Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola Review!

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If you’ve been following along, I’ve been doing a #50DaysFit fitness/health challenge where I’m dedicated to doing one positive health or fitness related action a day. So far, my hardest challenge has been figuring out what I’m going to eat for breakfast. If I do manage to fit in breakfast I’ll stop by my favorite local smoothie place, however that doesn’t always work out and I’ll end up ditching breakfast. Recently, as a part of my resolve to get a healthy breakfast in everyday, I’ve been reaching for Quaker’s New Warm & Crunchy Granola!

Warm and Crunchy Granola
I’ve been trying all three flavors – Cranberry Almond, Honey Almond, and Apple Cinnamon – and I feel like it’s probably one of the more versatile breakfast-y items I’ve seen in store right now.

Quaker, #CrunchDay, Warm & Crunchy Granola
To eat the granola oatmeal style only takes about 25 seconds to a minute to heat up (I like my milk piping hot) – which mean’s breakfast doesn’t require a lot of thought or effort (my favorite excuses for skipping the meal) and it’s both filling and tasty!

Each box contains 8 travel-friendly packages and retails at about $3.99. My favorite to eat hot from the trio is Cranberry Almond – the granola has excellent texture and is crunchy without being hard. Another great way to enjoy Quaker’s Warm & Crunchy Granola is with your favorite yogurt!

Quaker-Honey-Almond-Granola
My dairy pick is Greek yogurt with a side of some tart fruit, in this case it’s cherry. It goes so so so well the Honey Almond granola that I’ve become pretty much obsessed with the combo, haha! You can also eat the granola on it’s own, if you like.

Quaker-Granola
What ways do you enjoy granola? Will you be trying Quaker’s New Warm & Crunchy Granola? Let me know in the comments below! Also, I have a guest post going live soon (which I’ll link here) on Val’s Kitchen where you can find deets on how to get a $1.50 coupon off your next box of Quaker’s Warm & Crunchy Granola!

A Better Breakfast with Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal+

During the week I don’t always manage to eat breakfast. I know, it’s terrible. But I’m determined now more than ever to get the most out of my mornings. Which means adding in a healthy breakfast into my routine. The only problem is that I’m probably the exact opposite of a morning person, I can sleep through pretty much anything, and after I wake up I won’t be coherent for another hour or two. So popping up to make a delicious but healthy breakfast is as realistic as me suddenly sprouting wings and flying (like those Red Bull commercials).

Quaker Real Medleys Apple Walnut Oatmeal

Thankfully, Quaker – a brand I grew up with, came out with their Real Medleys “instant” oatmeal. My mom was actually really excited about the Real Medleys line when it first hit stores, but for some reason or other we never actually got around to trying them, until I was sent one of the Real Medley’s in Apple Walnut in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox. So over the holiday week, I was super busy and therefore even less of a morning person than ever, I just popped it in the microwave and I was actually pretty darn surprised with how tasty it was!

real medleys

I know the directions say to just add water and microwave, but I’m a lactose lover so I did a half milk half water mixture. To me milk makes everything creamier and better. SO if you’re like me and regularly add milk to your oatmeal, I’d suggest you edit the directions and add some milk.

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Real Medleys comes in Cherry Pistachio, Peach Almond, Summer Berry, and Apple Walnut – which is the flavor that I tried. It’s really really yummy – and I promise I’m not just saying that. It literally tastes like a hug from the inside – it’s warm, not too sweet, the apple and cranberries add the perfect pop of flavor, and the walnuts give a great layer of texture to the oatmeal. So if you’re in the store, and you’re looking for a delicious, fast, and easy breakfast option totally pick up some of these because they’re so good and only about $1-2 each. To find out more about Quaker Real Medleys click here, to read more reviews on Real Medleys by other influensters click here!

*I received the product(s) mentioned in the post in from the Influenster Vox Box in order to facilitate a review. I am not obligated in any way to review the product. All opinions presented here belong to The NYC Talon, and are not influenced in any way.