Thursday, February 23, 2012

Whole Grain Cereal Review and Giveaway

We've all heard a lot about whole grains being an important part of a healthy diet.  However, sometimes it is challenging to determine if a certain product does in fact have whole grains in the ingredients.  And its even more challenging to determine how much of that food is made up of whole grains.
General Mills has just made this whole situation a little bit easier for us shoppers.  Now every cereal with the white check has more whole grain than any other single ingredient with the same great taste. You will see “whole grain” as a part of the first ingredient on the ingredient list, indicating that whole grain is the first and most prevalent ingredient.


To help with choosing products with whole grain, General Mills developed “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an online educational game. Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check.
Make a commitment to add more whole grain to your diet by simply pouring a bowl of cereal with the white check including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®.

For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes, visit http://www.wholegrainnation.com/.


General Mills and MyBlogSpark sent me a great prize package complete with 5 boxes of Whole Grain First Ingredient Cereals.  My kids are crazy for cereal, and this box included several of their favorites.  I feel good about giving them food they love that is also good for them.

I also have a prize pack available for one of you!  To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me what your family does to eat more whole grains.  You can do some or all of the following to earn some extra entries:
  • Become a follower of Thou Shall Not Whine (3 extra entries!) *Just click the little "follow" button on the right-hand sidebar, then leave me 3 additional comments stating, "follower #1, follower #2, etc."
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  • Grab my button and display it on your blog (2 extra entries!)
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back to it. (2 extra entries!)
  • Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post. (leave an additional comment here to count as your entry!)
This giveaway starts now and will conclude on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012.  Winner will be selected via Random.org and contacted via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen

Disclosure:  The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions expressed are my own.

132 comments:

suburban prep said...

Outside of the whole grain cereal I have added in the whole grain pasta and the whole grain breads for our sandwiches.
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we started eating whole grain bread
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To eat more whole grains I give my family whole wheat bread for toasting.

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We also started eating whole grain bread.
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We always start our morning with Honey Nut Cheerios!

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We switched bread & pastas to whole grains.

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we eats lots of wheat bread here

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Toystory said...

We don't do it anyway, but looking for products with more whole grains... cereal and pasta come to mind as regulars in our house!
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We eat 12 grain braed

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We buy whole grain bread and pasta.

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Cindy M said...

I add oatmeal to meatloaf and add oat groats to stews and soups to give my family some added whole grain, and we love Cheerios cereal!
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debbie said...

I have been subsituting whole grains like quinoa for white rice. We also eat whole grain bread.

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Caryn said...

We eat whole grain bread and brown rice instead of white

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We try to eat more oatmeal and buy whole grain bread
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We buy a lot more whole grain products!
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we have been trying to eat more cereals

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All of our bread, cereal and pasta are whole grains!

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We try to eat more cereal

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Beside whole grain cereal we also eat whole grain bread and pasta.

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EmmaPeel said...

we use whole grain pasta and eat oatmeal

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we get it from cereal or bread
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we eat a lot of the big g cereal and oatmeal so i think thats our biggest way of getting our hole grain

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Kristy Thiel said...

we try to eat more whole wheat bread and pasta! thanks for hosting!

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missrantsypants said...

We make sure to buy cereals with it!


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Karen said...

We buy only whole frain bread and pasta. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Erica C. said...

When I see a whole grain option for foods we eat regularly, I try out the whole grain option.
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Vee said...

We always choose the brown rice option. it's got more flavor anyway...

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using it in breads, cereals
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