We have quite a good selection of cereal in our home. We are always stocked up with hot cereals, like oatmeal, which I think is mandatory to have on hand during our cold Saskatchewan winters. We have a small supply of colorful, sweet, kids cereal. And we have a variety or more sensible, nutritious cereal that the whole family enjoys. Cereals made with whole grains that are full of the things we want, like fibre, and not full of the things we don’t want, like sugar and sodium. One of those cereals that fits the bill nicely is Weetabix.
Weetabix is one of those cereals that always takes me back to my childhood. My mother strictly forbid sugary “kids” cereal in our home (except on special occasions) but she always tried to keep things interesting by supplying us with a variety of tasty and healthy treats we could add to our cereal. Things like, bananas, berries and nuts (and we were allowed a pinch of sugar). Weetabix is the perfect cereal to mix up and get creative with. And when you start with something so healthy – a serving of Weetabix has only 2 grams of sugar, 130 calories and contains 4 grams of fibre – you can be confident that your breakfast creations have the nutrition they need to get your day started the right way!
My five year old and I had an absolute blast coming up with some new and tasty ways to serve up our Weetabix. She loves to cook (even though though there was no actual cooking involved) and was so excited about getting her hands in there and helping out. After some careful deliberations and lots of tasting these are a few of our favorite #MYBIXMIX creations.
Stawberries and Cream
It doesn’t get any easier (but oh so tasty) than this. Spread some cream cheese on a Weetabix biscuit and cover with a sliced strawberry. We just happened to have chocolate cream cheese on hand so that was a nice bonus. You can serve this with a cup of cold milk to dip it in or pour some milk into a wide bowl, put in the biscuit, let it soak up the milk and eat with a fork!
Weetabix Breakfast Bites
These tasty little balls are packed full of nutritious goodies and take just minutes to make. Here’s what you need:
- 3 Weetabix biscuits
- 1/2 cup of quick oats
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
To make these breakfast bites just take two of the biscuits and crush them up into a bowl. Add the oats, peanut butter and honey or syrup and mix well. Rolls into bite size balls. Take the last biscuit and crush it into a small bowl. Roll your balls into the crushed Weetabix. Serve and enjoy!
This might not look like breakfast food but it’s actually the perfect morning pick me up – whole grains, protein and a shot of coffee! To make these little cups of yum simply place a tablespoon or so of vanilla yogurt in the bottom of a small cup or jelly jar. Break off a piece of Weetabix biscuit just big enough to fit in the jar and layer over the yogurt. Drizzle about a tablespoon of strong coffee or espresso onto the biscuit (you want just enough to saturate it). Put in another layer of yogurt, biscuit and coffee. Top with a bit of whipped cream and some shaved dark chocolate. If you are not a yogurt lover (like me) go ahead and substitute the yogurt for vanilla pudding.
How do you mix your bix?
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been eating Weetabix for years or are trying it out for the first time, there are so many ways to mix it up that you are only limited by your imagination. You can also find some more recipe ideas over on the Weetabix website or go check out #MYBIXMIX on Twitter!
Disclosure: I am part of the #MYBIXMIX Campaign and have been compensated for this post. All opinions here are 100% my own.