I have spent the past two weeks trying to get my husband’s attention. Unless I’m wearing red and reciting stats for the St. Louis Cardinals, I’m pretty much out of luck. He wandered in to my office the other day to tell me he had just been listening to national broadcast announcers talk about the Cardinals win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and he may or may not have been tearing up, “I just feel so proud…it is like they are talking about a member of my family .”
Yes, you are correct if at this moment you are thinking my husband’s love of not only the game of baseball in general, but in particular his love of the Redbirds is extreme, but I’m here to tell you, it is real. So, when we aren’t at the Playoff games, we are parked on the couch watching. Not talking, but watching. When he is especially nervous, Jeff is holding his bat, pacing the room, or snacking to keep himself focused.
His late night snack of choice has always been cereal. Now, unlike the average bear, Jeff may have a few bowls, but now that Kellogg’s has introduced us to a few of their late night cravings cereals – ones that are ideal for that ‘beyond-breakfast-bowl-of-cereal’ – like Krave Chocolate and his absolute hands-down favorite Special K Chocolate Almond – I have a truly difficult time keeping it stocked in the house. ESPECIALLY DURING ST. LOUIS CARDINALS’ PLAYOFFS.
And, true to the phrase, like-father-like-son, the small dude has taken to finishing his dinner, having a little dessert, but saving all of his extra tummy room for his favorite snack – cereal. Now, Coop prefers Frosted Flakes or Fruit Loops...clearly he’s a child after my own heart. Also note: when I’m nervous, I also eat. Lots of late night snacking in our future this baseball-filled week.
But in our house, cereal snacking is not reserved strictly for evening when we are avoiding treats. My small people also love having cereal as a snack for school and after school and we’ve found a way to make a few ‘mixes’ that combine a few of their favorite flavors (and even better – THEY do it!) Just watch!
Easily my favorite part of that video is how many times they sneak bits of cereal while we filmed….but then again, I’m biased. How does cereal fit in to your life? Have you considered enjoying it beyond breakfast? We’ve definitely been creative in the way we make it a nutritious, filling option for us in the morning – you can see the many ways we do that here…. but I’d love to know how you incorporate it for snack time (and desserts!) too.Disclosure: I am proud to have a long time working relationship with Kellogg’s and am always excited to share my own thoughts and opinions with you. Naturally, everything I share with you is my my very own opinion.