Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Brekkie: Cereal + Fruit

A week of cereal for brekkie:

Cheerios, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries

Barbara's Shredded Oats, banana, raspberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds

Barbara's Shredded Oats, peaches, pomegranate seeds

Cherrios, peaches, strawberries

Cherrios, banana, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries

Try to find a cereal with at least 3-4g of fiber, whole grains, and limited sugar and sodium.
Cherrios is an easy to please cereal with many of the vitamins and minerals we need daily...I think Cherrios offers more vitamins and minerals than most other cereals and you can be sure it's whole grains too.  Add a bunch of fruit, especially berries, to your morning cereal and you'll get quite a nutritive boost!

 Nutrtion Facts:
1 cup Cheerios:
100 Calories
2g fat (.5 in in each of the healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats)
0g Cholesterol
160mg Sodium
20g Carbs
3g Fiber
1g Sugar
3g Protein

I only use skim milk with my cereal or nonfat yogurt, 0g of fat vs. 8g of fat.  However, little kiddos should be drinking whole milk to get the right amount of fats need for growth and development; usually from age 1 - 3 years old.  Then, they should gradually change to low-fat and then skim milk once they're older.

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