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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cereal Killers

I like a good breakfast. I am most happiest when I can have bacon & eggs, or an omelet, or anything with eggs, meat and hash browns. But I can't have that every day.

And we all know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. So I want to make it good. I usually end up having two breakfasts during the week because they are so small.

I followed the P90X meal plan for awhile. Those breakfasts were not only tasty and healthy, but hearty! I should try to go back to that for awhile. I couldn't believe the amount of food I could have for breakfast!

But I digress.

This post is about cereal.

What kind of cereal do I usually prefer? I like Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, and Honeycomb. I also am a big sucker for Lucky Charms!

But I want a cereal that I can enjoy. Cereal is quick to put together (vs. the P90X meals). I want a cereal that is more nutritional *but* tastes good too. Is it fair to ask for a cereal that would taste as good as Lucky Charms but won't change the color of my milk?

I think not.

At the grocery store, I picked up a box of Special K Protein Plus Cereal. It is described as 'lightly sweetened wheat, soy and rice flakes'. Frosted Flakes except with excessively less sugar? And with more protein! And, well, I only looked at it because it was on sale. :) Honey Nut Cheerios was going for double the price of the Special K. And I like to try new things.

But this Special K, IMO, is not so special. I won't say that it SUCKS but if this is the "frosted" version of this line of cereal, then the others must suck.

I'll finish off my cheap box of cereal but will return for those pricey Honey Nut Cheerios.

Unless something else ends up on sale.

Any recommendations?


  1. I tend to eat Cinnamon Life for breakfast, but Frosted MiniWheats are healthier according to Food Lion (it gets 2 Nutrition Stars instead of 1).

  2. Thanks Olivia. I may give Cinnamon Life a try. I like cinnamon-y tasting stuff.

    I don't like mini-wheats, however. And I have no data to support that, as I have never had any in my life. My kids and hubby seem to like them though.