Friday, February 6, 2009

Breakfast Time & A Giveaway

I am not a morning person. Morning and I should never even share the same sentence. This creates problems because the little one loves waking up at the crack of dawn. Of course, the crack of dawn to me is any time before 8 am.

Our morning routine is pretty simple around here. Momma makes her coffee first thing and finds some breakfast for the little one. While I chug sip my cup full of wake up, the little one happily munches away at a bowl full of cereal.

At first, I felt guilty that I wasn't up before the sun fixing a pancakes and eggs for everyone. I mean, that's what all the moms do on tv, right? But in real life, I seriously doubt too many momma's play short-order cook in the mornings.

After reading that 75% of kids don't get enough calcium and vitamin D, and that Big G Cereals provide both nutrients, I stopped feeling so guilty about our cereal-raiding habits in the morning. We love Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Cocoa Puffs in our house. You can always finding them lining our cereal shelf in the pantry.


Over at the Big G Cereal website, they explain that most cereals have roughly 100-130 calories per serving and provide at least 10 important nutrients. Cereal is the number one source of whole grains in America, and Big G cereals contain less than 12 grams of sugar in each serving. A bowl of cereal is a simple way to provide your kids (or yourself) a healthy morning meal.


Win It
I have been given the opportunity to offer 5 Cocoa Puffs Vintage Ringer Tees (in children's large) to 5 lucky readers.

To enter, visit the Big G Cereals site and leave me a comment with one fact you learned over there or a favorite cereal in your house.

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Please leave each entry in a separate comment. Giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on Friday February 13th. Please leave your email in your comment if it is not visible on your profile. Winners will be announced in a post and emailed, and must respond within 48 hours. Open to US only.

40 comments:

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

Two cereals we all love and keep stocked are my Cocoa Puffs (I'm eating some now lol) and Lucky Charms. Although I think the kids just eat the marshmallows out.
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Cat@3KidsandUs said...

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Melinda-LookWhatMomFound said...

I LOVE Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I cna't even keep it in the house because it will get eaten in 2 days.

Karin said...

Honey nut cheerios are a favorite...lucky charms are good too...

Carolyn G said...

I learned that ready to eat cereal is the number one source of whole grains in kid's diets. Wow. WHo knew?

Carolyn G said...

I follow

Melinda-LookWhatMomFound said...

I have your button

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I follow you

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I tweeted!

Renee G said...

My kids love cheerios and Lucky Charms.
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valerie2350 said...

we love cinnamon toast crunch

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Sara said...

Well, my children are OVER the MOON for Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cocoa Puffs.

I learned that 75% of kids don't get the recommended levels of calcium. I knew that b/c my kids HATE drinking milk.

Thanks for the chance hun!

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The Dreamer said...

We LOVE cereal. Cinnamon toast crunch is a treat everyone loves

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miss_moneymaker said...

We love Honey Nut Cheerios and Cocoa Puffs.
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Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway - we like Lucky Charms which will maybe make us lucky here!

Jackie said...

Two of our favorites are Chocolate Lucky Charms and Reeses Puffs. I guess you could say we are chocolate lovers!

Suzanne said...

Oh, were big Cocoa Puffs fans here. Especially since there isn't any food dye in it, which means my 12 year old can enjoy it!

3boyzmom said...

My kids' favorite cereal hands-down is Fruity Pebbles!!

jenny said...

i well realy like all there cereals thay make and yes i go cookie over coco puffs please enter me infor this thanks

mom2boys said...

My husband and two sons love Lucky Charms. I can't keep it in the house. I prefer Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I learned my kids may not be getting enough calcium. I'll have make sure I get more Lucky Charms: )


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mom2boys said...

I'm a follower!

Mama Zen said...

Lucky Charms are a favorite at our house!

Ashley said...

lucky charms & cocoa puffs are our faves
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Lori A. said...

This would be so great to win!! My daughter is a Cocoa Puffs fanatic. LOL! That is probably her most favorite cereal. She would love to have a CP tshirt. :)

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Lori A. said...

I am a follower. :)

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noreen said...

honey bunches of oat and cherrios

Anonymous said...

Reese's Puffs super fatty and delicious!
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Cat@3KidsandUs said...

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Miranda said...

In our house it's all about the Cinnamon Toast Crunch! :) My kids both love it and it's my favorite.

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Donna said...

We like Lucky Charms.
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independentmami said...

I love that the Big G cereals are offering whole grain, 8 grams of whole grain. Kids love cereal and this way they get their nutrients.

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I follow you on twitter.
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