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If you haven’t heard already, you should be excited about a brand new flavor of Fiber One that should if it isn’t already available in a grocery store near you. This brand new flavor is called Nutty Clusters & Almonds and it has become our go to cereal for getting that extra fiber needed in our diets each day.
Fiber One Nutty Clusters and Almonds contains 11 grams of fiber (43% of the Daily Value), 23 grams of whole grain (at least 48 recommended daily), and 180 calories per serving. It’s also Chock full of delicious crunchy nut clusters, real sliced almonds and whole grain flakes which make this cereal very good for you and it’s a bonus that it’s super tasty (even my kids loved it).
Special thanks to MyBlog Spark and to Fiber One for sending my family a prize/appreciation pack in spreading our thoughts on this cereal. We quite enjoyed the boxes of cereal, spoon, and loved the nut bowl and nut cracker! This nutcracker and bowl will be great for my family and we’ve in turn been reaching for healthier snacks like fruits and nuts instead those filled too much sugar!
If you are interested in trying this cereal our for yourself, you can visit http://bit.ly/Fiber1NCAcoupon to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off one box of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds! You’re just a click away from starting your day off the right way with a bowl of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds!
I’m excited to share that I’m giving away the same prize pack that I received (see photo above). It contains:
* (2) boxes of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal
* ‘Nut’ Bowl & Spoon
Giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only, enter at the Rafflecopter widget below.
Disclosure: I was given this gift pack by Fiber One because of my membership with My Blog Spark all thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.
“Ringing in the New Year often means new eating habits. We know whole grain is important to you, and the Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing products with a whole grain listed as the first ingredient. 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”.
According to Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and host of “The Doctors,” identifying whole grain products can be challenging. Shoppers can look for nutritional cues on the front of the box, but they need to read the ingredient list to know if they are getting enough whole grain. Ingredient lists detail ingredients in order of prevalence, and if the words “whole grain” are followed by a grain like wheat or oats, it means the food contains more whole grain than any other single ingredient. Here’s how to determine if your cereals have whole grain as a first ingredient:
With all the health messages facing grocery store shoppers, it can be confusing to translate what appears on food labels into nutritional needs, and hard to determine which foods have a meaningful amount of whole grain. Dr. Stork has some additional recommendations to help you include whole grain easily into your diet. They include:
- Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
- Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
- Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.
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.
What a treat that my family and I were able to review a 5 boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check. I love that there’s is an easy to find check mark system to make our shopping trips much easier and quicker too! No more reading label after label in the cereal aisle!
I was pleased to know that cereal that’s often are eaten in my household have the white check mark! I am extremely happy to continue to maintain my families eating habits with healthy breakfast cereals in which we not only eat in the morning but also snack on through out the day. Healthy cereals that taste good are a plus, especially with a picky three year old in the house who turns up her nose before even trying something!
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®.
You can visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/d537/ to download a printable coupon for $1.75 off the purchase of any (2) cereals with the white check today!
For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes, visitwww.WholeGrainNation.com.”
How would you like to win a Whole Grain First Ingredient Five Boxes of Cereal Prize Pack?
Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
If you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle in many ways which include what you eat for breakfast, you might want to check out Fiber One’s bran new cereal that just hit grocery store shelves. This particular offering from Fiber One is made up of crunchy wheat and puff squares that have a light honey flavor. You can even add a handful of your favorite fruit of berry to mix things up a bit. It’s really hard to believe that just a serving sized bowl is only 80 calories and that it contains 40% of the Daily Value of fiber which has been proven to improve your digestive health.
I had the opportunity to try this cereal out and where as I thought it was pretty good for being a healthy cereal my husband wasn’t such a fan. But honestly to each their own opinion. Since I’m not needing to diet, but gain weight I’ll probably not be purchasing this cereal for awhile but it’s great for those that are working toward a weight loss goal or attempting to maintain it . I have a super high metabolism and acutally about 20lbs under weight so I’m needing to fill my own personal diet with my more fat and less fiber.
With the cereal I was sent to review, I also received a neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with arm strap & a sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress. Both of these items I adore! I noted how much more I need to be getting up and walking about and this little gadget had great software for keeping track of that! And the arm strap holder was great for me when cleaning the house and going for walks to listen to upbeat music and my favorite podcast! I think everyone should have both and I’m so happy I get to offer one my readers a chance to have their own!
Visit http://www.fiberone.com/ for great information on healthy living and coupons for new products. Also, be sure to check out the Fiber One Facebook page and get involved in the conversation. They’d love to hear how you feel about the new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal!
One lucky winner’s prize pack will contain:
- 1 box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal
- 1 sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress
- 1 neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with armstrap
To Enter: Let me know what you usually eat for breakfast!
1. Blog this giveaway, link back to this post.
2. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
Example: Win a Fiber One 80 Calorie Cereal Prize Pack! #Giveaway, sponsored by @erinlowmaster at Connected2Christ.com
3. Post this giveaway on a Giveaway Linky/Site and let me know where!
4. Email a friend(s) about this giveaway. (And tell them to refer you in their entry)
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6. Become a Facebook Fan of Connected2Christ and leave me a comment there letting me know you are coming from this giveaway.
Giveaway running till 09/28/11 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant. USA only.
Disclosure: Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”