Cereal is not real food. I know parents turn to it for breakfast for their children because it is fast and easy. I see this as a convenience for parents and not the health of their children. *smh*. So sad.....
Be careful eating a lot of those high fiber cereals if your body isn't used to it. I started a high fiber diet including cereal, and ended up with appendicitis. I believe strongly it was from introducing too much fiber to my system all at once.
I have never tried yogurt in my cereal before I may have to now, though I have mixed cereal in my kids yogurt, he likes the crunch. I like to use vanilla almond milk, I usually get the unsweetened but the flavor alone adds enough, and fruit is always a great way to go.
I purchase a healthier cereal, then I add 10 almonds and some yogurt, and my skim milk. I can usually get it to 20 gm of protein, with a fair calorie count. A little wheat germ can bump it up as well.
9/7/2013 7:50:30 PM
For the most part I eat Cherrios or Mini Wheats for breakfast, along with some toast, but every now and then, I get something like Fruit Loops or some other sugary cereal. And on Sundays I have hashbrowns, eggs, toast, coffee and bacon.
9/7/2013 4:39:33 PM
Unfortunately, all cereals that are not specifically identified as organic are likely to have GMO ingredients. GMO ingredients have been tied to gut distress and may contribute to weight gain.
9/7/2013 12:21:42 PM
My southern mom gave me a hot grits with butter breakfast, I still like this best. I also enjoy Cheerio's with sliced fruit, banana's or peaches.
LOVE the comment about oatmeal; I'll have to do that. The only time, if I do eat cereal, is for a snack. I try to get my grandkids away from eating cereal for breakfast, but nowadays, with both parents and life on the fasttrack, cereal it is. At least, mom and dad buy the better ones without all the sugar; glad about that.
I don't eat cereal! After reading Cooked... and in Defence of Food - I don't consider them healthy enough.
9/7/2013 11:07:59 AM
No one has said a word about oatmeal. I make mine in a small crockpot. Put in before I go to bed, leave it cook all night. Ready when I am in the morning. Put in raisins, apple (or applesauce) or anything else to add "sweetness". Must be better than boughten cereal
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