Here’s a list of common “kid friendly” breakfast foods that contain artifical food dyes and similar tasting dye free alternatives.
Please note, almost all non-organic cereals contain artificial food dye, I have only listed a few. When choosing cereals, be sure to check the label, as a general rule Organic cereals do not contain artificial dyes. Also, store like Trader Joes and Whole Foods do not put artificial food dyes in their products and have lots of store brand alternatives for cereal (and other products) that are just as tasty.
Instead of General Mills Life Cereal try Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls
Instead of Quaker instant oatmeal flavors such as Strawberries and Cream, Dinosaur Eggs or Maple and Brown Sugar, try plain instant oatmeal with a teaspoon of brown sugar or real maple syrup.
Instead of Kellog’s Nutri-grain bars try Trader Joe’s cereal fruit bars or Kashi cereal bars.
Instead of Kellog’s pop tarts (all flavors except brown sugar contain artificial food dye) try Nature’s Path toaster pastries.
Keep in mind that many products contain “fruit” such as Kellogs blueberry waffles contain artificial fruit comprised of artificial food dye and high fructose corn syrup, try to stick to plain or whole grain varieties.