We’ve heard it over and over again. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
I’ve actually found that to be true for me, just because I tend to have low blood sugar issues – so you can find me eating breakfast almost any day of the week! I can definitely tell a difference in my energy level throughout the day if I don’t.
So when Van’s reached out and reminded me that February is National Hot Breakfast Month, I thought it was a great thing to draw some attention to…especially since I discovered that 31 millions Americans alone skip breakfast every morning! 31 MILLION! That’s just crazy!!!
Now, you’ve known me to talk about Van’s before – specifically their waffles. I ADORE Van’s waffles, probably because it was the first gluten-free item my mom found for me when I was a college freshman and I had just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. You have no idea how much hope those Van’s waffles gave me! And they’re still one of my favorite breakfast foods to this day!
Plus, with 25 varieties of waffles offered by Van’s, all of them made from fresh wholesome ingredients, how can you go wrong? Van’s fiber- and whole-grain-rich Gluten Free Ancient Grains Waffles are made from a mix of nutritious whole grains including brown rice, millet, teff, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum and quinoa. Gluten Free Ancient Grains Waffles have 32 grams of whole grains – and 6 grams of fiber – per serving. Egg- and dairy-free, this waffle is a deliciously nutritious way to start the day!
Normally I don’t throw a post up here on Thursdays, but this one is extra special, because it’s for my good friends over at Van’s!
Van’s is extra special to me because their waffles were the FIRST ready-made gluten-free product that I ever tried. Those waffles gave me hope in a very confusing time when I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and I will be forever grateful to Van’s! After all, they ARE the leader in frozen, better-for-you waffles! And each of their varieties bring great nutrition, whole grain goodness, non-GMO verified ingredients and gluten-free options to breakfast, lunch and snack time. Even dinner! (Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner, am I right?!)
With lines that include the popular 8 Whole Grains, Power Grains, Organic and Gluten-Free waffles, Van’s has creative ideas for wholesome breakfasts, lunches, snacks and appetizers perfect for the colder months ahead. Whether it’s a quick, warm, nutritious breakfast, an allergy-friendly stand-in for bread, or a delicious whole-grain dessert, Van’s waffles are popping up in all kinds of recipes that can be shared again and again.
Recipes, you say? Oh yes, how about we go ahead and get to some recipes!
One of Van’s Foods very own recipes is for Banana, Granola & Peanut Butter Waffles…OH MY GOODNESS!
If that doesn’t make you hungry I don’t know what will! (You can find this recipe by CLICKING HERE!)
I used my waffle iron once. And then I threw it out.
Maybe it was a newlywed thing. Maybe the expectations were too high. Maybe I forgot to spray with with a non-stick substance, and the thought of having to clean all of those little indentations boggled my brain…and the waffles weren’t just that great. Who can tell?
However, of late, I’ve been noticing a few different things around the interwebs that can be done with a waffle iron. Interesting things. Things that don’t look too hard or messy…but are still creative. And yummy. Very yummy.
So when Aria from Part Select contacted me to see if I was interested in an infographic regarding creative uses for panini presses and waffle irons. And now I think I need a waffle iron again. And perhaps a panini press, as well. Here’s why…