I am not a big breakfast person. It seems I cannot eat before 10am in the morning. Since having children, and making sure they do not follow in my footsteps, I've had to set my mind to getting the girls breakfast every morning. Most mornings they linger around and let me know when they are hungry and other mornings they are waking me up starving.
Everything from yogurt to oatmeal, fruit and toast to cereal has been tried. Besides toast, nothing really stuck for too long. When it came to cereal, I tried to go with simplistic brands that weren't loaded with sugars and prizes. The girls weren't impressed, haha!
My Blog Spark contacted me and gave me a chance to try some General Mills cereal. I was kind of excited! General Mills was very gracious and sent me coupons to try four of their cereals for free!
We tried Kix, Fruity Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and my favorite, Lucky Charms.
General Mills has been doing great things to the cereals they advertise to young children.
"General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain."
This is all great news! Of course, even when I was younger, eating breakfast always gave kids the upper hand. It gave them more energy, got them through their school day and helped them concentrate on test days.
The taste testing went pretty good and it seems the girls have become some what cereal-kind-of-kids. The Kix was most likely the least favorite. Hubby and I enjoyed them but I think they were less appealing to the girls because of their neutral color. We tried Cinnamon Toast Crunch next and this was Izzy's most liked cereal. She liked the squares and cinnamon is always a hit with her.
Next I went with Fruity Cheerios. I liked them, but mostly without milk. They were a good snack item. Emmy liked these a little better and I can only assume because they were colorful and fruity.
Finally we went to Lucky Charms. This has always been my favorite cereal. I figured the girls would like it because of the neat little multi-colored marshmallows. While they did like this cereal, it was not a good choice for my girls. LOL! They would eat the marshmallows and leave the oats untouched. haha!
We did find some new choices for our breakfast routine though and knowing that General Mills is refining their young children's cereals to account for more vitamins is a wonderful thing.
You can read more about what General Mills is doing HERE and you can even print a coupon for savings on your next purchase! Enjoy!