To know me is to know that I have a very structured work day. Most days I wake up at 5am to start editorials, but on the other days (the days I can’t drag my butt out of the bed), I HAVE to stay on schedule or I won’t get it all done.
Working in Social Media and running this here blog takes a LOT out of me. I have to plan meticulously in order to stay focused and productive. That means a lot of meal planning in advance, lots of easy-to-grab healthy snacks for the kids, and simple recipes I can make in a flash. So, I was pretty excited that Kraft Foods had me covered on that front. They’ve introduced me to new products that will benefit my family AND save me time prepping kid friendly snacks. Oh, and guess what? I’m giving them away in an amazing Kraft Foods Giveaway that includes everything you need to wrestle the busy day of a Mom!
Sometimes I wish I could take you through my typical day as a Houston Mom Blogger. It’s an exhausting juggle between conference calls, emails, marketing online, cooking, laundry, car pool, writing, meetings, church, and, somewhere in there, family time. It’s insane. So, Kraft Foods wanted to alleviate that for me by painting a picture that looked a little like this:
8:00am: You’ve dropped the kids off at school and now it’s time for the rest of your busy day to begin. Pop open the laptop for the day’s first emails as you enjoy an energy and flavor-packed bowl of peanut butter and oatmeal with PLANTERS new Natural Peanut Butter.
1:00pm: It’s past your lunch time. Between publishing today’s posts and answering emails, you lost track of time and now you’ve got places to be. Make a sandwich for the road and give your water some flavor and yourself a boost with CRYSTAL LIGHT Energy On-The-Go Sticks in new Citrus flavor as you run out the door.
3:30pm: On the way to pick up the kids, you treat yourself to SNACKWELL’S new Peanut Butter Pretzels or new Cinnamon Crème Drizzled Caramel Popcorn.
4:30pm: You’ve got the kids and are headed to Karate…and everyone’s looking for a snack. Good thing you grabbed new KRAFT MILKBITE Milk & Granola Bars from the fridge before you left the house. They have the calcium of an 8 oz. glass of milk.
6:30pm: Where did the day go? It’s already dinnertime. With six new flavors to choose from, add flavor to the weeknight dish/entrée using new KRAFT FRESH TAKE. And it’s easy on you, with 5 minutes of prep time! But save room for dessert and jazz up the kids’ ice cream with new JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits in Vanilla.
9:00pm: What a day! Kids are in bed. Kitchen’s cleaned up. Your last Tweets have been sent, last emails answered. Now for a little “me time” – enjoy new JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits in Vanilla atop a warm mug of hot cocoa.
Ok. Does Kraft know me or does Kraft know me? My day looks a LOT like that. Throw in a few conference calls, webinars, lunch meetings, and homework with the kids and they’ve got me pegged to a tee.
I know it’s February, but I, for one, am still perfecting my schedule for the New Year. Kraft Foods is helping on that front and we’ve both agreed that we want to help you guys too! One lucky winner will win a Kraft Foods Prize Pack that includes:
- PLANTERS new Natural Peanut Butter: A nutrient-dense energy source and plant-based protein that builds on the heritage and quality of PLANTERS in a tasty and nutritious option for adults. This is the Natural Creamy No Need to Stir Peanut Butter!
- CRYSTAL LIGHT Energy On-the-Go Sticks in NEW Citrus: Helps you through the day with energy releasing B-vitamins and just enough caffeine. All for just five calories per serving. You’ll be able to try the NEW Citrus flavor that just launched, and the product is also available in Wild Strawberry, Grape and Peach Mango flavors.
- New KRAFT MILKBITE Milk & Granola Bar (coupon for free product): Combines real milk, calcium and granola in a convenient refrigerated bar, providing the calcium of an 8 oz. glass of milk
- SNACKWELL’S new Peanut Butter Pretzels and new Cinnamon Crème Drizzled Caramel Popcorn: New flavors to fulfill sweet & salty tastes with unique, delicious permissible indulgences.
- New KRAFT FRESH TAKE (coupon for free product): The perfect blend of Kraft Natural Cheese, unique spices, and breadcrumbs… all in one bag! Just mix, coat, and bake and you are on your way to a fresh and flavorful take on your favorite chicken, fish, pork, or beef recipes. Available in six flavor varieties, including Southwest Three Cheese and Italian Parmesan.
- New JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits: An innovative shaker makes adding Mallow Bits to your treats fun and playful. Currently available in Vanilla and Peppermint, Mallow Bits is sparking imaginations and creating new recipe uses across the country.
- Lunch Break Insulated Zebra-print Lunch Tote
- KLIP-IT by Sistema 14-piece Food-to-Go Storage Set
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