Saturday, February 12, 2011

big g cereals offer healthy whole grains (review and giveaway)

every day my kids pick out 3 or 4 different kinds of cereals they want to have mixed together for breakfast.  every day they have a different combination that they want, but i can always guarantee that they will have cheerios on the bottom.

and that is fine with me.

we don't have time in the morning to make pancakes and eggs for breakfast, so i like the kids to have as healthy a breakfast as they can, as quickly as they can.  i'm glad for them to enjoy big g cereals like cheerios, kix, chex and oatmeal crunch that have 8 grams or more of whole grains.

did you know that general mills offers over 20 different cereals that provide 16 grams or more of whole grains?  they offer cereals for adults and kids alike that go a long way to making sure the most important meal of the day is a healthy one.

if you are looking to have a healthier new year, try looking for the general mills "big g" cereals that have the white check on them.  this means they are cereals made with whole grains.  also try looking for other foods to purchase with the white check or the whole grain stamp marked on them.  if you look at the ingredients list, look for foods that have whole grains listed first or near the top of the list.

if you want more tips and helpful advice, check out the whole grain nation website.  you'll be surprised what you can learn.

if you want to join me in trying to have a happier and healthier new year, leave a comment below describing one of your (or your kids') favorite big g whole grain cereals.  general mills has a prize pack for a special winner including a digital jump rope, a travel cereal bowl, a lunch bag, water bottle and, best of all,  a vip coupon for a big g cereal.  i will choose a winner from the comments below using on february 22 (usa residents only).

i received the prize pack described above, as well as the information about whole grains, from general mills through my blog spark.  regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.


  1. Our favorite Big G cereal is definitely Lucky Charms. (Just cut me some slack because I could have lied and said one that isn't coated with sugar and 1/4 marshmallows!) But, I am glad they have whole grains. :)

  2. My daughters favorite is CHeerios. She can have it for Lunch, dinner and breakfast. In addition, she tells us- Oh today I want to add Blueberries to itm jsut a few.. I love the giveaway! Digital skipping rope.. wow!

  3. T's babysitter gave him fruity Cheerios well before his first b-day. Needless to say, they are his favorite. I'm pretty sure he'd eat any of the Big G cereals because he loves cereal!

  4. our fave big g cereal is cinnamon toast crunch. and, like lili, don't hate because it's coated with sugar. one box only lasts us for about 3 days...if that, so it's a treat. a close runner up is multi-grain cheerios for sure ;)

  5. I like honey nut cheerios. Although lately, I have had this hankering for wheaties! Haven't bought any yet...but I should!

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  6. My favorite is Lucky Charms. We eat a lot of cereal in our household, so this would be great!



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