Monday, July 25, 2011

Review & #Giveaway - Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit

Do you skip breakfast?

I know, things are busy in our home first thing in the morning, too. But, breakfast is a simple way to start my day out right. If I make a good choice full of energy to tackle my day, and fiber rich so I don't snack my way to lunch, then my other food choices later are usually better.

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

Oatmeal is already one of my favorite healthy breakfast choices, but after trying Seneca Farms' Oatmeal and Fruit, I have no excuse... even while traveling... not to get in a healthy and fast meal or snack.

Each package comes with 2 microwaveable 6-oz servings. I was sent a pack of peach and apple cinnamon. Unlike the packet of instant oatmeal, the oats were not pulverized, and you don't need to add anything. Just open the top to vent, heat and eat!

I was very happy to see that there was neither high fructose corn syrup or "corn sugar" added either. In fact, the first 3 ingredients were: Water, Diced Apples and Thick Cut Oats.

This product was simple to use, the texture was great and they are very easy to travel with. It seems like most hotels now have microwaves either in a lobby or the room, so this would be a great option for trips. The only complaint I had was the product was a little too sweet for my tastes. This product has both apple juice concentrate and sugar. Maybe they will come out with a low-sugar option later.

Currently this product is available in peach and apples & cinnamon, but they plan to expand to apple cranberry and maple brown sugar later this year. Find out which stores near you carry Oatmeal and Fruit with Seneca's store finder on

Be sure to check out all the other delicious snacks Seneca has to offer. We love their original apple chips!

Giveaway Time!

1 lucky winner will get the same 2 packs (4 indiv. cups) of Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit like I reviewed. Open to the US only.

Mandatory Entry : Which flavor, peach or apples & cinnamon, do you want to try first? Be sure to leave a way to contact you if you win (or have your profile public).

For optional extra entries, do any or all of the following and leave a comment letting me know after you do the mandatory entry mentioned above:

  • Enter any of my other current giveaway (1 entry each)
  • Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect - leave your username  (1 entry)
  • Subscribe via email to my blog, be sure to confirm your subscription. (2 entries) 
  • Tell me another Seneca Farms product you would like to try. (1 entry)
  • Follow @SenecaFarms on twitter (1 entry)
  • Follow me on twitter (@notimeMom)  & tweet about this giveaway. (limit 2 tweets a day at least 1 hour between tweets) Be sure to leave the tweet URL in your comment. (1 entry/tweet) Feel free to use:

#Win 2 @SenecaFarms New Oatmeal & Fruit packs  @notimeMom (ends 8/1) #Giveaway

*Disclaimer -  This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I received samples in order to write my honest review. All opinions are my own. Winner must be a resident of the US & be 18 years of age or older. Winner will be drawn via and contacted by the email on your profile or left in the entry. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. If not, I will redraw for a new winner. Giveaway ends 8/1 at 11:59 pm PST. It is open to US residents only.  I am not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes. The prizes will be sent out from the sponsor or responsible PR firm.
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