Happy International Waffle Day!
Make sure you dig into some waffles today to celebrate!
I started the celebrating early yesterday when I dug into three Van’s frozen waffles for breakfast. I popped ‘em in the toaster, added some peanut butter (always a must), blueberries, and pure maple syrup, and went to town. One of the easiest breakfasts ever and super tasty. Can’t beat it!
Van’s Foods reached out to me a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to try a few varieties of their frozen waffles in honor of March being National Frozen Food Month and today being International Waffle Day. I’ve tried other Van’s products and have always been impressed so naturally I agreed to try out the waffles. The thing that I love most about Van’s products is they are made with ingredients that they are proud of – they are simple, all natural, and nutrient dense. Not to mention, everything I’ve tasted from Van’s is super tasty – two thumbs up from me!
I chose three different kinds of waffles – the Van’s Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles, the Van’s Power Grain Waffles, and the Van’s 8 Whole Grains Waffles. I’m not gluten free, but I was curious how the gluten free waffles compared to traditional gluten filled frozen waffles. To my surprise, I couldn’t even tell a difference! To be totally honest, I think the gluten free blueberry waffles were actually my favorite out of the three varieties. You gotta check these out you gluten free-ers! The Power Grain Waffle was pretty tasty too and packs 5 grams of protein per waffle – impressive right? They had a subtle hint of cinnamon to them that was pretty tasty. The 8 Whole Grains Waffles were great as well. I loved topping them with some PB&J. If it tells you anything, I downed all three boxes of waffles (by myself) within two weeks. No big thing.
A few other eats from my day if you’re curious in honor of “What I Ate Wednesday” (otherwise you can jump down to the bottom for a giveaway from Van’s!)….
PB&J on wheat toast. Always a favorite little snack.
Doritos + cottage cheese sprinkled with cayenne pepper. Maybe this combo is weird to some, but it’s always been one of my mom’s favorite snacks so it’s totally normal to me. I can’t tell you the last time I bought a bag of Dorito’s (nothing is wrong with buying them, it’s just not something we usually have around), but I had a big craving for this little combo earlier this week and the craving has been going strong ever since. Yum, yum, yum.
Leftover Crock Pot Lasagna. I swear any kind of red sauce pasta is more amazing the next day as leftovers. Anyone else? This meal really is awesome though. It’s so simple, delicious, and makes a ton of food.
Jellybeans. Just because.
Arctic Zero Cookie Dough Chip Frozen Dessert. Oh yes. I was greeted at my doorstep yesterday with a box filled with Arctic Zero’s newest chunky flavors and could not wait to dig into them. They came at the perfect time as I had just finished cleaning the house, Hunter was napping, and I needed a little break, so I plopped on the chair and dug right in to one of the pints. These do not disappoint! I’ll fill you in later on in the week as I try more flavors, but so far, so good.
Simple Greek Pasta Salad by the lovely Brittany. I always love how colorful and delicious her recipes are! You gotta try this one.
Nestle Toll House Cookie Bars for dessert. We hosted small group at our house last night because our leaders just had a new baby (!!), and these bars are what I made. They are super simple and a favorite around here.
There you go. A random assortment of the foods I ate throughout yesterday. Today there will be more waffles in honor of International Waffle Day because I’ll take any excuse I can get to eat waffles. I hope you’ll partake too.
And to end things on an extra happy note, I’m partnering with Van’s to offer one of YOU lucky folks five coupons for free Van’s breakfast foods and a grocery tote. Lucky you!
- Mandatory: Comment below telling me your favorite way to top waffles!
- Optional: Follow BOTH @VansFoods and @FoodNFitDiaries on Twitter. In a separate comment, tell me you did this.
- Optional: Tweet – Happy International Waffle Day! Enter to win free breakfasts from @VansFoods & @FoodNFitDiaries here: http://wp.me/p1R0eQ-4dL Leave a link to your tweet in a separate comment below.
(Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, March 29. Winner will be notified via email.)