Lynn – Grains of Goodness Giveaway

Guess what opens in New York City today? My movie, “White on Rice!” It’s playing at Big Cinemas (239 E. 59th Street) every day for at least a week – hopefully more if it does well…would appreciate your help in spreading the word to your tri-state peeps!

My afternoon apple/chocolate snack kept me full until Abe got back late last night. I didn’t think I would be able to wait until 9pm for dinner, but I did! I always prefer to eat with my boo.

I sauteed an onion and some garlic with organic chopped collard greens, deglazed the pan with veggie stock, and added half a jar of this Bertolli Arrabbiata sauce that we received from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.


While that was all cooking, I smeared two of these with some Laughing Cow cheese:


I am a little obsessed with this lavash bread, which I picked up at Whole Foods. When you roll it up it makes a wrap the size of your head. :)

The oven was preheated to 350 already – I combined it all for 10 minutes to make this personal, upside-down “pizza” –


So good!  Abe kept saying so, which he doesn’t usually do.  If you like super-thin “crust” you will like this.

For dessert, we split an organic navel orange and two flavors of Fatty Bar samples we got:


One was Dark Chocolate with Chili and the other was Milk Chocolate with Ginger.


Unfortunately, these weren’t really our thing – the milk chocolate tasted like a Nestle Crunch bar with dried herbs and the Dark Chocolate was just okay, with a slight spicy kick. Even though we got these for free, I wouldn’t spend $5 for either of these bars.  Maybe our palates are just uncouth.

The best part of my job? Watching TV for research. I spent an hour “studying” by watching episodes of the show I’m auditioning for while we had dinner. Then Abe helped me run lines.

Once I felt like I was prepared, we snuggled up with some Nestle’s hot cocoa and caught up on “Lost:”


Okay, you’ve been patient (or maybe you’ve just scrolled down to this part)…

Here’s the giveaway!

I got was this “Grains of Goodness” package from General Mills through MyBlogSpark:


This last item is so cool – will be perfect for cereal or yogurt parfaits on the go –


General Mills is making an effort to reduce their sugar and increase whole grains in their kids’ cereal. Since I still have a very special place in my heart for their products, like Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch (I now have the jingles running through my head) this is good news. For more information, visit

You can win this whole “Grains of Goodness” package too! How to enter:

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite General Mills Cereal (mandatory)

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The winner will be picked next Friday, March 19th, via random integer.  U.S. Residents only, sorry!

  • luvtoeat

    Woot woot for White on Rice playing at Big Cinemas!
    Sorry I have to ask, is this giveaway open to Canadians?

    • actorsdiet

      sorry – U.S. residents only!!!

      • luvtoeat

        No problem. Goodluck to all U.S. residents!

  • Lisa

    Oh my goodness… in college, my roommates are I were obsessed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch… because of the limited food hall options back then, CTC (as we lovingly called it) became a staple of ours! Then as I got older, I realized how bad CTC really is nutritionally, but I still love it as a treat every now and again!

  • Evan Thomas

    Reeses puffs for sure

  • Evan Thomas

    I get the feed

  • Evan Thomas

    You’re on my blogroll

  • Melissa

    I love Cinnamon toast crunch and could probably eat the whole box of it if the opportunity presented itself. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Susan

    My fave GM cereal has to be Cheerios – a classic.

  • Susan

    And you’re on my blogroll!

  • luckytastebuds

    Hmm i have to say cinnamon toast crunch. muhahah

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite

    Congrats on the movie!! I have family in NYC! I’ll let them know :)

  • elaine

    hi lynn! thanks for holding this wonderful giveaway! congrats on ur movie showing in NYC!! my favorite general mills cereal has to be cheerios! it’s a classic

  • elaine

    i’m suscribed to you by RSS feed through google reader!

  • joy

    I am a fiber one girl! But my husband wants me to tell you count chocula is the best cereal ever created!

