This week I am focussing on Rule 36, which is more of a policy than a rule.
"Don't eat breakfast cereal that changes the colour of the milk"
With this simple policy, you really won't have to spend too much time in the cereal aisle reading labels (with your "great-grandma" checking your every move). This makes the decision pretty easy.
It goes without saying really, because the ones that change the colour of your milk are highly processed and full of refined carbohydrates, as well as chemical additives.
I have to say that this isn't something I struggle with for me. I am the fibre queen, so my cereal is bland and raw and (sometimes) tasteless, but it serves its purpose, and for that I am grateful and continue to indulge daily.
It is the kids.
While I can get away with museli some of the time, what they really want to eat for breakfast is the dreaded Nutrigrain. It changes the milk ever so slightly to a dull shade of brown. It is probably not the worst cereal on the market, but it is far from the best. I have been working on alternatives for years, but I keep going back to it because it causes the least amount of grief in the mornings. I must do better.
How are you going in the breakfast department?