Dad of Divas' Reviews: Seneca Farms Fruit & Oatmeal - Has Oatmeal Ever Tasted So Good?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Seneca Farms Fruit & Oatmeal - Has Oatmeal Ever Tasted So Good?

It’s not groundbreaking news that breakfast provides us and our kids with the nutrition and fuel our bodies need.  And we all know that eating oatmeal and other whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and promote overall good health.  But, busy mornings and finicky kids can make it hard to find the time to make something that is both nutritious and delicious.

 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 

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit – launched on April 4 at Wal-Mart – is the perfect choice for anyone who has trouble finding time for breakfast in the morning.  In less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, heat the six-ounce microwaveable cup – no milk or water necessary – in the microwave for 45 seconds.  Seneca's Oatmeal & Fruit has no trans fats or cholesterol, and is a great source of Vitamin C.   Two initial flavors are being introduced – Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach.   More flavors and retailers will be added in the coming months.

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is not only a quick and healthy breakfast option, but it is a satisfying mid-afternoon snack and it even works as part of a healthy weight loss plan for those looking to lose or maintain weight loss

My Take on the Product
I eat oatmeal all the time and usually mix in fruit (for me most of the time it is raisins). This new product from, Seneca Farms takes Oatmeal and Fruit to the next level. With its east to use containers this product was a quick and easy breakfast (or even dessert) option for parents and kids alike. Consistency wise, the oatmeal comes out very well, not too runny but instead, just right.

The only two things of warning with this product that I put out there is that if you warm up the product like it says to in the product directions, the contents can get quite warm, and the cups tend to keep it warm for quite some time as well. Second, this product has a high sugar content (22 grams) in one cup, which equates to close to two poptarts. So just be aware that with good tasting things sometimes come caveats.

Though I have shared the above two caveats, I would get these again, as they were delicious, and though higher in sugar, they also were high in many other valuable nutrients as well. So go and check out this new Oatmeal today! If you are so inclined, go and get a coupon today as well here!

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

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