23 Jul

Multi-Grain Cheerios with Ancient Grains

Summer is in full force here in Nova Scotia and I have really been taking advantage of it.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve sat in front of a computer after work hours.  The warm months don’t last very long here and with such a terrible winter in 2014, it’s lucky that I’m spending anytime inside.

Last month, I was given the opportunity to review the brand new Multi-Grain Cheerios with Ancient Grains.  The timing couldn’t have been better, I had a house full of teenagers, and boy… can they eat.  Little did the “kids” know, that the bowl of breakfast yumminess, also included some hidden gems, grains!  While teenaged boys like to eat, I’m sure you won’t find them munching on too many healthy grains like spelt.

The new box of Cheerios includes some familiar classics including puffed wheat.  I actually remember puffed wheat as a kid, and while I’m sure it’s a grain that is good for you, it’s highly unlikely that I would be caught eating it, but if it’s included in a bowl of Cheerios with a hint of cinnamon and spice, I’d gladly eat a bowl (or two).

CheeriosIf you have ever taken a peek at the sugar content of cereal, you will notice that they are generally high in sugars, the new Multi-grain Cheerios with Ancient Grains has 7 grams of sugar per cup.  I took a peek at some other cereals that we have in the home and not only are they higher in sugars, the sizing is smaller as well…. that’s pretty concerning.  You may think that because a cereal has less sugar, you have to add a spoonful yourself, with the touch of cinnamon and spice, it’s not required.

Cheerios have been one of the first foods I introduced to both my kids, they are great for fine motor skills, have a nice crunch and compared to some of the other cereals out there, are a better choice and now they also come with grains.

Giveaway:

Want to have a chance to test out these out for yourself?  I have a giveaway for all of you worth $170.  It includes: The giveaway includes a NutriBullet, Lululemon yoga mat and block and three boxes of Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains.

To enter:

Simply make a comment below and let me know how you sneak some healthy things into meals.

 

 UPDATE: 

well, it’s obviously been a long time since I ran a giveaway, because I forgot to put an end date on this giveaway.  It’s been 2 weeks, so I think it’s time to draw a winner.

The Winner is Nancy T.

Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks to everyone who messaged me to let me know I forgot to put an end date.  Oopsie!

 

Lynette

 

 

 

 

39 thoughts on “Multi-Grain Cheerios with Ancient Grains

  1. If it involves ground meat (meatballs, meatloaf, etc.) it is very easy to sneak in some vegetable. Also — making food stuffs into finger foods (small meatballs or veggie sticks, for example) seems to make people a little less resistant to eating healthy.

  2. I sneak chopped veggies that my children would never touch into sauces, add chia seeds to orange juice, coconut milk to frozen berries smoothies…I make it a challenge to sneak healthy food into our lives.

  3. I try to hide veggies in anything I can. I use flax seed in several different recipes as well.

  4. I throw nuts and a bit of all bran fiber into my yogurt when snacking. I must say though that I will try the Cheerios Ancient Grains next. 🙂

  5. Every meal I make I add veggies and for the kids I cut all veggies into the meal into smaller pieces so it’s more sneakily added!

  6. I liked to add crushed nuts into different recipes. I also make smoothies to go with our meals which contains crushed seeds, grains like bran, kale, broccoli and fruit, this way my son thinks he is drinking juice but I know he is getting fiber and veggies also.

  7. I make the kids Smart KD for lunch which has veggies in it, I put cheese on broccoli and cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, I add quinoa to meals as well as nuts and things.

  8. I tuck veggies into any kind of “one pot wonder” that I make (like chili etc) and sometimes I use meat alternatives instead of beef just for a change of what we are intaking and to lower fat. I also always offer everyone fruits or fresh veggies as a first type of snack and usually it becomes the one we eat!

  9. We have baked oatmeal with fruit for breakfast most days and I always add some raw walnuts and almonds, some flax and also some chia seeds!

  10. We make a lot of smoothies so i try to sneak in flax, chia and hemp seeds in. And of course some kale!

  11. Honestly, I dont have to worry about hiding healthy food, my kids actually like it! Im pretty lucky that way!

  12. My son always likes fresh fruit. But adding cheese to veggies or adding veggies to pasta seems to make them more appealing to my son.

  13. I replace fats with pumpkin or apple sauce when baking. I also like to puree or finely grind vegetables to add to dinners, works great in casseroles and sauces.

  14. I add milk, apple sauce and hemp seeds to my baking. My kids like fruits and vegetables. I don’t have to sneak vegetables in.

  15. I throw red lentils into soup and stews- the dissolve into NOTHING so you get all the healthy benefits without knowing they are there!

  16. I add grated veggies into dishes that I make, especially if it’s hamburgers or meatloaf

  17. My mother bought me one of those hand blenders, and I thought, what am I going to do with this? However, I use it constantly to blend up veggies into my spaghetti sauce and soups etc that my son would normally see and pick out! sneaky!! Totally works!

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