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Perfectly Simple Breakfast


Perfectly Simple Breakfast ~ The Complete Savorist #feelgooder #ad

It’s official. My baby is now in kindergarten. I am not sure how it happened, but one day I was bringing her home from the hospital in a purple blanket and the next I was walking her into her kindergarten classroom.This momma has mixed emotions.

I work from home and even though she is an only child, she will not let me get much work done when she is around. Therefore, summer being over and her going to school was going to be AWESOME for my productivity. Conversely, I can safely say my baby, toddler, and pre-school age child is gone. I now am the mother of a school-aged child.Elizabeth ~ The Complete SavoristWatching her navigate this has been incredibly impressive. She is one independent child, which is great since it is just her and I. The first day of school she just said goodbye to me and that was that. No fuss whatsoever.

But since it is just her and I, everything, all the responsibilities of life rest squarely upon my shoulders. We run out of milk, I run to the store, there is no one to send or ask to stop on the way home from work. Doctor appointments, playdates–which are sorely needed with no siblings, haircuts, and then add in my professional responsibilities, life is quite busy.

Mornings have gone from a bit quiet and lazy to more action than I care for. One aspect that has been lacking for me is breakfast. Which is leading to fatigue, decreased output (wow, how scientific that sounds) and increased coffee consumption (which sounds wonderful but is actually not good.) I cannot eat cereal for breakfast since gastric bypass and often eat 1 oz packages of jerky or a protein bar. I can’t just eat any protein bar, I have to watch the sugar and carbs in these bars.Perfectly Simple Breakfast ~ The Complete Savorist #FeelGooder #adI can’t even tell you the flavors of protein bars I have been through or how many brands. I had one I enjoyed, it actually tasted decent and close to real food…then it got discontinued. Isn’t that how these things go? I mean I had a favorite shade of red lipstick, it had these gold-like shimmering flecks in it, just matched my skin tone perfectly; then the cosmetic company decided to discontinue it. I still haven’t found the perfect shade of red to replace it.Perfectly Simple Breakfast ~ The Complete Savorist #feelgooder #adWhen I learned about these Perfectly Simple bars, I wasn’t overly excited. Sure the flavors sounded amazing, but those are just words. I was willing to give them a try because I need a convenient, portable breakfast, and would really, really, REALLY like one that tasted decent. I wasn’t even aiming for good, just decent.

My underwhelming willingness to try these has paid off. Perfectly Simple are by and far the BEST protein bar I have ever eaten. There is not even the smallest hint of that cardboard taste that so many of these types of bars have. It all tastes real, and I can actually see the ingredients, whether oats or quinoa, almonds, or chocolate chunks.Perfectly Simple Breakfast ~ The Complete Savorist #feelgooder #adI have given two Perfectly Simple bars to non-speciality diet eating friends. These two have no restrictions, can eat whatever they please and do not watch their diets, other than watching it go from their plate, to fork, to their mouths…well, even they said these were good, both in very surprised tones. Neither could quite understand my enthusiasm for them because they don’t have my dietary restrictions. But I am sold.

I’m even eating one now while writing this…see:Perfectly Simple Breakfast ~ The Complete Savorist #feelgooder #adGive them a shot yourself. Click here to see all the available flavors. If you are anything like me, you need breakfast and you aren’t taking the time to eat it because you have hectic busy mornings too.

Here’s a coupon to get a $1 off your purchase. I like them so much, I am offering a $30 Amazon gift card so you can buy your own if you cannot find them at your local store. Please note this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. You must be 18+ years to enter. Winner will be selected randomly. Now get #FeelGooder! 

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61 Comments

  • Reply
    Melissa
    August 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Mmmm. Quick and easy!

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    Jenice
    August 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    would love to try the bars. Love your blog!

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    LaVonne
    August 25, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I’d really like to try Bing Cherry Almond. I love anything cherry!

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      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      That’s the next one on my list to try.

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    Amy
    August 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I’d get Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk because it’s the only nut-free.

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      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      I ate that one today…it really is chunks of chocolate.

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    Betty
    August 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I love protein bars and these look so good I am going to try them.

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    Ashley
    August 25, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    These look perfect for a quick breakfast for my busy mornings!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      They will be great to just keep a box in the car or in your office desk.

