My biggest complaint about cereal is that it’s boring to eat, and I have to eat a LOT of it (like 2 cups) to enjoy eating it. It just goes down too fast. So I decided to take my topping approach I use with oats and apply it to cereal.
I also tried a new cereal – Kashi Good Friends Cinna-Raisin Crunch that I found super on sale a while back. I usually buy less-calorie dense cereals like Kashi Heart To Heart and Puffins (because I eat 1.5-2 cups at a time) but I’m willing to invest more calories per cup if it come with fiber and protein like this one and GoLean Crunch, which I just discovered this year.
So today’s base was 1.5 cups of Good Friends with 1/2 a cup of 2% milk, heated in the microwave to take the chill out on this cold morning.
2 tbsp wheatberries
1/2 medium banana
Spoonful pumpkin butter
1 tbsp flax
Spoonful Smucker’s Natural PB
This bowl was VERY fun to eat!! I ate it slowly and savored to the toppings. It did fill me up, but in a different way than oats do. I hope it wasn’t too much insoluble fiber for the 1.5 cup serving Actually, 15 minutes later I’m not feeling as full, so we’ll see how long this bowl carries me. Nutritionally with fiber, milk, banana, PB, etc., it’s about the same as my normal oatmeals and clocks in at around 500 calories. So it better hold me over till noon!
I made a cup of coffee too, although I didn’t put enough water so it was a scant cup. I did get a headache yesterday afternoon from my coffee-free breakfast and I need my strength today!
Off to class, then to Sears to do a quick price check on new ranges, then home all day waiting for GE.