10.2.15

Celebrate #HeartHealthMonth with Cheerios + Ancient Grains & $15 Paypal Cash #Giveaway #ad #HealthySnacksHealthyHeart

Last year my husband had a wake-up call when the doctor explain to him that his lifestyle had to change immediately. He is a lawyer by profession, one of the most stressful jobs on the planet. That, coupled with his diet and lack of exercise, was not doing his body any favors. He'd gained quite a few pounds since we met many years ago and was also suffering from high blood pressure, so we knew it was time for us to become heart healthy.

My boys, including my husband, are all very picky eaters, so thinking outside the box has always been a must when in the kitchen. I thought eating healthier would make this more difficult, but it actually opened us up to a world of new food and recipe possibilities. Heart-healthy foods are those low in fats, sodium, and other ingredients that are bad for heart. There are many delicious foods that fit into this category, including three great new products from General Mills: Cheerios™ +Ancient Grains, Gluten Free Chex™ Granola Mix, and Nature Valley® Nut Crisp Bars.
Yesterday was our weekly shopping day, so I loaded up the kiddos and headed to our neighborhood Publix. We love our Publix and have gotten to know almost everyone at the Laurel Canyon location because they are so friendly. My kids actually look forward to going shopping there, which is a total miracle and makes shopping so much easier. Our first stop was the breakfast aisle for cereal. I was super excited to get our Cheerios™ +Ancient Grains because I love all Cheerios and wanted to give these a try.

As you can see from the photo, they were on sale this week (a buy one, get one free special). Plus, you can print the $.75 off Cheerios Publix coupon making them $1.44 a box! What a bargain!

Cheerios™ + Ancient Grains is so appealing to me not only because my husband and I love whole grains, but it also only has 5 grams of sugar! This delicious cereal contains quinoa, oats, KAMUT wheat, and spelt, making this a wholesome treat for the entire family. I knew exactly what I wanted to create with my new cereal and got to work on it as soon as I got home.

Fresh Fruit & Cheerios + Ancient Grains Probiotic Yogurt Shooters
This is a super easy recipe and something you can throw together for breakfast or snack time. You can use your choice of fruit and yogurt. I, however, love vanilla yogurt with bananas, grapes, and apples. Strawberries and blueberries are also great when in season. I didn't have shooter glasses, so I used some reusable containers that make a perfect snack size.
 
Ingredients:
Fresh Fruit
1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
Cheerios + Ancient Grains
 
Just chop up your fruit to the desired size:
 
Then, create layers by placing a handful of one fruit, 2 teaspoons of yogurt, another fruit, etc. When you get to the top, add your Cheerios + Ancient Grains! This way they stay crunchy until it's time to eat. As you can see, I made two different cups. One has more yogurt added in for myself, but my kiddos prefer more fruit than yogurt, so the other is for my son. You can really make these to your own liking. That's the great thing about this recipe. Cheerios + Ancient Grains make a perfect topping for yogurt!


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Disclosure: The information, products and Publix gift cards were provided by General Mills through Linqia.


 breakfast - green tea

23 comments:

latanya t said...

the whole wheat in cheerios contains beta-glucan

Rebecca Parsons said...

They contain beta-glucan which can lower cholesterol.

Holly Thomas said...

I learned that you can get recipes and coupons in their site.

HS said...

I learned about Cheerios Honey-Peanut Cereal Bars recipe.

Julie Wood said...

I learned that the Ancient Grains cereal is low in sugar, It has KAMUT wheat, spelt, and quinoa giving this cereal more healthy whole grains and more fiber to keep me and my family full.

Lauren said...

I learned that they help to lower cholesterol.

DeniseL said...

I learned that they have a new cereal Cheerios Protein. It has granola clusters - yum!

Marti Tabora said...

I learned that The whole grain oats in Cheerios are rich in a soluble fiber called beta-glucan which can help remove some cholesterol from the body.

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I learned they have some yummy new protein cereals!

Shelly Peterson said...

I learned that each serving of original cheerios contains only 1 gram of sugar.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I learned that they have some great recipes..Hungry Girl Double Chocolate Cereal Balls!

LauraJJ said...

I learned that The rumors are true, Cheerios is good for your heart! Cheerios can help lower cholesterol!

Amanda said...

I learned they will have a gluten free cheerios released in the fall!

Lisa T said...

I didn't realize there were fruity cheerios available!

Natalie said...

I learned that the toasted whole grain O’s, combined with crunchy oat granola clusters and real honey come together in delicious harmony in two great flavors: Oats & Honey and Cinnamon Almond. It's protein the whole family will love.

laborders2000 said...

I like that they are trying to get back to natural as much as they can. Adding less sugar to their products and trying to even go gluten free! WTG Cheerios!

Marilyn's Money said...

I learned they have great protein cereals & they help lower cholesterol.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I learned about new cheerios products I didn't know about such as Chocolate Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, and Dulce De Leche cheerios.

annemarie562000 said...

I learned that they have a recipe section on their site. The No-Bake Peanut Butter-Cereal Bars recipe sounds wonderful!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim Reid said...

I learned about the Dulce de Leche Cheerios Naturally Flavored caramel cereal and a great recipe - Dulce de Leche Cheerios No-Bake Cereal Bars which sound amazing!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Melinda Stephens said...

I learned that Cheerios are Going Gluten Free Fall 2015.

Michelle Tucker said...

I learned that they have 17g Whole Grain Per Serving.
:)

blew415 said...

How yummy is this?? Dulce de Leche Cheerios Naturally Flavored caramel cereal

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