Monster Muesli Breakfast In A Bag Review

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What do you feed the kids for breakfast when you’re in a massive hurry?

We have at least one morning a week when some of us need to get up and go super fast. Sometimes I get ready the night before and have muesli packed in little thermos flasks ready to go. Not often though!

More often we have an Up and Go drink pack… which the kids love but never feels like proper food to me.

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Cue Monster Muesli getting in touch and asking if we’d like to try out some of their new Breakfast In A Bag single portion packs.

Cue me saying: ‘Yes please!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe cool thing about these single serves is that you don’t need a bowl. You can just tear off the top, pour in the milk and then get stuck in. Good for when we need breakfast in the car on the way to early drop offs at school.

The twins have only recently started eating muesli and get a bit leery if there are too many green seeds. But they were delighted with this brand, especially with the Berry Muesli.

Free & Lo

Contains pear. Gluten free, Wheat free, Dairy free, Soy free, Nut free, Preservative free and 97% Fat Free. Also Available in 500g bags.

Free & Fruity

Contains cranberries, blueberries and strawberries. Gluten free, nut free wheat free, dairy free, soy free preservative and free, 97% fat free. Also available in 500g bags.

Berry Muesli

Contains freeze-dried blueberries, strawberries & cranberries. Nut free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, preservative free and 92% fat free. Also available in 600g bags.

Sports Muesli

Contains quinoa and papaya. Nut free. Also available in 700g bags.

High Fibre Muesli

More than 24% fruit and nuts. Low in salt. Also available in 700g bags.

Tropical Muesli

Contains mango, macadamia, coconut, banana and paw paw. Dairy free and 91% fat free. Also available in 700g bags.

Multi-grain porridge

Low GI, 40% less fat, 6 whole grains and nut free. Also available in 700g bags.
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I like the porridge on a chilly morning.

Monster Muesli Dexter

Dexbox scoffing his muesli, he liked it cos it reminded him of being on cadet camp and eating muesli when starving hungry.

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Now don’t be silly son, I’m trying to take proper photos here… both boys were being complete posers when I took these shots!

 

Monster Muesli – A Sydney Family Business

The Monster Health Food Company was begun over 20 years ago here in Sydney by Kim and Trevor Lauman. Healthy breakfast foods are the company’s speciality, with an emphasis on Gluten Free, Nut Free, Preservative Free and Wheat Free.

Choice magazine reviewed 159 mueslis in 2011 and two of the Monster Muesli products ended up in the Top 20 for ‘Best of all nutritional worlds’:’ the Sports and the Hi-Fibre varieties.

It’s good to support a family company whose offices and factory are based here in Sydney.

Breakfast In A Bag mueslis come in packs of 10 and cost $21. You can buy them from the Monster Muesli website and P + P is free.

(There was a giveaway with this post which has now ended.)

What’s your family’s favourite breakfast in a hurry?

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  1. What a great idea. Our kids have often been saved by Up And Gos too – they are the only brands of the ready-to-drinks that they like. And they aren’t quite enough to fill them up either. Now it is summer, a mango is a quick and easy breakfast but they are hungry again by school time! Chase loves a ‘McMummy’, which is bacon or ham, egg, and cheese in a muffin. It’s actually quick to make and I figure not too bad for him as long as I don’t make it every day. At least it lasts him until morning tea!

  2. Toast- only because it’s easy & not messy. Very boring & tasteless though.

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  4. The humble banana is our breakfast in a hurry – we mostly eat it in the car as there is hardly any time for breakfast inside the home.

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  6. Amanda Gorton says:

    A piece of fruit and an “Up and Go” breakfast drink – they are a savior on a busy day!

  7. Narelle Rock says:

    scrambled eggs, they are cooked in a matter of minutes, tasty, healthy and the whole family love them!

  8. Narelle Rock says:

    FB liker too (Narelle Rock)

  9. Michael Potter says:

    Home-made muesli with skim milk. I am a reader of this blog and a newsletter subscriber… and a Facebook page Liker.

  10. We don’t do breakfast in a hurry, but if we need to, this one sounds like one i’d like to try.
    Carolyn

  11. Jennifer B. says:

    Two slices of cheese whacked between two pieces of toast!… The original one-handed-can-eat-while-walking breakfast!

  12. Jennifer B. says:

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  13. Hi Seana, the easy and simplicity appeals but after a recently checking the nutritional content of a breakfast muesli a relative who we were visiting had for breakfast against a bar of dark chocolate, we discovered to our horror you’d be better off eating the chocolate, or certainly it wasn’t any better or worse. I still can’t quite believe it so will have to recheck. All that sugar, but get this the fibre was just as high too. X

    • Seana Smith says:

      There’s definitely muesli and muesli… I know the baked granola type can be high in fact, and I’ve made it myself slathered in oil and honey – very good but not for regular use. But I make normal muesli too and it’s fine… oats are the staple and then nuts, seeds and a bit of dreid fruit, not too much: yum!

