Bowlful, Mouthful

July 28, 2011

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It wouldn’t be summer…. without cravings for cereal + milk!

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They said you should use small bowls to control portions – but of course I chose my largest bowl today! But they also say voluminous foods are good for satisfying the mind and body, so my honey puffs and puffed quinoa made up for the big bowl with all their air.

I filled it out with some dense, satiating foods: a few tbsp of cville cluster, toasted buckwheat, chia seeds and sunflower butter. Without them I’d be hungry in an hour!

Blueberries, banana and milk rounded out the bowl.

[Quite a mouthful of ingredients!]

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It was an amazing bowl of cereal!

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On the side: Tazo Green – one of the few green teas I like

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Two things define how I’m spending the rest of my day: Goggles and good bread!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 28, 2011 at 7:00 am

I haven’t seen puffed quinoa at my grocery store yet, but I’m so curious to try it!

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2 Caitlin July 28, 2011 at 7:01 am

Looks phenomonal! Yum. Off to breakfast I go :)

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3 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 28, 2011 at 7:01 am

Whoever ‘they’ are that say to use the smallest bowl, don’t listen to ‘em…. Go with the bowl if you want the bowl. :) Looks great!

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 28, 2011 at 7:02 am

Do you buy puffed quinoa or do it yourself?

I don’t think I could eat a bowl of anything without toppings nowadays!

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5 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 7:03 am

Bought it from the bulk bins at Integral Yoga

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6 Tessa @ Amazing Asset July 28, 2011 at 7:08 am

I have never even heard of puffed quinoa! I will surely be looking for it next time I am at the store :)
What a lovely and satisfying breakfast you have going on there. I look forward to your morning posts, your food always looks so wonderful
Have a great day Kath!

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7 Baking N Books July 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

Goggles? Your either swimming or making some bread souffle dessert with a torch ;)

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8 Kristen, Sweetly July 28, 2011 at 8:57 am

Hahaha I hadn’t considered option number two! I hope that’s the real plan.

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9 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

Take some funny goggle pics!!!

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10 Allie July 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

I always use a big bowl for my cereal too ;)

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11 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

Who uses small bowls to control cereal serving sizes? Not me!

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12 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 28, 2011 at 7:22 am

I’m with you on the green tea – I rarely find one I like but Tazo isn’t bad at all!

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13 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 28, 2011 at 7:24 am

Green tea is usually a miss for me! I have tried the Tazo one, and like to mix it with a black tea or lemonaide I like! Goggles? swimming today? :)

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14 lauri (redheadrecipes.com) July 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

You always know how to ‘jazz’ up a good bowl of cereal! I rarely eat cereal, dunno why, maybe I need to add a little more ‘jazz’ ;)

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15 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) July 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

For 10 months of the year, I only want oatmeal for breakfast. But during hottest months of summer, cereal + yogurt + berries + PB are my go-to breakfast. I’m not sure whether it’s because it’s so hot outside, or simply that there are so many delicious berries in season. Yum.

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16 Erika @ The Teenage Taste July 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

Now that’s one loaded cereal bowl! Awesome! :-D

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17 Hannah July 28, 2011 at 7:33 am

Your bowl makes me think of Hawaii :)

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18 Alaina July 28, 2011 at 7:33 am

There is just something so satisfying about dunking your spoon into a deep bowl of cereal with all the fixin’s. I feel like I have to wrap my arms around it and just dig in. Haha. :-)

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19 Sweet and Savvy July 28, 2011 at 7:34 am

Puffed quinoa?? That Looks great!! Cereal is great in the summer

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20 Laura July 28, 2011 at 7:37 am

Okay, I have a critical decision to make…and I need your help.
A farmers market just started coming to the Department of Health (where I work) every Thursday, and they have a Great Harvest stand. We don’t have any of these in our area so I’m really excited!
So my question to you is- High Five bread, or Dakota bread? ;-)

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21 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

High 5 is my fav!!

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22 Laura July 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I’m so glad you said that, because I was going to get Dakota bread but they were all out, so I ended up getting the High 5! It’s SO heavy, I can’t wait to slice it up tonight!!

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23 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

I love your spoon! :)

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24 Kristen @ Change of Pace July 28, 2011 at 7:40 am

I’ve got to get my hands on that puffed quinoa! Sounds yummy!

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25 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 28, 2011 at 7:42 am

Great breakfast bowl!

So pretty! You always have the cutest dishes! And the best looking breakfasts :)

Have a great day!

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26 Molly @ RDexposed July 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

Exploding bread in the future?

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27 Lynda @ healthy Hoboken Girl July 28, 2011 at 7:50 am

toasted buckwheat groats are the best….adds a nice crunch! I made overnight oats for this morning….I can’t get enough! they are the best!!!

