My kids love Honey Nut Cheerios.
Have you ever read the label? Honey Nut Cheerios is chuck full of of sugar. It only has slightly less sugar than Honeycombs, Lucky Charms or Golden Grahams- all cereals I would put in the dessert rather than healthy breakfast category. Cheerios only has 1 gram of sugar for a cup vs. 9 grams from Honey Nut for a 3/4 cup.
The only problem is… I can hardly get my kids to eat regular Cheerios when I buy it.
Several weeks ago, I had the box of regular Cheerios languishing in my cupboard, when my husband brought home a new box of Honey Cheerios from Costco. Next to the Honey Nut that poor old box of regular didn’t stand a chance.
Then I had a brainwave. I mixed the two cereals half and half in my plastic cereal container and didn’t say a word.
Much to my delight and surprise, no one, not even my husband detected the deception. They are the same size and color after all. And the half Honey Nut provided plenty of that sweet taste they love.
Now I’m the first to admit… this still isn’t the ideal breakfast, but with half the sugar than it used to have… I’m pretty darn happy about the compromise.