Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Whole Grain First: General Mills Cereal Giveaway!

"Whole Grain"...sounds like something that would taste like wood, doesn't it? Well, not anymore! General Mills has worked their magic and perfected the taste to where every one of their cereals with the white check has more whole grain than any other single ingredient, but still has the same delicious cereal taste.

Next time you're at the market & see "whole grain" as part of the first ingredient on the ingredient list, indicating that whole grains is the first and most prevalent ingredient, you don't have to drop it and run because it's healthy and great tasting. Perfect for those of you who's New Year's resolutions were to eat healthier!

Here a couple of tips from Dr. Stork (ER doctor & host of "The Doctors), to help you include whole grain easily into your diet:
  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day´s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
  • Make Simple Swaps. Cho ose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
  • Don´t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don´t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.
I know when I'm at the grocery store it's difficult to identify the healthier cereals from the sugar loaded ones so having that white check really helps out. General Mills has also come up with "Fast Lane for Whole Grain", an online educational game to help with choosing products with whole grain.

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~ Giveaway Time ~

One lucky Vault reader will win these 5 boxes of General Mills cereal!

(that's like 3 months worth of breakfast!)

How to win:
Leave only ONE comment listing ALL of the entries you completed (NO MULTIPLE COMMENTS PLEASE). There's NO need to leave multiple comments, I will count all of them for you! Please remember the mandatory entry MUST be completed & listed before I count any of your optional entries. Also, be sure to leave me an email address where you can be contacted.

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me which of the above 5 cereals is your favorite?

Optional Entries:
- Subscribe to this blog via email or reader (bottom right sidebar) - 3 entries

- Like General Mills on Facebook - 2 entries

- Follow me on Twitter - 2 entries

- Tweet this --> "Get MORE whole grain in your diet by entering to win 5 boxes of General Mills cereal: http://bit.ly/xlDRAc @linnysvault #giveaway" - 1 entry (can be done 1x daily)

Giveaway will end on Friday, February 3 @11:59pm (pst).
Winner will be chosen at random, posted the following day. Giveaway is open to US resident (18 yrs +) only.

(Disclosure: The above information & 5 pack General Mills cereal has been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I was provided with the same prize pack as above in exchange for posting the above information & giveaway. The views & opinions found in this post are mine.)



  1. Ooh! I love me some Lucky Charms! I like to eat all of the cereal part first and finish the bowl with nothing by marshmellows. :)

  2. You know what's funny? Everything you just said about whole grains, I just learned in my daily video w/ my nutritionist this morning. So, yep, it's all true. Ha!

    Honey Nut Cheerios is my fave.

  3. i LOVE cinnamon toast crunch. i keep a box stashed in my desk at work for snacks.

    jobodama at gmail dot com

  4. I like honey nut cheerios.
    Like general mills on fb.
    follow you on twitter @hewella1.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  5. Crap, I did it wrong - damn mommy brain.
    I follow you, of course.
    And on Twitter, duh. :)

  6. Cheerios is the fav at our house !
    bargainfun1 at yahoo

  7. We are huge fans of cheerios!

  8. HI,I like the original Cheerios. I subscribe via email, I like General Mills on FB as Kari Cu and I follow you on Twitter!@esavingsblog

    esavingsblog at gmail dot com

  9. total!!

    annae07 at aol dot com

  10. Awesome!! My fav is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! And I follow your blog. And am a tweep :)

  11. I like cheerios
    Subscribe via email or reader 3 entries
    Like General Mills on Facebook - 2 entries
    Follow me on Twitter - 2 entries

  12. 1. Cheerios
    2. Email subscriber
    3. Like General Mills on Facebook
    4. follower on Twitter @TamaraBenningto
    5. Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/TamaraBenningto/status/163678257273774082

  13. I'd have to say Cheerios is my favorite, although I've been putting marshmallows in it, so maybe I should start eating Lucky Charms?

    I already follow you on the Twitter ;)

  14. Cinnamon Toast Crunch!! lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

  15. lucky charms is my fave

    google reader subscriber

    I Like General Mills on Facebook

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  16. My favorite is Lucky Charms.
    I am an email subscriber.
    I like General Mills on FB.


  17. -lucky charms is my favorite
    -email subacriber
    -like general mills on fb
    -follow you on twitter / @xxkimhcxx
    -tweeted / https://twitter.com/#!/xxkimhcxx/status/165082286449111041

  18. I like cinnamon toast crunch best.
    I get your rss feed
    I like sponsor on fb
    I follow you on twitter
    I tweeted 2/2

  19. 1) cinnamon toast crunch
    2) e-mail subscriber and confirmed (3 entries)
    3) FB fan / like General Mills. My FB profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000826352246 (2 entries)
    4) following @linnysvault as @cappytweet (2 entries)
    5) 2/2 tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/cappytweet/status/165086290704990208


  20. http://twitter.com/avonproducts4me/status/165440478727254016

  21. tweeted again (last entry):


  22. tweeted 2/3


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