Celebrating a Legacy of Honey Nut Cheerios and a New Role as a Happy Heart Hero

This post was sponsored by Honey Nut Cheerios. All content and opinions are my own

I am thrilled to announce that I have teamed up with Honey Nut Cheerios to share with you how to have a happy, heart-healthy lifestyle.  I have loved this cereal most of my life and it is a wonderful treat to share it with my granddaughter and the rest of my five grandchildren.

At 2 ½, she knows the difference between regular Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios and always picks the box she loves at the grocery.  That pleases me for so many reasons.  This is a gluten free, whole grain snack and breakfast option good for the whole family.

I was thrilled when I discovered that Honey Nut Cheerios can be a part of my new heart-healthy eating plan.  It fits right in with all I have been doing since I turned 60, six years ago.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high cholesterol. People with high cholesterol have about twice the risk of heart disease as people with lower levels. To help keep hearts healthy, medical experts recommend practicing healthy living habits, like maintaining a healthy weight, getting enough physical activity and eating a heart-healthy diet which can include foods made with whole grain oats, like Honey Nut Cheerios. The cereal provides 0.75 grams of soluble fiber per serving. I was so excited it was on my plan and with a comfort food like Honey Nut Cheerios, I do not feel deprived of a food I have always enjoyed.

I recently celebrated my 66th birthday, and I am happy to report I am still feeling 40.  I am amazed at how good I feel and the only way I can be at the gym at 5AM three to five days a week, work a full-time communications job, work a second job as a blogger, be an active wife, mother and grandmother is to take care of myself with healthy eating, and physical activity.

But, you all know I believe joy is also a big part of staying active, and so do the people at Honey Nut Cheerios.  They are on a mission to inspire Happy Hearts.  My family and work that I enjoy also make up the joy factor and I love to see my granddaughter smiling as big as I do when we play with baby dolls or stuffed animals.  I hope that my grandchildren will always remember me with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.

I would like to encourage all of you to join with me in the Cheerios Whole Heart Challenge on MyFitnessPal for the chance to win prizes and participate in fun challenges which will help your entire lifestyle. For more information CLICK HERE.   All you have to do is log your heart happy food and activities and you can unlock badges and earn prizes  And look over these Happy Heart tips for motivation:


Then break out the Honey Nut Cheerios as a part of your healthy eating plan, get active and as always….



  1. I always seem to find similarities with you! I am a Cheerio lover of many years standing, and no kidding, the MultiGrain Cheerios are something I eat daily, or at least 5 days a week, and really enjoy. I eat them dry with blueberries and a couple chopped walnuts (I have a problem when cereal gets soggy and have always eaten cereal dry, odd, I know.) I like many of the Cheerio varieties, but MultiGrain and the Honey Nut, and even the plain are my favorites! It is good to know they are part of a heart healthy diet! I like to have them as a snack at times too (dry, of course!)

  2. “I hope that my grandchildren will always remember me with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.” My favorite words from my grandson are, “Play with me, Nonna!” I’m glad that at 72 I can still get down on the floor and play with trains, blocks, and other toys. Here’s to a healthy lifestyle!

  3. I just ate some yesterday dry with roasted walnuts. So good! We really are alike!

  4. My amazing grandchildren are a huge motivating factor to stay healthy. Thanks Diane!

  5. honey nut cheerios have been my go to breakfast for years! I have them just about every morning.

  6. I gave up cereal when I started on a healthier way of life this year. It never occurred to me that Cheerios were made from oats. Duh! I eat oatmeal for goodness sake. I am buying a box today.. Honey and nuts are on my health diet too. I could kiss you. I’m

  7. Love cheerios, always have. Never cared for the super sweet children’s cereals, not that kids should be eating those either. I am an after dinner snackers, and a bowl of cheerios before bed keeps me from eating a lot of things I really shouldn’t have.

  8. Gluten free? I did not know that and will pick them up. Since being diagnosed with celiac disease this year I have felt a little bad about missing some of my favorite breakfast foods except of course, eggs. Thank you!

  9. You are so welcome, Paulette! I know from experience too many eggs get old!!

  10. Hi Pamela…quickly I will say how much I enjoy your blog 🙂

    If you have contact with the Cheerios folks, you might want to point out an error on the heart healthy chart, #6 — it states the CDC recommends 150 mins a week, then it states that is less than 10 mins a day? There are seven days in a week…they must recalculate and correct that.

  11. Honey Nut Cheerios may be high in soluble fibre, which is a good thing, but they are also very high in sugar… 9 grams per 3/4 cups of cereal. That’s equal to more than 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar. (4 grams of sugar per teaspoon) Original Cheerios, with just 1 gram of sugar per 3/4 cups of cereal, would be a much healthier choice.

  12. Hi Elaine, I have lost weight eating Honey Nut Cheerios. It is in my approved eating plan through the app I use. I think in moderation anything can work…of course, if we overuse any product with sugar it is not healthy for us.

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