Thank you to Nature’s Harvest® for sponsoring this post. All opinions and my love for nutritious,delicious foods is my own.
Creative meals, balanced diets, and nutritious choices – those are things today’s moms strive for but aren’t always easy to pack into busy days and chaotic schedules. I for one, try; I really do, to cook at home most night and to make those meals fun and somewhat healthy. Despite trying to make this happen on a regular basis though, with so many obligations, I often fail and as a result I feel guilty and somewhat inadequate as a wife and mother. I mean look at all those mom’s on Pinterest with their fancy meals and smiling families all packed around the dinner table. Unfortunately that’s not my reality more often than not. This post isn’t about that though. This is about finding ways to balance my family’s diet with plenty of delicious, nutritious whole grains, and it being as simple as adding my favorite Nature’s Harvest® breads to my grocery basket at Walmart.
When I do have the time to make something for my family, no matter how simple or elaborate the meal is, I don’t like to waste that precious time deciding which brand of what offers the most nutrition. I want the brands to just tell me and which I find one that is healthier than others, and open about what they offer, I tend to stick with that brand. Nature’s Harvest does just that for me and it makes my life just a smidge easier. Families can count on at least 8 grams of whole grains in every serving of Nature’s Harvest with no artificial flavors, colors or high-fructose corn syrup. That goes for all varieties including Whole Grain White, Honey Wheat-or any other variety Nature’s Harvest offers.
Nutritious doesn’t have to mean boring though. Nautre’s Harvest is challenging families to be creative and to celebrate “good taste” for back-to-school, Nature’s Harvest is hosting a Sandwich Art Facebook Contest to be judged by celebrity chef / mom Kelsey Nixon. The contest was on August 24th, with a KITCHEN CRASH with Kelly Nixon as the grand prize and backpacks filled with Crayola products for second prizes. Since Nature’s Harvest Honey Wheat is on rollback at Walmart for $1.97, it should be easy to stock up so you can come up with a fun creation. My creation, pictured below is a Chicken, Bacon, Avacodo sadwich on Nature’s Harvest Honey Wheat bread. To put this delicious masterpiece together I used:
- Nature’s Harvest Honey Wheat Bread
- Deli Sliced Chicken Breast
- Munster Cheese
- Thousand Island Dresing
Did You Know?
o 57% of American consumers eat whole grains at least every two weeks in their diet (#2 in their list of BFY eating habits after “Reduced/No Fat”);
o 56% of American consumers are already trying to add whole grains into their diet (#1, Fiber and Protein #’s 2 and 3 following)
o “According to a recent nationwide survey conducted on behalf of Nature’s Harvest bread, nearly 75 percent of moms have employed creative methods, such as styling food into fun shapes, to get their children to eat more nutritiously.”
o “In a recent survey of moms with children ages four to 13, we learned nearly half of moms are concerned about their children’s nutrition and that 52 percent consider whole grains one of the most important nutritional considerations when purchasing food at the grocery store”
Nature’s Harvest also wants to know what you think about whole grains by taking a 10 minute opt-in shopper research survey, for which $5 Walmart gift cards will go to the first 100 people that fully complete the survey (U.S. citizens only, must be 18 years or older to participate). The survey can be found at: http://NaturesHarvestBreadSurvey.com.