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Big G Giveaway

by Laura

According to the 2010 Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, only five percent of Americans get the three full recommended daily servings – a shocking statistic.
With many Americans making New Year’s Resolutions to live healthier, it’s never been easier to get the whole grain you want without sacrificing taste. Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 General Mills cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) Big G cereals are America’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, providing America with more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer.

Only whole grain gives you the vital nutrients from the complete grain. The health benefits of whole grains can’t be pinpointed to one particular component of the grain. It’s the “whole grain package” that makes the difference. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients that help ensure a healthy diet. A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Get into the whole grain habit by just looking for the big white check on Big G cereals! Cereal is already one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, and the entire Big G cereal line is made with whole grain, making it a great choice. Big G cereals have the brands and flavor your family will love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®.
To be sure the other foods you are choosing have the healthy whole grain you need, just follow these two easy rules:

  1. Look for a whole grain symbol like the big white check on Big G cereals or the Whole Grain Stamp developed by the Whole Grains Council

2.  Scan the ingredient list and choose foods that list a whole grain near the top of the list
Visit www.WholeGrainNation.com for more tips, additional information about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day.

Today I have  a prize pack to help fulfill healthy living goals, including a VIP coupon for one Big G cereal, a cereal on-the-go bowl, lunch bag, walking enthusiast kit and a digital jump rope. General Mills provided me with the free product, information, and prize packs through MyBlogSpark and I also received a prize pack too.
To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment telling me how you will incorporate more whole grain into your diet for 2011?  You have until Sunday January 9 at 10 pm (MST) to enter.
For me, I serve my family Big G cereals with whole grain and love to use Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta.  I am going to try to add some whole wheat flour to recipe this year instead of using straight white flour.

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75 comments

mike smith January 9, 2011 - 11:08 pm

my son has autisim fully understand it would love to win this

LeAnn V. January 9, 2011 - 5:43 pm

My family already incorporates many of the Big G whole grain cereals into our diet. Some of our favorites are Fiber one with honey clusters or raisins, Chex, and my daughters favorite Cinnamon Toast Crunch. This year, I’m going to try adding additional fiber by buying more whole wheat bread and bakery products.

Ruth Hill January 8, 2011 - 8:54 pm

I plan to eat higher fiber foods. I will look for snacks and cereals that have whole grains in them.

Emily O. January 8, 2011 - 3:19 pm

When I make cookies I use all whole wheat. Either Red or White and they taste great. My kids like your whole wheat recipe for bread and I want to find a good pizza dough recipe with whole wheat.

Jacqueline Driggers January 8, 2011 - 9:11 am

I already incorporate whole grain. I eat a lot of cereals as snack foods, and eat triscuits too. I have always eaten wheat bread too, before I knew it was healthy. It was just what we kept all the time. I am starting to get curious about the pasta that has more wheat in it.

Jodi January 8, 2011 - 7:45 am

I am continually looking for ways to incorporate more whole grains into my family’s diet. I use whole wheat flour when I can in recipes and have been trying to use at least half wheat pasta mixed with regular pasta because my family does not like just whole wheat pasta. We did not use to like whole wheat bread either but now the white stuff does not taste right.

Laura January 7, 2011 - 3:26 pm

We are trying out new grains, quinoa and barley..not so new but new for us. Trying to find ones everyone likes!

Melski January 7, 2011 - 12:35 pm

We are making the switch to whole grain bread/cereal and pasta.

Felicia January 7, 2011 - 11:54 am

We could improve on this for sure. But our family’s favorite bread is a 7 grain bread from the grocer’s bakery and it’s delicious!

Rikki H January 7, 2011 - 11:29 am

I used to be completely against whole wheat products. I refused to use the whole grain pastas because I didn’t think they would be as tasteworthy as the original pasta I use. My mother and aunt watch very closely what they eat. They came over for dinner one night and against my will I created a dinner using whole grain products. I fell in love! I have since incorporated many more products into my recipes! I can’t wait to see what 2011 can hold.

