I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Nutri-Grain. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
In my ideal morning, I wake up well-rested and happily go into the kitchen with plenty of time to make a full, nutritious, filling breakfast for my entire family (who then proceed to eat it cheerfully and politely).
In reality, even though I know that breakfast is an important start to the day, the time spent before my children head off to school and my husband goes to work is rushed, a bit hectic, and filled with stress and monotony. The same hurried bowl of cereal, cut fruit and toasted bagel is eaten (with multiple reminders) while the same lunch is packed before everyone piles out the door with no time to spare.
And that is just for the kids.
My husband ends up eating dry Corn Flakes and clementines during his drive to work while I, depending on how quickly I need to be out the door, focus mainly on getting enough caffeine from my coffee.
Do I wish that the adults eating a wholesome breakfast was given as much importance as it is for our kids? Absolutely, but where is that magical extra time going to come from?
Fortunately, it's now even easier to take on the challenges of the morning ahead thanks to the tasty, healthy, on-the-go Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars.
Containing four grams of protein and a hearty combination of real fruit and whole grains, Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars provide an easy way to thrive, not just survive, the whole morning.
Available in Country Strawberry and Blueberry Bliss flavors, these portable cereal bars make it easy to ensure that you are on your way to an active and productive day.
Considering how much slower and ineffective I feel on days that I have had to skip breakfast, I was looking forward to trying out these new Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars to see just how well-received they would be in my house.
Always happy to find a meal that takes less than 30 seconds to have fully ready to eat, I love the way that the Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars go from box...
...to bite in less time than it takes to put on a pair of shoes.
As well as being able to enjoy these cereal bars at home when I actually have time to slowly drink my coffee, I've been loving the way that they are just right for on-the-go.
No worries about having to listen to my stomach growling the whole time I'm volunteering in one of my girls' classrooms when I can just pull open one of these and enjoy the flavor (the Blueberry Bliss is my favorite!) and convenience while I'm at a stoplight!
Available at most retailers nationwide, Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars are sold in boxes of five for a suggested retail price of $3.59.
Be sure to keep an eye out the next time you are out shopping as well as finding out more by connecting with Nutri-Grain on Facebook and throughout social media at the hashtag #NGHarvest.