Momma Told Me: Breakfast At Home Makes Sense: $25 VISA Giveaway~ 7/13

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Breakfast At Home Makes Sense: $25 VISA Giveaway~ 7/13

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Momma Told Me: Eat your breakfast!

I don't know about you, but Breakfast is the meal of the day I enjoy preparing most, because it's the simplest. It's hard to mess up on 'breakfast,' and it's the perfect time to play with colorful elements and textures, in a meal that is intended to fuel us throughout the day. I also enjoy serving breakfast to my family, in particular, because I know I am doing something unexpected that will start their day off on a positive note. So how on Earth is it that I, and my family members, eat breakfast about 3/7 days a week, on average? Even more troubling is that which compels us to eat this important meal. I am, by no means a morning person, and the days we eat an 'early meal' (known to some as breakfast), are often spurred by the fact we have plans earlier in the day. During these days we're especially rushed, and anticipating an even longer day ahead, so we often swing through the local drive through, or catch a meal at a diner while heading out of town. Big mistake.
Momma knew the importance of a 'first meal' at home, and made sure she served it every single day. She couldn't control what I ate at school, as much as she liked to think she did, but she knew she could control what went into my mouth while we were together. Even more importantly, she could hear what came out of my mouth best when we were seated at the breakfast nook exchanging hopes and plans for the day ahead. Momma was no short order cook, she was very much your average stay at home mom (okay, Pre-Pinterest Type A average). She'd rather see me eat a bowl of whole grain cereal with a serving of fruit and dairy (milk) than have me stumble out the door only to be distracted by stomach cramps at school a few hours later. And, while there was a donut shop on the corner, directly across from my school, Momma never gave into temptation to take the 'easy way out.' "I can serve you a perfectly nutritious meal, at home, and for less!" she'd reply to my pleas for the freshly baked donut holes wafting down the street.
When you have children, I've been told, you go through a phase of 'nothing's too good for my child.' That is to say that, at least with the first go around, Moms want to do what's best for their children. This is a constant battle between keeping them happy, and keeping them healthy. But mealtime at home every morning doesn't have to break the bank. In fact, General Mills is helping to illustrate this by providing a month of money saving coupons on your favorite GM products through their exclusive Breakfast at Home sub-site. Head on over and print valuable money saving coupons for all of your favorite General Mills cereals, yogurt, meal bars, and more! Even better, through July 15, these savings will stack with already lowered prices in stores nationwide. It's time to stock up on your family's favorites and ensure you're eating a well rounded breakfast all Summer long.
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Breakfast Makes Cents
When our family tries to fit in one of it's rushed meals on the go we often end up spending over $6 a head on breakfast, not including a tip if we dine in. I created a nutritious, filling, and well rounded breakfast for my family for just $1.56 a serving! It's as easy as filling a bowl with your family's favorite General Mills cereal, low fat milk (or milk substitute), a glass of orange juice, a fresh piece of fruit, a slice of whole grain bread, and an egg. Sometimes, when I'm feeling especially inspired I'll even cut a little heart in the center of the bread slice and cook the egg directly in the center. It's easier to control portions when I'm home, and I know none of the food will go to waste, because I know how much each of us can eat. (I always feel so guilty when we walk out of a diner with 1/3 of our food still on the plate!)
Breakfast Makes Cents
Eating breakfast at home just makes sense; saving money in our budget, and keeping the family connected. Not only do our favorite General Mills cereals give directly back to Sabrina's school through the Box Tops for Education program, but they keep a little bit of childhood wonder (and nostalgia for the adults) on our table every day. I have to admit, I'm a little disgruntled classic cereal box prizes, as my generation knew them, have become extinct, but we still have fun playing with the colorful marshmallows and filling out the interactive games on the box. Besides, so long as there is cereal, I can 'sneak' pretty much any other element in. I compromise with sugar marshmallows, and she eats her fruit, eggs, and toast. Then we can all start our day filling fueled, inside and out.

What Daughter Says: Breakfast at home makes 'cents' when you stop to add up the savings.





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71 comments:

  1. Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal

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  2. That's easy...the Reese's Puffs Cereal coupon!

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  3. Coupon: SAVE 50¢ - Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal (the one in the yellow box)

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  4. 75 cents off when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  5. SAVE 50¢ - Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal


    Name on rafflecopter; Mary Happymommy

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  6. Ity all depends on the sale, but the $.50 off on Cinnamon Toast Crunch is good because I love that variety.