Melissa January 7, 2011 - 11:05 am

I could definitely do better at this. I am starting to make whole wheat bread and Honey Nut Cheerios is one of our favorites! Thanks for the giveaway!

Karin A January 7, 2011 - 7:12 am

More whole grain breads….. more wild rice.
I need to eat more oatmeal too.

TrishInFL January 7, 2011 - 6:47 am

I use only whole grain patsa now, and am incorporating whole grain cereal into our diet as well.

Roxanne January 6, 2011 - 10:35 pm

By eating more whole grain cereal instead of other fatty breakfast food.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} January 6, 2011 - 9:56 pm

I will incorporate more whole grain into my diet for 2011 by replacing all white flour foods with whole grain options 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Jessie January 6, 2011 - 9:00 pm

I am trying to replace some of our white pasta with whole grain, and to use more whole wheat flour in my baking.

Aubrie January 6, 2011 - 8:43 pm

I’ve been using half whole wheat flour in my cooking (even cookies) to get more while grains. They still taste great!
I’m glad the surgery for your daughter went so well. I hope it helps!

Traci S. January 6, 2011 - 7:51 pm

We use the whole wheat pasta… We’ve experimented with different pizza crust recipes using whole wheat flour… And, we look for ingredients that list “whole wheat flour” as the first ingredient…
Whole-grains are a step toward better heart health too! 🙂

Debbie H January 6, 2011 - 7:38 pm

I have been buying Ronzoni Smart pasta, learning to incorporate wheat flour into recipes and buying whole grain cereals for those busy mornings.

nicole January 6, 2011 - 7:23 pm

we only use wheat pasta and brown rice and steel cut oats

Lavender Dreams January 6, 2011 - 6:40 pm

I try to eat whole grains and nothing refined! I’m going to eat more whole grains for breakfast instead of eggs! Thanks for the chance to win! ♥

Cecily January 6, 2011 - 5:17 pm

I am trying to use wheat flour and incorporate wheat pastas into our meals.

Amy January 6, 2011 - 5:03 pm

I’ll have more whole grain bread – one of my sons likes it, so I’ll just have to alternate white and wheat.

Colette Whicker January 6, 2011 - 4:30 pm

I am only going to buy 100% whole wheat bread and keep using the Ronzoni wheat pasta.

Emily January 6, 2011 - 4:17 pm

This year Whole Grain cereal will help jump start our mornings in my family… helping us keep on track for the day!

Lonna January 6, 2011 - 3:53 pm

I am going to try the Smart Taste Pasta and buy more whole wheat bread.

Jody K January 6, 2011 - 3:45 pm

I am working the whole wheat/whole grain angle on myself and my family. So far — no issues…..but pasta is the big goal!!

shirley elizabeth January 6, 2011 - 3:44 pm

My mother in law just got me a beautiful grinder so I’m so excited to use it for breads and etc!

Kim January 6, 2011 - 3:43 pm

I’m with you, I want to try to use more whole wheat.

Annie January 6, 2011 - 3:29 pm

I am using more whole wheat.

Cami January 6, 2011 - 2:52 pm

I try to choose breakfast cereals that offer whole grains, and sandwich bread that does the same. I would love to start incorporating whole wheat flour into our baking!

Liza Vladyka January 6, 2011 - 2:51 pm

i make my sandwiches with whole grain bread and eat whole grain cereal

Pat R January 6, 2011 - 1:36 pm

I will switch to whole wheat pastas only and eat oatmeal more often.

Heather January 6, 2011 - 1:33 pm

We start our day with our favorite cereal which is honey nut cheerios. I serve only whole wheat bread in our home but would like to start incorporating more grains into that. If we have pizza, I make a whole wheat crust for it. We currently are using whole wheat pasta in all of our pasts dishes.

