Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas Making Morning Routine A Snap *giveaway*

July 21, 2010 by  
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When morning time rolls around, I find myself wanting to roll right back over and stay asleep, but my two four year olds have different plans.  I usually wake up to the words “mommy it’s time to get up!”   I pry my eyes open to find two pairs of little eyes staring back at me.

We have a clear routine in the mornings and I have carefully designed an organized path to begin our day.  While I try and wake myself up we begin in the bathroom, since it’s on our way.  With twins, and with most kids in general, they fight over what belongs to who, so I try and avoid this like the plague, so my brain can wake up enough to tell my feet how to walk properly.

Being organized makes things a lot easier and everyone has a clear direction in the morning.

Assigned colors:  This is great for us, so there are no mix ups and there is great peace and harmony (well sort of…a girl can dream), each of my boys has a color.   We head to the bathroom and they know that the red and blue  toothbrushes are theirs and they know what color they should have.  This is a great way to set out clothes for the boys too, because then they know whose clothes are theirs for the day.  They have outfits for the day in their red and blue bin.

We head to the kitchen, and this is where we start the day.

Make the basics ahead: Cups are filled the night before, each one has their color so they know which one to grab from the fridge. This makes it easy, and it really helps them have that sense of independence that most toddlers and kids want.  They know to sit quietly on the couch, and my husband and I set the tv the night before to their favorite channel so they know to hit the big button and watch while I make breakfast (this keeps me sane…almost).  No one ever agrees on the same food choice, but sometimes I get lucky.

Breakfast usually isn’t elaborate in our house with the exception of Sundays where I make a big breakfast.  The boys typically choose a poptart, cereal with or without milk, a waffle,  fruit or something relatively quick.  Breakfast, is just one of those meals where you are trying to head out the door for the day, so you have time constraints. I can usually tell when the boys get bored with food choices, so I am almost always in the lookout for some things to change it up.

Recently, I was chosen to be and EggoAM mom and we got the chance to try Eggo’s  Real Fruit pizzas.  We are already huge fans of Eggo waffles, so the chance to try their fruit pizza was a no brainer.  I surprised the boys by asking them if they wanted a special pizza for breakfast. and they were really excited.  At first they asked if the “pizza guy” was going to bring it, but I had to explain that the Fed Ex guy brought it in a special package.  Either way, they were excited to try pizza for breakfast.

I decided to pop one in the oven for a crisper crust, but you can toss one in the microwave if you are in a hurry.  In the 5-7 minutes while it was cooking, you can smell the hint of cinnamon which made my kitchen smell like I was Martha Stewart., and both the boys had to check on it’s progress.

I was a little skeptical about yogurt on a pizza that you heat in the oven or microwave, because I am used to yogurt being cold, but to my surprise it had a really great flavor and the boys loved it too.  It seemed to have just the right amount of everything, and I loved the combination of a slightly tangy flavor, with the crunch of the crust.  One thing I did notice was that the crust seemed a little flatter than whats on the picture, so I expected something a little more doughy, but I liked the thinner crust.  Both of the boys seemed full and satisfied with just half a pizza.  As you can see, it was a big hit! I stole the strawberry one for myself!

Eggo’s Real Fruit Pizzas are a great way to compliment your morning routine and keep you on task.   Need to figure out a hassle free way through morning chaos? Check out The Motherhood Eggo Mornings Circle where you’ll find me and other Eggo AM Moms  sharing ways to make mornings run like a well oiled machine.

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137 Responses to “Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas Making Morning Routine A Snap *giveaway*”
  1. Carol says:

    I have always tried to do as much as possible the night before….making lunches, having the kids shower, laying out clothes, and packing backpacks… ensure a smooth morning.

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  4. Alicia Webster says:

    To be honest, my mornings have always been hassle free, so I am not sure what I am doing right. I sleep in, get up and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with my three kids and hubby, and then he goes to work, and the kids and I fiddle-faddle around all day.

  5. Nicole C. says:

    I try to get as much ready the night before as possible.

  6. Lisa says:

    I pick out my clothes the night before.

  7. Denise S says:

    Get as much ready the night before as you can.

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  10. Heather M says:

    I take 30 minutes in the morning with a cup of tea and have some “me” time on the computer. I NEED that time in the morning to relax before the long day ahead.

  11. Pat says:

    Do everything possible the night before from making lunches to laying out clothes. Put backpacks with completed homework by the door and make sure everyone has a shower before
    going to sleep on time. If money is needed for something at school make sure you have it in
    the right denominations and put it in a wrist or fanny pack the night before.