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    Sheena @ Tea and Biscuits
    August 25, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    They look delicious, and they’re gluten free too! 🙂

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    August 25, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Sounds like you have a wonderfully independent “school-aged child!” How great! And how great that you’ve found a protein bar just like you like, ’em! I think these Perfectly Simple bars looks oh-so-yummy! (and p.s. – I absolutely hate it when my red lipstick with the gold flecks gets discontinued!)

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      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Glad I am not alone with the red lipstick. I knew someone out there would understand. 🙂

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    lizzy
    August 26, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Awww your little girl is adorable, congrats on kindergarten!! These protein bars look really awesome for those busy mornings, I will look for them in the grocery store today!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      They really are perfect for mornings on the go.

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    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    August 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Ok…you sold me! Grabbed a coupon, entered the giveaway – wish me luck I’m off to see if our local stores stocks them!

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    The Food Hunter
    August 26, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I love the photo of you eating one of these bars while working. Truly the life of a food blogger!

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    Serene @ House of Yumm
    August 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I’m definitely all for a tasty protein bar! Kids will wear you out. Especially when you are the only one there for them! Been there. Congrats on having a little school aged kid 🙂

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      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you Serene, so much.

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    alexandra robertson
    August 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    the roasted cashew and dark chocolate looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Hope you get a change to enjoy them.

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
    August 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I definitely need to try these! Our mornings are so busy these days and this sounds like the perfect breakfast solution!

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      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      They are working perfectly for me, hope they will for you too.

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    Sandra - The Foodie Affair
    August 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I gotta try these! I always look at the nutritional value of protein bars and so many are just out of balance and will leave me hungry when they have too many sugar grams! Can’t wait to sample the Almond Toffee Crunch – love the goodies packed in these bars!

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      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      That is my biggest issue, the carb and sugar content vs protein.

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    Laura | Petite Allergy Treats
    August 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Hooray for a bar you can year AND tastes good! I hear ya on trying to find foods to fit into a restricted diet. So glad you found them and love ’em too!

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    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    August 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Your daughter is so cute, congrats on her staring kindergarten, such a fun milestone. These Perfectly Simple bars sound great, can’t wait to check them out, thanks for the coupon!

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      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you, she is loving kindergarten too.

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    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    August 29, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    These actually do look good! You’re right that finding a good tasting protein bar is tough!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    August 30, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I’m trying to eat a high protein breakfast, so I’ll definitely give these a try, especially the chocolate flavors 🙂

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      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Hope you find a flavor you enjoy.

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    christine
    August 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Our youngest started school this year too, so I get it. We also sent our oldest off to college and we are trying to figure out healthy snacks to ship to her that she can eat on the go before cross country practice and before classes. These sound like something that would work out well for her.

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      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Wow, what an emotional school year for you, one out into ‘the big leagues’ and last one in.

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    Connie | URBAN BAKES
    August 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I like that you can see every bit of the ingredients in the bar and that it does not taste like cardboard. I have to give this one a try. It sure does sound amazing!

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      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      I am so happy about not tasting like cardboard too.

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    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    August 31, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    These are the perfect grab and go protein snacks.

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    Healing Tomato
    September 1, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Children grow up so fast, don’t they! I love the idea of a simple breakfast. I want to carry all the flavors in my bag.

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      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      In your heat, they might melt, maybe just a couple.

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    reesa lewandowski
    September 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I didn’t know these were gluten free!

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      Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Yes, they are awesome.

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    Janette@culinaryginger
    September 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I’m always looking for new snack bars, can’t wait to try these.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Hope you enjoy them. Thank you for stopping by.

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    Lori Vachon
    September 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Always nice to have something flavorful to throw into my purse when I’m running kids all over! I’m definitely trying the Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk soon!

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      Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Those are really good.

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    Janelle
    September 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    The Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk sounds like my kind of flavor! Easy, simple and one I know I can get my kids to eat too!

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      Michelle
      September 8, 2015 at 12:14 am

      It’s a really tasty one.

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    Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life
    September 8, 2015 at 9:50 am

    All the flavors look delicious but that one with the Bing Cherries really looks yummy!

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      Michelle
      September 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      I really want to try that one.

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    Betty
    September 8, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I did buy a box of these bats and they are very good. Thank you .

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      Michelle
      September 8, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Oh so glad you like them.

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    Laura J
    September 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Oh I am most excited to try the Almond Toffee Crunch!

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