Chelsea R January 6, 2011 - 1:32 pm

I try to use wheat pasta and brown rice, as well as whole wheat bread and tortillas

jill January 6, 2011 - 1:20 pm

I use whole wheat bread and we love honey nut cheerios but one thing I am having a hard time changing is my love for pasta. Wheat pasta just doesn’t do it for me. I have changed to Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta. Hope that counts.

The Royal Cook January 6, 2011 - 12:41 pm

I plan on making more home made whole grain (wheat) bread this year. My kids WILL learn to like whole wheat! 🙂

Angela January 6, 2011 - 12:29 pm

I make homemade whole wheat bread. I want to be more consistent at it this year. Also, we eat a lot of cereal including big G. My family loves Honey Nut Cherrios.

Annelisa January 6, 2011 - 12:29 pm

I only buy whole wheat bread and cereals that contain whole grains. This year I am going to try to make more whole wheat breads and rolls.

Katie January 6, 2011 - 12:24 pm

I serve whole wheat bread for my family.

Marilynn January 6, 2011 - 12:14 pm

I’m tossing in whole wheat flour instead of some of the white to baking recipes. And, I love the Smart Taste pasta–my family can’t tell the Smart Taste pasta’s from regular pasta which is good since they thumb’s downed the whole wheat pasta.

Sarah January 6, 2011 - 11:15 am

I am going to try to make more homemade bread this year. It tastes better too!

Beth January 6, 2011 - 10:38 am

I use only whole wheat pasta and bread. I also look for cereals made with whole grain.

Brooke January 6, 2011 - 10:34 am

I make all my own bread and I am going to try to do so ONLY with whole grains this year. Our favorite recipe thus far… Oatnut bread. So yummy!

MaryZ January 6, 2011 - 10:33 am

I just started using Whole Wheat Pasta in all my pasta dishes. Not sure the family is sold on it yet…but I’ll keep trying:)

Jen January 6, 2011 - 10:22 am

When I bake, I use a combination of 2/3’s whole wheat flour, 1/3 white flour, I also use brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and buy products that contain more whole grains and fibre.

Coralie January 6, 2011 - 10:15 am

We eat cereal too, but I’ve also decided to really start pushing oatmeal and cream of wheat, so filling and good for you! I’ve also made it a goal to add wheat flour to pancakes and breads and make them myself more often. Baby steps, right? =)

Dana January 6, 2011 - 9:56 am

I will use more whole grain pasta in dishes that i can easily incorporate and “fool” the kiddo and husband into eating more whole grains! Thank you 🙂

Heather January 6, 2011 - 9:53 am

I have started buying whole grain pasta and using whole grain flour 1/2 and 1/2 with white flour. For certain recipes, but I will be increasing that this year. I keep telling myself of I do it gradually the kids won’t notice. But they have never complained. I also purchase whole grain tortialls, we love those. So many companies are making it easier to purchase whole grain products, like General Mills, THANK YOU!!!

Song C January 6, 2011 - 9:34 am

I try to eat whole grain everyday. I do however, always try to pack whole grain lunch pack for my husband for work.

Cathy Jeppsen January 6, 2011 - 9:33 am

It’s really hard for me to incorporate whole grains into my diet, I think part of it is that after my 30+ years of white bread, whole grains just don’t taste as good to me. I am definitely going to try more whole grains, and maybe I’ll have to go get lots of honey whole wheat bread at Great Harvest this year!

Emily January 6, 2011 - 9:32 am

I love using whole wheat, I even ground my own wheat and make homemade bread, homemade hot pockets, and I love the fiber one bars Oats and Caramel are so yummy! I want to start using more whole grain pastas.

Jeni Roberts January 6, 2011 - 9:10 am

I will try eating healthier.

kathy f January 6, 2011 - 8:55 am

I will eat more whole whole grain cereal for breakfast.

