I’ve mentioned before how breakfast has always been a struggle for me. Even before I had children, I tended to skip the all-important morning meal and after I became a parent, the problem got even worse. I’ve been working hard to change that this year and recently Weetabix challenged me to take my new healthy habit a step further by eating Weetabix cereal every day for a week.
Now it just so happens that Weetabix was one of my very favourite cereals as a child. (I know, I know. I was a little odd.) Having not eaten the cereal in years, I was curious to see if I would still enjoy it as much as I once had. So with the help of two boxes of Weetabix and a grocery gift card to purchase fun toppings for the crunchy biscuits, I decided to take on the #MyBixMix challenge!
I had my first bowl of Weetabix with nothing but milk and it was just as good as I had remembered. The crunchy biscuits crumble apart once milk is added and have a great hearty texture that I love. And with only four simple non-GMO ingredients and only 2g of sugar per serving, it’s a breakfast that I can feel good about eating too!
Over the next few days, I topped my Weetabix with raspberries, strawberries, golden syrup, bananas and more! My personal favourite was the fresh raspberries; their tanginess was a great compliment to the crunchy cereal. My boys even got in on the fun and tried Weetabix with golden syrup. Needless to say, they approved!
But what I liked most about taking the Weetabix #MyBixMix Challenge was how much more energy I had after a few days. I think the high fibre of the cereal played a bit part in that since it kept me full longer and helped me avoid a mid-morning crash. And since getting enough fibre is something that I often find difficult in an average day, starting my morning with a high fibre cereal just makes sense!
For some delicious inspiration for topping your Weetabix cereal, make sure to follow the #MyBixMix hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The creations full of fruit, nuts, seeds, honey and so many other tasty foods can take Weetabix from ordinary to extraordinary! And if you struggle to eat breakfast in the morning, challenge yourself to one week of Weetabix too and see if you notice a difference in your energy and you health!