So the grocery list got me thinking about a recent cereal I was sent to try from Fiber One. I never, I repeat, NEVER ate cereal growing up. My mom got up every morning and cooked us a hot breakfast (I didn't learn until recently that was because my dad told her to!). So while my friends at school talked about their favorite flavor of Crunch Berries, I mulled over whether I preferred biscuits and gravy or pancakes and bacon - both equally lovely in their own right.
I'm not sure when I had my first encounter with the crunchy bags of goodness but I think it was probably in the sorority house where cereal was a common commodity. Thank goodness we had a cook who prepared 2 meals a day or I think we all may have sustained on cereal alone. I can't remember what my first taste was but I'm sure it was something loaded with sugar and void of all nutritional value. And I'm sure I ate it with gusto and probably even went back for more, wondering why my mom had deprived us of this for so long.
I've come to love cereal. I'm not one who likes to eat the same thing for breakfast everyday, much less the same cereal. I like to spice it up a bit and sometimes I'll have hot oatmeal, sometimes overnight oats, sometimes a smoothie, and then sometimes cereal (weekdays at least, weekends are when the cast-iron skillets and griddles come out!).
I've become more of the healthy type. Surprising, huh? I prefer the kind that tastes wholesome. I like to taste the grains, feel the crunch of the wholesome nuts in my teeth, and savor the lasting
While it's quite good, it was a little sweet for my tastebuds. However, when mixed with a bland-tastic bran flake, it gives the bowl of cereal just the extra umph to sweeten it up a bit. With 40% of your daily fiber intake being met with 1 serving, I'll gladly pop these honey-laded puffs all day! It's actually kind of amazing that something that tastes so good could actually have some health benefits. And the best part is that the added fiber helps it to stick to your ribs and keep you satiated longer to help squelch the Dunkin' Donut voice that sounds each morning as I pass by their store.
For bonus points, to really get me enticed, MyBlogSpark and Fiber One sent me a lovely care package to make sure I wasn't just eating my fiber but also doing my part in the fight against obesity. Okay, so that last part was all me, they didn't make me do anything else. They just strongly encouraged it by providing me a pedometer and an arm strappy thing to hold a musical device. Doesn't that equal get-your-lazy-butt-off-the-couch-and-exercise to you? No? Maybe you're deaf.
So crank up the tunes, get your walk/run on and reward yourself with a sweet bowl of cereal, all courtesy of Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal (and MyBlogSpark). I'll even help ignite the flame under your tush and offer up one prize pack just like the one I received and described above. This could be yours, if the price is right.
Not really. I won't be awarding this to the highest bidder. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment answering the following question:
"What is your favorite cereal?"
All entries must be received by Tuesday, August 30th at 5pm EST. The winner will be announced (hopefully) on Wednesday. Happy crunching!