It sounds like an exaggeration, saying that our family wouldn’t function without Rice Krispies but having a son with autism who has limited tastes & an even more restricted ability to speak it is entirely true in our house. Quite frankly Gabriel loves Rice Krispies, with a passion, it is the only cereal he enjoys and one of the very few foods he will ask for. He would, given the opportunity, eat Rice Krispies for every meal and I really don’t mind this obsession at all.

Rice Krispies cereal is fat free and provides a source of 8 essential nutrients, including Vitamin D. It is not sugar coated so I don’t need to worry about them rotting his teeth and Rice Krispies Original Cereal is made with the goodness of a simple grain and no artificial colours or flavours, making it a fun part of a nutritional breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack!

Gabriel has his own particular ritual for eating Rice Krispies. First of all Peso, the penguin he has had since he was three days old, must check the box.

Then we have to flatten the Krispies in the bowl and put Peso next to it so both Gabriel & Peso can listen to the ‘snap, crackle & pop’ sounds. This always brings a smile to Gabriel’s face, and it also takes me back to being a kid, getting excited as the milk hits the cereal and makes that magical sound.

Peso waiting for milk on the Rice KrispiesThen we take the Krispies to the table, and Gabriel & Peso sit together to eat.

Gabriel eats his KrispiesThis routine always makes Gabriel happy. He has so few words to communicate, but one of them is ‘Krispies.’ Anytime, morning, noon or night, Rice Krispies are perfect for a meal or a snack and for us they are always the perfect way to interact with Gabriel, hear a word or two from him and bring a smile to his face.

Gabe isn’t the only one who has a smile brought to his face by Rice Krispies.

“Disclosure: I am part of the Rice Krispies “Moms Just Know” Campaign with Influence Central, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”