Once the weather chills, I certainly start looking for comfort food! Of course, I want to ensure the food I’m looking for is healthy and satisfying, and not taking me over my calorie limit for the day. I am learning a lot about healthy food choices and it’s surprising to learn how calorie dense some foods can be, while providing little in nutritional value or filling me up.
In the morning, breakfast with the family can be pretty hectic. With 3 kids, lunches to make, and backpacks to fill, it’s easy to reach for something quick and easy, but not necessarily filling. It’s also hard to find different or exciting things to have for breakfast when time is limited. In fact, in a recent survey more than a third of Canadian parents (37%) said that providing a variety of breakfast options throughout the week is a common challenge.
So, how can Canadians get that #SpoonDrop moment? #SpoonDrop is the moment of success when you’ve harnessed the versatility of Quaker Oats to conquer your mornings and get everyone ready and out the door with ease! You can find a ton of great recipes at QuakerOats.ca to proudly “Own Mornings” and celebrate their #SpoonDrop moments with the versatility of Quaker Oats to create the simple breakfast solutions they seek for their families.
Whether you’re using them for your morning bowl of oatmeal, overnight oats or in a granola and yogurt tart, Quaker oats provides delicious breakfast solutions for everyone in the family. Here’s an awesome recipe I found at Quacker.ca for Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (Oh yes!!!)
- 2 cups (500 mL) Quaker® Quick Oats
- 3¼ cups (800 mL) milk
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) honey or brown sugar
- ¾ tsp (4 mL) pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
- ½ cup (125 mL) pumpkin purée
- ⅓ cup (75 mL) vanilla Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup (60 mL) toasted chopped pecans
- In large saucepan set over medium heat, stir together oats, milk, honey, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
- Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Stir in pumpkin purée and heat through. Divide evenly among 4 bowls; top with dollop of yogurt and
- sprinkle with pecans.
Amazing right? Most Canadian households (82%) take between two and three hours to wake up and get out the door in the morning.* With a little planning and the power of Quaker oats, a wealth of delicious solutions can be assembled quickly, helping families get out of the door in a little less time.
From Harvest Crunch Granola to Regular Instant Oatmeal to Standard Oats, Quaker has a variety of delicious solutions to help parents create their own #SpoonDrop moments. Happy mornings to you!