Wednesday, February 17, 2010

General Mills Cereal Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. General Mills has announced a commitment 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.

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.

While I do tend to avoid purchasing the typical "sugar cereals" for my family, I know that many parents do buy these cereals regularly. In my opinion, any effort to reduce the sugar in a child's diet is a step in the right direction. Here are a few additional ideas to continue to reduce your child's intake of sugar:

* Try mixing a "sugar cereal" with a similar "non-sugar cereal". For example, mix regular Cheerios with Banana Nut Cheerios or mix Corn or Rice Chex with Honey Nut Chex. If your kids are young, they won't realize the difference. If your kids are older, use it as a lesson in healthy eating.

* Use "sugar cereals" as a special treat or dessert. As I said I don't usually buy sugar cereals but I did receive some Trix and Cookie Crisp for free. After dinner I would give both my kids a small bowl of dry cereal as a treat. When using it in this capacity my kids are probably getting less sugar and more nutrients than if they had cookies or ice cream.

I was provided with some free cereal coupons from General Mills and MyBlogSpark. I am going to share a coupon for a free box of General Mills cereal (up to $6.00) with 2 Recipes for Moms readers. If you need a coupon now, this coupon is good for $1.00 off Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Lucky Charms. Also, check my coupons post - there are almost always cereal coupons available somewhere on the web.

Required Entry:

- Leave a comment with your favorite breakfast cereal. (This has to be done for any additional entries to be valid.)

Additional Entries:

- Find a recipe from
Recipes for Moms you plan to try with your family and leave a comment telling me which recipe.

- Grab my button and add it to your site. Please let me know where I can find it. (If you already have it, that counts too.)

- Blog, post info, tweet or otherwise publicize this giveaway and link back to this post. Again, let me know where I can find it. (1 entry allowed for each form of publicity)

- Become a fan of Recipes for Moms on Facebook. (If you are already a fan, that counts.)

- Subscribe to Recipes for Moms by E-mail. Please make sure you activate your subscription by clicking the activate link in the initial e-mail. If you already subscribe, just leave a comment saying so.

Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and your e-mail address if it is not available on your profile. This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and the contest will end on Wednesday, February 24th at midnight (MST). After I contact the winner, they will have 48 hours to get back to me or another winner will be chosen. Good luck! I reserve the right to delete entries that do not adhere to the entry rules.

*Disclosure: I was provided with 4 free cereal coupons and information from General Mills and MyBlogSpark. I used 2 coupons for my family and chose to give 2 away to my readers. The coupons will be mailed directly from me. All opinions are my own.

185 comments:

cdziuba said...

I like KIX!


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Melissa said...

I love the lucky charms!

Andria said...

My favorite cereal is frosted mini wheats

cookiert said...

I love Honey Nut Cheerios!

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Margaret said...

Frosted Mini Wheats

Margaret said...

going to definately try
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KPort207 said...

My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, thanks.

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Stephanie said...

banana nut cheerios
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Cheerios

Chip said...

I love Lucky Charms.

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Anonymous said...

I love cheerios
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coliebear said...

My family likes pops cereal.
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Amber said...

Honey Nut Cheerios are our favorite!
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Amber said...

Your Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes have me thinking we're going to have a carb heavy meal tomorrow night!
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Tony said...

My favorite is honey-nut cheerios

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Nicole said...

I like Golden Grahams.

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shopannies said...

I love shredded wheat
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shopannies said...

I may try the twice baked potatos as I have been thinking about them alot lately
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Anonymous said...

I like Cheerios.

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Anonymous said...

I love Cocoa Puffs, nothing better than getting the day going with a nice bowl of chocolaty tasting cereal!

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try your pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and bread. I would have to use egg replacer for them though.

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Kathy Rambousek said...

I love Wheaties and Cheerios

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Mari said...

My favorite cereal is Cheerios.

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I'm having a cravingfor pumpkin and I found your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins & Bread recipe. I like that it uses whole-wheat flour. I think that I'll add applesauce and flax meal, then cut down on the oil.

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Katy said...

My favorite is Grape-Nuts!!!! It was my Dad's fave- and always a treat when I was little!

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Katy said...

I want to try your Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes recipe!

Sue said...

Lucky Charms! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

Cinamon Toast Crunch is my fav!!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is Trix!

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mogrill said...

I love Cheerios. Thanks for the chance.
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jceko77 said...

cookie crisp
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Jennifer said...

I love cocoa krispies

Jennifer said...

I think I want to try the Pork Chow Mein

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sphinx63 said...

I like Apple CInnamon Cheerios best. Thanks!

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JC said...

I like Honey Nut Cheerios the most!

JC said...

I'd like to try Teriyaki Pork Chops

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Merren said...

Lucky Charms, enough said.

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Merren said...

Turkey Toaster sandwiches...will try tomorrow for lunch.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love Wheaties! Thanks!

Ellen C. said...

I'm a big rice chex fan. Thanks for the chance. Thanks for the chance.

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lfhpueblo said...

