Friday, February 28, 2014

Target Breakfast Twist Challenge

I do love a good challenge!

The email said:
We all know that breakfast is an important start to your family’s day,
but all too often, it’s rushed, hectic, and…monotonous.
So what can be done to make breakfast a little more delightful and fun?
We’re looking for your surprising twists on breakfast using favorite items
that start your family’s day off with a smile!

Sounds right up my alley, so with the assistance of Mr. Ben and a special package we got in the mail, we started working on some breakfast twists to share on the blog.   What did our package contain? Quite glad you asked!
  • 1 pouch Nature Valley® Protein Granola
  • 1 box Nature Valley® Granola Bars
  • 1 box Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal
  • 1 box Trix® cereal 
  • 1 package Quaker® Oats
  • 1 jar Jif® peanut butter
  • 1 package Nutella® mini cups
  • 1 pouch Grandma Hoerner’s® Big Slice™ apples snack
We also added some of our necessary items to the list--milk, bagels, vanilla Greek yogurt and assorted fruits.  We tried a few of the most obvious quick combos, including cereals and milk, granola bars topped with peanut bugger or Nutella and fruits, and some trail mixes.  However, Ben picked two items as his "must share breakfast twists".

Ben's first pick was a yogurt bowl--vanilla Greek yogurt topped with Grandma Hoerner’s® Big Slice™ apples snack and Nature Valley® Protein Granola.  He loves yogurt for breakfast and the apple snack and granola gave it more substance.  We also prepped a few to-go yogurt containers (reusable of course) with yogurt and apple snack, just add the granola for breakfast on the go.

His second pick was fruit-topped Nutella bagels.  Just toast mini whole wheat bagels, spread with Nutella, then add your favorite fruit toppings.  Strawberries are awesome, but we were out, so we tried blueberries and blackberries today.  Even better, the berries are small enough to use without having to slice them, saving one more step in the mornings.

Target offers several other suggestions for quick morning meals too. Check out Target Breakfast Twists for more of them.  What can you make to simplify your mornings?

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.


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