Cool n Crunchy

April 30, 2011

Sometimes you just need crunchy cereal!


And big fluffy banana cream bites


And spoonfuls soaked in milk


And a warm cup of coffee. Oh wait, this is really just tea.


Bowl of Optimum Slim Blueberry Cinnamon I got with an old Nature’s Path coupon. Not the most Real Food of the cereal bunch (I couldn’t have made this at home, ahem, barley malt extract and soy fiber) but sometimes you just need the good crunchy stuff [and there are much worse ones out there.].


Mixed up with chia seeds, brown rice puffs and coconut and topped with a cup of milk shaken in the empty Banana Mango yogurt container, this bowl was close to heaven on earth!


Know what else is cool n crunchy? As in Tech Crunchy? The KERF iPhone app!


We are showering and then heading out on our bikes downtown, then the bakery for lots of assembly, lunch with Allie, beer brewing with Seamane + Rob, and finally a cookout with Jess + Mike.

It’s cold outside, but at least the sun is out to help warm me up!

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1 Krissy - Shiawase Life April 30, 2011 at 7:42 am

I am excited about the iPhone app! and I think I am going to pump up my bike tires with air so I can go for a ride…whee!!


2 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 30, 2011 at 7:43 am

Hate when I get super thirsty in the middle of my runs!
Have fun with Allie – I think it is so cool that she is going to be working for you guys!


3 Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 30, 2011 at 8:01 am

I barely ever eat cold cereal but sometimes I get a huge craving for cereal with milk and banana!


4 Morgan April 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

Hey Kath! I am a new reader of your blog and from what I have seen so far, you have got it going on!! Good for you girl!! Keep up the excellent work! I look forward to future reading!! :)


5 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 8:15 am



6 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

Gah – first I need an iPhone, THEN I’ll download your app πŸ˜›
Have a good lunch!


7 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 30, 2011 at 8:16 am

It is cold here too and raining! :( I hope the sun shows up here soon, I want to get outside!

I love cereal but it never fills me up!


8 Hannah April 30, 2011 at 8:24 am

Want. Your. Bananas! Sick of bananas costing their weight in gold down here :(


9 Marina April 30, 2011 at 8:25 am

I love combo of cold milk, banana and cereal! So satisfying on a warm day!


10 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) April 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

That’s how I’m having my tea too!


11 Meg April 30, 2011 at 8:28 am

Have a great lunch adventure :)

Lovely day for being outdoors here in MD – sounds like VA is nice too πŸ˜€


12 Lisa Fine April 30, 2011 at 8:32 am

I don’t usually care for cereal, but when I’m super thirsty or when it’s really hot out, sometimes I just crave that cold and CRUNCH!

By the way, I absolutely love the new “Eat More” section at the bottom of your posts. It’s so fun. [It’s done automatically, I assume, like the “Related Posts” feature?]


13 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

So glad you like it!!! Yes, its auto done :)


14 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

I am so with you on the crunch…sometimes you just need a good crunchy start to the day! Have a great one Kath!


15 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

what no oats or smoothie?!?!

Just kidding looks yummy :) Have a great day! :)


16 Jess (Sweet Potato) April 30, 2011 at 8:47 am

Sounds like a fun filled day! Enjoy!


17 stacey (the home-cooked vegan) April 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

I’m eating a bowl of “cool-n-crunchy” too! That would be an awesome name for a cereal, haha :) Enjoy your day with your friends, after work of course πŸ˜‰
Yay for sunny weather!


18 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

I had a bowl of cereal for an after dinner snack yesterday :) I love crispy cereals!


19 lynn @ the actor's diet April 30, 2011 at 9:12 am

congrats on the app!


20 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 30, 2011 at 9:15 am

That app is legit cool! How did you go about doing that? You should do a post on the crunch tech rockstar stuff. :)


21 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I had a company do it for me – I am not that techy!


22 Tasha @ Voracious April 30, 2011 at 9:24 am

9 times out of 10 all I want for breakfast is a green smoothie, but sometimes the only thing that will do is crispy cereal, sweet banana slices, and icy cold milk. You are SO right. Actually, I had cereal today and it was perfect.

Can I ask – what do you have your bowl of cereal sitting on in this photo? Is it a table top? It is stunning, I love all those beautiful colors.


23 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

It’s a mosaic table that my mom got as a gift


24 Krystina (Organically Me) April 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

I’ve been in a cold cereal mood lately, too. I think it’s because I’ve started to work out in the morning, and when I’m all sweaty and hot I crave something cold!


25 olivewineandfood April 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

sounds like a fun day! I love cold cereal days


26 kaila @ healthy helper! April 30, 2011 at 9:58 am

I was craving cereal for breaky too! First layer was a cool crunchy apple then a mix of 5 different cereals on top with raisins and cinnamon to finish! SO GOOD! And just what I was craving!


