We love breakfast around this house from eggs, bagels, pancakes, muffins, oatmeal, to cereal. Eli’s favorites are Cheerios, oatmeal, bagels, any fruit, and toast. My husband loves breakfast, but it is hard for him to get a good breakfast in during the week when he is rushing out the door to get to work.
We eat breakfast every morning, because we know how important it is to start the day right and to have the energy and nutrition to last throughout the day.
We are huge fans of Cheerios. My dad to this day eats a bowl of Cheerios for breakfast every morning. We were only allowed the special sugar cereals when we went on vacation and were allowed to pick out one. Trix and Lucky Charms were my favorites. We sometimes were allowed to have Cinnamon Toast Crunch during the week.
Eli loved Cheerios from the day he started putting them in his mouth. I carried them every where for a healthy snack. My husband and I would say we need to buy stock in Cheerios, because Eli would eat so much. Here is two of our favorite videos of him eating some good old Cheerios.
And this one was about a month ago.
Thanks to MyBlogSpark and General Mills I received 4 coupons for free General Mills Cereal. I am so excited to stock up on some Cheerios and maybe try some other cereals we have not tried. I went to the store today and got a big box of plain Cheerios and decided to try the Berry Burst Cheerios. My husband already had a bowl tonight and approves!
They are healthy, low in sugar, and have lots of vitamins and minerals. General Mills has recently announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. This is so important to me, because I really try to feed Eli healthy foods low in sugar. I am trying to put good, wholesome food in his body while being frugal with my spending. I love General Mills too, because they always have coupons for their cereal. Also, Publix always has buy 1 get 1 free deals on Cheerios and other cereals.
Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.
Other cereal benefits:
Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.
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