We love a wholesome and hearty breakfast to begin our days, and this granola has four different whole grains in it, so it is exactly that! It’s a great breakfast (or snack) for summer, paired with berries and yogurt. We jokingly call this granola “birdseed” because it looks a bit like it, with the millet and quinoa. We use butter, but coconut oil can be substituted for a dairy-free version. It keeps nicely all week in an airtight container.
Who doesn’t love the crunchy goodness of granola? Check for some of these qualities the next time you reach for a bag.
Mix up your breakfast routine and stay fueled all day long with Simply Suzanne’s Apple Pecan Rosemary Granola. High in both fiber and protein, this savory granola contains only five ingredients. Apples, pecans, granola and raisins are tossed with rosemary for a subtle savory-sweet flavor in each and every bite.
Live Simply’s Cranberry Pepita Dark Chocolate Granola Trail Mix makes for a quick snack on-the go– no other ingredients required! Tart and sweet with just a hint of spice, this mix makes a great breakfast, too.
You can buy your own Simply Suzanne’s Granola or Live Simply Trail Mix or enter in the comments for a chance to win a prize pack from Live Simply. Just let us know, in the comments, how you eat your granola — plain, with fruit, sprinkled over yogurt, or some other way we haven’t even thought of? The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m. EST.
We’re giving away one bag of Live Simply granola and one bag of Live Simply trail mix to three 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 May 16 and 5 p.m. EST on May 18, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $12. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.
So tell us, how do you eat granola?
Staying healthy when you’re constantly on-the-go is tough. Often, it’s easier just to grab something from the vending machine or the nearest fast food joint. Keeping a bag of snacks nearby can not only satiate afternoon hunger, but it can also keep you from succumbing to that Snickers bar.
Instead of sacrificing healthy eating, try KIND Healthy Grains Clusters in six flavors: Vanilla Blueberry with Flax Seed, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Oat with Flax Seed, Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia & Quinoa, Dark Chocolate & Cranberry and Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut. These artisanal, whole grain blends will keep you full without packing on the pounds. You can snack on them plain, or add them to Greek yogurt, some cut-up fruit or mix a few clusters with some nuts and dried fruit to make your own trail mix.
Feeding your kids can get confusing. Between pushy food marketing and bewildering labels, it’s no wonder that most folks are misled as to which kids snacks are really healthy. Here’s the real deal on what you’ve been buying.
Snacks are an important part of any healthy eating plan — provided you’re snacking on the right things. This week’s compilation of reader comments has plenty of healthy between-meal ideas, from favorite snack bars and homemade granola to a frozen treat for your sweet tooth.
Granola is the classic healthy food, right? Not exactly. Many packaged granola mixes are drowning in sugar, fat and calories, but there are ways to make it work, especially when you create your own.
The word “healthy” can get tricky. Lots of foods get labeled good-for-you or may seem low-cal, but they’re anything but. Here are 9 of the biggest offenders.