Growing up, my comfort food was cereal. It was my breakfast 99% of the time and also solved virtually every problem in life. When I was five and the mean boy stole my crayons or when I was sixteen and he broke my heart, a bowl or two or five of milk and cereal would instantly make me happy.
My two favorites were Cinnamon Life and Cinnamon Toast Crunch (sensing theme here?). I could put away an entire box if my Mom allowed. Which she didn’t. But figuring out how to do life was hard, and cereal always helped.
While my kids and I usually enjoy a fairly simple, whole food diet, there are certain staples from my childhood that I get for them on occasion; one of those being a fun cereal of their choice.
I love the Mom’s Best Brand cereals because they have lots of popular flavors made without all the yuck like preservatives, food dyes, chemicals and high fructose corn syrup. They’re also not expensive; I usually find them on sale for $2-3 a box.
If you are looking for a cleaner alternative to the cereal game, I highly recommend giving this brand a try!
This time around, we had Toasted Cinnamon Squares, and I wanted to make something fun that reminded me of being a kid again… with protein, though, because gains.
With a dark chocolate base, chewy protein cookie dough center, crunchy cinnamon toast crust all stacked and drizzled in a high-protein snickerdoodle glaze, it’s an absolutely fantastic little bomb of yum.