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Reducing waste by reducing packaging

Cereal again.

Here I go again on this cereal issue. I keep looking at options for reduced-packaging cereal. Just across the border at a Cost Cutters they were selling Malt-O-Meal Cereals for $2. Our oldest boy didn’t like the taste of the Honey Nut O’s though and kept saying how he prefered Honey Nut Cheerios.  At our local Wal-Mart a brand that claims to be “all natural” was only $3. Unfortunately the type I bought has sugar as the first ingredient. Both of the kids didn’t like that cereal and it ended up in the green cone. That’s what happens when I don’t read the ingredients! For only $7.99 at Root’s I was able to buy a large bag of EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch. That’s a pretty good price and it only has three ingredients (and the first one isn’t sugar). It won’t be an everyday cereal for the kids because it does have some sugar in it. I still wish Cheerios came in a bag-only option because everyone in the family loves it and it’s a healthy choice. We only have Shreddies or granola as bulk bin options in my town and that won’t cut it. Maybe I need to send an e-mail to Jim Patterson. He probably has a little pull when it comes to stocking his Save on Foods shelves and bulk bins. Hmmm. Something to think of. As I am off to bed in a few minutes, I am afraid I might just dream about bulk Cheerios.

What’s your favorite cereal? Mine, right now, include Shredded Wheat Biscuits, Kashi Go-Lean and of course Cheerios.

~Stephanie

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About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.

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