Honey Nut Cheerios, because it's so good you can eat it dry as a snack.
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lfhpueblo said...

The twice baked mashed potato's would be a recipe I'd like to try with my family.
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llinda29 said...

My fave is raison bran

Anonymous said...

I like Multi-Grain Cheerios!

Karen said...

I don't really have a favorite so I will say that my favorite GM ceral is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Richelle said...

We eat a lot of cheerios here!

Jenndiggy said...

I lover Golden Grahams!

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Emily said...

I love Whole Grain Total! And Kashi GoLean is tasty too.
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Meredith said...

Honey Nut Cheerios are my favorite.

Joe McDonald said...

Personally, I can't say no to Frosted Mini Wheats.

Joe McDonald said...

I checked your recipes, and I'm going to try pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!

I'll probably bake them on Sunday, so they're fresh for the start of the work week.

Thanks for hte recipe!

MPmomof3 said...

I usually alternate generic versions of Cheerios, Cornflakes and Rice Krispies. Every now and then I will treat myself to mini wheats in either the store brand or Kellogg's version.

Missy said...

My all time favorite is Cinnamon Life, although I will settle for regular Life.

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Laura C said...

I like Golden Grahams.
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Tamara B. said...

The children love Trix and my favorite is Cheerios
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Laura said...

My favorite is cinnamon life and special k with strawberries!

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Susan said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

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Lindsey said...

Honey nut cheerios are my favorite.

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Lindsey said...

I'd like to try the pumpkin chocolate chip bread and muffins

pam said...

I want to try the stuffed turkey rollups. Yum.

pam said...

My favorite cereal is from childhood-Frosted Flakes.

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Sonya said...

I love frosted shredded wheat. Thanks!

AF_wife said...

I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!
And my dog loves drinking the milk after I have Cinnamon Toast Crunch! :P
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Anonymous said...

I love Honey Nut Cheerios, we almost always have them on hand.
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Tracysweetangl said...

I like Lucky Charms!

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Anonymous said...

I like Fruity Pebbles

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Heavenly Savings said...

I love cinnamon toast crunch!
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Pat said...

My favorite is Cheerios.
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Melissa said...

I'm addicted to Peanut Butter Puffins!!

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amweeks said...

My kids' favorite cereals are Cocoa Puffs & Lucky Charms!

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Elaine said...

Right now, my favorite is honey nut cheerios!

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mscoffee77 said...

Corn Chex is a favorite in our house!

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AmandaK said...

I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! I love em!

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Anonymous said...

HOney nut cheerios.

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Aaron said...

My favorite cereal is Kix!

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Shredded Wheat~

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erma said...

I like Golden Grahams.
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Becky said...

MMMM Raisin Bran...

Anonymous said...

I like Special K blueberry.
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I like Cheerios. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Melodic Mom said...

My all time favorite is Boo Berry.

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karen said...

My newest favorite is Chocolate Cheerios. Thanks.

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lucky charms is are favorite.thanks
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Anonymous said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best!

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Sheila P said...

Coco Puffs are my favorite!

TXsunlover said...

We love Honey Nut Cheerios.
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TXsunlover said...

It's going to be REALLY COLD this weekend so the Rustic Chicken Soup or the Shepherd's Pie sound yummy and warm. And I've been looking for a good Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe so I'm definitely going to try yours!
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Angie F... said...

Lucky Charms
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Debbi said...

Total Raisin Bran
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Debbi said...

I am planning to try the Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball. That sounds yummy! We have friends over frequently, so this would be a fun treat to serve.
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Julie said...

My favorite is Lucky Charms

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Erica C. said...

I like Honey Nut Cheerios & Mini Wheats :)

Tabitha said...

I love Cocoa Puffs (I know, I'm just a kid at heart!)

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Erika*Coffee said...

Cheerios :)

Erika*Coffee said...

I'd like to try the Veggie Lovers Pot Pie!

gracey said...

My favorite would be Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

Carolsue said...

Basic 4 is my favorite cereal
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Kaye said...

Favorite cereal would be Special K. Favorite GM cereal is probably Lucky charms although I use it mostly as a sweet snack.

Kaye said...

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes for my family!

mscoffee77 said...

Corn Chex!

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mel said...

I love Kashi Honey Sunshine best!

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susan1215 said...

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

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I like to try the Easy Chili

Jessica said...

My favorite Cereal is cinnamon toast crunch...

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Jessica said...

I would like to try the Spicy Muffins recipe...sounds yummy!

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palmbay said...

I love HoneyNut Cherrios

missrantsypants said...

I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch!


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Linda said...

I like Honey Nut Cheerios

Anonymous said...

Kixs and I would try the pork chops
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Colleen said...

My favorite cereal is cinnamon toast crunch. I like to have it for breakfast and a midnight snack.
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Nancy S. said...

My favorite is Cocoa Pebbles.
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I'd like to try the Orange Pork Stir-Fry.
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Total is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

masonsgranny59 said...

I like raisin bran

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Frosted Mini Wheats are my favorite.
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lilyk said...

My favorite cereal is Lucky Charms.

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