Top 5 Cereal Names

April 11, 2011

Best of the best this week includes a shout out to simon and garfunkel, as well as the witch doctor …

1. Me and goji down by the schoolyard (Recipe ID: 263998)

2. Goji Goji O  (Recipe ID: 229393)

3. A whole lot of stuff  (Recipe 264659)

4. Conrad’s Next Experiment (Recipe ID: 264150)

5. Grab an Umbrella  (Recipe ID: 264204)

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Top 5 Cereal Names

April 5, 2011

This week, Charlie Sheen takes second place to our good friend Addie, who claims the top spot with a picture of Alexander’s Dad…

1.  me and your dad. I better win a contest.  (Recipe ID: 26720)

2. winning.  (Recipe ID: 263134)

3. You’re So Cinnamoney, You Don’t Even Know How Cinnamoney You Are.  (Recipe ID: 262984)

4. The Foss Fabulous Fruittata  (Recipe ID: 263059)

5.  Protein Man! (Recipe ID: 263182)

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In case you haven’t been closely following the cereal industry (way more exciting then the Social Network), there were rumors circulating that Quaker Oats was going to discontinue their Captain Crunch Cereal line- possibly under pressure from the White House and obesity experts to make kids’ food healthier.

But, with over 100 million in annual sales, the Captain is here to stay.  A simple search of Captain Crunch will demonstrate all the “healthy” offerings the cereal has, “Cap’n Crunch is a great-tasting, crunchy sweetened corn and oat cereal your whole family will love. It’s an excellent source of seven essential vitamins and minerals, is low in fat, and contains zero grams of trans fat per serving.”

Sadly, it’s those kind of statements that give cereal a bad name.  Quaker Oats’ description of Cap’n Crunch conveniently omits information regarding sugar content, though sugar is the second ingredient listed on the box. One serving of Cap’n Crunch contains 110 calories and 12 g of sugar, which means that nearly half of the calories in Cap’n Crunch come from added sugar.

Certainly, Cap’n Crunch isn’t the only food brand guilty of exaggerating its “nutritional” value. A recent study found that 84% of kids’ foods that made front-of-package health claims didn’t even meet basic nutritional criteria. So it’s no surprise that the average American child currently gets 365 calories — or nearly one-third of total calories — from added sugar, even though the government recommends that it account for no more than 6% to 8% of children’s daily calories.

Need some healthier breakfast alternatives?  start mixing today!

For more info, check out Time article here.

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Alfalfa announcement

February 23, 2011

Earlier this month, the USDA announced its decision to “deregulate” genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, allowing the unrestricted use of this controversial crop.

This is a decision that will have a huge impact on all of us.  Alfalfa is an important crop as many organic dairy farmers use it for hay.  Despite a growing body of scientific evidence against GE crops, the USDA decided to allow planting of GE alfalfa without any oversight or protections for organic farmers.

Many believe that the USDA decision favors the interests of the biotech industry, and this decision deals a major blow to both organic farming and the public’s right to choose foods free of GE (also known as GMO) contamination.

We know that many of our customers care deeply, as we do, about being able to feed ourselves and families food that is free of GE ingredients.  We invite you to join us in sharing an important call-to-action with your on-line and off-line communities. Together we can make a difference.

You can contact the White House directly to express your opinion on the USDA decision.

Please read this letter from Maria Rodale, Michael Pollan and other organic advocates to learn more.

Remember, we are what we eat.

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Top 5 Cereal Names

February 14, 2011

Best of the best mixes of love this week in honor of Valentine’s Day…

1.  Going Bananas Over You (Recipe ID: 251176)

2.  You’re My One Thing (Recipe ID: 250385)

3.  You’re My Cherry Pie (Recipe ID: 254507)

4.  Mi Corazon de Leon  (Recipe ID: 254094)

5.  Morning Kiss (Recipe ID: 250889)

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Top 5 Cereal Names

January 26, 2011

Best of the best this (errrr…last) week!

1.  Banana Bread Ninjas  (Recipe ID: 245343)

2.  Just the Flax Ma’am!  (Recipe ID: 246202)

3.  David’s “Kitchen Sink” Breakfast Cereal  (Recipe ID: 245571)

4.  Erica’s Can of Yum  (Recipe ID: 245582)

5. Gina’s Super Charged Snacking Cereal!  (Recipe ID: 245245)

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If you’re like most of us, early New Year promises of eating healthy and staying active tend to fade around week 3 of January (we know, its too cold to go to the gym and the Oprah Winfrey Network just launched).  But there are some simple ways you can keep healthy all through 2011, in no particular order:

1. Develop a routine and stick with it- something as simple as eating breakfast every morning (helloooooo Cereal Club!) can put you in a healthy state of mind all day.

2. Drink plenty of water-  can’t stress this enough.  8 glasses a day is the equivalent of 8 minute abs (just not enough).  Carry a bottle with you to make things easier on yourself.

3.  Socialize!  Learn a new hobby, volunteer, get out there and be active!  It’s easy to curl up on the couch during this time of year, so at the very leastinvite some friends to partake.

4.  Spring time.  Ah yes, the threat of warm weather as the ultimate motivator.  Get a jump a spring and summer by keeping healthy over winter.

We hope this advice helps you keep you healthy and sticking to your plan over the next few months.

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Top 5 Names of the Week

January 6, 2011

best of the best to start the new year (i think the judges were bought on this one)…

1.  New Year, New Gojilutions (Recipe ID: 241333)

2. Swimming Against the Currant  (Recipe ID: 240686)

3.  Bob’s Colon Blow  (Recipe ID: 240936)

4.  BIG DADDIOS  (Recipe ID: 241193)

5.  crunchy crud (Recipe ID: 215054)

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Top 5 Cereal Names

December 29, 2010

Best of the best this week…

1.  Mommy to ‘Be’reakfast (Recipe ID 240018)

2.  Lynn’s Butt Maximizing Mix (Recipe ID 239666)

3.  Goin Bananas For Daddy (Recipe ID 238906)

4.  90 Years Young (Recipe ID 238933)

5.  Pug Love Mix (Recipe ID 239158)

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Top 5 Cereal Names

December 17, 2010

Best of the best this week…

(and some wise words from our top spot!)

1. read this instead of the kashi box (Recipe ID: 236782)

2. Nuts enough like i am, don’t need any in my cereal!   (Recipe ID: 236577)

3. Monsieur Fuzzy Pants Cereal  (Recipe ID: 236900)

4. LizAS ILLL MIX YO  (Recipe ID: 236948)

5. Boo Boo’s Bloobury Granola  (Recipe ID: 236895)

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