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  7. The cinnamon toast crunch coupon

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  8. SAVE $1.00 ON TWO
    Big G Cereals®
    when you buy any TWO BOXES any flavor General Mills Big G cereals: Cheerios® • Cinnamon Toast

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  9. SAVE $1.00 ON FIVE
    Yoplait®
    when you buy FIVE CUPS any flavor Yoplait® Greek 100 yogurt

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  10. SAVE 75¢
    Big G Cereals®
    when you buy any ONE BOX Fiber One® cereal

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  11. SAVE 75¢
    Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal

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  12. I'm gonna go with SAVE 50¢
    Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Reese’s® Puffs® cereal
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  13. I like the Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal.

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  14. I like the 50 cents of one box of Cheerios coupon :)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  15. Big G Cereals® SAVE 75¢
    SAVE 75¢
    Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios® OR Multi Grain Cheerios® Peanut Butter cereal

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  16. The 50 cents off the yellow boxed Cheerios.

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  17. I want to use this one the best and I have in the past - SAVE $1.00 ON TWO

    Big G Cereals®

    when you buy any TWO BOXES any flavor General Mills Big G cereals: Cheerios® • Cinnamon Toast

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  18. I'd use the save $1 on Big G Cereals®
    when you buy any TWO BOXES any flavor General Mills Big G cereals!

    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  19. I'd want to use SAVE 50¢ - Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal

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  20. The Oatmeal Crisp and Yoplait yogurt coupons.

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  21. cinnamon toast crunch and not only do I want to use it, I just did this morning with Krogers sale.

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  22. I love the coupon that saves 1.00 off any two boxes my kids love them some cereal

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  23. I'd use the Cascadian Farms 75cents off coupon. They have this great granola with dark chocolate....it's truly a dessert in a meal. Love, love, love. 75cents off is a big savings.

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  24. I'd like to use the SAVE 50¢ Big G Cereals® when you buy ONE BOX Reese’s® Puffs® cereal.

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  25. my daughter is on a Chex-kick right now...

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  26. 75 cents off honey nut cheerios. chefl@swbell.net

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  27. I'd use the SAVE 50¢ Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Reese’s® Puffs® cereal.
    lyndadawinda1074{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  28. I like the Reese's Puffs Cereal coupon

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  29. the SAVE $1.00 ON TWO
    Big G Cereals®

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  30. I'm most likely to use the "SAVE 75¢
    when you buy ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios" coupon. My kids love Cheerios.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. save .75 Big G Cereals®
    when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal

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  32. I would use the save .75 on one box Big G Cereals®.

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  33. I would use the .50 off Nature Valley Granola Bars.
    heaven_1_@hotmail.com

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  34. Save $1 on 2

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  35. I would like to use the one for nature valley bars.

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  36. 75 cents off Cookies 'n' Creme cereal

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  37. I would love to use the coupon for the Reese’s® Puffs® cereal!

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  38. I would most like to use the Bisquick coupon. We love pancakes.

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  39. Big G Cereals®
    when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Cheerios® cereals: Original Cheerios® • Honey Nut Cheerios® • Multi

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  40. 75 cents off when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  41. One dollar off two boxes of Big G Cheerios!

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  42. I'd like to use the Yoplait coupon.

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  43. 75 cents off Vanilla Chex.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  44. SAVE 75¢ ON THREEPillsbury®
    when you buy THREE any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® OR Toaster Scrambles® Pastries OR

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  45. I would use save 40 cents on Yoplait.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. Save $1 on 2 Big G Cereals!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  47. I would use the Yoplait Yogurt coupons.

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  48. Save .75 on Big G cereals Nature Valley Granola

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  49. SAVE 50¢
    Big G Cereals®
    with ONE BOX Reese’s® Puffs® cereal

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  50. i'd use the one for nature valley granola bars

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  51. SHERRIE C.

    I'd like to try the new Hershey's™ Cookies 'n' Creme cereal so I'd use the 75 cents off coupon posted

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. i'd use the .40 cents off 6 yoplait yopgurts!

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  53. SAVE 50¢
    Fiber One®
    when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars, Fiber One® 90 Calorie Products (Bars, Brownies, ...

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  54. I'd use the Save $1.00 on 2 Big G cereals. We're big on Cheerios around here.

    confessionsofatwinmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. I'd definitely use the SAVE $1.00 ON TWO Big G Cereals® or the reeses puffs

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  56. I'd like to use the SAVE $1.00 ON TWO
    Big G Cereals® when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Cheerios® cereals.

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  57. I'd like to use the $.75 off a bag of Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola

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