Guest Blog by: Casi Reichardt
We asked Casi Reichardt, one of our very own employees and mother of two, to dive into the details about why she loves Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles and why she feeds them to her kids. Keep reading to see what she had to say!
‘Tis the season for kids to go back to school and hectic summer schedules to finally become more consistent. If you’re anything like me, you feel one of three ways on the first day of school—you’re either thrilled to get the kids back on schedule, sobbing because you don’t know how your baby grew up so fast, or a little of both. Regardless of how you’re feeling, getting back into a school-year routine can be an adjustment for everyone in the family, and if I can share one back-to-school survival tip to all the moms and dads out there it’s this: go buy your family some Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles—here’s why.
They Are Quick & Easy
Everyone knows that life with kids is busy. In fact, it’s busier than it’s ever been! In today’s world, we are constantly connected with smart phones and consistently over-scheduled. It can sometimes feel like we never have enough time for simple things like eating a healthy breakfast, can’t it? That’s why, on those busy mornings, I know I can count on Kodiak Cakes toaster-ready Power Waffles! I’m telling you, two minutes in the toaster, a spoonful of nut butter, sliced banana, and a drizzle of syrup or honey, and you have a protein-packed, 100% whole grain breakfast in five minutes. Even better, when we’re on-the-go, we simply toast our waffles and eat them in the car—they still taste great without all the toppings! Here’s a peek into our typical routine and how Kodiak Toaster Waffles help us get out the door each morning:
6:00AM – Dad gets up and goes for a run
6:30AM – Baby wakes and has a bottle
7:00AM – Mom sips coffee while baby eats pieces of buttered Toaster Waffles & blueberries
7:15AM – Big brother wakes up and dad helps get him dressed and ready for school
7:30AM – Waffle #2 goes in the toaster
7:45AM – Kids get buckled in the van and Big Brother eats his waffle on the go!
8:00AM – Mom makes waffle breakfast sandwiches with bacon, eggs, and avocado to fuel the work day!
They Fuel Our Active Lifestyle
On top of my husband and I juggling two full-time jobs and two children under the age of four, our family loves to be active and get outside. That’s why we need to make sure our bodies are getting the fuel they need. You might be wondering how something as convenient as Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles can really be that good for you. Well, while our little family doesn’t necessarily adhere to a specific diet or completely eliminate entire food groups, we do strive to eat real, whole foods that are minimally processed whenever possible—which makes Kodiak Cakes a great option since they’re made with non-GMO ingredients and are minimally processed.
Before Power Waffles, my husband and I honestly never shopped the frozen breakfast aisle at the grocery store because we didn’t think there was anything in that section that we would feel good about eating ourselves and feeding our kids. But when you look at the nutrition panel on Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles, you’ll learn they’re made with 100% whole grains and loaded with protein to fuel your day.
Kids Love Them
Kids Love Them
As a mother, it’s hard to serve up healthier foods your kids love without them vetoing whatever you put in front of them. But whole grains and protein come together so nicely in Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles, my kids can hardly tell any difference! In fact, not only does our three-year-old beg for Kodiak Cakes every morning, waffles were the ONLY table food we could get our 10-month-old to eat when he had absolutely no interest in solid foods. I know I probably sound like a TV commercial, but all my fellow moms know how hard feeding picky children can be. We’ve even been known to serve waffles on hectic evenings as “breakfast for dinner” and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it.
Kodiak Toaster Waffles are so yummy and versatile, here are some easy recipe ideas that can make any meal or snack a breeze:
Whether you’re sending your kiddo to kindergarten for the first time or buckling up for their final year of high school, I promise that adding Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles to your daily routine can be a total game-changer. And when it gets super busy this year, because we all know it will, remember that you are an AWESOME parent and starting each day with a healthy breakfast is going to set the stage for a lifetime of healthy choices!
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