Van’s Whole Grain Cereals

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Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 9.33.24 PMIt all started back in the 1970s at the original Van’s restaurant. It was there they first dished up whole grain and gluten free hot ’n toasty waffles. By the late 1980s, they decided it was time to bring our tasty waffles to a whole new group of customers – right in their local grocery stores.  Now, they have expanded into other foods like breakfast cereals!

You can easily start the day out right with a full serving of whole grains and 5 grams of fiber per serving.  You can get both Honey Nut Crunch and Cinnamon Heaven as flavors.  These are made with nutrient rich whole grains including gluten free oats, brown rice, millet, quiona, and amaranth.  These cereals give you a tasty and satisfying crunch without using dairy, egg, corn, high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils, or GMO oils.

We recently tried the Cinnamon Flavor.  It tastes awesome!  You would never guess that this doesn’t have the ingredients that most of the cereals in the cereal aisle do.  My kids have asked to eat this every day for breakfast for a week now!  It definitely was a hit in my house.

I can only recommend Van’s!

Smart Ones Oatmeal

This post was created in partnership with Smart Ones®. All opinions are my own.


Smart Ones® new Oatmeal is making my busy back-to-school mornings a little easier and a lot more delicious. When you’re trying to get the kids up and off to school in the morning, making a wholesome breakfast is just one more thing to think about! That’s why SmartOnes® Oatmeal makes it easy to start each day the smart way.


This oatmeal is so easy to make and it tastes delicious! Not only do I love the many flavors, but my kids do too! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is great to be able to start it out right!

I also want to tell you about the great contest they have going on too! You can enter for chance to win $5,000. Every time you or a friend share about the contest, SmartOnes® will make a donation to Dress for Success (up to $10,000), an organization to help get those in need back on their feet. This is a great cause!

Honey Bunches of Oats Greek

Summer months can sometimes be more stressful than the school year, but new Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Mixed Berry makes breakfast easy. Before you pack up the kids and head to the beach, pool, park or even vacation, you can feel good about feeding them a delicious, nutritious breakfast the entire family will enjoy. Plus, once school starts up again, this is a great breakfast for the kids.

New Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Mixed Berry combines the sweet taste of strawberry, raspberry and blueberry flavors with the slightly tangy taste of real Greek yogurt for a perfectly balanced, flavorful bite. Each serving contains 33g of Whole Grain (that is more than 2/3 of your daily recommended serving!) and 5g of protein.

I’ll be honest — my kids had never had Honey Bunches of Oats before. I was a little worried about what they would think. However, they literally fought over the two boxes I got to review! Madison liked the Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch while Will liked the Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Mixed Berry. However, they both were huge hits in my house and were eaten fairly quickly! I recommend them for breakfast at your house!

Best of all, you can find a $1 off a box coupon on their Facebook page!