Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just a small idea...

...but one that adds up over time, especially if your family eats a lot of cereal like mine does.

You know how there is always lots of bits and crumbs left in the bottom of the bag ~ here are a couple ideas to use them.

1. Keep them in an airtight jar and add to them each time you finish a box of cereal... you can use the crumbs to replace some of the flour in a muffin or pancake recipe, or use it as a muffin topping.

2. This idea is from a children's cookbook. You can make layered breakfast parfaits, with yogurt, fruit, and leftover crushed cereal. Pretty, yummy, and best of all, healthy!!

Waste not, want not, right??? *smiles*

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  1. This is a great idea, Kristie. Nothing is "too small" when it comes to using everything we have.

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  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. We eat a ton a cereal too, in fact I just threw away the crumbs from a box this morning.
    From now on, I'll be saving those! Thanks for the idea!

  5. What a great tip! I wouldn't have thought of using them as toppings for desserts and such.

  6. Bet my grandchildren would love that!

  7. What a great idea. I hadn't thought to do that before.

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