Our days generally begin the same every day of the week: hope that Cbear stays in his room (preferably NOT singing out loud in bed) until his alarm clock turns green, I get dressed then get Bbear dressed, and finally go to BGB’s room and get her dressed. After we are all dressed for the day, we head downstairs for a cartoon while I prepare breakfast.
This is where things get crazy.
The boys know that on non-preschool weekdays, they get to help make pancakes. They also know that on school days, we are often rushed to get out the door and it’s generally something quick – either reheated pancakes, cereal or waffles. Either way, we are usually a couple hours into our day before I realize I forgot to eat breakfast myself and grab a bowl of cereal or cold pancakes off one of the boys’ plates.
On our busy mornings, our go-to breakfast is cereal and fruit. The boys won’t eat the same type of fruit, but considering how picky 3 and 4 year old boys can be, I’ll take it! Cbear has been eating apples like he already knows an “apple a day keeps the doctor away” and Bbear loves most berries. As a special treat, and if they are on sale, I may offer a Kellogg’s Pop-tart or a Nutri Grain bar. In fact, these are items I often carry with me if we are going to eat a meal elsewhere and I’m not sure if the boys will eat.
Buy 4 Save $4
Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I ran over to Genuardi’s (a Safeway affiliate) to check out their Buy 4, Save $4 promotion. On the price tag, you’ll see the full price, the individual purchase sale price and the super-sale price if you buy 4 or more items that are part of the promotion. You can mix and match any 4 items to save $4 too! You can see my entire shopping experience by visiting my Google+ album.
Two of the fabulous deals we found were on cereal and juice, and a great selection from which to choose. We go through cereal like crazy and often stock up 5 to 10 boxes (yes, BOXES) at a time if the price is right. I don’t know about you, but finding boxes of cereal at $1.99 (Honey Nut Cheerios) and $1.79 (Rice Krispies) per box is a steal!
The juice, as I mentioned was also a great bargain. Typically, I purchase generic apple juice for the boys. However, one of the best deals was on Mott’s juice. At $1.49 a bottle, it’s fifty cents less than my generic bottle. If I had realized how much less expensive this sale price was versus my usual juice I would have purchase more than one bottle! So, I’m heading back this weekend to stock up.
My quick trip to the grocery store resulted in some great deals on name-brand breakfast goodies. My #BreakfastSavings really added up! I love seeing that Total Savings Value. Saving 41% makes me feel good about the money I spent!
Our On-the-Go Breakfasts
This was one of those mornings where I reheated pancakes. We didn’t have to rush off to preschool but we were off to a playdate so having the boys help make pancakes this morning wasn’t an option. Cbear loves his pancakes with syrup and a side of sliced apples. I’m pretty sure he ate 2 adult servings this morning.
Much to my surprise, and delight, Bbear polished off his pancakes and blueberries and then asked for more. So, I offered him the Dannon Oikos yogurt and he devoured that as well. Growing boys! I shudder to think about the teenage years!
Rise and Shine with Genuardi’s, and other participating Safeway stores – they have breakfast covered and you can too!
What’s your “Go-to” breakfast when you’re pressed for time?
*Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Safeway. All opinions are my own#cbias #SocialFabric