Make Simple Swaps. Choose 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.
To help with choosing products with whole grain, General Mills developed "Fast Lane for Whole Grain," an online educational game. Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check. Make a commitment to add more whole grain to your diet by simply pouring a bowl of cereal with the white check including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®. For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the "Fast Lane for Whole Grain" sweepstakes, visit www.WholeGrainNation.com.
The contents of this giveaway is 5 boxes of cereal as shown below. In order to enter the giveaway, tell me in the comments, which cereal you would choose to eat to increase your whole grain consumption. For an additional entry, you can Tweet about the giveaway but don´t forget to use the hashtag #MyBlogSpark!
I will announce the winner on Monday, February 13th. Good luck to you! Until next time...
P.S. I have another giveaway lined up for next week as well!
Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark