Whenever we go shopping, I am always slightly amazed by the vast quantity of different breakfast cereals on the supermarket shelves. As a parent, I found it reassuring when Nestlé introduced a green banner to the top of their cereal boxes to highlight the whole grain content, and now they have given parents a new ally in helping to get their kids' breakfast bowls filled with a fun but healthier option - new Low Sugar Oat Cheerios.
They are made with 98% wholegrain - in fact a bowlful provides over half the recommended amount of wholegrain - and are high in fibre. Each serving now contains 1.4g of sugar, which accounts for just 2% of an adult’s Reference Intake, and a 30 serving provides 120 calories. That's certainly better than a lot of sugar-loaded breakfast cereals out there. Flavourwise, I couldn't actually taste any difference and when I served a bowlful to the kids, they didn't even notice they weren't the usual Cheerios !
There has been a lot of noise lately about making smart sugar swaps so switching to a low sugar breakfast cereal is a great place to start.
If you're looking for a simple way to keep the kids amused, Cheerios are a great base for foodie fun projects too. You might like to have a look at the Cheerio Frankenstein's Monsters that we made for Halloween.
Or if you want a springtime-themed project, how about trying these Cheerios sheep?!
Low Sugar Oat Cheerios complements the existing Multigrain, Honey and Chocolatey products in the Cheerios range. Nestlé Low Sugar Oat Cheerios are available at Tesco and ASDA with a RRP of £2.49.
Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.