Thanks so much for all your beautiful breakfast ideas.

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28 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 28, 2011 at 7:53 am

I love your dishes? They are so cute! Where do you find them?

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29 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 28, 2011 at 7:55 am

I haven’t eaten breakfast yet b/c somehow I just didn’t wake up hungry! This is now making me want a cereal bowl :)

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30 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 28, 2011 at 7:57 am

I love a big bowl of cereal in the summer — even though I’m hungry 10 minutes later, I still find a bowl of cereal so refreshing!

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31 Cait's Plate July 28, 2011 at 8:00 am

Goggles and good bread sounds like the perfect day to me! And I’m with you on both cereal points – 1) must use a small bowl because I always (inevitably) fill up the entire thing no matter the size 2) HAVE to add more dense foods to it or I’d be chewing my arm off by 10am!

Have a great day :)

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32 Meghann July 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

have you tried any yogi teas? their green kombucha is amazing!

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33 Kerry July 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

Mmm delicious! Its amazing how cereal with cold milk is just so refreshing in the hot summer months!

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34 Dee July 28, 2011 at 8:10 am

Mmmmm… blueberries! Now I’m wishing I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast too. :)

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35 Andrea @ Onion in My Hair July 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

Tazo Green is definitely my fave green tea out there. The Zen or Thrive – not the Green Tips.

Green Tips is basically drinking your lawn in a glass. ;)

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36 Kate @ NaturaStride July 28, 2011 at 8:16 am

Craving some cold cereal! On tap for tomorrow morning! Enjoy the day…

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37 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

I can’t get enough cereal lately either! It’s just so yummy and cold in the morning.

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38 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

You rock those goggles!!

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39 Rachael July 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

Kath, I always love your breakfast shots; they look so beautiful and happy, bursting with color! I just love the bowls and coffee mugs you use. Where do you usually pick them up?

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40 Megan July 28, 2011 at 8:51 am

I suggest Celestial Seasonings Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea – far better than the chemically tasting Tazo tea.

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41 D July 29, 2011 at 11:35 am

I dislike the Tazo teas myself….
instead enjoy Twinings looseleaf Gunpowder Green for
my morning tea-yummy!

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42 Kristen, Sweetly July 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

First I thought, blueberries and nut butter…? I don’t know. And then I realized it’s like a pb & j on a noel of cereal. Mmm.

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43 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

mmm :)
I seriously come to your blog every morning as the finale to my breakfast

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44 Kate July 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

I’m new to the blog-world; LOVE your site! :) cereal + milk concoctions are the BEST in summer – I’m currently nomming a mix with kashi/ezekiel cereal, cherries&bananas, cacoa nibs, and vanilla kefir.

Also your photography is fantastic, can I ask what camera you use?

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45 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Thanks! I have a Canon DSLR XSI

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46 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

I love all the toppings! I can’t eat a bowl of anything without several toppings nowadays :)

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47 kaila@ healthy helper blog! July 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

I love cereal and milk! I’ve been eating it like crazy lately! Love that crunch and cool creaminess from the milk!

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48 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 28, 2011 at 9:11 am

Your pictures always look so amazing! Great work!

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49 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Thanks!

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50 jenna k July 28, 2011 at 9:14 am

i like to eat cereal in the big bowl- i just fill it up halfway instead of all the way. it makes it easier to eat on the couch ;)

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51 Hillary July 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

I think I need to try puffed quinoa. You make it look and sound pretty darn good ; )

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52 Paige @ Running Around Normal July 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

I had cereal for breakfast today too! I added some chia seeds, a banana and protein for staying power, because cereal never keeps me full long!

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53 rumfunandsun July 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

I usually choose a big bowl and fill it up! It makes me happy :-)

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54 Joyce @ Jranola Joyce July 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

cereal and almond milk as we speak (er, type?)
so delicious, simple and perfect! :)

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55 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa July 28, 2011 at 9:41 am

Those blueberries look amazing! I need to get my hands on some stat!

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56 Lili July 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

Yesterday I received your Cville Cluster Granola from my opensky order! I have been so excited for it and just had it for breakfast on top of my fruit and yogurt mixture.. so delicious!! Now I understand why it’s your favorite and you put it on top of everything :) it is going to be so hard to make it last longer than the weekend… thank you for creating such a delicious granola!! oh and i have that same mug as you from anthropologie, except mine has an “L” -Great taste!

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57 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

So glad you like it!!