  14. Stacey Shailer says:

    Our breakfast-in-a-hurry is bircher muesli cups. Rolled oats, grated apple, honey, milk and yoghurt mixed together and left to soak in the fridge overnight, in the morning throw in a handful of berries/sultanas/nuts and you are good to go!

  15. Breakfast in an extreme hurry would unfortunately be a coffee and muesli bar at my desk, but if I have a bit more time I love FiveAM Vanilla Bean yoghurt with a bit of muesli, some mixed berries, and Chia seeds sprinkled on top – yummy!!

  16. FB Liker Comment – Otherwise I LOVE toasted sourdough bread with lashings of butter and thickly spread with Vegemite – Oh so Aussie!!

  17. Toast is our breakfast in a hurry , especially raisin toast.
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    I’d love this for days I go to running club or dragon boating early and I’m starving when I finish.

  18. Up & Go, and a banana & yoghurt!

  19. Sandwiches to eat in the car, I’m sad to say it happens a bit….

  20. karina lee says:

    Crunchy peanut butter on toast!

  21. Rachel Kriss-Newell says:

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  22. Rachel Kriss-Newell says:

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  23. Rachel Kriss-Newell says:

    Kidlets can be fickle little critters, what they want for breakfast one day they don’t want the next. On those running late occasions we encourage 1 1/2 minute quick oats – fills you up and gives you that needed energy to get you through the morning. Other options, if that’s refused; a banana, apple or other fruits grabbed from the fruit basket. They also love a piece of uncooked raisin bread. Sounds awful but once I tried it, I’m a big fan. It’s even lovely with or without marg – good carbs with the sweetness of sultanas – yummy!

    And I’ll be brutally honest – on one or two occasions, if all else fails and we are driving past McD’s, a drive thru bacon and egg mcmuffin can get you out of strife. Not a favoured option of mine but the kids get excited.

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  26. I love this simply breakfast treat – Spread garlic yoghurt on plate, place poached egg on top, drizzle melted butter (which you can do in one of the poached egg rings of your poacher) and paprika over egg. Serve with toast! It looks amazing and is the perfect start to the day!
    If I’m in a real hurry though it a muesli bar and a push out the door! HA, ha!

  27. toasted cheese sandwiches, one on foot and one in pram on the way to school. More than once, leftovers have been passed on to kids who have forgotten their lunch.

  28. Kylie Clarkin says:

    I usually have some homemade ham and egg muffins in the freezer. A bit of a zap in the microwave and they are ready to go… and portable.

  29. Your commenters are so inspirational! I want to fill my freezer with home made ham and egg mcmuffins, or make bircher muesli the night before. Out fallback is toast. I’d love to try Monster muesli!

  30. Our quick breakfasts are either a cheese wrap: wrap toasted in the press, or home made healthy banana bread (contains zucchini, oats, chia & very little sugar) which I keep in the freezer cut into slices – who can refuse ‘cake’ for breakfast! But I’d love to try monster muesli :)
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    • Seana Smith says:

      Oh Justine, I need that cake recipe… could you share??

      • Hi Seana, will share when I get a free minute!!

      • Hi Seana,
        Here at last is my recipe – it originally came from the 12wbt site, but I have taken some other suggestions & altered it further to suit me. Hope you enjoy it! It’s a very dense, filling bread, & makes a bit amount (2 loaf cakes), – you only need 1 slice for brekky :)
        Ingredients
        125 g Oats, Rolled
        495 g Whole meal SR Flour
        2 tsp Baking Powder (even tho it’s SR Flour, it’s very heavy & I’ve found this works best)
        2 tsp Vanilla Extract
        135 g Brown Sugar
        3 medium Bananas
        75g Margarine/coconut oil
        1.5 cups Milk, Low Fat
        1 tblsp Chia Seeds (or more if you like, I just throw in whatever I feel like, but Chia absorbs moisture, so I would take care with not adding too much)
        1 Zucchini, grated
        1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder – not necessary, but I’ve found this makes it more filling
        Directions
        Melt margarine. Mash banana Preheat oven to 180. Line 2 loaf pans (7.5 x 8.5 x 17.5 cm) w baking paper. Combine oats, flour, baking powder, sugar in large bowl. Make well in centre. Add banana, margarine, milk & vanilla to the well, Mix until well combined & mixture resembles a thick batter (slightly thicker than cake mix, may need to add water to get consistency) Divide mixture between pans Bake 40-45 min / til skewer comes out clean Leave on wire rack to cool. Cut each loaf into 8 slices.
        Making it to this recipe makes it approx 250 cal per slice.
        I’ve tried omitting the marg/oil altogether, but found it is too dry. This is a good balance using zucchini for some of the moisture & reducing the oils.
        Enjoy!

        Thanks again for the Monster Muesli – it is awesome & going to be my back up meal on work days :)

  31. I usually eat breakfast in the office (yoghurt and muesli). When in a hurry I grab a skim cappuccino or skim hot chocolate from the coffee shop (very rarely), eat a banana or a muesli bar with a cup of green tea.

  32. Melissa Jones says:

    Muesli bars and liquid breakfast. Eat and drink on the way.

  33. Melissa Jones says:

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