  • joy

    you are on my blogroll

  • Tricia

    cinnamon toast crunch…but shhhh….don’t tell anyone

  • Tricia

    youre on my blogroll

  • The Foodie Diaries

    gooolden grahams!! love them super soggy

    and i will spread the word in NYC about white on rice! SO exciting!

  • kk

    cheerios definitely!

  • Tracie @hollafoodzone

    I’ve only had lavash bread a few times but I love it! I wish I could get it more often!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea’s Chew and Run Fun)

    That pizza is genius! Such a nice, simple, light variation on the thick and greasy stuff.

    I can’t wait to see your movie! I’m thinking Saturday or Sunday will be the day that I check it out. Looking forward to it!

  • Mary

    My favorite are Honey Nut Clusters :)

  • Ibu

    My favorite is Cheerios..I have the option to chose the sweet ones or just the plain one..

  • katie

    Hello!!!!!! Hope you are having a great day!!!

    Girl those kooloos look so good, love how you added to your salad!!! I have never heard of those!! Yum!!!!

    I have seen those bars at whole foods and wondered if they are good, glad to know they are yum! Will have to snag one up!!!!

    Oh my fave cereal is Fiber One at the moment, I love how feeling it is and the fiber!!!!

  • NT

    Oatmeal Crisp Triple Berry is my favourite! :)

  • Simply Life

    I’m a big fan of the Fiber One flakes!

  • kathleen

    i follow you!!

  • Claire

    I love love love Fiber one!!I use it to cook,bake, mix it with other cereals, or just eat it by itself.I also love cherios…childhood memory eating them out of a sandwich baggy.Now, they have those cool Cherios container:-) cc

  • Emily

    I love Total Whole Grain!

  • Claire

    I don’t have a blog,but I subscribed!!

  • ksgoodeats

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch and I have QUITE the hot past 😉 What a fun giveaway!

  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self

    Since I prefer simple cereals, Total is definitely my favorite.

  • ashley

    My fave cereal is regular cheerios – I love to use them in homemade trail mixes :-)

  • ashley

    You’re on my blogroll!!

  • ashley

    I subscribe via google reader – love your blog :-)

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run

    Great giveaway! I have loved Honey Nut Cheerios since I was a kid. so delicious!!

  • junghwa

    omg i hope i win! i’ve been wanting this!!! great giveaway lynn!

  • junghwa

    you’re on my blogroll :)

  • junghwa

    subscribed to newsletter~

  • dawn

    OMG Lavash bread. Do you know that is impossible to find in the NE? Only whole foods carries it. I LOVE that stuff, makes the best hummus rollups.
    Cereal? Hmm. I eat oatmeal & almond butter. But I have tried the Cascadian Farms Organic Fruit Loops for kids and they were awesome.

  • Corey

    Cheerios all the way!

  • lowandbhold

    Honey Nut Cheerios!

  • grace

    gotta love cheerios! good for the heart :)

  • grace

    i follow you on google reader!

  • Maureen

    I totally love Golden Grahams.

  • Maureen

    I will be receiving your emails.

  • Melissa S.

    golden grahams!!!

  • Vanilla Swirl

    My favorite GM cereal product is definately Fiber One :)

  • Vanilla Swirl

    You’re in my blogroll :)

  • Vanilla Swirl

    I already suscribed!

  • GurlOnA”Diet”

    i love kix. it’s a childhood thing 😀

  • GurlOnA”Diet”

    subscribed already!

  • GurlOnA”Diet”

    annnd you’re on my blogroll (despite my hiatus) 😀

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  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)

    what a fun giveaway! you are on my blogroll, of course!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)

    fav general mills cereal would have to be honey nut cheerios!!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)

    I tweeted (onefitfoodie)

  • Chelsea

    I wish I lived in NY so that I could go see it and support you. I can’t wait to see your outfit for tomorrow!!!! =D

  • Annie

    Any cheerios flavor is my fav!

  • Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce

    cinnamon toast crunch, but standard cheerios is always a safe bet too. i love those fit n fresh containers, i have one i use for school!

  • Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce

    i follow you!

  • Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition

    Fun giveaway!! I’m a Cinnamon toast crunch girl : )

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  • rebecca lustig

    oh my goodness, i hope the film does well!! i’ll definitely spread the word.

    have a WONDERFUL weekend. You deserve it :)

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    on my blogroll

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  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self
  • feetinmotion

    Wheaties Fuel is soooo good!!!!

  • feetinmotion

    Added you to my blog roll 😀

  • Can You Stay for Dinner

    Awesome pizza! And congrats on “White on Rice” premiering! My fave General Mills cereal is Lucky Charms. By a mile.

  • Tasha

    Honey Nut Cheerios or Lucky Charms =) mmM marshmallows

  • carol

    I love KIX!!!!

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  • Jessie

    Congrats on the movie opening – how exciting!! I’ll tweet about it :)

    My fav cereal has got to be the classic Cheerios – grew up on this stuff.

  • Jessie

    You’re already on my blogroll :)

  • Jessie

    Just subscribed by RSS!

  • Christina

    Cinnamon toast crunch was my fav as a child!

    And you’re already on my blogroll :)

  • SharonAnne

    My old stand-by for comfort cereal is Cocoa Puffs. While I don’t eat it often, it’s still my favorite, and has been since I was a kid.

    Right now, my “everyday” favorite is Banana Nut Cheerios. Wow, I should mix that half and half with the Cocoa Puffs…best of both worlds!


  • Jennifer M

    I like Lucky CHarms.

  • Kelsey

    i love cheerios!!

  • Kelsey

    tweeted! @carrothead

  • heather y

    Cheerios… a classic! I do lvoe the Honey Nut Cheerios too…

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  • Kat

    Wow, what a great idea for pizza! Ive never thought to cook veggies in sauce before putting them on a pizza. I can imagine that it was really yummy!

  • Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin

    Good ol’ classic Cheerios! Wheaties are good too.

  • Marianna

    I love Frosted Cheerios! LOL

  • Marianna
  • Bonnie M.

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Lucky Charms.

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  • Bonnie M.

    Subbed via e-mail with wakeupangel at gmail dot com

  • Karla

    Ooh I’ll be in NYC this weekend! Hope I get a chance to go see it!
    I’m boring… I love raisin bran…

  • Karla

    You’re on my blogroll :)

  • susan

    oh Cinnamon Toast Crunch, is the best!

  • Danielle

    My favorite cereal is Fiber One!

  • Danielle

    I subscribe to your blog!

  • Light Delight with Tou Tou

    My favorite – fiber one for sure :-)
    I almost bought that fit and fresh lunch box today – looks very cool :-) I will be thrilled to got this, though normally i don’t have good luck, hehe :)

  • Ashlei

    Cheerios for sure!

  • Ashlei

    You’re on my blogroll

  • lpskins

    Cinn toast crunch no questions asked.

  • lpskins

    blog roll baby!

  • Miranda Allen

    Honey Nut Cheerios!!

  • blair

    My favorite General Mills cereal is plain jane cheerios. Ate them growing up, and I still can’t get enough!!

  • blair

    tweeted! [@blairwinston]

  • blair

    now following actor’s diet on my greader!

  • runRedrun

    Here’s another for cheerios.

  • Sharon A

    I have always enjoyed Wheaties. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  • deb

    FiberOne is a delicious General Mills cereal. Full of fiber and
    a great addition to many recipes. We LOVE it!

  • Sue

    I must say that Count Chocula was my favorite cereal as a child….but now I love Honey Nut Cheerios! Yum!

  • Joann

    Lucky Charms might be chosen as my last meal if I were ever in that situation…AMAZING.
    But for daily life, I could live off of Raisin Nut Bran =)

  • Joann

    Also added you to my RSS Feed! (Not even b/c of the giveaway, but that’s a bonus!)