Network & Seneca who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions