I’m always in the market for healthy cereals. I don’t like to purchase ones full of salt and sugar. Sugar rushes and crashes aren’t good for anyone. And you’d be surprised at the amounts of sugar in some of the top brands! So when Keep Me Going asked if we’d like to be the first in Northern Ireland to try their new cereal, we were in agreement. (This is a sponsored post by Keep Me Going).
Breakfast is an important meal. Some would call it the most important meal of the day, and what I eat should help to Keep Me Going all day long, just like the name of this new cereal.
The box isn’t flashy and you don’t get a free toy inside that will break the first time you use it. It’s confident and inviting. And it’s educational as well. Before you even completely open the box you’ll find a ‘crack the code’ to do (good for the math skills). And inside the box you’ll find a packet of 3 collectable cards. The cards have the flag of a country on the front, and on the reverse is the outline of the country as well as some information. There are over 190 to collect, and you can also play Trump with them.
When we first tried Keep Me Going, there were mixed reactions, as you can see. The children tried it with yoghurt and dried fruit as an afternoon snack. Kallista really enjoyed it, but Tristan wasn’t too sure. There is malt in the cereal, and Tristan and I weren’t keen on it at first.
Now because this is food and my children love food, they both wanted to try it again for breakfast. There’s Tristan checking out the ingredients on the box. Yes indeed, they’re whole grain barley and oats which help to release energy and reduce tiredness. They’re low in fat and high in fibre. the UK traffic light nutrition system gives it green lights for fat, saturates, and salt, and a yellow light for sugar at 3% of the daily recommendation (but still significantly lower than many leading cereals).
Now what does Tristan think of it?
Now he says, “I like it more than the first time I tried it” and has had it since. Kallista really enjoys it and says, “I love it because it helps me doing my homework!”
The wheat free pillows are small enough for little mouths, and although they’re not tough, they don’t flake apart, so they’re great to take as a snack-on-the-go or to add into our trail mix. You could also mix this in with your usual cereals to bring the total sugar levels down. But the favourite way to eat it here is still with yoghurt.
Currently, Keep Me Going is only available in Ocado stores (and negotiations are in the process with other supermarkets). If you’d like to try them, do a quick search on the internet and you’ll find a voucher code that will get you £20 off your first Ocado shop and free mid-week deliveries for a year. I love a bargain, don’t you!