Breakfast cereals marketed to children are typically loaded with sugar, artificial flavours, colours and additives.
I’ve known this fact from way before I started eliminating processed foods from our kitchen so I used to stock our pantry with “healthy” cereals like Multi-grain Cheerios and Special K.
I realized I was fooling myself when I took a good look at our “healthy” cereals and discouvered that they contain up to 12 grams of sugar per serving. To top it off, none of my kids (except maybe the 3 yr old) ever stuck to the recommended 3/4 cup serving!
In an ideal world, my kids would devour a bowl of homemade granola or oatmeal for breakfast. In reality, my younger two baulk at the sight of dried fruits and seeds – so granola is out of the question – but I have hope that one day this will change. After all, whose fifteen year old started eating oatmeal for the first time EVER this Summer?
Yup. That would be My hand. My hand waving – high, high up in the air.