Giveaway – Whole Grain First Ingredient

Whole Grain CerealHow are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? One of the biggest problem with resolutions is that people often get discouraged when they fall back into old habits. Just remember that it is never too late! No matter what time of year it is today is always a great day to start again! This year we have put a real emphasis on bettering ourselves. That includes eating healthier and including more whole grains.

If you have ever really looked at food labels you know that they can be very confusing! Many manufacturers use confusing or generic terms to make their food sound healthier so you really have to know what you are looking for when you read labels. You need to look past the flashy labels and read the ingredient lists to find out what is really going on in your food. Some ingredient lists can be down right scary! Every time I see mechanically separated chicken as an ingredient I picture Foghorn Leghorn getting chased by a crazy contraption with saws sticking out all over.

General Mills provided this great information to help you determine if your cereals have whole grain as a first ingredient.How to Look for Whole GrainEating whole grains can be simple when you just swap out some of the things you eat with a whole grain version. Switch to brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, and whole grain crackers. Popcorn is whole grain so you can even incorporate it into your snacking.

I usually snack on Cheerios. I am a Cheerios freak! Sometimes I just eat them plain but other times I add in a few nuts, dark chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. Then I get some fruit and those good for you monounsaturated fatty acids. If I feel like something sweet and salty I eat Honey Nut Cheerios with a few salted peanuts. I find that my Cheerios snacks keep me from eating horrible junk food and yet I feel full and like I really treated myself.

Make sure to check out the Whole Grain Nation Website and learn more about the 50 cereals that proudly show off their white check. You can also enter their sweepstakes to win over 50 boxes of cereal!


One lucky winner will receive 5 boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check!
Prize can only be shipped in the US.

Disclosure: Products for review, information, and the giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.



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65 Responses to “Giveaway – Whole Grain First Ingredient”

  1. wendy r says:

    Cinnamon toast crunch

  2. Ashley Hatten says:

    Lucky Charms!! thanks for the giveaway

  3. Rachel says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  4. Deb says:

    Just plain old Cheerios! My absolute favorite!

  5. Karin says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  6. Molly Bussler says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  7. The best thing about Cheerio’s is they taste great, and they are great for you. I also eat them plain, as a snack. My favorite are Honey Nut Cheerio’s. Tasty! :)

  8. Candie L says:

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Thank you

  9. Jenny says:

    Lucky Charms

  10. jen says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  11. lisa kay says:

    Honey Nut cheerios is may favorite

  12. jodi lasher says:

    i love me some lucky charms…

  13. Kimberly says:

    Lucky Charms!!

  14. Wendi says:

    Cinnamon toast crunch is a favorite here

  15. Carmen S. says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios has been a long time favorite for my family :)

  16. Marthalynn says:

    Total Raisin Bran is so yummy!

  17. Geri S says:

    Honey Nut Cherrios

  18. Melissa Wilson says:

    cinnamon toast crunch

  19. Amanda Hoffman says:

    lucky charms

  20. kindra baron says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios!


  21. Erica says:

    Honey nut cheerios

  22. amy v says:

    cinnamon toast crunch!

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  23. Janet F says:

    Excited to try Lucky Charms.

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  24. evans s says:

    Lucky Charms

  25. Kathy S says:

    HOney Nut Cheerios

  26. Amy W. says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  27. Heather S says:


  28. vickie says:


  29. Debbie says:

    cinnamon toast crunch is my favorite

  30. Debbie says:

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  31. Kambrea says:

    Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  32. Sus says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  33. Jackie Griebel says:


  34. Donna George says:

    Lucky CHarms!

  35. June L says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch :0)

  36. Shawn says:

    It would have to be Lucky Charms.


  37. Hoa Le says:

    Multi-Grain Cheerios


  38. Jill Kecseg says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch!! Love it!!

  39. Jessica Sheffield says:

    cinnamon toast crunch!

  40. Pixel Berry says:

    CHEERIOS! It’s my absolute favorite cereal. I eat it almost every morning. And as long as it has the white check on the box, then I am very happy!

  41. rachael and jessica champagne says:

    honey nut cheerios .

  42. Tawnya S says:

    Lucky Charms!

  43. Lucky Charms!


  44. Jessica T. says:

    Lucky Charms!!!

  45. Debbie Hermanson says:

    I really like Cheerios.

  46. Liz says:

    Cheerios ROCK!

  47. Claire says:

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Thank you

  48. Matt Ferrell says:


  49. Leah Baird says:

    Cinnamon toast crunch

  50. Leah Baird says:

    GFC follow (The Sleepy Dreamer)

  51. johanna helfinstine says:

    cinnamon toast crunch

  52. jessica edwards says:

    lucky charms

  53. marci h says:

    Total Cereal :)

  54. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    Lucky Charms :)
    Thank you!

  55. Lo says:

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  56. tree says:

    Cinnamon toast crunch!
    thanks for the chance!


  57. Jenna M Wood says:

    We love Lucky Charms!

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