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  13. Shannon Baas says:

    have as much as possible ready the night before

  14. Jessie C. says:

    I prepare as much as possible the night before, pack lunch bags, set the cereal…etc.

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  17. TreseFrom1985 says:

    A smooth morning for us means getting out of the door on time with a “happy tummy”! It takes 45 minutes (sometimes rushing) for my 2 year old son and I to get ready. Breakfast is a mandatory part of every morning. Laying out outfits the night before is absolutely our greatest time-saver. This leaves a moment for me to prepare a quick hot meal. Im happy when something is in his tummy, even if it means a healthy snack to go, or grabbing a quick bite on the way. A yummy breakfast makes a happy tummy… That is the best recipe for a hassle-free day!!

  18. SANDY says:

    mrs.mommyyatgmail lay out and all the night before

  19. alicia campos says:

    I prepare all of my clothes, food, jewelry, etc that I am going to need for the next morning the night before.. I need all the help i can get! :)

  20. Lorri Jeanne says:

    I do the same- get everything ready the night before, lunches, set coffee maker, etc.

  21. hollowsins says:

    I get everything ready the night before,even the dishes I need for breakfast so it is all laid out

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  23. Cheryl says:

    Set your child’s clothes out the night before school. This way there is no arguing and no running late!

  24. Peter says:

    Have a pretty regular schedule for what happens each morning. If you know the schedule and stick to it, things generally go pretty well.

    For breakfast – have a plan ready before the morning so you know what is coming. Much easier than asking what everyone wants and being a short-order cook in the morning.

  25. DeeAnn S says:

    Know what your plans for the day are and prepare everything the night before. If necessary, make a list and check things off as you do them.

  26. Monique Rizzo says:

    we lay all of our clothes out the night before and prepare lunches if possible too.
    Thanks for the chance.

  27. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I don’t know that I’ve ever had a smooth, organized, hassle-free morning! Getting everything ready the night before is a big help. Thanks!

  28. Denise B. says:

    We homeschool. So, our mornings and days are always hassle-free.

  29. Judy B. says:

    A good way to have a hassle-free morning is to prepare the night before, then start with a relaxed cup of coffee.

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  32. phxbne says:

    getting MY outfit ready the night before

  33. Stephen Schick says:

    prepare breakfast the night before and reheat in microwave

  34. Linda Lansford says:

    I prepare everything the night before

  35. Benita G. says:

    A hassle free morning means preparing as much as you can the night before-pack lunches, get the coffee in the pot, prepare clothes, shower and bathe the kids. The less you have to do in the morning-the more hassle free it goes.


  36. Meredith says:

    We lay out our clothes in the night before. It helps to not have to think about it the next morning.

  37. debp says:

    For school days, I always made sure the backpack had everything it needed in it the night before. Homework, papers signed, books, all that was supposed to go that day. I had clothes picked out, and all that also.

  38. Kristi says:

    I’m always sure to have the kids pick out their clothes the night before and they are laid out to jump into as soon as their head is up from their pillow.

  39. Kristi says:

    I’m always sure to have the kids pick out their clothes the night before and they are laid out to jump into as soon as their head is up from their pillow. This keeps the morning going smoothly.

  40. Katie R. says:

    My best tip is to prepare as much as possible the night before.

  41. Jennifer K says:

    I like to make one batch of pancake batter at the beginning of the week, and only make as much as we want to eat every morning. Always tastes just as great five days later as the day I mixed it.

  42. jeannine m says:

    wake up 30 mins before kids so you can enjoy your coffee and slowly wake up

  43. Martha Payne says:

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  47. arlene says:

    sounds really good for breakfast or anytime.

  48. Erica C. says:

    Just plan ahead, and have lots of options.

  49. Melissa B. says:

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  50. Louis says:

    we get everything ready the night before and I get up first to make coffee and set the table

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  53. DANIELLE WALDO says:

    I put there clothes at the night before, socks and shoe hunting days are over for us. This makes mornings much calmer.

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  54. shawna says:

    Prepare whatever you can the night before.

  55. Ed Nemmers says:

    We select our clothes the night before to make the morning smoother!

  56. Shawn says:

    I try and get clothes and things pulled and ready the night before.


  57. Rachel Higgs says:

    Have a routine and stick with it. I always get up 15 minutes earlier than I need to so if things come up we still have time to deal with it

  58. Rosie says:

    Plan wardrobe and meals the night before!