Amanda D January 6, 2011 - 8:47 am

I almost always start the day with some whole grain cereal. The more fiber the better! And we eat wheat bread and I often use a blend of all purpose and whole wheat flour. Thanks for the chance to win!

KeriAnne January 6, 2011 - 8:35 am

I am trying to use more whole grain pasta, breads, and brown rice this year. They are all things I love and need to get my family on the same page!

Maria January 6, 2011 - 8:07 am

I am learning how to make homemade wheat bread this year.

Shannon W January 6, 2011 - 7:52 am

My future mother-in-law gave me a bread maker for Christmas, and I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of whole-grain breads. They’re fantastic!

F. Plvan January 6, 2011 - 7:52 am

I’m switching to brown rice and only eating whole grain breads and pastas!

Dean January 6, 2011 - 7:41 am

This year I am trying to be more vigilant in selecting and using whole grain products.

Nichol M. January 6, 2011 - 7:38 am

This year I am continuing on the healthier living journey I began last year. At this stage, my husband and I are vigilant about how much fiber and whole grain the breads and cereals we buy contain.

Tammy January 6, 2011 - 7:35 am

I’ve been trying different recipes for whole grain breads. I really think this is the way to go.

Tammy January 6, 2011 - 7:35 am

I’ve been trying different recipes for whole grain breads. I really think this is the way to go.

Deni January 6, 2011 - 7:34 am

First I need to learn more! My husband is wanting to loose weight and I need to learn how to cook better for him!

Deni January 6, 2011 - 7:34 am

First I need to learn more! My husband is wanting to loose weight and I need to learn how to cook better for him!

Whitney January 6, 2011 - 7:15 am

I’m buying only whole grain breads, rice, and pasta!

Whitney January 6, 2011 - 7:15 am

I’m buying only whole grain breads, rice, and pasta!

Blaire January 6, 2011 - 6:56 am

What a neat giveaway! We have recently started having cereal for breakfast in the mornings again. It is so nice to know that there are so many healthy options that taste great too. One of my other goals this year is to make our own bread so that I know what goes into it and I can make sure that it is heathier for our family.
~ Blaire

Blaire January 6, 2011 - 6:56 am

What a neat giveaway! We have recently started having cereal for breakfast in the mornings again. It is so nice to know that there are so many healthy options that taste great too. One of my other goals this year is to make our own bread so that I know what goes into it and I can make sure that it is heathier for our family.
~ Blaire

Amy's Cooking Adventures January 6, 2011 - 6:38 am

I try to add wheat germ or flax seed into a dish several times a week

Amy's Cooking Adventures January 6, 2011 - 6:38 am

I try to add wheat germ or flax seed into a dish several times a week

Krista January 6, 2011 - 6:34 am

For a while now I’ve been trying to do this, but haphazardly. So this year, I’m going to try again, this time w/ more conviction. Our first pasta dish this year, Capellini El Pomodoro was made w/ whole wheat pasta!! Pasta and bread are the 2 areas I’m going to concentrate on the most b/c we eat so much of them. Also, I pack my son’s lunch every day for school and the sandwich is always made on whole grain bread and I try to make sure the “sides” are also. I’m hoping the more I do it, the more it becomes second nature!

Krista January 6, 2011 - 6:34 am

For a while now I’ve been trying to do this, but haphazardly. So this year, I’m going to try again, this time w/ more conviction. Our first pasta dish this year, Capellini El Pomodoro was made w/ whole wheat pasta!! Pasta and bread are the 2 areas I’m going to concentrate on the most b/c we eat so much of them. Also, I pack my son’s lunch every day for school and the sandwich is always made on whole grain bread and I try to make sure the “sides” are also. I’m hoping the more I do it, the more it becomes second nature!

Kelly S. January 6, 2011 - 6:26 am

I am trying to make more whole grain homemade bread this year.

Kelly S. January 6, 2011 - 6:26 am

I am trying to make more whole grain homemade bread this year.

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