Thursday, December 31, 2009

General Mills Cereal Review

General Mills has announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.

Other cereal benefits:
- Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.

- Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child´s diet today.

- More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

I am glad to learn that General Mills is reducing sugar in their cereals and increasing nutrients and whole grains. General Mills cereal is a staple in my household. We eat it for breakfast and I serve it to my children as a snack also.

My disclosure statement: I disclose that the information and 4 free cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I did not receive payment for my review. I only received coupons for the products sampled.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Review And Giveaway Winners Have Been Chosen

I want to thank everyone who participated in my first review and giveaway. I enjoyed reading everyones comments and I am happy to announce the winners. I used and the results were as follows:

The winners have been contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Thank you again to myblogspark for sponsoring this giveaway.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Review And Giveaway is now Closed

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Yoplait I was given the opportunity to try Fiber One yogurt for free! I love yogurt. I enjoy flavored yogurts the most so I chose to try the Strawberry Fiber One yogurt from Yoplait. I enjoyed the texture and the flavor but the best part is each cup is only 50 calories and provides 20% of your daily fiber. It is also a good source of calcium and vitamins A and D, making this an all-around great choice for dieters and those watching their weight. Fiber One is available in a variety of flavors including, Strawberry, Peach, Vanilla and Key Lime Pie. Which flavor would you try first?

I have been given the permission to share a $1 off coupon with my readers. You may find it here.

The best part for you is that MyBlogSpark and Yoplait are giving me two gift packs to give to my readers. You will receive a "Healthy & Fit Weight Management" gift bag that includes a Fiber One yogurt VIP coupon (good for a free 4-pack of Fiber One yogurt), cooler pack, and other storage items for you to carry your snacks and yogurt in. It's great for work and other on-the-go activities!

This is my first giveaway and I will make the rules simple.

Mandatory entry: Please answer this question, What are your diet secrets? leave a comment
Extra Entry: Follow my blog with google friends connect and leave a comment
Extra Entry: Follow me on twitter
5 Extra Entries: Post my giveaway on your blog, leave a link in your comment

This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm eastern time on 12-23-09.

My disclosure statement: I was provided with this information, product and prize packs from Fiber One through MyBlogSpark. I did not receive payment for my review. I only received the products sampled.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Peaches' Reviews and Giveaways has giveaways!

Sodastream Review and Giveaway ends 12 07 09 Purse hanger ending 12 09 09
Romano's Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit Coupons ending 12 10 09
Rumer & Qix ending 12 12 09
Enstrom's Almond Toffee ending 12 13 09
Huephoria Hand Painted Glassware ending 12 14 09
Guy and Eva Jewelry ending 12 15 09
Scandle Candle ending 12 16 09
Bed Bouquet ending 12 17 09 ending 12 28 09

My favorite recipe using left over ham

Cheese Grits with ham is a family favorite in my home. I thought that I would share it with your family as well. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup diced ham
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 eggs, separated
dash of Tabasco sauce

Butter a deep 1 1/2-quart casserole and preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium saucepan, bring water and to a boil; stir in grits. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in the cheese, ham, green onion, egg yolks, and Tabasco sauce.

In a bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into the grits mixture. Pour mixture into prepared casserole and bake for about 30 minutes, or until puffed up and golden brown. Serve immediately.

April Showers has giveaways!

April Showers Blog Design is having a HUGE giveaway and celebrating her OPEN waiting list that starts January 1st! April not only does blogs - but also invitations, announcements, calendars, cards, business cards, custom illustrations, and so much more! Just by pasting this paragraph on my blog I'm a winner!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009