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58 Katy July 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

Guess who’s OpenSky order shipped out today?! Cannot wait to get my hands on that granola! :)

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59 Margo @ peanut butter trees July 28, 2011 at 9:56 am

I keep forgetting chia seeds help to fill you up – I’ve had a bag sitting on top of my fridge that I still need to break open!

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60 Lea @ Healthy Coconut July 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

They say you eat with your eyes, volume is good.

Is there a specific thing you look for in cereal? Is wholesome ingredients good enough? or do you look for certain # such as fiber, etc?

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61 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I think the simpler the better. I look for things like bran flakes or shredded wheat or a simple puffed whole food. I avoid things with isolated protein or added fiber – not how nature intended those foods to be consumed!

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62 Liz @ Something To Chew On July 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

Such a pretty bowl! I’m always so jealous of your lovely dishes…

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63 jen July 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

Do you use pinterest?

If you could take a vacation anywhere in the continental US where would you go (top 5 destinations)?

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64 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Yes I do use Pinterest!

Top 5 hmmm..

Pacific NW wine country
Finger lakes
Maine
Arizona
Back to Sonoma

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65 Julie July 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Will you share your pins??

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66 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I think they are shared? I know some people are following me. I’m not sure how it works! I’m KathEats on there.

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67 Jenny July 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

Can I just say that I’m obsessed with the Cville cluster! I snapped at my husband for eating some this morning because I’m trying to ration it knowing that you won’t be selling it often. Any chance at a recipe for someone without access to any GH?

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68 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Sorry, the recipe will never, ever be released :(

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69 Angel7 July 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

Once and a while a large bowl is okay to use :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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70 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites July 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

Goggles and good bread, eh? Sounds like you have a good day ahead of you! Have you ever tried puffed millet?? It is so so good.. and great for adding volume… perfect for yummy toppings :) Bagged, puffed cereal is just so affordable too. Great to have a round the house!

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71 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I haven’t seen puffed millet yt

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72 Josh July 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

I really like the taste of green tea and I try to drink 5 cups or so a day for the health benefits. I drink Bigelow because the flavor is really distinct from any other green tea I’ve tried–really mellow and savory.

I dislike Tazo green tips very much! Tastes like a metal soap dish! :D

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73 Ashley July 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

I had a nice big bowl of popped amaranth this morning with a smoothie on the side. I am STUFFED!! So good :)

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74 Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 28, 2011 at 10:38 am

I bought two cereal bowls yesterday, not realizing how huge they are…oops! more oatmeal for me!

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75 lynn @ the actor's diet July 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

mmmm cereal. i bought a box of honey comb yesterday on impulse. i haven’t had it since i was a kid!

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76 Courtney @ Love, Thoughts and Prayers July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

Love the spoon you are using for your breakfast! Makes the pics extra fun!! :)

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77 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

Good bread? That means your day is going to be wonderful! :)

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78 Stef @ Living HI July 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

If you like Tazo green, I’d suggest Tazo’s Zen, it is a green tea with lemongrass, spearmint, and lemon. It’s super tasty and doesn’t get bitter.

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79 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

that’s what it was!

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80 Ellie@fitforthesoul July 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Ohh I find that Biggelow’s teas are really good too~your breakfast looks delicious!~

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81 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Um, I want cereal now!! With sunflower butter, of course ;)

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82 Joyce @ Jranola Joyce July 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Hello, Kath!
Okay, I added KERF on my blog roll, but I’m new to this and I don’t know how to link it correctly haha but I didn’t know if it was protocol to tell the people of the page’s you linked to! so just fyi! :)

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83 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

You don’t have to – but thanks for putting me on!

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84 Shayla @ The Good Life July 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Good bread sounds like a yummy way to spend the day :)

And after 1+ years of seeing them around here, I finally tried your overnight oats! Ah.ma.zing. Truly spectacular and you’ve given me a new obsession, I’m in love :)

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85 KathEats July 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Yay!

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86 Khushboo July 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I love all kinds of green tea but can get why many people aren’t a fan…have you tried the green teas that are infused with fruity flavors? They are a lot tastier than the regular kind!

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87 Emma (Namaste Everyday) July 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

tazo green tea is my favorite kind of tea! it’s especially great for summer, I’m going make some iced tea with it!

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88 Emily @ Savory and Savage July 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Puffed quinoa? I am going to have to try that – it sounds wonderful.

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89 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Mmm I love how you combined voluminous foods with nutrient dense ones. The perfect combo!

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90 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I love how satisfying crunchy cereal can be! But adding some energy dense ingredients to my cereal is a must for me, otherwise I’m hungry an hour later. :P Banana, almonds and raisins are my favourite mix ins!

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91 Living, Learning, Eating July 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

YUMYUM! And I love Tazo Green ;)

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