Cereal Wars!



Bachelor, anyone? We’ve reached new levels of crazy this year! I am so amped for this season. I realize reality television is about 20% real and 80% created and manipulated by producers, but it’s 100% entertaining to me! :D

This morning I kicked things off with a simple bowl of Multigrain Cheerios & a Sliced Banana.


I love how something so simple – Cheerios & a banana – can be so satisfying. I’m always down for a big, bold meal, but there’s something to be said for the simple things in life!


Plus Cheerios remind me of childhood, which always brings a smile to my face. :)


Oh, it sounded like we were split 50/50 on soggy cereal and drinking the milk – cereal war! ;)


For lunch today, I packed another Light in Sodium meal from Amy’s. I’ll be noshing on a Mexican Casserole Bowl. 


This meal does have a bit more fat and saturated fat than I’d prefer – but the protein, fiber and sodium levels are on point.



Regardless, I am SO excited to dig in. Corn masa, black beans and cheese? Sign me up! The Brown Rice & Vegetable Bowl that I tried out last week was tasty as well. Not going to lie – it could have used more salt – but the tofu was unbelievably good. How they make frozen tofu taste that good, I’ll never know!


I need to go warm up my car for ten minutes before I leave – there were multi people at work yesterday that couldn’t get their cars started because it was so cold outside. Mine needs a wee bit of time to warm up so I she doesn’t freak out on the roads!

Have a great Tuesday!


What’s your favorite cereal? What was your favorite cereal growing up?

It’s no secret that my favorite cereal in the world is the cinnamon-sugar laden Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Seeing as it has no nutritional value – I eat it once in a blue moon as a snack, but it still holds rank as my #1 fave!

Favorite childhood cereal? Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs. Ok, they might still be a current favorite as well. ;)

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  1. Evan Thomas 01.05.2010

    My favorite and only cereal is oatmeal with oatbran. regular cereal does not do it for me. I used to be a reeses puff-oholic though as a kid

  2. Oooh Cinnamon Toast Crunch sounds good!
    I used to LOVE Golden Grahams, but I don’t think they even sell them anymore!? I also love museli and granola (not strictly speaking cereals, I know..) but my mix this morning was epic – All Bran, museli, Fru Grains and Oat Crisp! It was so good (minus the milk of course – eaten dry :)). I used to like the honey cheerios, but I can imagine they’d be a bit sweet now :s
    I actually love All-Bran, it’s so crunchy :)
    To be honest though, the ultimate even-slightly-cereal-related food is OATS!! You can’t beat them. :D
    Have a great day!

  3. I love CTC and Reese’s cereal, too! But Cheerios with a banana is an old favorite of mine – I usually use Honey Nut.

  4. I think I’m the only person who didn’t watch the bachelor… but i do have to agree with you: cheerios and bananas with SUPER cold milk were (and still are) a total favorite. Another one was real shredded wheat (you know, the HUGE biscuits) with banana too :)

  5. Holly 01.05.2010

    LOVE the Bachelor drama! Wonder which girl hooks up with the crew member??

    Hmmm…I LOVE cereal – that is tough! I love(d) Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and PEANUT Butter Toast Crunch (which they only sold for a limited time) :-( rocked my world! I also love good old Frosted Flakes. Laden with sugar….mmmmm!

  6. Quinn 01.05.2010

    I was a big fan of Golden Grahams, but now I’m more into Kashi GoLean Crunch or Puffins. Yum!

  7. Dawn Hutchins 01.05.2010

    My favorite was Cinnamon Life cereal. Now I eat the Shredded Wheat ‘n’ Bran spoon size. I just had an Amy’s Tamale with Cheese yesterday and it was SO good.

  8. My favorite is definitely peanut butter Cap N Crunch. Hmm, now that I think about it–Crunch Berries are pretty awesome too. Sugary cereal is where it’s at! :)

  9. Amanda 01.05.2010

    My favorite as a kid was (and still is) CapNCrunch.

    I have 2 words for you: CHOCOLATE CHEERIOS!!

    Head to your local grocery store NOW and pick up a box – they were just released yesterday.

  10. Steve 01.05.2010

    I like all cereals, but I love Life cereal. The original flavor. Will eat it anytime of day.

    Big game tonight. GO HAWKS!!

  11. Kristine 01.05.2010

    My favorite old cereal has to be lucky charms or frosted flakes! Hahah

  12. My favorite cereal right now is Kashi Heart to Heart! Growing up, I switched between Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch and Cheerios. No idea why my mom allowed the first two – pure sugar! :-) I love cereal and still don’t understand how my husband can HATE IT?!! The mere sight of it makes him gag – what a weirdo!

  13. Maura 01.05.2010

    Favorite cereal as a kid was Cherrios. I know, I’m weird but we didn’t have sugar cereals in my house. Oh, and The Bachelor! Jake is super handsome but I also don’t think he’s all “there.” This season should be interesting.

  14. Ally 01.05.2010

    My fav cereal today is Honey Bunches of Oats w/ Almonds…..as a child I’d have to say Frosted Flakes? Totally unhealthy!

