National Cereal Day is this Sunday, and we're SO ready to celebrate. Check out how we do cereal at the HG HQ!
Ginormous Cereal Bowl-anza
PER SERVING (entire recipe, 1 bowl): 286 calories, 3g fat, 253mg sodium, 60g carbs, 10g fiber, 12g sugars, 12g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*
This is our own special blend of cereals, full of fruit and awesomeness. Until today, it was exclusive to our first book. But now it's HERE... Woohoo!
Ingredients: 1 cup puffed wheat cereal 1 cup puffed rice cereal 1/2 cup puffed corn cereal (like Kix) 1/4 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original) 1/4 cup blueberries 1 cup light vanilla soymilk
Directions: Place cereals and blueberries in a bowl, and cover with soymilk. Tada!
MAKES 1 SERVING
HG Alternatives! If you like, use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (with or without a packet of no-cal sweetener) in place of soymilk. Then your cereal bowl will contain about 256 calories and 4g fat, and a PointsPlus® value of 7*. And feel free to swap the blueberries for an equal amount of your fresh fruit of choice.
Cereals We Love
You know, ones we love other than the original Fiber One. We talk about that stuff a LOT, but we love these, too!
Kashi Honey Sunshine
PER SERVING (3/4 cup): 100 calories, 1.5g fat, 135mg sodium, 25g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
These puffy squares of goodness are lightly glazed with honey and PACKED with grains and fiber. They taste a LOT like Cap'n Crunch. We love Kashi's 7-grain style, so also check out Vive (Toasted Graham & Vanilla), Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon Oat (which is actually cold), and the brand's hot cereals. We even enjoy the kid-friendly Mighty Bites now and then.
Fiber One Caramel Delight
PER SERVING (1 cup): 180 calories, 3g fat, 260mg sodium, 41g carbs, 9g fiber, 10g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
OK, we said we wouldn't be talking about ORIGINAL Fiber One, but we've GOT to give props to this delicious morning treat. If you like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, you'll probably love this -- it's similar-tasting but better for you. SO GOOD! BTW, if spending 180 calories on a cup of cereal is high for you, a half-cup at 90 makes a nice little snack or yogurt topping. We also like mixing it with lower-cal cereals in our b-fast bowl. Mmmmmm!
PER SERVING (3/4 cup): 100 calories, 1g fat, 170mg sodium, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, and 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Meet our brand-new cereal obsession. This stuff is seriously DELICIOUS. It's the perfect blend of sweet and wholesome. It's a merger of fun and good-for-you. A meeting of cocoa goodness and cute little Os. We could go on all day, but you should probably just go get a box for yourself... because we are NOT sharing ours. Pffffffbbbbbbt! (Yep, we just gave you a virtual raspberry.)
Amy's Multi-Grain Hot Cereal Bowl
PER SERVING (1 bowl): 190 calories, 1.5g fat, 300mg sodium, 40g carbs, 5g fiber, 12g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
For those who like it hot, but don't like slaving over a hot stove and aren't into the instant packets, THIS is your cereal. FYI, the multiple grains contained are wheat, barley, corn, rye, brown rice, flax seeds, millet, triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid -- we only know 'cuz we Googled it), and steel-cut oats. Power breakfast!
QUICK TIPS: Two Ways to Pump Up Your Cereal
Just add fiber! Mix a quarter-cup of Fiber One (original) into your favorite cereal and for an extra 30 calories, you'll get a bonus 7 grams of fiber (PointsPlus® value 1*). PLUS, you'll probably stay full longer...
Puff that stuff! It can be a tad bland on its own, but try spiking your favorite cereal with some puffed wheat, puffed corn, puffed rice, etc., to make a serving go further. There are only about 60 calories and no fat in a full cup of the plain 'n puffy cereal, plus 0 - 2g fiber (PointsPlus® value 1*). For 70 cals per cup, Kashi's 7 Whole Grain Puffs (original) are great, too. We like our bowls of cereal BIG.
CHEW ON THIS: Sunday, March 7th, is National Cereal Day! Celebrate all weekend long (and then some) with our awesome cereal recipes. CRUNCH!
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