The Best and The Worst

Hooray Friday 🙂 I love everything about Fridays… I think it’s the anticipation of a fun-filled weekend that excites me the most! My girlfriends and I are headed out of town for a couple of days to celebrate a last fling before the ring. We have a lot of activities planned and I think this day will be moving verrrryyyy slowlllly.

I was doubly excited this morning when I knew that I had plans for a delicious breakfast!

Chocolate & PB Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup of Almond Milk – Unsweetened
  • Handfuls of Spinach (you can’t taste 🙂 )
Directions
  • Place Spinach in blender first and add all remaining ingredients. 
  • Blend well
Choc + PB = Love
Speaking of breakfast – I’m glad you all liked my post about balance! It seems like a lot of you have the same trigger foods – Including CEREAL! What is it about cereal that just makes people want more? I found a list on Women’s Health of the 24 Best and Worst Cereals so I thought I would share them with you.

The average American consumes more than 160 bowls of cereal a year, so picking the right box could mean knocking 15 pounds off your waistline yearly and infusing your diet with massive doses of vital nutrients. Use our bowl-by-bowl breakdown to find the perfect cereal for you. Our criteria: the highest ratio of fiber to sugar, along with a respectable calorie count. Sidle up and grab a spoon!

Best: Fiber One Original

Great: Kix, Cheerios, Grape-Nuts, Kashi GoLean, Shredded Wheat Original, Organic Smart Bran

Good: Life Cereal Original, Corn Flakes, Kashi Go Lean Crunch!, Wheaties, Kashi Autumn Wheat

Fair: Quaker Natural Granola, Smart Start Strong Heart, Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Raisin Bran

Bad: Honey Smacks; Lucky Charms; Froot Loops; Trix; Frosted Flakes with Fiber, Less Sugar; EnviroKidz Organic Koala Crisp

Worst: Golden Crisp

Unfortunately a lot of my favorite cereals as a child are on the bad list! Lucky Charms, Froot loops, Trix and Frosted Flakes to name a few 😉 But, fortunately my adult favorite made it in the Great category: Kashi Go Lean! I am a fan of Kix cereal so I’m happy to see it on the great list as well – I’ll have to buy it next time.
The weather has been beautiful here…I’m hoping it stays this way for the rest of Spring! Yesterday it was 70 degrees and straight sunny. The girls and I took it as an opportunity to spend the day outside around DC. I’m quite the tourist in DC these days 😉
We also went to Whole Foods and made edible birds nests – $5 for a craft, fruit, coloring books/crayons, smoothie from juice bar, pizza, cookies, cheese, clif bar and gelato.
Why did I ever want to grow up?
I’m off to work – Please day go by REALLY fast!! Have a good weekend everyone 🙂

QUESTIONS: Are one of your favorite cereals in an above category? Plans for the weekend?

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29 Comments to “The Best and The Worst”

  1. Have fun on your fling! 🙂 your little girls are adorable BTW.

    The only cereal I tend to buy is Trader Joe’s Bran Flakes, low in sugar, satisfying, and for $2 super cheap! 🙂

  2. I want to be a nanny! You have the best days with those girls! They are lucky to have you! Have fun this weekend, Sunday should be gorgeous!

  3. Thanks to the hubby, I love Lucky Charms!

  4. I love all ceral, we have like a whole room of cereal at our house…. ranging from healthy to unhealthy (for my brother) so I always have a huge decision to make.

    I am a cereal monster and could eat a whole box in one sitting so I try to stay clear haha

  5. I LOVE cereal, so I try not to buy it too often because I have no self control! 🙂
    Happy FRIDAY!!

  6. I love Cheerios! I’m glad it made into the ‘great’ category!

  7. I love Fiber One cereal with the yogurt clusters. I like to switch it up so I don’t get bored but I’m a huge cereal junkie 🙂 Love all the cute pics!

  8. My absolute favorite cereal is Captain Crunch with berries. I’m sure it would be on the bad list.

  9. I used to be obsessed with Fiber one! Now I’m loving all the Kashi go lean Crunch cereals!

  10. Out of town with the girls the a last fling before the ring sounds like so much fun! I want to see pictures! I love the fiber one cereal, it is always in my pantry 🙂

  11. My huuby eats fruit loops like he’s starving. I mean he shovels them into his mouth by the handful! He can easily eat an entire box in two days. Its kind of sick. I actually love all cereal! Except rice krispies. Not a big fan of those!

  12. I never ate cold cereal when I was little. My dad didn’t allow it, and now I’m very thankful!! 🙂

    Now, I love Puffins!! 😀

    And that smoothie sounds incredible!!

    ❤

  13. Thanks for sharing the cereal list! I was psyched that my favorites topped the good list: Kashi Go Lean, Cheerios, and Kix! I also love wheat chex, which didn’t make the list, but I’m convinced it rocks!

    Love the pictures of you and the kiddies – you’re all so cute!

  14. The only thing better than peanut butter and banana is peanut butter, banana, AND chocolate! That smoothie look delicious!

  15. I haven’t had Lucky Charms in years but not going to lie- I love them!

  16. Fridays rock! I’m obsessed with cereals!! Kashi Go Lean is one of my faves…yay for it being a good choice!

  17. Its the sugar in those cereals that make them so addicting! Sugar=crack and I am addicted. lol.

  18. I will admit I like lucky charms in moderation… slash just stealing 1-2 marshmallows from friends who are eating it in the dining hall 😉 prob not something i’d make a regular part of my diet.

    what i find funny is people touting special k as super healthy. sure it’s low in fat & calories and has SOME fiber but I was looking at the box and literally the 2nd ingredient is sugar and the 6th is HFCS… I totally think you can eat stuff like that from time to time but people should be made aware that it’s NOT the super-healthy food it purports to be.

    i do love me some cheerios & kashi go lean 🙂 unforutnately once i open a bag of cereal it’s pretty much doomed to be eaten within 24 hours so i try to not open them too often…
    ❤
    n

  19. I love Kashi GoLean – yay for the great category!

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  20. Looks like you guys had a great day! How fun!

    Have a great weekend!

  21. This looks like such a fun day! 🙂 I LOVE fiber one! I actually just had it for breakfast today! So good! Your smoothie looks delicious! Hope you have a great Saturday!

  22. I cant remember the last time I have eaten cereal it never fills me up, that smoothie is more my thing YUM OOO have a fab weekend 🙂

  23. I’ll be working all weekend long – gotta love grad school! : )

  24. I’m pretty sure all the cereals in my house when I grew up were on the bad list… lol… except for Kix- that stuff rocked!

  25. Cereal is definitely something I love now that I didn’t use to like at all. I especially love Kix and a cereal from TJ’s (the name escapes me!).

  26. I love those candy sushis! My cousins and I made some out of fruit roll ups rice krispies and other candies and they were a huge hit! And that smoothie-omg YUM! I’m so trying that tonight for a bedtime snack, I feel like I would’ve tried a combo like that before but believe it or not this’ll be a first (cuz theres no cocoa powder right?!) and love the cereal idea, kix are super good and I cheerios..i like multigrain and cinnamon!

  27. ah you always look like you have so much fun with those cute kids!!! and my favorite cereal is peanut butter bumbers!!! YUMMMMM .. although i always just tend to eat them dry as a snack because as a meal for breakfast, they dont quite fill me up!!! i’m a total bagel girl

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