If you’re a working mom, you know sometimes you don’t have time to sit down for a homemade breakfast. When I used to teach, I would often find myself going through a fast food line to grab a breakfast sandwich and coffee. Not only was that bad for my body considering the fat content, but it was time consuming. Everyone else seemed to have the same idea, and the wait in the fast food line could be upwards of 10 minutes.
If you have to sometimes eat breakfast on the run, you’ll likely enjoy Weight Watchers’ new Smart Ones Oatmeal. These are packed in a convenient cup that you heat in the microwave. Best of all, the oatmeal is piping hot and ready to be eaten within 3 minutes. Just pair with a piece of fruit, and you have an easy, healthy, on-the-go meal.
We recently got to try two types of Smart Ones oatmeal–maple brown sugar and apple cinnamon. Both were very creamy, and I was impressed with the wholesome ingredients. For instance, the main ingredients were steel cut oats, oats, granola and walnuts. (The other flavor available is Peaches & Cream, but we didn’t get to try that one because it wasn’t available at my store.)
They were delicious, if a bit too sweet for our tastes. We have gotten used to having foods with no sugar, so honestly, any sweeteners for us taste too sweet. Still, the apple cinnamon had just 14 grams of sugar and the maple brown sugar just 16 grams. Considering a cup of yogurt can have upwards of 40 grams of sugar, the Smart Ones oatmeal sugar content was much better. I’m guessing for most people, these flavors would hit just the perfect amount of sweetness. They also have 5 grams of fiber in each cup.
Product Coupons and a Chance to Win $5,000
As part of the debut of Smart Ones Oatmeal, you can go here to enter to win $5,000 (and help a good cause, Dress for Success). You can also print a coupon for $2.00 off any 7 Smart Ones products. There’s also a product locator so you can see which stores in your area carry the new Smart Ones Oatmeal.
Weight Watchers has generously agreed to give one lucky Mom’s Plans’ reader three free product coupons to try some Smart Ones Oatmeal yourself.
To enter, just comment with what your favorite breakfast on the run is.
This giveaway, which is open to U.S. residents ages 18 and over, will end on Monday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be chosen via random.org.