  59. Tim says:

    Preparing in advance does wonders!

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  62. Ria Clarke says:

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  66. Ro says:

    Bath time and layout clothes the night before. Breakfast and lunches were always made in the morning.

  67. Lisa G. says:

    To make our morning more hassle free we start by getting the children a good night sleep the night before. This way they are less grumpy in the mornings and are able to move around with energy and motivation.
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  71. Angela Winesburg says:

    I iron and make everyone’s lunches the night before, thanks!

  72. My best tip for a morning routine with my kids is to have all the things I know I’ll need ready the night before. Like diaper changes, I already have the diapers and wipes set out next to their clothes for the day.

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  74. tina reynolds says:

    always lay clothes out the night before and I premake snacks/lunches

  75. tina reynolds says:

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  76. Pamela S says:

    I would LOVE to try these. Our school counselor gave the hint of having a “drop spot” where kids keep backpacks, and other things they need to grab in the morning. No looking for things at the last moment and everything knows where to put the items. Thanks.

  77. Gianna says:

    Prepare lunches the night before.

  78. Brenda says:

    Do as much as you can the night before!

  79. Brenda says:

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  81. Amy Delong says:

    I get things ready the night before&it works pretty well

  82. sarah d. says:

    Prepare what you can the night before and remind the kids of the morning schedule and the importance of getting out the door on time.

  83. Kim H. says:

    We have everything planned and laid out for the next morning: clothes, lunches, backpacks, etc.

  84. Nikki Davis says:

    Having the clothes and booksacks ready. However, one of the most important things that I learned really early on:
    I do not mind if my children want to watch their morning shows. However, we get up and dressed, eat breakfast and then they can watch tv with whatever time is left. My children are motivated to get dressed and eat in the morning. I do not have to rush them along.

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  87. Susan Smith says:

    We have our clothes laid out and back packs packed the night before. We also get up early and have a quick breakfast like cereal and bagels

  88. Susan Smith says:

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  89. susan says:

    we have the clothes set out the night before.

  90. amy d says:

    easy fast breakfast

  91. susan smoaks says:

    for a smooth hassle free morning, be prepared the night before, and give yourself plenty of time, no one wants to rush in the morning.

  92. susan smoaks says:

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  94. hbomb says:

    Getting lunches ready the night before helps a lot! Even if you can completely get them done, just getting the snacks, silverware, and juices in the refrigerator helps!
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  98. Carrie says:

    get as much done and ready the morning before and have a routine

  99. Justine says:

    My best tip is to make sure you have something agreeable for the kids to wear, eat, and take to school, compromise works!

  100. Annemarie says:

    Choose your clothes the night before!

  101. Annemarie says:

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  102. Lisa L says:

    I have a chalkboard of things we need to bring before we head out the door, that way no one forgets anything!

  103. Lisa L says:

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  104. Melanie says:

    Wake up an hour early!

  105. TRACY HEYER says:

    Get stuff ready the night before. So it is easy in the morning.


  106. taylorbagels says:

    As far as smooth running mornings, just take it one minute at a time no sense fretting and rushing. Plan the night before for the days events like kids taking school projects to school, have them in a designated place and have your clothes, make up or special needs things for the next day ready to go

  107. Veronica Garrett says:

    Prepare everything possible the night before. Get clothes and lunches red. Take care of any paperwork needed for the next door.

  108. taylorbagels says:

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  110. Becky says:

    My tip is organization or hope they can get themselves fed and dressed.

  111. Charity S. says:

    Use a schedule each morning, and stick to it. My son is older, and he fixes his own breakfast.

  112. Charity S. says:

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  114. trixx says:

    To make mornings easier, I prepare the night before and leave myself a positive note on my coffee mug like ‘Today’s going to be a great day!. Cheesy but it does help!

  115. trixx says:

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  116. Renee G says:

    My best tip is that I get up about half an hour before I “have to” so I can have a couple moments of peace with a cup of tea before jumping into the day.

  117. Sand says:

    We prepare as much as possible the night before for following morning.

  118. Jessica says:

    I set out my daughter’s uniform the night before and I plan on easy quick breakfast foods.

  119. Jessica says:

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  120. Jessica says:

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  121. Donna K says:

    Get as much as possible ready the night before. ex-pack lunches, pack books, get clothes ready, etc.

  122. Donna K says:

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  124. dawn says:

    Having the kitchen clean every night makes it easier and quicker to get breakfast going.



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