Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Versatility of Cereal Just Got Better



I'm a serial killer.

Wait a minute...spell-check, please!

I'm a cereal killer!

Yup, I LOVE cereal.  I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks.  Actually, sometimes I do.


My kids inherited my love of cereal, or maybe they've just been brainwashed by their dear mother.  Either way, cereal is a staple around our house.  It's eaten in bowls with milk, out of baggies in the car for a snack, or even sprinkled on top of ice cream.

Naturally, the best cereal is usually the worst cereal.  You know what I'm talking about...it's full of sugar, corn syrup, artificial colors, and other not-so-good-for-you ingredients.  So when I splurge and let my kids have some of the "good stuff," I generally have a nagging sense of guilt which I brush off by reading the front of the box where it touts "84 vitamins and minerals" and that it's "part of a complete diet!"  The side of the box with the nutrition information (or lack thereof)...I like to pretend that doesn't exist.

Sometimes though, you just have to be an adult and face the facts.

Annie's Homegrown Organic Berry Bunnies Cereal

So, when I was at the store last week, I picked up a box of Annie's Homegrown Berry Bunnies cereal for the kids.  But, instead of politician promises on the front of the box that didn't match the side, this one had stuff on the front like...
  • No artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives
  • Certified organic
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • and more
AND THE SIDE WAS EVEN BETTER!!!

The list of ingredients only had things that I could pronounce and were actual food products instead of chemicals.

When we got home, I handed the box to the kids and let them have a snack on the front steps.  In retrospect, I probably should have waited until the older kids were home from school, but I'm not one of those "fairness for all!" moms.  Sorry, kids.

Annie's Homegrown Organic Berry Bunnies Cereal

After doing a little research on Annie's Homegrown, I realized that the company really does seem to have the consumer's best interests at heart.  Their mission reads "To cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words, and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to this planet." 
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But as cool as that mission is, nothing beats the ultimate test...giving the food to my ultra-picky kidlets.

Annie's Homegrown Organic Berry Bunnies Cereal

It passed.  See Davy's expression in that picture up there? ^^^  I'm pretty sure it says, "Back away from my cereal!"

I've always kind of felt that organic food was out of my reach.  I mean, it's expensive and hard to find, right?

Wrong.

Annie's Homegrown can be found at many different grocery stores, including my personal favorite, Walmart.  So, yeah, it's definitely accessible.

Annie's Homegrown Organic Berry Bunnies Cereal

And the cost was actually within my price range, further proving that my arguments against buying organic food for my family are invalid.

I don't have to go to a specialty store or spend an arm and a leg to get organic food.

Momma wins this one.

You can find out recipes and more information about Annie's Homegrown by watching the video below.