In my ideal world, I'd love to be one of those moms that makes their kids pancakes and eggs and big plates of fruit every morning. In reality, my kids seem to be starving the moment they get out of bed and, even if I had more motivation, I really don't think they would want to sit there after we all stumble down the stairs and I get things out to cook when they could instead have a bowl of cereal immediately.
Fortunately, I don't feel too guilty about that when I hear that 84% of parents give their kids cereal and milk for breakfast - it's just too convenient not to! However, that doesn't mean that I'm okay with any old cereal filling up my daughters' bowls in the morning, if it's going to start their day I want it to be a good one... meaning good taste as well as good for you.
And nobody understands that better than General Mills and their much-loved Kix.
Made out of eight all-natural ingredients, Kix contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives but instead is a great source of iron, calcium, fiber and vitamins C and D. It is even backed by the General Mills "Whole Grain Guarantee" stating that every box of their cereal has a minimum of eight grams of whole grain per serving. Definitely a healthy option for breakfast!
Also, having been around for more than 70 years, Kix has the same flavor and unique texture that kids of all ages enjoy as it did when General Mills first introduced it back in 1937. I remember Kix from when I was younger and now having tried their regular flavor (made with all-natural corn) and Honey Kix (made with all-natural corn and honey) it definitely tastes the same - just light, crunchy, sweet and delicious!
In addition to the two tasty boxes of cereal that we sampled, Kix sent over a great travel bowl and cup that are perfect for snacking on the go. Kix is not just a breakfast food, after all, and bringing along a container to munch on in the car or to have as a quick bite is a healthy way to keep everyone happy during the day.
Along with feeding my kids' bellies, I was happy to have a fun way to feed their minds with the 24-piece counting-themed floor puzzle and learn-to-count flashcards that Kix included. For two colorful ways to help encourage numbers, problem-solving, motor skills and more, these educational toys have been a cute way to add some entertainment into our day.
With ready-to-eat cereal having fewer calories than almost any other common breakfast option as well as being nutrient-dense and extremely convenient, it turns out that feeding kids cereal is one of the healthiest breakfast choices parents can make. And all this time I thought I was just slacking off!
For a "Kid-Tested, Mother-Approved" meal, nothing beats the classic flavor and healthy nutrition of Kix. And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to enjoy a little extra breakfast (as well as some fun toys on the side), because...
One lucky person will win a "Kid-Tested, Mother-Approved" Prize Pack from Kix!
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A big thank you to MyBlogSpark and Kix for providing a "Kid-Tested, Mother-Approved" prize pack for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.