Breakfast time is my favorite meal of the day. There is something about that first meal that gets you going to face the world. I have great memories of waking up on Saturday mornings to the smell of freshly cooked waffles or pancakes and eggs. My father would be working his griddle and turning out rounds and rounds of pancakes or waffles. Every once in a while he would treat us with blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes. We would all then sit around the kitchen table and enjoy our delicious breakfast.
During the weekdays when everyone was either getting ready for work or school we didn’t have as much time so we usually would eat hot or cold cereal. My Mom would never buy those sugary cereals. You know the ones that usual included a prize in the box. I call those prizes bribes to get kids to bug their parents into buying them. No in our house we pretty much stuck with the healthy cereals. The Cheerios, Rice Crispies, Wheaties, Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches of Oats, Quaker Oatmeal and others.
Now that I am older and have kids to worry about I followed my Mom and only buy healthy cereals. One of the kid’s favorites is Honey Bunches of Oats. When I was younger there was pretty much one or two varieties of this cereal to choose from. Now there is something like 12 flavors to choose from. Ranging from Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Bunches, Vanilla Bunches, Pecan Bunches. Then there are some with real strawberries, fruit blends like banana & blueberries, or mango & coconut. One of their newest cereals is called Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch.
Since it was a new variety my kids and I were eager to give it a try. We all filled up our cereal bowls with the Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch and then topped them off with some cold milk (almond milk for me). Just like every other Honey Bunches of Oats I have ever tried it was crunchy. It is made with two granolas made with Greek yogurt, crispy whole grain flakes and a touch of honey. It was also sweet but not too sweet. There were little clusters of oats that had what seemed to be a yogurt coating around them.
Both of my kids seemed to enjoy it, which was pretty obvious when they said, “Can I have more?” So a second bowl it was. After they both had a second bowl I realized we almost polished off the whole box. To me that is the sign of a good cereal.
I then checked the Nutritional information on the side of the box. It has
33g of Whole Grain per serving – over 2/3 your day’s whole grain
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Provides 12 essential vitamins and minerals
5g protein per serving and 13 grams of sugar.
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I would recommend to anyone that enjoys cereal to give Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch a try. We are certainly going to add it to our cereal repertoire.
Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and Honey Bunches of Oats partnered in support of this campaign. Honey Bunches of Oats compensated me for participation in this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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