Getting Creative with Nestlé Cereals

Sometime ago I had written about Surviving Breakfast with Nestlé as well as making a Breakfast Diary and sticking to healthier options.

This time we were invited to a different sort of challenge that was a whole lot of fun. We were sent a few ideas for recipes as well as using the box to make a few craft items.

We decided to try out our own creative recipes and we came up  with these two – I think it was more a necessity as the children were constantly hungry during the holidays. Since the children love cereal and they love chocolate (M and Ms being their favourite), I decided to trick them into eating some healthy snacks while still enjoying the M and Ms.

I decided to make my own snack mix and it went down a treat.

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For this mix you will need –

  • Nestlé Cheerios and Shreddies
  • M and M’s
  • Cashewnust/almonds
  • Raisins

I also used some blackcurrant yogurt flakes.

It’s super easy to make as all you need to do is mix the ingredients to get a savoury, sweet, healthy snack.

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We also decided to make some of our own creations and came up with some cute, crunchy cupcakes. 🙂

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Ingredients –

  • Cupcakes – You can make these or use a store bought packet
  • M and Ms/Smarties
  • Nestlé Cheerios
  • Buttercream icing – either make it or use the ready made one
  • Chocolate sticks

Method –

Cut off the top of the cupcakes so it can stand upside down.

Spread on the buttercream.

Add on the cheerios all round – this will stick to the buttercream.

Add a few blobs of buttercream icing so you can add the eyes and the nose. Then add the chocolate stick pieces for the ears.

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Or if you like this one then add the icing on the top and decorate with M and Ms.

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As you can see, it doesn’t have to be breakfast to enjoy Nestlé Cereals.

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In case you didn’t know, here are some key facts about Nestlé Cereals that make it a healthy option for adults and children alike.

* The Nestlé breakfast cereal brands that are likely to be in your kitchen cupboard (Shredded Wheat, Shreddies, Cheerios, Cookie Crisp, Curiously Cinnamon and more) are all made by Cereal Partners UK, with an aim to provide high quality, great tasting, healthy cereals.

* A recent survey by Nestlé Cereals found that if given the choice, children are most likely to choose cereal for breakfast. At only 26p per bowl*, including milk, Nestlé Cereals are packed with whole grain and other essentials to provide a great start to the day.

* Whole grains are grains that contain all three edible parts; the germ, endosperm and the bran. Together, they provide a range of vitamins, minerals, fibre, starch and other nutrients, contributing to a varied, balanced diet.

* Experts recommend we eat at least three servings of whole grain a day**, and breakfast is the ideal time for you and your family to get some whole grain into your diet. Nestlé Cereals has used its packaging to make it easier for parents to spot which cereals contain whole grain. If you see the green banner across the top of a cereal box on the shelf, you know you’re looking at a Nestlé Cereal, making sure the whole family gets a nutritious start to the day and giving you peace of mind.

* Along with wholegrain you can also be sure that all fortified Nestlé Cereals also contain at least six vitamins and minerals. Cheerios, for example, are a great way to make sure your family is getting a source of calcium and vitamin D in the morning, while Shreddies provide a good source of iron. The recipe for Shredded Wheat hasn’t changed since it was created in 1893! It’s made with 100% whole grain and has no added sugar or salt.

* Breakfast cereals contribute about 5% of the average adult daily intake of added sugars and 8% for children.

* Most breakfast cereals today contain small amounts of salt per portion, on average contributing a very small proportion of salt in the diet at only 2%.

We enjoyed this challenge and had a great time coming up with our creations.

Disclaimer: I was sent some Nestlé Cereals so I could try out these recipes and craft ideas. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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