It’s time for Family Friendly Friday again! The link up will still be on the bottom for you to add your favorite kid friendly recipes, vacations, reviews, mom posts, etc., however I won’t be posting a recipe today. Instead we’ll be chatting about the most important meal of the day, breakfast!
Do you remember waaaay back last month when I posted about heading up to New York for a Kelloggs Moms Club Breakfast? Well that amazing event led me to the place I’m at today, sharing my very own Kelloggs breakfast with all of you! The purpose of the breakfasts has been to get moms talking both online and offline about cereal, morning routines, and the foods that they incorporate into their children’s morning. I learned so much along this journey and I can’t wait to share it all with you!
Of course, if you know me at all by this point, then you’ll know I had to get a bit creative and make sure my moms were well taken care of. Here are some of the highlights from the breakfast setup:
Breakfast Fact 1: Did you know that the daily percentage of sugar kids consume from eating cereal is only 5%?
Upon showing up, the lucky ladies were treated to a wide array of Kelloggs cereals including Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, and Rice Krispies. And once again, I had to step it up a notch by putting together a few extras to compliment the cereal bar. On the menu in addition to cereal were some homemade All Bran cereal bars (you can find the recipe HERE) and homemade Special K with Brown Sugar and Pecans Monkey Bread (recipe coming soon!). In honor of the amazing drinks Kelloggs served us when we were in New York, I also put together some homemade raspberry lemonade. Can you say yummy?
Check out the sneak peak on this Special K Monkey Bread!
Fact Number 2: Did you know that it only costs 50 cents to feed your child a nutritious bowl of milk and cereal?
After filling up our bowls and plates with delicious food, everyone headed back to the table and started up the discussion. We talked about the types of breakfast food we typically served our kids, how we handled the breakfast hour in each of our homes and how we defined a healthy breakfast. Partway through the event Trinh, from Kelloggs, talked with us over Skype, educating us on cereal from an experts point of view and answering any questions that arose during the conversation.
Fact Number 3: 90% of moms serve cereal to their children for breakfast.
Finally, we finished off our event by discussing four important questions:
1. What are your go-to convenient breakfast options for your kids?
2. What do you think of when you think about breakfast cereal?
3. Name two to three things that come to mind when you think about breakfast cereal.
4. What types of foods do you serve to your kids when you want them to get the nutrients they need to start the day?
So now I’d love to hear about breakfast time in your house! If you have kids, what types of foods do you feed them and what’s your breakfast routine?
Disclosure: I am working in conjunction with Kelloggs and TheMotherhood as a host for this event and have received a stipend.