We Received samples from Barbara’s in exchange for this post.
You know it’s summer and that doesn’t mean that all the go-go activities stop. We’re running around like crazy. And We LOVE cereal for dinner. Also, with it being summer, maybe you don’t want to turn your oven on because it just adds more heat, making cereal the perfect go to for dinner.
Are you longing for a meal idea that doesn’t involve cooking in a hot kitchen?
We teamed up with Barbara’s, (maker of delicious, non-GMO, whole grain cereals and snacks), and they suggested some great ideas. Including why cereal, with its fiber, whole grains and low sugar, is the perfect breakfast for dinner – or brinner:
- Crowd-pleaser: Even picky eaters have a hard time finding something wrong with cereal. If you’re sick of mealtime arguments or whining over a dinner you’ve slaved over, cereal is simple, convenient and a fun change in routine for your little ones.
- Fast and easy to clean up: For the busy days when you haven’t even begun to think of what to make for dinner until everyone’s stomachs are growling, there aren’t many options faster or more flexible than cereal. Dinner’s served in less than 5 minutes and clean-up is just as fast.
- Customizable: It’s easy for each family member to add their personal preference of cereal, milk or toppings and keep their meal nutritionally sound. Turn it into a cereal party and have plenty of clean cereal options and add-ons like almond or coconut milk, nut butter, chopped nuts or seeds, yogurt and fresh fruit on the table for everyone to make their own bowl.
- Nutrients: The healthy toppings don’t matter much unless the base is nutritionally on point. Options like Barbara’s Puffins come in delicious flavors like Peanut Butter, Cinnamon and Multigrain, and are non-GMO, low sugar and full of whole grains for valuable nutrition and to help keep everyone satisfied until bedtime.