13043542_1129804410411111_1569446050436458844_nResponsible parents ensuring that their children’s nutritional needs are met are often running out of the door in the morning to go to work and forgetting to start their own day right.

Rush… Rush… Rush…We often forget to slow down.  Three meals a day we preach to our children.

“You must eat breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day.” We say as we’re rushing around getting ourselves ready for work.

A dash of lipstick, a bit of mascara, a flush of blusher.  On the outside we’re looking pretty healthy thanks to the war paint.  Last minute signing of planners,  handing out the lunch money and dealing with any other last minute requests.

Then we get out of the door.  Many parents driving their children to school, hitting the traffic, feeling the road rage, finding a parking spot.  By 9 am we’re sat behind our desk at work or whatever other profession we’re in.  We’ve depleted numerous of our own resources and not fuelled ourselves – perhaps our stomach is grumbling.  But we need to start our day job, wait for the 10.30 coffee break and tuck into a sugary snack.  By this time we’re in desperate need for the sugary snack.

It doesn’t need to be like that.

WE CAN SLOW DOWN.  WE CAN TAKE TEN MINUTES TO EAT BREAKFAST.  WE CAN FUEL OURSELVES UP.  WE CAN START OUR DAY BETTER AND WE CAN THEREFORE BE MORE PRODUCTIVE.

While preaching to our own children we need to love ourselves enough to look after our own needs.

And one of the best ways is to start the day with something that is tantalising enough for us to eat.  Something tasty that’s low in salt, low in saturated fats, low fat yet high in fibre and wholegrains.

Wholegrain – we’re told to eat more, they’re good for our heart.  Fibre – eat more they’re good for our gut.

Sown and Grown breakfast cereal is a new range of muesli and granolas.  They are gently baked in small batches and made from 100% British grains.  We’re therefore supporting our own British market.

Available in Sainsbury’s/ RRP £3.95 450g tubes.

They are high in fibre, wholegrains, low salt, low fat, low saturated fat.

Not only are they great for our bodies, refuelling us, making our day start right and therefore less stressful and more productive.  But the cereal is available in fabulous high quality tubes, that fit nicely in spaces without taking up vast quantities of space, with lids that retain the freshness.  And the great tubes can be reused by the creative and resourceful amongst us, to grow herbs or store little items around the home – crayons, small cars, buttons etc…  They also make great planters for herbs or plants.  We all love something that has a multi purpose.

So next time you’re tempted to skip breakfast, remind yourself of the example you’re setting to the youngsters in the house.  Take ten minutes, sit, enjoy, refuel and look forward to a more productive day.

Thank you Sown and Grown for sending me such a fabulous breakfast. I will be buying more.

 

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