Breakfast isn’t a high priority in the summertime. If my kids are willing to sleep in past 6 AM I am all for it, even if that means breakfast ends up being less pancakes and bacon and more “grab whatever you can find in the pantry.” Unfortunately, this strategy sometimes means all I have for breakfast is a sad cup of microwaved coffee. It’s doubly bad because lack of protein makes me hangry. Couple that with how grumpy I get in the summer heat, and it’s bad news for everyone.
If I can find an easy way to get some protein into my system during a quick breakfast or a snack on the go, I jump on it. When Jif asked me to try out their new spreads and granola bars, I saw an opportunity to add some new summertime breakfast staples into my routine and take me from “no protein hangry” to “peanut butter happy.”
I found these Jif Spreads and Bars right next to the peanut butter and jelly at my local Walmart. The spreads are available in both cinnamon and maple varieties. I ended up choosing the cinnamon because I love PB and cinnamon on toast. The bars come in a few different flavors, but if you give me a chocolate hazelnut option, that’s what I am going for.
If we are sticking around home in the morning, I slice up an apple and dip it in the cinnamon spread. If we are running off to the spray park or the library, I will toss one of the granola bars in my purse. They both taste delicious and are an easy way to prevent my hangriness from taking over.
If you would like to try them out for yourself, I have coupons to use to save a bit of cash:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.