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Being nearly out of cereal we went shopping today to pick some up. I prefer a hot breakfast but that just simply isn't always a viable option. We were standing there staring and walking up and down and up and down the aisle and finally my husband was like.... this is it? We get Chex, Kix and Pebbles? This is all the cereal I can have? I was like... yes? I never really thought about it. There are 3 kinds of Kix and so many kinds of Chex I haven't thought that I'm particularly limited but he's feeling pinched in this department.

Anywho, I was wondering now that he's brought it up. What else CAN we have? I eat a cereal I get at Costco that's all insanely healthy with flax and quinoa and such but he won't go near it. Honestly, I couldn't eat it every day. It's just too much blah blah in your face healthy crap for me to stand too much of. He's a junk cereal kind of person, so that's what he's looking for. I'm perfectly happy with my Chex and Kix.

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Being nearly out of cereal we went shopping today to pick some up. I prefer a hot breakfast but that just simply isn't always a viable option. We were standing there staring and walking up and down and up and down the aisle and finally my husband was like.... this is it? We get Chex, Kix and Pebbles? This is all the cereal I can have? I was like... yes? I never really thought about it. There are 3 kinds of Kix and so many kinds of Chex I haven't thought that I'm particularly limited but he's feeling pinched in this department.

Anywho, I was wondering now that he's brought it up. What else CAN we have? I eat a cereal I get at Costco that's all insanely healthy with flax and quinoa and such but he won't go near it. Honestly, I couldn't eat it every day. It's just too much blah blah in your face healthy crap for me to stand too much of. He's a junk cereal kind of person, so that's what he's looking for. I'm perfectly happy with my Chex and Kix.

Corn flakes? Puffed rice or puffed millet? Enjoy makes a couple of lovely cereals that are little crunchy balls, one is crunchy flax the other is rice, they are kind of like Grape Nuts...I like them.

Arrowhead Mills makes a buckwheat flake, but golly, when I think about it most of the cereals are either flakes or balls.

Does he like to dress up his cereal? Dried fruits (chopped dried dates, figs, apricots, pineapple)? Flavor it with cinnamon?

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Neither of us are into the adding fruit to our cereal thing. We both want the convenience of pouring it out into a bowl, adding milk and eating it. I guess we could go shopping at the health food store, I just wanted to avoid paying $6 a box for something half the size I'd pay $3 for at the grocery store.

We haven't outgrown kid cereals. He keeps wanting Reese's Puffs which has some blah blah may contain wheat ingredients statement on it. That kind of stuff irritates me, either it does or it doesn't, sheesh. I want corn pops. I know, they're pretty much void of nutrition but they're so good! And they're built of corn, then they go and screw up the whole thing by adding wheat to it. So many cereals are like that. They start with corn or rice, then add wheat starch or malt. <_<

He wants the sort of thing you feed your kids. Not like, what you feed your 2 year old because you're a responsible parent. More like what you feed your 5 year old because they saw it on tv and you are just too tired today to argue with them about it but it makes you question whether or not your a good parent. (You know... like Pebbles with marshmallows!)

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If your hubby doesn't need to be gluten free maybe let him get a box of whatever he wants as long as he doesn't sprinkle it all over the house. If you have a youngster that would feel deprived maybe hubs could 'sneak eat' it.

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Without being long winded, I'll simply say that he has to be gluten free. We have no kids, although we do babysit a toddler who is gluten free while he's here.

Maybe it's just that it's only been about 2 1/2 weeks and he hasn't simply accepted his fate yet. It just doesn't seem right that because cereal is gluten free it can't also be coated in sugar and a questionable breakfast choice.

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Our Kroger's store carries Envirokids gluten-free organic cereals. It was on sale last week and I paid $2.50 a box. They're normally a bit more.

I get the Koala crisp, which is like Cocoa Pebbles, but they make a peanut butter and chocolate one, one that tastes like capn Crunch, and one that's a frosted flake one.

If you don't have a local store that carries the brand, you can get them online. You can buy them on A mazon and get them through the "subscribe and save". You get a discount and can tell them how often you want them delivered. If you decide you don't want to keep getting them, just cancel the subscription.

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Glutino has a line of flake cereals that I really like. One is frosted, there is a plain corn flake type one, and one has strawberries.

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I'll check our health food stores again, but last time I checked all the cereals are more than $5 a box. It's crazy. And it may be because we have two health food stores in the city but our grocery stores don't really have a selection of alternatives. Peanut buttery or frosted flakes is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for! Sometimes you just want to feel like a kid again, thanks guys.

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Glutino makes Honey Nut Rings that are like honey nut cheerios.

We just discovered them.

You can't get around the expense. Unless you just eat chex.

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How about Kelloggs Gluten-Free Rice Krispies? They're made from brown rice and aren't any more expensive than other mainstream cereals found in grocery stores.

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We buy Dora cereal (cinnamon flavored star shape), Kix, Berry Berry Kix, Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, the different Chex cereals and I have gotten them Trix as a treat before.

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gluten-free super sweet kid type cereals my teens prefer:

Chex - chocolate or cinnamon

Pepples - cocoa

EnvironKidz - Panda Puffs (reminds me of pnut butter capt'n crunch from when I was a kid)

I buy them in bulk for Amazon - cheaper and delivered for free :)

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We buy Dora cereal (cinnamon flavored star shape), Kix, Berry Berry Kix, Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, the different Chex cereals and I have gotten them Trix as a treat before.

OMG OMG OMG We can have Trix?!?! No freakin way!

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Envirokids! I love the Koala Crunch and the Leaping Lemurs (like Reese's choc/pb cereal). I don't eat cereal very often but always prefer a kid type cereal when I do.

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