Breakfast Cereals And The Two Healthiest Cold Cereals

As a child my favorite cold breakfast cereal were rice krispies and corn flakes. Cheerios was good too.

In addition, I experimented with plenty of other cereals specifically geared toward children- Frosted Flakes, Captain Crunch and etc….

In my adult years, I rarely ate cold cereal, and if occasionally I had a taste for some, I searched for a healthy vegan alternative compared to the traditional junk on the market nowadays.

Most cold breakfast cereals are loaded with unnecessary amounts of added sugars along with a host of other rotten ingredients not beneficial to the health.

When looking for a quality cereal it should be one that is high in fiber, minimally processed, very low in added sugar (no added sugar if possible), non-gmo and whole grain.

I use to like Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes the last time I had a box I was turned off by the flavor and texture of the flakes. Prior to that I had already decided not to purchase them anymore due to the sugar content.

The Heritage Flakes don’t have a sweet taste but I prefer cereals now without added sugars (Nature’s Path Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise is far too sweet for me. I don’t know how I occasionally ate them to begin with).

It’s very hard to find a legitimate healthy cold breakfast cereal. There are quite a few out there advertised as being nutritious when in reality they’re genuinely not.

I was shocked when I found one that I could actually trust and like. Yes, I found Uncle Sam Raisin Bran Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes & Raisins cereal.

This cereal has only four ingredients: whole grain wheat, raisins, barley malt and salt.

In my opinion, this cereal is delicious. I truly love and enjoy eating Uncle Sam raisin bran.

The other genuinely healthy cereal out there I forgot to mention is the original Grape Nuts (which I use to be hooked on during my teenage years).

Grape nuts also only consist of four ingredients without any added sugars. The contents of healthy Grape Nuts are: whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, salt and dried yeast.

Grape Nuts are also fortified with acceptable vitamins: reduced iron, niacinamide, zinc oxide (source of zinc), vitamin b6, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1) and folic acid.

These two cold breakfast cereals are two of the healthiest on the market and the only ones that I eat when I have a taste for some.

I’ve even changed my brand of soymilk.

Silk use to be my only vegan choice of milk and I still consider Silk to be top rate. I would continue to drink the milk if they took out all the extra added ingredients such as the vitamin a palmitate, calcium carbonate and other particular additives.

I like that Silk has a delicious organic unsweetened vanilla with no added sugar,  but it is still fortified and contained with other undesirable additives that I do not want to consume.

I fortunately came across unsweetened WestSoy Soymilk months back. I prefer the plain-tasting version over the vanilla. The plain has only filtered water and whole organic soybeans.

Delicious Healthy Oats!

 

Above is an actual camera photo I took earlier today of my delicious steel cut oats!

They came out so perfect within taste. As usual, I mixed in some extra thick whole grain rolled oats without any sugar, milk (vegan) or fruit.

I only use and eat Bob’s Red Mill oat products. “Nature’s Path” original instant oatmeal and “Mom’s Best Cereals” quick oats are also both high quality non gmo brands I purchase for my aunt who loves and eats the instant version of oatmeal.

When I purchase oats I look for only natural 100% whole grain oats without any fortified vitamins or sugar added into the product.

I’d rather add my own extra ingredients that I choose to if preferred than to have over-processed unhealthy amounts of derivatives sneaked or placed into my food.

Oatmeal

Ever since childhood I’ve been a fan of oats/oatmeal ingredients. I loved oatmeal cookies and oatmeal granola.

Now as an adult I’ve developed the taste for hot oatmeal cereal. I didn’t like oatmeal for breakfast growing up. When a lady where I worked at offered and made me a bowl months ago I was hooked.

Wheat farina is what I was raised up on and loved. Then, once I had gotten older and experimented with hot oat bran cereal I no longer desired the farina, and now that I have sampled hot oatmeal again in my latter years I don’t really want anymore of the oat bran cereal too often.

One of my aunts loves oat meal too, she’s always been a fan of the breakfast cereal, though. I fix her a bowl or two just about every day. She eats the instant. I don’t care for the instant oatmeal I eat steel cut oats and mix it in with extra thick rolled oats when I cook them, and those steel cut oats make the cereal all so delicious.

