Friday, October 23, 2009
Nourishing Breakfast Cereal: grain and sugar free!
I'm loving this nourishing, real food breakfast cereal and it is deliciously gluten, grain, and sugar free! The cereal is made by > Lydia's Organics and my favorite is the Grainless Apple Cereal, perfect for Fall. This cereal is made with dried fruit, soaked nuts and seeds, and boasts a much better nutritional profile, when compared with standard organic cereals such as > Cascadian Farms Granola;
Lydia's Organic Grainless Apple Cereal:
per 1/2cup serving-
20g of fat
6g of fiber
Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Raisin Granola:
per 1/2 cup serving
4.2 g protein
2.52 grams fat
35 grams carbs
2.52 grams fiber
13.4 grams sugar
It's important to start your day off by eating a healthy breakfast that includes protein and fat, to give you optimal energy for the day ahead. It's much better for achieving weight loss to eat a high protein breakfast such as eggs vs. a breakfast that is high in carbs such as a bagel, according to > this study, published in the International Journal of Obesity.
According to > Dr. Al Sears, grain cereal, in general, is not the best breakfast. However, a grain-free, high-protein cereal, served with whole milk or whole coconut milk is a decent stand-in, for those times when cooking breakfast is too much work.
For children, breakfast is key to helping them do their best in school. A high protein breakfast is found to be much > better for attentiveness then a high carb breakfast.
To make your own grain-free granola, check out > Organic Thrifty's wonderful recipe.