Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit Review

Seneca Oatmeal

A good breakfast is important to starting everyone’s day. I eat breakfast every day, and in fact, everyone in my family does. I know how what it takes to get my day started right, so fueling my body the right way matters.

I do anything from eggs and sausage to cold cereal to oatmeal for my breakfasts. I do prefer a hot breakfast, but sometimes I don’t have the time or am too lazy to cook anything. Along comes Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit. This is a prepackaged ready-to-go oatmeal with fruit in it.

It’s not groundbreaking news that breakfast provides us and our kids with the nutrition and fuel our bodies need.  And we all know that eating oatmeal and other whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and promote overall good health.  But, busy mornings and finicky kids can make it hard to find the time to make something that is both nutritious and delicious.
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
Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit – launching on April 4 at Wal-Mart – is the perfect choice for anyone who has trouble finding time for breakfast in the morning.  In less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, heat the six-ounce microwaveable cup – no milk or water necessary – in the microwave for 45 seconds.  Seneca's Oatmeal & Fruit has no trans fats or cholesterol, and is a great source of Vitamin C.   Two initial flavors are being introduced – Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach.   More flavors and retailers will be added in the coming months.
Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is not only a quick and healthy breakfast option, but it is a satisfying mid-afternoon snack and it even works as part of a healthy weight loss plan for those looking to lose or maintain weight loss.

Seneca Oatmeal2 There are currently two varieties of the Oatmeal & Fruit. I got to try both the Apple Cinnamon and the Vanilla Peach. (They will also be introducing a Cranberry Apple flavor too.) We really enjoyed both of these flavors. They are very good and the chunks of fruit go well with the oatmeal.

The Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is handy and easy to use. The oatmeal is already cooked and ready to eat. You can heat the individual cup if you want your oatmeal warmed, and all you do is open and warm it. It’s so easy.

I really liked this oatmeal. I love oatmeal of just about every variety. The thing about this is that it’s easy for a busy family. My son does not usually eat oatmeal. I’ve tried fixing it different ways, and he’ll always eat a few bites but that’s it. The Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit he gobbles up. He’ll eat the whole container. These did not last long in my house, but now I know how to get my son to eat oatmeal.

You can find Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit in a store near you. Check out their product locator to see where it’s available in your area. You can also find it on Your family will be happy that you got it for them!

*Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & Seneca who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.*