Streamline Your Morning Routine – Eggo Fruit Pizzas Review & Giveaway – CLOSED

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As any parent of two preschoolers can attest, mornings around here are busy-  especially during the school year. While Kora & Logan don’t have to be in class until 9:15 am it’s always a mad dash to get out the door, no matter how early we all seem to get up.

I’ve vowed for the upcoming school year to streamline our morning routine and to put some things in place that will help us get out the door faster.

# 1. I will get up earlier.

This seems easy enough, however neither Tired Dad Dave or I are early risers and the kids beat us up almost every morning. As I’m stumbling around the kitchen trying to find this shoe, that sock, this school bag, I often find myself thinking – “Why didn’t I just get up earlier to get everything ready?” Again, it sounds easy enough but it never seems to happen when my alarm goes off at 6 am and everyone else is peacefully snoring away. The snooze button is just too easy to reach. But I will try!

#2. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca

Being prepared is half the battle. The days that I am able to lay Kora & Logan’s clothes out the night before, make sure their bags are packed appropriately, and double-check all shoes and socks have a mate, are the days we get out the door on time. Again, it seems simple enough and since I’m a night owl I can definitely follow through consistently on this one if I put my mind to it.

#3. Take the kids outside.

This may appear to be an odd inclusion in my list, but I’ve heard that children who get gross motor physical activity before school are more able to sit still and pay attention during class. Those that actually are able to get outside in the morning are in an even better mindset for the school day. If I’m able to apply the first two points of my list, I should be able to get them outside with only one problem. If someone falls down or gets their school clothes dirty that may actually end up tacking on to our time, but I think the end result would be worth it.

#4. Cook up some Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas.

We are a frozen waffle household. One of our favorite breakfasts is to pop some frozen waffles in the toaster and away we go. So when I heard the Eggo was going to be adding Real Fruit Pizzas to their product line, I was excited about the variety and the additional nutritional value. These fruit pizzas a quick and easy way to add fruit, yogurt, and granola to our morning breakfast. The pizzas take just 1 1/2 minutes to warm up in the microwave or 5-7 minutes in the oven. Almost as quick as cooking those frozen waffles we love!

The Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas come in two varieties, Strawberry Granola and Mixed Berry Granola. We recently had the opportunity to try out the Pizzas and Kora & Logan loved them. They split one Real Fruit Pizza between them and finished it entirely and quickly. I can already see how this new addition to our breakfast menu will help us get out the door quickly along with healthy and full tummies.

Does this look like an optical illusion to anyone else? It’s not the best picture of Kora, but I thought it looked like she was picking the pizza up off the box, but it’s actually just the picture. So strange!

Our Strawberry Granola Fruit Pizza out of the box. Broken, but it traveled a long ways so it was probably tired too. (Ha ha aren’t I funny? My dad would be proud).

I cooked the Eggo Real Fruit Pizza in our toaster oven because we like things crispier. I wasn’t instructed to use the tin foil, but did so because granola pieces and strawberries would have ended up everywhere otherwise. Remember, I’m trying to streamline here!

Here is the pizza after cooking. Looks delicious doesn’t it?

Both Kora and Logan gave the Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas a thumbs up.

Logan had a bit of difficulty picking up the pizza to eat it, but once I cut it up for him he was happy – he is only 3 after all.  Both Kora & Logan said the yogurt was their favorite part of the pizza. I tried it as well and thought it was tasty and different. It reminded me of a parfait on a cinnamon and maple-flavored crust.

They split the pizza and were full at first, but needed something else to eat about an hour later. Next time I would include a banana or something else on the side when splitting the pizza for breakfast.

WIN IT!

I’ve teamed up with TheMotherhood.com’s Eggo Mornings Circle to offer 5 (five) readers of 2 Wired 2 Tired samples of each flavor of the Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas (Strawberry Granola and Mixed Berry Granola).

AND…

1 (one) reader across all the 20 of the listed blogs on the Eggo Mornings Circle at TheMotherhood.com will win the GRAND PRIZE - samples of each flavor of the Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas (Strawberry Granola and Mixed Berry Granola) AND two Kellogg mugs. This selection will be chosen by TheMotherhood.com who will collect all of the tips/comment entries on each of the 20 blogs and compile the best ones into the Eggo Best Tips for an Enjoyable, Organized Morning – they will then select the one winner from this list of comments/entries randomly.

This giveaway is open to everyone.

To enter leave a comment detailing your tips for streamlining your morning routine. Be sure to leave your email address in the comment if it’s not in your profile.

Giveaway Rules: Giveaway ends Wednesday, July 28th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner(s) will be randomly selected and notified on Thursday, August 5th.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.  Must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments. I will notify the winner in a post and by email. If winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company.

