Win This Whole Grain Cereal!Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It’s important to re-fuel every morning with the right type of breakfast. One of my go-to breakfast options is whole grain cereal. It can become frustrating trying to find one without a ton of added sugar. Luckily, there are several healthy options on the market including Uncle Sam.
Finding the Right Cereal
Finding the right combo of healthy and delicious is possible. Look for a cereal with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving and little sugar as possible. Always check the ingredient list. If sugar is listed as the first 3 ingredients it means that the cereal is mostly sugar by weight. Sugar should be be listed at least as the 4th ingredient — the further down, the better. The ingredient list may not list “sugar” but rather a sugar alternative like high fructose corn syrup, honey or maple syrup.
For portion, aim for 150 to 200 calories per serving. Be sure to read how many calories per serving size as the amount is different for each cereal.
The USDA recommends making half your grains whole. Start your day with a whole grain cereal and you’re on your way to meet these guidelines.
Whole grain cereal is also high in fiber. Most Americans get less than half the recommended 25-35 grams of fiber each day. Fiber helps improve heart health, aids with digestion, keeps you regular, and helps stabilize blood sugar. It’s also helps keep you full for longer– an advantage for those trying to lose weight.
Enter to Win!
I’m giving away 2 boxes of Uncle Sams cereal to one lucky winner (one box of Uncle Sam Original and one box of Uncle Sam Honey Almond).
Enter in the comments for a chance to win. Tell me “what’s your favorite way to eat cereal?” My favorite (and most creative) comment will win both boxes of Uncle Sam cereal.
The contest starts at 9:00 AM EST today, and ends on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST. You may only comment once to be considered and don’t need to purchase anything to win. Be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win.Filed under Giveaway, Meal Ideas, Nutrition Basics | Comments: more