I’m a diehard cereal fan. It’s good anytime…breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert, post-workout…but unfortunately, it’s not the healthiest option…especially if I ate it as often as I want to.
In the last several months I’ve really cut down the carbs that I eat. I have hardly any compared to the amount that I used to eat. Cereal has become something that I have for special, usually on Sundays.
There are some great healthy cereals which are good for every day…but I have to admit it…I’m a fan of Life cereal and Honey Nut Cheerios. Pretty sure these tastes developed from keeping me quiet in church when I was a child. Actually, I have no idea…
Whatever the case, I’ve been experimenting with breakfast cereals and choosing healthier options. Obviously, I love eating oatmeal in the mornings. One of my favourite cereal substitutes is a small amount of dry oatmeal with almond milk, Truvia, walnuts, and chia seeds.
Here’s my newest cereal replacement….backwards cereal! Instead of putting the fruit on top of the cereal…I swapped the order. This way you make the fruit the main part of the meal and cut carbs and calories.
Start with your favourite fruits…
Then top with your “cereal”…this could be anything from granola chunks, wheat germ, ground flaxseed, oatmeal, or quiona. I used a mixture of wheat germ and flaxseed on my “backwards cereal” yesterday morning.
After that, you’ll add your milk. Like I said before I love to add Truvia to my milk to make the breakfast sweeter and more dessert like. Try adding coconut milk for a creamy, non-dairy milk. I love using almond milk and sometimes…(this is slightly decadent)…I will add a tablespoon of whipping cream and a packet of Truvia to it. Obviously, this makes it non-vegan…but I love creamy milk and it tastes like melted vanilla ice-cream over your cereal!
I have to say, I’ve suddenly become obsessed over wheat germ. I totally forgot about it and when I added it to my fruit bowl this morning I wondered why on earth I wasn’t using it more frequently. It’s loaded with iron, magnesium, folic acid, and vitamin E. More than that, I just love its nutty flavour.
Well, I’m off to spend some time with my nieces and nephews while they’re still here…I’m so blessed by the family God has given me!
What kind of cereal is your favourite? Do you have some healthy substitutes? Have you tried wheat germ?
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