I don’t need or eat my oatmeal with any additives. I boil the oats with water without the use of sugar, milk (vegan) or fruit as the choice is just my preference.

 

 

Morning Start

We should wake up each day giving our thanks and praise to the Lord. Then, we should continue to speak to him all throughout the day as often as possible.

We need his comfort and guidance. He is always with us his children, ready to hear and to instruct us within our daily walk with him. -latoya lawrence

 

After my initial morning talk/prayer to God, the first thing I did when I got up this morning was take my vitamins then I fixed me some breakfast.

I peeled and ate five tangerines along with two bananas, and then a while later, I made myself a full small pot of oatmeal.

By the grace of God I’ve been eating even healthier meals. Mostly fruits, vegetables and legumes.

It’s important for us to watch the things we eat and to prepare our own nutritious meals instead of buying heavily processed foods that aren’t beneficial to a good well-being.

 

 

Nature’s Path Cereal

 

The early part of last year I had tried Nature’s Path cereals for the very first time and I was not disappointed.

I tried the Sunrise Crunchy Maple and I loved the taste. I knew if I liked the maple I’d love the vanilla.

What attracted me to the product was that is was organic, vegan/vegetarian, non gmo, and made with an array of wholesome ingredients.

I’ll be buying more of these two flavor cereals within the future.

Sunrise Maple Crunch:

INGREDIENTS:

Brown rice flour*, whole grain corn meal*, cane sugar*, corn meal*, yellow corn flour*, inulin*, maple syrup*, quinoa*, natural maple flavor, flax seeds*, sea salt, buckwheat flour*, amaranth*, molasses*, tocopherols (vitamin E). *Organic. Produced in a facility that uses tree nuts, peanuts and soy.

Sunrise Crunchy Vanilla:

INGREDIENTS:

Whole grain corn meal*, brown rice flour*, cane sugar*, corn meal*, yellow corn flour*, inulin*, quinoa*, natural vanilla flavor, flax seeds*, sea salt, amaranth*, buckwheat flour*, molasses*, tocopherols (vitamin E). *Organic. Produced in a facility that uses tree nuts, peanuts and soy.

Milk And Cereal

I just got finished eating four cups of dairy- free Silk alternative vanilla yogurt a few hours ago earlier this morning after I got home.

The product is so delicious. The vanilla beans are visibly mixed in with a satisfying flavor that doesn’t get boring.

I love the consistency of the product such a perfect smooth thick texture when stirred.

I hadn’t  purchased any in a while had to pick some up today along with a container of Silk vanilla soy milk that I ran out of to go along with my creamy wheat Bob’s Red Mill Farina that I eat at any time of the day.

Sometimes I’ll mix it with a portion of the Bob’s Red Mill Oat Bran those two hot cereals taste good cooked together over the stove blended in with a little brown sugar and ginger.

 

 

 

 

Certified Cereal

I’m not into eating morning breakfast. I just eat when I get hungry yet I do like breakfast foods that I’d eat at any time of the day if or when I get a taste for it.

As I’m a very picky eater I just don’t eat any type of breakfast food that is on the market. I look out for certain things along with quality.

I tried two dry cereals by “One Degree” organic food brand a year or two ago. I bought a box of the sprouted brown rice crisps and the sprouted ancient maize flakes.

I ate the rice crisps in a bowl with soy milk and the flakes right out of the box as a snack.

I loved that the product wasn’t sugary.

I feel more comfortable and at ease eating from companies that make an effort to cater to those of us out there with special diets or meal plans. For me its been a way of life for a long time now and I’ll keep up with being choosy.

I haven’t bought anymore of the cereal since because I’m not a big cold cereal person but I would buy the product again if I get the taste for it.

I also picked up a pouch of the sprouted vanilla chia granola when it was on sale two for the price of one at my local Stop and Shop.

Love that One Degree specializes in transparent nutritional and beneficial ingredients by farmers and taking special care within the environment.

I also love that their labels have some of what I look out for such as the Non GMO project verified, the USDA organic seal, and even though I don’t have a problem with gluten they’re certified gluten-free and Bio Checked Non Glyphosate certified.

So there’s to happy healthy eating for those that like One Degree products or who’d like to try it out.

The company also offers veganic ancient and other variety breads, sprouted oats, organic sprouted flours, organic lentils, kernels and seeds.