  15. I wasn’t your typical kid. My brother and sister loved breakfast cereal, but it was never my thing. In fact I never even ate breakfast until I was 30 !!!!! Now I love both breakfast and cereal!

  16. ashley 01.05.2010

    I really like cheerios, milk, and bananas too :-). As a kid I liked cinnamon toast crunch and now my fave is Craklin’ Oat Bran :-).

  17. My favorite cereal now (used to be) Zoe’s Granola, but I heard they went out of business! :(
    When I was a kid, I loved lucky charms. I’d eat all the multigrain parts first and then be left with a bowl of marshmallows :D

  18. emily 01.05.2010

    My favorite is Frosted Mini Wheats, the kind with raisins and brown sugar inside. My favorite cereal as a kid was Multi-Grain Cheerios; I was a little freak, I HATED sugar cereals and couldn’t understand how my friends ate them!

  19. Brynne 01.05.2010

    I loveee MultiGrain Cheerios and Kashi Heart to Heart!

  20. Sara 01.05.2010

    My favorite cereal as a kid was either Frosted Flakes or Coco Crispies! Yum. Cheerios and banana is such a great comfort food.

  21. Hannah 01.05.2010

    My current favorite is Kashi H2H Warm Cinnamon with a banana. I never get tired of it! As a kid, my family never kept the sweet cereals around the house. Just Cheerios, Wheaties, Life… that sort of thing. But during our birthdays we could have a “birthday cereal” and pick out one of the forbidden sweet ones! I always went for Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Lucky Charms.

  22. Chelsea 01.05.2010

    today my fav is honey bunch of oats, close runner up is special k with yogurt and fruit! When I was a kid it was cinnamon toast crunch all the way with fruit loops occasionally as well, lol.

  23. I heart Reality TV! I just like seeing out desperate some of these girls are!

  24. Mikael 01.05.2010

    Favorite cereal? Honeycomb is and always has been my number one. And Cap’n Crunch ALL BERRIES. Kix is always a given too so long as it’s topped with sugar. I have a lot! This is just the top 3 =)

  25. Cheerios and bananas are one of my favorite things. I always have to eat it super fast to avoid any sogginess issues. I HATE soggy cereal. Blech!

    Amy’s frozen meals are always excellent. I love anything with corn masa in it. Enjoy!

  26. Julie 01.05.2010

    I was never allowed sugary cereals growing up so my childhood fave was Cheerios…it’s actually my current fave as well! I love cheerios with stawberries, it’s to die.

  27. My favorite cereal was Quaker Oatmeal Squares. (i forget what they’re called exactly.) I would probably still love those, but I haven’t had them in awhile.

  28. Kristine 01.05.2010

    Haha I love your quote about The Bachelor. It is 100% entertaining to me as well! :)

  29. sassy 01.05.2010

    Captain Crunch berries is my ultimate favorite cereal although I rarely got to eat it as a kid. The parents were strict on the cereals we ate (no sugar cereals!).

  30. I haven’t yet tried any of Amy’s meals.. I need to remedy that..

    My fav cereal growing up was cherrios. I don’t eat cereals as much now.

  31. My favorite ceral now is cracklin oat bran or frosted mini wheats. As a kid I was all about the honey nut cheerios and honey combs.

  32. Susan C. 01.05.2010

    I love plain cherrios, but too bad can’t eat cereal any more, major lactose intolerance. Go Hawks!
    Anyway, love your blog, I grew up in Iowa and went to Univ of Iowa, now I live in Roseville Ca. Still an Iowa girl at heart!

  33. Peanut Butter CapnCrunch is still my all-time favorite cereal. I subsitute that with Mother’s Peanut Butter Bumpers now, but man do I love that crap. I used to eat it by the boatloads.

    Have fun watching the Bowl game tonight! :) (I may be watching too, even though I’m more of a Cyclones fan..)


  34. Jenna 01.05.2010

    I liked cinn crunch toast, cheerios, lucky charms, pops while growing up!

  35. Lindsay 01.05.2010

    I think that I would have to say that my favorite way to eat my cereal is when it has been sitting in the milk for a few minutes, because I LOVE it when it is mushy… I dont know why I like it this way, but I do!! When I was a kid, my favorite cereal choices were frosted mini wheats, reese’s peanut butter puffs, and capt’n crunch!!

  36. Machelle 01.05.2010

    My favorite as a kid was Frosted Flakes, but they are WAY to sugary for me now! Now I love Honey Bunches of Oats w/almonds, and Kashi w/blueberries. The Kashi is super crunchy.

  37. Tay 01.05.2010

    K Rice Krispy treats cereal was the BEST and I’m so sad they stopped making it :-( I also loved Life and Team as a kid.

  38. julie 01.05.2010

    haha cheerios is SO old school :) i think my fav growing up was definitely honey nut cheerios!

    the bachleor is gonna be cuh cuh cuhraazy this season! i’m a huge fan of that show and never miss a season haha. not such a huge fan of jake but you know i’ll be tuning in for sure

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