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New 80 Calorie Cereal from Fiber One (Giveaway)

Have you seen the commercials on television for the new Fiber One cereal that only has 80 calories per serving? I see it on TV a lot.

It’s true! Fiber One does have a cereal that is only 80 calories per serving. People might think that an 80 calorie cereal is not that big of a deal, but if you compare it to other cereals you’d see that there is a big difference. For the fun of it I went through my pantry to check the calorie count for the cereals we have and I found that most were between 100 – 110 per serving. One “healthy” cereal we had in the pantry (I won’t mention the brand name) is a whopping 180 calories per serving! WOW! I need to remind myself NOT to buy that one anymore.

Saving 20-30 calories per serving might not sound like much, but if you look at it from a weekly or monthly standpoint you’ll see that in the course of a week (assuming cereal is your typical breakfast food) you’ll save 100 – 150 calories per week, or 400 – 600 calories per month. WOW! That teeny, tiny 20 – 30 calories per serving really does add up.

The new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal has 40% of the daily value of fiber per serving. As you know fiber is important in a healthy diet. It helps to keep your “system” in check and it also helps you to feel fuller and satisfied longer. 

We tried the product at home and we got mixed reviews. My husband wouldn’t try it. He’s very picky. There are only 4 cereals he will eat and they are all considered “kiddie” cereals. Sigh…

My daughter did not like it at all. She took a spoonful and spit it out once she started to chew it.

 

My son ate a bowl of the new Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal. When I asked him how it tasted he shrugged his shoulders and said it was “alright”. Ah… that is my boy. A man of few words. Ha Ha.

As for my opinion. I do like the over all taste of the cereal. It has a sweet taste, but not overly sweet like a “kiddie” cereal. I wasn’t really fond of the taste after I started to chew on it. It has a very grainy taste and texture once you start to chew on it. It was “OK” but I don’t think this will be my #1 “go-to” cereal.

I like the Fiber One brand and I buy their products often (I love their bars!). This cereal just happens not to be my favorite. However you should take into account this is just one person’s opinion. My son ate it and has had another bowl (to my knowledge anyway). Like my mom used to always say, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”, meaning just because someone loves something doesn’t mean that others will, and vice versa. Just because it’s not my personal favorite doesn’t mean that someone else is not going to love it.

Look for new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal on grocer´s shelves near you. You can also visit www.FiberOne.com for great information on healthy living and coupons for new products. Be sure to check out the Fiber One Facebook page and get involved in the conversation. They would love to hear how you feel satisfied with new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal.

I have a special giveaway, thanks to My Blog Spark, which will give a lucky reader a chance to try out the new cereal. The prize package contains a box of Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, a sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart your walking progress and a neoprene iPod/Smartphone holder with arm strap. That way you can incorporate not only eating healthy but being active into your daily routine. The iPod/Smartphone holder will also help to keep you “connected” and entertained while you squeeze in some valuable exercise.

To enter please leave a comment with a healthy eating or exercise tip.

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– Post about this giveaway on your site and please link back to this post. Please provide the URL.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name, mailing address (no PO Box) and phone number (shipping purposes only). Failure to do so will result in a new winner will be chosen in their place.

Other great fun giveaways can be found on the right side bar under “Win It”.

Kimberly

*Free product samples of Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, information, and the giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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  1. My health eating tip would be to keep a food journal to keep track of everything you eat and drink everyday. Also to focus on consuming fresh produce and vegetables rather than processed foods alone.

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  3. My tip for healthy eating is to keep fresh fruit in the house. If it’s just as easy to grab a juicy plum than a cookie I can convince myself to do it!

  4. my healthy eating tip is to chew slowly not only does it make it saferr to eat it takes more time and helps you to not eat so much

  5. jessica edwards says:

    Eat 5 , small, meals a day

  6. I try to drink water with every meal to stay hydrated, especially during the summer time.

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  8. Everyone should eat more fiber, we don’t seem to get enough. Regular fiber one is good in yogurt. Diabetics need more fiber to help regulate their blood sugars.

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  11. My tip is to read labels and avoid items with trans and saturated fats. Also.,…make sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day.

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  16. My healthy eating tip is to keep healthy snacks on you instead of junk food and pick a healthy snack that’s full of fiber or granola to stay fuller longer

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  20. avoid ‘Fast Food’… you’ll be surprised at just how much better you can feed a family healthier and for considerably less money…

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  26. alexandra day says:

    The health tip for today is…. olive oil… great for the inside of your body and the outside. Rub it on your skin, swish some in your mouth great for your gums, drink or put on food in the morning it will help your body obsorbe nutrents.

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    O its also good for your hair.( olive oil)

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  30. Pay attention to portion control
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  35. best to stretch while muscles are warm, so do a warm up like walking briskly then stretch, then run

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  40. Do Meatless Monday every week! Thanks!

  41. I like to count calories to make sure I’m not going over each day 🙂

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  44. I try not to eat anything after 7 pm, and have lost a few pounds that way by no late night snacking anymore.

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  49. My healthy eating tip is to measure your portions. What we THINK is a correct portion size is usually way too much.

    And my exercise tip is: get up and get moving. The hardest part of exercise is convincing yourself to start.

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  58. If you eat out at a restaurant, only eat half and bring half home for another meal.

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  63. My healthy eating tip: shop at the farmer’s market to get the freshest, tastiest, and cheapest produce!

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  67. My healthy eating tip:

    Right when you buy something from the grocery store, even if its low calorie or healthy..
    Put equal serving sizes into small ziploc snack bags and put them in your pantry in a fun basket.

    I will plow throught a box of crackers if I grab the whole box because i am “mindlessly” eating it.

    When you separate them right when you buy them, there is less wiggle room for you to overeat.

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  71. Always be prepared is my tip! Have healthy snacks so you don’t fall into cravings traps!

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  75. debbie jackson says:

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  87. crystal allen says:

    my tip is to enjoy a dinner salad with your meals. eat your salad first and it will help to fill you up before you get to the heavier calorie items. , thanks clallen a t ntin dot net

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