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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cold Cereals that The Kids Love

Many of us know that preparing a home cooked breakfast each morning does not always happen so we need some quality cold cereal's to count on. Now, many of you know that I am a big label reader so I have a few criteria for cereals: I look for acceptable sugar levels, the quality of ingredients and whether there are vitamins and minerals provided. Although many cold cereals are not the best nutrition you can choose for a breakfast, the cereals below are some of our favorites that I am not ashamed to serve.

Kashi: You can not go wrong with any of Kashi cereals really but these are the kids absolute favorites: Mighty Bites & Honey Sunshine.

Mighty Bites: My children call it the 'little people' cereal. They are quite affordable and I find them at Shaw's or Trader Joe's. These little guys are mighty indeed as they are packed with tons of vitamins & minerals!

Honey Sunshine: These are referred to as 'little pillows' in our house and I must admit, they are my little snack when no one is looking and I am craving some crunch and sweetness.

Cascadian Farms: The newest in their line of Organic cereals is Fruit O's. They state that their foods are 'grown without synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically engineered ingredients'. And no artificial flavors or preservatives. The O's contain 25% DV of Iron, Niacin, Vit. B6 and Folic Acid. The other vitamins & mineral levels are also impressive.

Mom's Best Naturals: Now, I was actually planning on writing these folks to see if I could get some samples when they wrote me asking if they could send some to me. In fact, they sent me two full boxes. I had been interested in trying them as they promised no artificial 'junk' and had a great price point. So, why do I like these? They are made with whole grain wheat and rice, no artificial ingredients, no added hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup. They taste great and I found them at a generous 'family size' box at Walmart for a great price. I do not have anything negative to say about the two options I tried so these are staying on our list of cold cereals that I will buy. I am planning on trying their oatmeals next.

Toasted Cinnamon Squares

Oat and Honey Blend


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TheFitnessFreak said...

I have tried time and again to switch my kids to these cereals but to no avail : ( I even had coupons for free boxes! They just are hooked to their Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Mini-Wheats. I guess it's better than Lucky Charms, right? : )

Caroline said...

Ha! I just tweeted today that I love Mighty Bites, it's the cereal my 3 kids and I love to eat. I'll be on the lookout for the other ones you mentioned.

5 Star Foodie said...

Always looking for new healthy cereals for my daughter - she wants to try a new one every time and we actually haven't tried any of these! Thanks for great recommendations!

Jo said...

Haven't seen these brands where I am but from the description, they must taste yummy! I sometimes just snack on cereal in between meals and they are great even without milk.

DailyChef said...

Great tips! I haven't seen all of these brands in my local supermarket, but may order a few boxes.

Nicole Feliciano said...

We love cascadian farms. It's awesome. I'd also add to the list, Erewhon honey cornflakes--yum.

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