Cereals – enhanced

Most cold and instant hot breakfast cereals contain too much sugar and artificial flavorings. You can avoid this by sticking to the basic ones (such as Shredded Wheat, Wheaties, plain Cheerios, plain oatmeal or hot wheat cereal etc.) and adding your own flavorings and fruit—it only takes a minute.

A couple of suggestions:

  • ½ cup fresh fruit (banana, blueberries (frozen or fresh), other berries, or fresh fruit in season)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped dried fruit
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons almonds, walnuts, pecans (sliced, slivered, or chopped nuts of your choice)

If you can’t stand cereal without any sweetener, add one teaspoon sugar. That’s less than most processed cereals and at least you have control of how much you add.

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