Tag: cereal

Nutrition News: General Mills Cereal Gets Real, Water Is Recalled, “Fitness” Food Fails

by in Food News, June 26, 2015

 General Mills’ Cereal Makeover

Trix are for kids who don’t want artificial flavors and colors in their cereal? Soon, silly rabbit, they will be. General Mills says it will remove artificial flavors and colors from the 40 percent of its cereals that still contain them. Trix and Reese’s Puffs will be among the first to lose the artificial ingredients, with new, less vibrantly hued versions (colored and flavored with fruit and vegetable juices and natural vanilla) expected this winter. By the end of 2017, General Mills says, artificial flavors and colors will be gone from all of its cereals, including those with marshmallows, as a response to consumer demand for “more recognizable and familiar ingredients” on cereal labels. Read more

The Best Lower-Sugar Cereals

by in Grocery Shopping, June 21, 2015

Breakfast is supposed to get your day off to a healthy start, not fill you up on sugar. While breakfast cereals are convenient, many popular options are filled with empty calories. Shake some of the sugar out of your morning by reaching for these cereals instead.

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Breakfast of the Month: Toasted Muesli with Coconut

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, July 22, 2014

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In an effort to reduce sugar and sweeteners in general, I recently decided to divert my craving for granola by making toasted muesli. (It’s true that granola can be made by baking the oats in just oil, but I find the mix looks a little lackluster without the shine of maple syrup.) Since plain old muesli was not going to suffice, I decided on toasting it. Getting a rich golden color on the oats is the key to yielding a granola-like result without oil, sugar, maple syrup or honey.

The toasted oats and seeds taste delicious with large shards of fragrant coconut and buttery macadamias. Adding fresh sliced figs and berries adds juice and a subtle sweet flavor to the mix. The muesli stores well (up to three weeks) and will see you through many mornings.

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How to Pick a Gluten-Free Cereal

by in Gluten-Free, Grocery Shopping, September 28, 2013

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If gluten-free cereal is on your shopping list, check out these tips and top brands before your next trip to the store.

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Win This Cereal!

by in Giveaway, March 6, 2013

Great Grains Cereal

Start the day with a balanced breakfast: Protein and whole grains will keep you both full and focused. Free of artificial sweeteners, flavors or isolated fibers, Great Grains Protein Blends fit the bill. The Honey, Oats & Seeds flavor comes with a mix of almonds, pumpkin seeds and mulit-grain clusters, while Cinnamon Hazelnut has just a hint of sweetness.

You can buy your own Great Grains Protein Blends or enter in the comments for a chance to win some. Just let us know, in the comments, your favorite healthy breakfast. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away a two-pack of Great Grains Protein Blend to 15 lucky, randomly-selected commenters. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on March 6 and 5 p.m. EST on March 8, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $8. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what’s your favorite healthy breakfast?

Win This Cereal!

by in Giveaway, May 30, 2012
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Want to win this cereal?

Navigating the cereal aisle can be tricky. Does this box have hidden sugars? What are the serving sizes? This box has how many additives?  In the end, it can be a downright nightmare. Skip all the fuss with Uncle Sam Cereal, a heart-healthy mix of red winter wheat berries with flax seeds. In original, almond or strawberry with just a touch of honey, you’ll never get bored of this high fiber breakfast (or snack).

You can buy your own Uncle Sam Cereal or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, why you love cereal.  The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m. EST.

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How to Choose a Healthy Cereal

by in Healthy Tips, January 27, 2012
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Before you buy another box or pour another bowl, find out what to look for.

Cereal can be a healthy and quick breakfast, but all the information on boxes can be deceiving. We’ll school you on what to look for, plus fill you in on a few of our favorite brands.

What to Look For

1. Order of ingredients
Ingredient lists are required to display the recipe in descending order. If sugar or other suspect ingredients are listed in the top 3, move on to another option. Also be on the look out for artificial colors and preservatives.

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Nutrition News: EWG Exposes Sugary Cereals

by in Food News, December 7, 2011

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I’m always warning parents about the amount of sugar lurking in their kids’ favorite breakfast cereals. Even brands that market themselves as whole-grain-filled, healthy choices rank up there with candy. Our friends at Environmental Working Group (EWG) are weighing in with some shocking facts. Are you serving your kids dessert for breakfast?

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Win This Gift Set: Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Cereal

by in Giveaway, November 9, 2011

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We’re giving the gift of granola this season with a Gluten-Free Granola Cereal Sampler from Purely Elizabeth. Not only is each of the cereals gluten free, vegan and free of refined sugar, but the gift box it comes in is also 100 percent natural with recyclable tissue and biodegradable ribbon.

Eat your granola with milk, add in some fruit or just munch on it straight from the bag; the set contains three flavors: original, cranberry pecan and pumpkin fig.

You can buy your own Gluten-Free Granola Cereal Sampler or enter in the comments for a chance to win your own. Just let us know, in the comments, your go-to breakfast to jump start the morning. The contest starts at 9:30 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, November 11 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one gift set to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 9:30 a.m. EST on November 9 and 5 p.m. EST on November 11. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $27.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what’s your go-to breakfast to jump start the morning? 

10 Foods for Better Memory

by in Healthy Tips, January 31, 2011

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Forgot something? Try adding these 10 foods to your diet — all have been shown to help better your memory.

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