The Revolution: Cereal Recipes
Sarah’s Cereal Addiction is an extreme example of a common guilty pleasure for a lot of us, myself included. The average American eats 10 pounds of cereal each year, which is an average of 160 bowls, according to Harley Pasternak.
Harley Pasternak: Choosing Healthy Cereal
Harley had tips to help you choose a healthier cereal. He said you should choose cereal that has at least 5 grams of fiber and less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
For more healthy, low calorie swaps, read 100 Calorie Lemon Sorbet & Avocado & Tomato Pita.
Healthy Cereal Swap: High Fiber Cereal Recipe
Blueberries are a natural antioxidant. Cinnamon is good for blood sugar and cholesterol control, according to Dr. Jennifer Ashton. This is a healthy, low-calorie breakfast.
- 1 cup fiber cereal
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Cinnamon, to taste
- 1/2 cup 1% milk (or skim milk for fewer calories)
- Pour cereal into a bowl
- Add blueberries & cinnamon.
- Pour milk over bowl.
- Enjoy in moderation.
The Revolution: Muesli Recipe
Muesli is a popular breakfast option around the world. It contains oats, dried fruits, and nuts. If you leave it out overnight soaking in plain milk or yogurt, it will soften, which means you don’t have to cook it.
You can add Berries and Hazelnuts, which are a healthy fat. This gives you fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
- 1/2 cup oats (classic or quick oats)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, fat free
- 1 tbsp. agave nectar
- 1/4 tsp. imitation vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh seasonal berries
- 3 tbsp. chopped hazelnuts (unless you’re allergic, like Dr. Jennifer)
- 1 cup 1% milk (or skim milk for fewer calories)
- Mix oats, lemon juice, agave nectar, vanilla and the first half of the milk in a breakfast cereal bowl.
- Leave it in the refrigerator overnight, to soften up the oats so you won’t have to cook them.
- When you’re ready to eat, add the rest of the milk, berries, and nuts. Enjoy your healthy breakfast.
The Revolution: Half & Half Cereal Recipe
Kids love sugary cereal, but Harley has a trick for moms to help kids get more nutrition from their breakfast. Mix a healthy cereal in with the sugary cereal to create a customized, healthier option for your family. It will still have the look and sweetness kids like, with added nutrition you can feel good about.
- 1/2 cup high fiber cereal
- 1/2 cup sugary kid’s cereal
- 1/2 cup fresh seasonal berries
- 1/2 cup 1% milk (or skim for fewer calories)
- Combine cereals in a bowl. (To throw your kids off the trail, you could pre-mix the cereals in a box.)
- Add fresh berries.
- Top with milk and serve.