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|Posted on 6 January, 2012 at 14:30||comments (0)|
Here are some quick tips on what to look for when shopping for a good cereal for your family:
Sugar: 7g or less
Fiber: 5g or more
Bonus: if the cereal contains any protein
|Posted on 15 November, 2011 at 11:20||comments (44)|
Here are 3 cereal recommendations to really get you going in the morning.
#1- My favorite is Oatmeal. Not the quick kind, not the packets, just the regular 5 minute old fashioned oats. You don't have to get fancy- the store brand tastes just as good as some of the more popular brands.
Why do I like thee? 1/2 cup of oatmeal has 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of which are soluble. What does that mean? That's the stuff that's going to help carry out your bad cholesterol. It also contains 5 grams of protein, which you definitely need in the morning to help keep you feeling satisfied all day long.
Tips: add milk or soymilk for extra protein. You can add raisins, a teaspoon of brown sugar or maple syrup- chopped nuts, cinnamon, flaxseed- go crazy with it!
#2- Puffins. This is a cereal that the whole family can enjoy. The kids like the cute little birds on the box. What I really like is that 3/4 cup provides 5 grams of fiber. The cereal only has 2 grams of protein, but after you add in your milk or soymilk, you've got your protein. This cereal only has 5g sugars- really not alot (I like it to be under 7, so 5 is great). It has it's own sweetness. Heck, you could even add some berries, bananas, dried fruit and you've got yourself a nice healthy breakfast that everyone can enjoy (without complaints from the kiddos).
#3- Kashi GoLean. I really like this because 1 cup has a whopping 13 g protein (this is due to the soy grits)! After you add your milk, you are swimming in protein! It also provides a whopping 10 g fiber! This will keep you feeling full and satisfied for a long time! The sugar content is only 6g, also a good choice. Add some fruit to sweeten this up a bit and you are on your way to a healthy day.
PS- Look out for a great, easy, no excuses salmon recipe I will post tomorrow. I have to remember to take a picture of the dish this time!!!