I am a huge oatmeal fan...but I prefer to eat it during the fall and winter months. For the summer I try to something cooler...with fresh fruit. But I am a hot cereal kinda girl when it starts getting crisp outside.
No matter how you look it, "healthy breakfast cereal" is an oxymoron. Heavily processed, refined carbs, often containing HFCS, and sometimes enriched with additives and preservatives and extra sugar. starting the day... how is that helping us break the sweet cravings? If you still feel that grains are an essential part of your diet -- though even SparkPeople acknowledges that these high carb items can slow weight loss and increase cravings -- then you might consider organic whole oat groats as an occasional treat. Adding a bit of cinnamon & nutmeg and maybe one diced apple to the mixture, then setting the electric rice cooker to be ready for the next morning's breakfast gives a hearty hot sweet breakfast that is at least more 'natural' than boxed cereal. It is still rather deficient in protein and fat for a first meal however, so must be supplemented.. -- MBG
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Great suggestions I hadn't thought of...Thank you!
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I liked the sherded what blocks with 0% sugar. But I know some times you want a little something sweet. I was checking cereals Special K (chocolatey delight only 9% and Special K blueberry is 7%) So I guess if you want some with a little sweet you might want to think of 1 of these? I know that SpecialK has others but these are 2 that my daughter likes. Hope that this might help
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So much variety! Eggs, egg whites (with broccoli slaw mixed in), smoothies with bananas, greek yogurt and spinach ice cubes (can't taste the spinach!), vegan overnight oats (recipe below), hot oatmeal with egg whites stirred in, pancakes with greek yogurt... those are my favorites.
Here is the recipe to basic vegan overnight oats (I leave out the vanilla extract because a ripe banana is plenty sweet for me now): ohsheglows.com/2010/04/08/easy-vegan -o vernight-oats/ I also like to substitute the banana with 1/2 cup of pumpkin and add pumpkin spice - yum!
Congrats! That's awesome to hear! What do you eat for breakfast? Any suggestions would be great... I just love the taste of the frosting but I know it can't be good for me.... I've tried oatmeal w/berries of different sorts... it works, as well as protein shakes.
One of the biggest lessons learned from this challenge is exactly this point....look at all the items that have additional sugar. How many of them are advertised as healthy? Good luck on cutting them out if that is your goal. I've learned to be cognizant of my choices and moderate more but haven't cut the "sweet tooth" out completely by doing this challenge.
I am doing ok so far ignoring the chocolates... so far! Is Mini Wheats with the frosting considered 'sweets' as well.....just wondering because I like to have some of that at times... can anyone let me know on that one?
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