I have been engaged and compensated by Kellogg and TheMotherhood.com for this post.

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Tésa (pronounced Taysa) is a work-at-home mom who enjoys blogging while raising her family in Cleveland, Ohio. In between naps, Tésa enjoys writing about family life, giving back, food, tech, and travel.

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Comments

  1. Tiffany Christie says:

    My morning routine is starting coffee, getting my lunch ready for work. When I have time, I try to eat breakfast…usually something quick, poptart or waffle….some playing on my computer…scrambling to get dressed and presentable then out the door…on the way to work. ….Tiffypoot@aol.com

  2. Steph S says:

    I try to think ahead the night before by ironing and laying out clothes, packing lunches and deciding what I’ll be serving for breakfast.

  3. I set out cereal and bowls and spoons the night before so everyone can grab what they need quickly.

  4. I try and get as much done the night before as I possibly can, and I also wake everyone five to ten minutes earlier in the morning, so we have a few extra minutes just in case.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. I’m always sure to have the kids pick out their clothes the night before and they are laid out to jump into as soon as their head is up from their pillow. This keeps the morning going smoothly.

  6. I pack lunch the night before and we have everything set up and ready to go for the morning. Also, now that my son is older, he has a list posted of what he needs to do to get ready and he is responsible for gathering his things, brushing teeth, etc

    bentoforkidlet (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. I get up one half hour earlier than everyone else and the night before I set out what breakfast will be so I am not in a mad rush.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. To make sure my morning runs smoothly, I prepare the night before. For me, that means saving work files to appropriate places and packing my laptop case with essentials….stuff like that…

  9. Get up at the same time, every day…..consistency is key.

  10. When my girls were younger I had outfits set up for the girls in their closet with underwear and socks attached at the top of the hanger in a bag.

    They could pick any hanger they wanted to and I wouldn’t worry about what they were wearing. And if they were very insistent on wearing something that I really didn’t approve of, well I would just let them wear it because sometimes it just isn’t worth the fight.

    I also let the girls do whatever they wanted to do in the mornings with what freetime they had left after doing what needed to be done. Most mornings they opted for Sponge Bob….but I left it up to them.

  11. Now we just kind of play it by ear in the mornings. But when the kids were young and we had a definite schedule, we made lunches and put out clothes the night before. Also made sure that all things required for the day were set up.

  12. I streamline my mornings by setting the coffee pot up the night before and scheduling it to start :)

    carissa.sutton(at)gmail.com

  13. no tv and packing lunches the day before…we also like to blast some music and we all sing along

  14. Karen D says:

    I need to be more organized especially with 3 children who need to be on buses by 7:15am. It’s always harder the first few weeks getting them to bed early and up early. We work better with routines so I think I will type up a list for each of them on what needs to be done and when. That way they can check off their own list and I don’t have to keep on them for every little detail! Great giveaway!

  15. I always ask the kiddos what they want for breakfast in the morning before they go to bed, that way I can make sure it’s all ready when they wake up.

  16. Kathy K says:

    I usuallly have something fast. A protein shake or Carnation Instant Breakfast

  17. April Vereb says:

    My biggest tip would be to have everything you can laid out for the next morning. Most of our “late” mornings were b/c we had to run around searching for a missing shoe or looking for a backpack that had been misplaced. Just have everything laid out in one spot and it will be a breeze! :)

  18. I make sure everything I need is packed up and waiting by the door so we just have to grab it on the way out.
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  19. Well. on school days I usually food shop late in the week and look ahead into the NEXT week to make sure we have fresh fruit, waffles and bagels or cereal on hand…we have NO time for cooked breakfasts! During summer, it is again trying to find something FAST, with a teen working, one in summer school, and one doing AM sports.

    During the school year we try to have ALL backpacks at the door WITH shoes and socks too, and I try to do laundry up enough to have them not only pick the outfit for the NEXT day they want to wear but a WEEKS worth all stacked up to go. Sports schedules are put on the calendar and color coded. Homework…another story…we just cant seem to prepare ahead for most of this! Same thing with trying to find a TIME to eat dinner together. The American family dinner hour is pretty sad for most…sigh…

  20. Sarah G says:

    The night before, I pick out the clothes my daughter is going to wear. And, I prep breakfast beforehand, so I can cook everything quickly without my daughter fussing.

  21. Ellen C. says:

    In our house everyone gets their outfits ready for the next day. I get the owls and plates and silverware ready for breakfast the next morning. I will already know what we’ll be having for breakfast as well. Thanks for the chance.

  22. When it was a school morning, I always had backpacks already packed the night before, and clothes picked out already. It was one less thing to do in the morning.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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