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CHEERIOS™ BREAKFAST PARFAITS #GIVEABOX

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Cheerios #GiveABox Collective Bias Breakfast Parfaits

Cheerios™ has always been a favorite of mine.  Growing up, there was constantly a bright and cheery yellow box in my Mom’s pantry and now I keep them in my own kitchen for Taylor.  She has enjoyed them since she was a toddler.  I used to tote around baggies filled with Cheerios™ for her in my diaper bag as her “on the go snack”.  They hold a special place in my heart.

Recently, Cheerios™ launched a new campaign with Walmart called “Buy a Box. Give a Free Box.”  For a limited time, certain packages of Cheerios™ are exclusively available at Walmart that have a blue ribbon sticker on the front that contains a unique code that can be used to send someone a free box of Cheerios ™!

Cheerios #GiveABox Walmart

 After purchasing a box, you simply peel back the sticker to reveal a single use code that can be used to send a free box to a friend.

Cheerios #GiveABox

It is really easy to redeem your code online.  You start by visiting their website.

Cheerios Screenshot 1

 Then, you click on the blue “give a box” button and enter your information, the code from your sticker and your recipient’s information.

Cheerios Screenshot 2

I chose to share my free box with my friend (and fellow blogger) Tiffany from http://livingsweetmoments.com.   She is also a member of the Collective Bias community and a VERY talented cook.  Her recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies makes my mouth water!  I wish she lived closer so I could pop by her house for dinner (or dessert) sometimes but at least I can send her some breakfast thanks to General Mills.  🙂

Cheerios Screenshot 3

Speaking of breakfast…now that school is back in session I have been making it a point to get up earlier and sit down to eat in the morning with Taylor.  As she gets older she is busier with homework and extracurricular activities and I want to take advantage of this opportunity to spend quality time together.  I think it is important to start the day fresh with a yummy meal together.  It doesn’t have to be anything difficult or fancy.  The other day I made these awesome breakfast parfaits.  They only took me a few minutes and they were delicious!

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits #GiveABox Cheerios

I started out by washing fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.  Next, I sliced up the strawberries.  Then, I put a layer of Cheerios™ at the bottom of my glass.  I layered on some fat free vanilla yogurt and fruit and kept alternating between the cereal, yogurt and berries until I reached the top.  

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits #GiveABox Cheerios

These have easily become one of our favorite breakfast treats.  The crunchy cereal is such a nice compliment to the sweet yogurt and tangy berries.

Do you have a favorite breakfast treat that you make for your kids on school days?  If so, please share it in the comments.  I am always looking for something  delicious.

As you may have heard, some select boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced over two weeks in July at the Lodi, California plant, have been recalled due to a wheat allergen.  This recall only affects consumers with Celiac disease or a gluten-sensitivity. To learn more about the recall, and if your product is affected please go to: http://blog.generalmills.com/.

Fluffy Delicious Whole Wheat Pancakes

This weekend I set out to make some healthy meals.  I really wanted to try Christina’s recipe for Gluten Free Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Pancakes but my local Trader Joes was out of Almond Meal.  (I am going to make them next weekend though Christina!) Instead, I followed this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction for Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes and it was a HUGE hit!  These pancakes where fluffy and moist.  I cant take any credit for the recipe since I really didn’t modify it at all (except for the addition of some blueberries).  There wasn’t anything about it that I felt the need to change.

Here is the cast of characters:

Cast of Characters

I had most of the ingredients already in my pantry.  It called for milk, eggs, greek yogurt, a banana, vanilla extract, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and whole wheat flour.  I also threw in a few blueberries and they were delicious.

Pancakes

I was nervous about how these pancakes would turn out while they cooked but they tasted fabulous.

End Result

I put some bananas on top and paired them with Trader Joe’s chicken breakfast sausage. (Sidenote, my daughter begged me not to buy the sausage since it is a salmon color that is extremely unappetizing in the package.  Once I browned them and she ate one, she proclaimed that she loved them and could eat them for every meal.  I was glad I took the chance and will definitely make them again.)

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