Kellogg’s has been a family favorite for a very long time. I use their cereals not only for breakfast (and sometimes snacks) for the kids, but in cooking and baking as well. Kellogg’s has been around for so long, in fact Corn Flakes became patented before 1900! If you can even imagine that! Their history is fascinating as they were the first packaged breakfast cereal company, their brand embedded into every family for over a century.
I remember when I was little my Mom always had Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes on hand, sometimes we would get Raisin Bran and that was my favorite because the little sugary raisins inside. To have these same cereals being a staple in my family means something to me.
Kellogg’s began it’s company on the idea of simple goodness, simple grains. Each cereal starts off with a single grain (Nebraska Corn, Louisiana Rice, Michigan Wheat) then seven ingredients or less plus vitamins/minerals that your body needs. This is what they like to call “Seed to Spoon”.
The wonderful thing is, you can see what is inside each of these cereals by visiting Kellogg’s “Start Simple, Start Right” page. It shows you videos of the cereals from the seed to your breakfast bowl as well as lists of ingredients and how to read their boxes. Their forwardness in their products really shows that they are a brand you can trust, and I like that a lot. It’s important for me to know what I am feeding my children, that they are eating what is best for them. Since these are multi-generational cereals for my family, it gives me a sense of comfort. Something else I found to be admiring is that they are now producing a Gluten Free Rice Krispies! What would the world be like if you couldn’t eat Rice Krispies!
I know for some of you that your kids will only eat those super sugary cereals. Here are a few ideas on how to sweeten up the better-for-you brands for your kids taste buds.
- Add fruit to the cereal! Blueberries, Strawberries and Banana’s are always wonderful mix ins.
- Mix cereals like Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies with Yogurt. You can make little cereal yogurt parfaits!
- Before putting in the cereal, stir in a little bit of honey. Honey is actually sweeter than sugar, so you can use less. Unlike sugar, our bodies absorb the fructose and glucose which is better for our stomachs and our bodies.
- Try using Vanilla Soy Milk, it offers a little bit of sweetness without having to use sugar as well. Also, Soy Milk is packed with it’s own vitamins and minerals so you are getting an extra boost!
Now, I’m not saying I like ALL the cereals. I’m not the biggest fan of bran flakes only, but I trust Kellogg’s brand for my children’s breakfast cereals and I know that when my boys get older that their cereals will be on the tables of my grandchildren. That’s something really special.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kellogg’s. I received sample products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.