Kids love boxes…
But, in this case, I couldn’t figure out which boxes they liked the most.
Kelloggs Corn Flakes is a staple for breakfast foods. It’s definitely been a part of my life since I can remember. If we ever wanted cereal, we could always find the old school Kellogg’s Corn Flakes in our cupboard.
As I grew up, I must say that we continued to be a Kellogg’s family and though I changed from Corn Flakes to Special K and breakfast bars for on the go, I remained a Kellogger!
Well, I was super stoked when Kellogg’s selected me to become a member of the Kelloggers Network and as a welcome gift, we got lots of goodies that introduced us to new and exciting flavors and some sparked our nostalgia with our very favorites.
Here are the goodies that they sent our way:
- A box of Mini-Wheats
- A box of Special K Honey Clusters
- A box of the original Corn Flakes
- A box of Frosted Flakes
- 2 boxes of Nutri-Grain Bars (Superfruit Flavors)
- 2 Rooster bowls
- A Tony the Tiger vintage shirt
It’s safe to say that my girls kind of went crazy, Gabs because she knows what this awesomeness is and Mimi, well–boxes!
As aforementioned, we have always been a Kellogg’s family. But, as I got older and became a mother myself–I became more conscious of the health and nutrition of not only myself but my girls.
I had normal worries about excess sugar and empty calories.
I am pleased to say that there are many cereal Myths that Kelloggs has enlightened me with:
MYTH 1: Cereal is heavily processed.
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispies begins with puffed grains of rice.
- Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal begins with flattened grits of corn.
- Kellogg’s Mini Wheats cereal begins with a shredded wheat berry.
- Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal begins with grain-based doughs.
MYTH 2: Cereal is high in sugar.
Sugar in ready-to-eat cereals including kids cereals-contributes less than 5 percent of daily sugar intake, yet it adds taste, texture and enjoyment that encourages the consumption of important nutrients.
MYTH 3: Cereal is high in sodium.
Cereal contains less than sodium than many popular breakfast items, including one slice of whole wheat toast, one croissant, one English muffin and half a bagel. In fact, in Canada, ready-to-eat cereal only contributes about 3 percent of the sodium in the diet.
Are these things you worried about too?
They are definitely things I have worried about. I am very strict with the girls’ diets and I believe that everything in moderation is okay. I feel sort of guilty that in the 8 years that Gabs was born, she’s never had sugary marshmallow cereals. But, she isn’t denied treats here and there. What I love about Special K and Mini-Wheats is that they are packed with nutrients and a hint of sweetness that kids love. But, what I give them is my choice and as parents we know what is best for our kids.
So, you always be the judge!
I think cereal is a great choice for breakfast on occasion and when you accompany cereals with a balance of whole and natural foods you can be sure that your kids will be healthy and you too.
Don’t forget, activity is always encouraged too!
Now these bowls have become a family favorite already and have gotten TONS of use. Not just for the yummy cereal but, EVERYTHING. And I must say they are pretty awesome. Thanks Kellogg’s!
So, the girls were excited but, there’s one other person I forgot to mention. Hubby was so excited to see Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes in the pile of goodies. He said, “OMG, I haven’t had these in Y E A R S.” After comparing them with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes the difference was minimal and they were almost neck in neck with calories and even sugar intake.
Boy, he was a happy fella.
I tried the Nutri-Grain superfruit bars. They had pomegranate and Acai berry to name a couple. They were delicious of course and Gabby loved them for school.
She also enjoyed the box.
What is with kids and boxes?
What were your favorite cereals growing up, what do you like now?
I love all the Special K’s, especially the Chocolately Delight and as a child it was definitely Corn flakes.
Let me know, til then, cheers m’deres!
Disclaimer: I am part of the Kelloggers Network program and I received a box of Kellogg’s products as a welcome gift. I was not asked to write about the products or the gifts received. All thoughts expressed in this post are my own and have not been influenced in any way. Thanks for reading.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.