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Cereal Lover's Delight

by Karen/NoCA » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:23 pm

I never understood cereal, as a kid I thought it tasted like dog food. My kids had their faves, so did my husband. My hubby was a huge cereal eater. One day when I was in the heath food isle of our local grocer, I discovered this: https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/produ ... ge-flakes/
I liked that it came from Eugene, OR, also the ingredients were interesting. After eating my first bowl of this super crunchy cereal, I was in love. I am not a milk drinker so I wondered what I could put on it to make it super special. A trip to the grocers I found this:
https://www.safeway.com/shop/product-de ... lsrc=aw.ds

I liked that it too, was a natural product, and only 35 calories per TBSP. I do not drown my cereal but just add enough to moisten it. Add a sliced up banana, or a few berries you love and enjoy. A match made in heaven!
By the way, this cereal does not get soggy in liquid. It stays very crunchy to the end! Love that...
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Jenise » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:45 pm

I can appreciate that. I love the taste of some of the barely-sweet cereals. Am happy to have a baggie of them to eat by the handfuls with coffee in the morning, especially from brands like Nature's Path. Great snack, but that's as far as I can go since I don't do milk or yoghurt.
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Larry Greenly » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:17 pm

You're killing me. I love cereal (e.g., bran flakes, shredded wheat, oatmeal, cheerios, etc.), but they're loaded with carbs. I wish we were designed to eat carbs with abandon. :cry:
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Jeff Grossman » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:39 pm

Karen/NoCA wrote:I never understood cereal, as a kid I thought it tasted like dog food.

Aw, heck, you weren't eating the right stuff... Rice Krispies was my thing but I could find a way to chow down on anything that was mostly sugar. :lol:

Though, speaking about cereal flavors: I recently had a caffe latte made with oat milk. Tasted just like a granola bar. Very strange, but better than almond milk, which tastes kinda like cardboard (if it tastes of anything at all).
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Paul Winalski » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:42 pm

I always liked the name of Calvin's favorite cereal from Calvin and Hobbes: Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs. As a kid I was a Rice Krispies fan. I never cared for corn flakes or for any of the sugar-coated stuff.

I refused to eat Wheaties. Each summer our family used to rent a cottage in a seaside development in Lyme, CT. The land had at one point belonged to a single family and their family graveyard was nestled in among the cottages. As a 4-year-old I was fascinated by all the gravestones and that most of the people buried there had a single surname--Champion. My mother bought Wheaties once but I refused to eat it. When she asked why, I replied that Wheaties was the Breakfast of Champions, and look where they all ended up.

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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Karen/NoCA » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:43 pm

Re: carbs, I do not eat cereal everyday, usually I have fresh fruit that is in season. Cereal is what I eat when I want it to be quick and ready. Even then, I usually only have 1/2 cup. It is filling, with some fruit included.
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Jeff Grossman » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:39 pm

Paul Winalski wrote:My mother bought Wheaties once but I refused to eat it. When she asked why, I replied that Wheaties was the Breakfast of Champions, and look where they all ended up.

Great story. (Smart-aleck 4-year-olds!)
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Bill Spohn » Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:24 pm

Kid-food always seemed to be packed with carbs (usually sugar) - not sure of they have a natural attraction to it or whether just feeding them massive amounts creates the affinity.

Not a carb fan myself but when a child, with Scots on both sides of the ancestral tree, oatmeal was the breakfast cereal of choice. Oddly, I wasn't keen on dumping tablespoons full of brown sugar on it but I do recall that you could increase the flavour intensity considerably with the judicious addition of a bit of salt.
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Jenise » Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:34 pm

I love that snack mixture some people make around the holidays (never made it myself). I'll pick the Wheaties out first.
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Paul Winalski » Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:17 pm

That would be the "party mix" promoted by the General Mills for Wheat Chex, their trademarked version of shredded wheat. There used to be a recipe for it on the box, just as the Ritz cracker box used to have a "mock apple pie" recipe featuring Ritz crackers. Chex party mix is pretty tasty.

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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Jeff Grossman » Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:53 pm

Yes, love Chex mix.
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Re: Cereal Lover's Delight

by Larry Greenly » Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:57 am

Bill Spohn wrote:Not a carb fan myself but when a child, with Scots on both sides of the ancestral tree, oatmeal was the breakfast cereal of choice. Oddly, I wasn't keen on dumping tablespoons full of brown sugar on it but I do recall that you could increase the flavour intensity considerably with the judicious addition of a bit of salt.


I always add a little salt when I cook oatmeal.

I used to eat bran flakes (or Wheaties) and throw in some raisins to make my own raisin bran, which was crispier than commercial Raisin Bran. I figured the moisture in the raisins made Raisin Bran kind of soggy.

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