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Cereal for Breakfast! (WFMW)

I have been a long time lover of cereal for breakfast. For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed its sugary goodness. And I DO mean sugary goodness!

I was “privileged” to not live in a home that rationed my breakfast intake to whole grain, little taste, no toy cereal! Seriously. I can remember visiting one set of my cousins only to discover that they were only allowed to eat cereal that didn’t exactly scream kid-friendly! I thought I was going to die if I had to stay there for any length of time. And when I returned home I promptly hugged my bowl of Froot Loops and went on my merry way.

Lest you think I am joking. I am not. As a mom, have my views changed? Not drastically. Granted, I don’t give my toddler sugary cereal for breakfast, he is only 2, we make most of his decisions for him at this point. However, if he sees his daddy or mommy eating and asks he gets a bit. And when he is older he will likely get those options as well.

Why? Because despite my daily inhalation of sugary breakfast cereal I have turned out just fine. Happy, healthy, well-adjusted woman (well- on most days). And whereas I was surprised to learn some factual data on kids cereals from Kellogg’s a couple weeks ago; it truly made sense.

I was proud to have been selected by The Motherhood to host a Kellogg’s Love UR Cereal Breakfast with 17 other mom bloggers. On September 22nd I gathered a few of my area friends (and bloggers) to discuss breakfast cereal and the morning routine. Amidst that breakfast we had some time to chat via Skype with a representative from Kellogg’s. She shared some facts, asked some questions and answered our burning questions as well!

Here are a few of the things that were shared/asked:

  • Only 5% of childrens daily sugar intake actually comes from breakfast cereal.
    • Wow! Only 5%?
  • Where does most of that sugar consumption come from? Soda, juice, kids drinks, kids snacks.
    • Most of the moms around our breakfast table agreed that the snacks they fed their kids in the afternoon were likely far higher in sugar content than their cereal.
  • When asked about Kellogg’s Cereal sugar contents we learned that Froot Loops and Frosted Mini-Wheats have a higher sugar content than Frosted Flakes and Corn Pops!
    • Would NEVER have guessed that! I always just think that since Frosted Flakes is frosted in sugar it must be the highest.
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats and Chocolate Frosted Mini-Wheats have the same amount of sugar per serving.
  • Rice Krispies is a great entertainment tool for the kids – they like that the cereal “talks” to them!
    • So I tried it on Isaac who is really into sounds right now. He loved it!

I was so glad to host the event and to have some great breakfast time with some of my favorite bloggy and in real life friends. We also had a magnificent feast of breakfast cereal, juice, fresh fruit, Rice Krispies Blackberry (Blueberry) Lemon Coffee Cake and Corn Pops Quiche. Yes, I said Corn Pops Quichestay tuned this afternoon for the recipe. It was a HUGE hit!

Disclosure: I have been compensated for my participation and time dedicated to this event by Kellogg’s and TheMotherhood.com. All the opinions in this post are mine, want to know more about how I facilitate reviews, view my full disclosure policy!

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9 Responses to “Cereal for Breakfast! (WFMW)”

  1. AllieZirkle says:

    Yum!

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  3. Interesting cereal news! I never would have guessed that only 5% of sugar intake comes from cereal. No kids yet, but like you I grew up eating the sugary cereal, and I’m fine :)

  4. cindy says:

    Hurray! Someone else that loves their froot loops! We moved recently and people were laughing at how many boxes of cereal we have (we stock up). I’d love to try the recipe for corn pops quiche!We love cereal so much, my teen age son finished dinner the other night and poured himself a big bowl of cheerios! I love my cereal!

  5. Rebecca C says:

    I love cereal for breakfast. I remember going over to my grandmother’s house and her only have Wheaties (or something similar that I dislike), ick!

    The only problem is deciding whether to eat cereal, scrambled eggs, pancakes, or waffles. I love ‘em all, and Hubby doesn’t like eating breakfast foods for dinner. :P

  6. Becky Perry says:

    When I was young, my mom went on a health kick and we couldn’t have sweetened cereal, switched to whole wheat bread instead of white and she made her own granola – nobody did that then! Boy we couldn’t wait till we were adults and could buy what we wanted to eat.

    So what do I buy? Whole Wheat bread, unsweetened cereal and I DON’T make my own granola but I’ve thought about it, LOL! Enjoyed your post.

  7. That quiche looks so delicious!!! YUM!

  8. Froot Loops got me though my second pregnancy, but I ate them at night. Sugar cereal for breakfast? Lasts about 2.7 seconds in my belly, then I’m hungry again…l

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