NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Normally, when I tell people that my kids don’t like breakfast, their reaction is quite predictable.
Really? But breakfasts for kids are so yummy!
I’ve never heard of a kid not liking breakfast!
OMG, my kids are starving in the morning! Aren’t yours?
And so on and so forth.
Thing is, my boys just aren’t interested in eating at all when they wake up. If I sit them at the breakfast table, they’ll play with their food. If I let them camp out in front of the TV, they’ll ignore their breakfasts completely. I’ve tried bribing, begging and everything in between… and still, they don’t eat.
So, I decided if I can’t beat ’em, I’d join ’em. I started thinking about foods they do love to eat – and how they love to eat them. And I realized that my boys really are finger food people; they like to select, dip, repeat. I made it my mission to create a well-balanced, dippable meal that they’d enjoy.
First, it had to be loaded with protein. Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage are great… in small doses. I simply don’t want to create an environment where high-sodium foods are a dietary staple. So I turned to my old stand-by: Greek yogurt. Loaded with protein and calcium, it’s the perfect breakfast food! I selected an Oikos Banana Greek Yogurt as I figured it would be pleasing to young palettes. Then, to up the protein content even more, I added a tablespoon of smooth peanut butter. Could there be a better combination? I think not.
Next, I washed and cut some of their favourite fruits: strawberries, apple and pear. I mean, it’s hard to mess that up, right? You could use any fruit that your child loves; if I had pineapple or peaches on hand, I would have added those too.
Finally, I added Ozery’s Morning Rounds. Hand on heart, I am addicted to these delicious pitas! Toastable, portable and oh-so-satisfying, these fruit and grain breakfast buns come in five delicious varieties and are a great way to start off the day for kids and adults alike. Morning Rounds can be topped with your favourite spread, sandwiched with your favourite filling or – you guessed it – dipped! For my breakfast, I love them simply warmed in the toaster… mmm, the soft, slightly chewy buns have just the right touch of sweetness and are dense enough to keep me satisfied all morning. Morning Rounds are a source of fibre, free of artificial preservatives and a good source of iron.
I selected Ozery’s Just Minis Apple Cinnamon as an addition to the boys’ breakfast. These sweet and tasty pitas are ideal for any fussy eaters in the house – big or small! They contain ground cinnamon, unsulfured apples and chunky raisins. They’re the perfect size for little hands and are portable enough to take along in the car for continued munching. And, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, apple cinnamon pitas + banana/peanut butter yogurt dip = heaven on earth.
Verdict: Sweet Success! The boys love their new finger food-inspired breakfast, and I’ve created an easy breezy back-to-school meal. Win-Win!
Like what you see? Grab Morning Rounds (Multi Grain, Muesli, Cranberry Orange or my personal favourites, Apple Cinnamon and Date & Chia) or Just Minis. Then, enter to win a fabulous prize pack from Ozery’s!
One lucky reader will win an Ozery’s Pita Break Back To School Prize Pack, valued at over $75. It includes a toaster, lunch bag, tupperware containers, reusable eco-friendly bags, a shopping list note pad, plus a range of Ozery’s Pita Break Morning Rounds and Just Minis. To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck!