Wow! That is all I can say. I received 5 Boxes of cereal from General Mills and My Blog Spark. I opened the package in the late afternoon, by the next morning one box was empty and 2 more were on their way! My family LOVES cereal! And not just for breakfast. They love to have a snack in the afternoon or right before bed and many times it is cereal. Two of them had three bowlfuls that night! (My husband was one of the culprits!)
Anyway, we received Total, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Cheerios. We all know how important whole grain is to our health, and the health of our children. Now with a quick glance at the box, you will be able to tell which cereal has whole grain as it's first ingredient. They will be marked with a white check.
Below are some tips from Dr. Stork, Emergency Room physician and host of "The Doctors".
Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at
least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on
the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning
routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is
listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white
check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods
you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread
or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain.
Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or
popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages
provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients
and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health
information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of
whole grain per serving on packaging.
This was whole box was gone by the time breakfast was over!
Now, not only will you have a chance to enter here to receive the same 5 General Mills Cereal prize pack that I did, but if you visit the website www.WholeGrainNation.com you have a chance to enter their sweepstakes. They have developed an educational game called, "Fast Lane for Whole Grain", where Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grains as the first ingredient. When you do this you you will have the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check on them.
Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
Hey Neighbors! Here is a really neat gift idea for someone with a young child. Here we have I Can Sign (First Words) from Baby First TV. Now, I am just going to share right here that we have friends who have taught two of their children to sign at a very young age. And it works! Their children could sign before they could talk. The Dvd will teach your child many useful words that will be used in day to day life. Words like: eat, water, milk, cookie, ear, feet hands, kiss, sleep, book, mother, father, and many other words. Each word is taught in a short video clip where they will see pictures of the word/item and people signing. There is also a little character at the bottom corner of the video signing along. The Dvd can be done on English or Spanish. Also included on the Dvd are printable coloring pages that you can print off by inserting the Dvd into your computer. Inside the cover of the Dvd case is a little booklet that covers some of the words you and your child
When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy
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