27 Laura Ann April 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

I’m a major cereal-lover – any suggestions on a good (and relatively inexpensive) real food cereal?


28 Selena April 30, 2011 at 10:09 am

Just wanted to share that you and a few other bloggers have inspired me to start running. I tried to start a few years back and I was loving it but I ended up getting pregnant (surprise baby #3!). So, now, 2 years later I’m ready to start again and your site was a big motivation for that. So, just wanted to say HI and thanks!


29 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm



30 Chad April 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

Kath only you can so passionately show us and write about a common and simple bowl of cereal and properly remind us of it’s greatness.


31 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm
32 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

I actually had that cereal this morning! I think it’s pretty good… I’m definitely a cereal person though! Love the banana toppings!


33 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

Have fun at lunch with Allie! Its so awesome how she’s going to be working for you guys. I’m excited for all of you! πŸ˜€


34 J April 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

What? You had a cereal you couldn’t make at home? Gasp! The horror! :)
Enjoy yourself, enjoy your cereal, you only live once! Happy Saturday.


35 jaclyn@lifeoftodayslady April 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

I love doctored up bowls of cereal! I can’t even remember the last time I had a bowl of cereal that consisted of just one type of cereal and milk…… I always have to add in extras. Love the yogurt/milk idea!!!!


36 Katherine: Unemployed April 30, 2011 at 11:05 am

I forget how good fresh bananas are… I’ve been having frozen slices but your bowl looks so divine


37 Eileen April 30, 2011 at 11:13 am

You’re app is AWESOME! Congrats!


38 Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) April 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

I agree about the soy fiber, but barley malt is legitimate! Eden Foods makes an organic version that is sometimes useful in baking for that ‘syrup’-y/honey effect (ex. glazed nut bars). It’s almost identical to brown rice syrup, which is used more for gluten-free baking. Link: – Anyway, there are definitely far worse products out there, as you acknowledged, so enjoy.


39 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Yeahhhh…it’s not the worst. But I could do with a more simple list. Barley malt is in beer though!


40 Katie April 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

LOVE that the app is now on the iPhone! πŸ˜‰ Did you create this yourself? Either way, I love it!


41 Molly April 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

I cannot even contain my excitement for the sun! Hope you got to eat your crunchy cereal before it went soggy-that drives me crazy!


42 Natalia - a side of simple April 30, 2011 at 11:35 am

I was so excited when I heard Allie was going to be working for you at GH :) Sounds like a busy Saturday, happy weekend!!


43 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

Oooh, I have the Android app for my blog, I need to get the iPhone one, too! :)

Cereal… with cold milk… heaven!


44 Katie April 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I am loving that you have a iphone app ! How cool!

Have a great day and great lunch with Allie!!!!


45 Alaina April 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

That really is so cool that you’re mobile now! KERF aalllll day! :-)


46 Emily @ Savory and Savage April 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Some days nothing satisfies quite like a bowl of cereal and cool cold milk.

Very cool that you have an iPhone app – I will have to hold out for the Droid one though…


47 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm

There is already a Droid one!! It came first, since it’s obviously better πŸ˜‰ Click on the KERF Mobile on my sidebar –>


48 Ellie@fitforthesoul April 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

awesome~congratulations on the app, Kath! that’s purty cool if you ask me πŸ˜€ sounds like a glorious day. stay cool! (no pun intended–well maybe)


49 Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I’ve been in a “Cool and Crunchy” mood for the past month or so now. Yogurt bowls and cereal all the way!


50 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather April 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

What a cool new app, congrats!


51 Sonia April 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

LOVE the app! :) super cool!


52 Khushboo April 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I’m 99% oats girl but sometimes only branflakes or Kashi will do!


53 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy April 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm

if i had an iphone I would download that app!

have with at your lunch with Allie!


54 Betty April 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm

you do know how to pack alot in a day – enjoy the sun – or at least I hope you have it – we have it here for the first time in a loooonnnngggg time


55 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I hardly ever eat cereal for breakfast, but when I do, it’s always DELICIOUS!! I don’t know why I don’t have it more often :)


56 Angel7 April 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm

That is one healthy bowl of cereal with all the bananas and other stuff :)

I have always wanted to go to Dean & Deluca!

Being that you take a lot of pictures for your blog, after years of blogging, do you have an enormous amount of pictures saved on flashdrives and such? Just wondering.


57 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I delete them! I focus on backing up the blog :)


58 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Congrats on your app! I am off to download it next.

I love the mosaic work on that table…so unique and pretty! And the lavender bowl..lovely, Kath. You have the best dishes!


59 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I LOVE crunchy cereal!


60 Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 30, 2011 at 5:40 pm

woah! I love the idea of shaking milk in an almost-empty yoghurt container! Now that’s just genius :)


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