Quick Breakfast Bounty

Right now I currently have 14 people staying at my house until after the new year, including my own clan. EIGHT are kids ranging from 18 down to 15 months. WE DO NOT have big breakfast every morning. I just ain't cooking every damn morning for 14 people. NOT THE KID PLAYA. Once a week.

However, just in time for the onslaught of visitors, General Mills was generous enough to send me 4 coupons for General Mills Cereal Brands to commemorate the announcement this week of their committment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.
Cool because cereal was going to one of the alternate options for breakfast...or people were gonna have to cook it themselves. I just was NOT going to cook 2-3x a day for 14. I am not a short order cook and this is not a restaurant. My crock pot is working overtime...last night I made a pot of chili - HUGE HIT! Tonight...Grilled Burriotto's, Go Army Nacho's & Punch. And the crowd roars.

N. E. Way....

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:
  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.
  • More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.
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. For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

Interesting data. My Baby Maia seems to be enjoying the Honey Nut Cherrios, so it seems all is right with the world.
Just so you know...that the information and free cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.)