This post was created in partnership with Santa Cruz Organic and Womensforum; all opinions are my own.
How many of you wake up in the morning (like on the movies), whip up pancakes, bacon, eggs and the rest of that good stuff just before your kids start school in the morning? I’ll just come out and say it, not me! I’m one of those parents who wakes up an hour before my kid is due to start school, it’s a rush, I just have to make my coffee, go through my emails, get my son out of bed, find clothes for him to wear then give him some breakfast so he has some protein to get him through the day until lunch!
I’ll admit, I am very disorganized when it comes to mornings, I want to be one of those beautiful specimens that wakes up in the morning, drinks green tea and does an hour worth of yoga before the kids wake up, I’m working on it, believe me but it’s going to take some time! Right now since I have so much on my schedule and 3 kids to go along with that, I like to make breakfasts super quick and easy, when my kids wake up they eat a bowl of cereal followed by some toast. It’s pretty simple but I’ve also been trying to get them into adding more flavors to their toast with with a quick spread of Santa Cruz Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread or Applesauce.
My son loves applesauce, it’s probably one of the healthiest things he will eat, he’s an extremely picky eater so finding things he will love can sometimes be a challenge but applesauce never fails! I’ve been adding Santa Cruz Organic Cinnamon Apple Sauce to his toast in the morning and he will eat a whole two slices as opposed to one since he’s picky about butter. Santa Cruz Organic Cinnamon Apple Sauce is naturally fat free, contains vitamin C, is gluten free and USDA Organic, I’m personally a big fan of applesauce and with the addition of cinnamon, this is super delicious!
Most people love strawberries, my husband and daughter especially, I’ve been adding Santa Cruz Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread to her toast (or pancakes on the occasional day I wake up early enough). She loves the spread and my husband tried this earlier tonight on some homemade cinnamon waffles with just a little butter, it’s seriously one of the best strawberry spreads we’ve tasted. Santa Cruz Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread is made with organic strawberries, it’s gluten free, USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. I picked up a small tub and I should have picked up at least two as we went through this in a couple of days and now we want more!
Each day when my son goes to school, I make him a packed lunch, he wont eat school lunch unless it’s chicken tenders, fries or garlic bread and they rarely do that, maybe once a month if he’s lucky. So, I pack him a peanut butter sandwich and some chips, I’ve been using Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted Peanut Butter and he loves it! I wasn’t sure if he would like it at first as anything that tastes remotely different to what he is used to, he more than likely won’t eat it but he’s diggin’ this, probably because it tastes just like your regular peanut butter with a slightly bolder taste which I’m guessing he likes! It’s also gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified and USDA Organic. One other thing we love about Santa Cruz Dark Roasted Organic Peanut Butter is that it’s creamy, it’s super creamy and I’ve never tasted creaminess in peanut butter like that anywhere else.
All of the products mentioned above are available in different roasts, textures and flavors, these are just the ones I decided to try out because they sounded amazing!