Cold cereal tends to be more a delivery vehicle for sugar than anything else. Chances are, you’re probably hungrier after eating a bowl of cereal for breakfast than if you skipped the meal entirely. Making your own cereal is a great alternative. It’s nutritious, filling and while you probably can’t replicate the neon color and marshmallow candies at home, it will still taste delicious!
Makes 8 cups
- 4 cups rolled oats, unsweetened bran cereal, or puffed whole grain cereal (puffed quinoa, brown rice or millet all work great)
- ½ cup wheat germ
- ½ cup oat bran
- 2 cups nuts of choice (almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, etc)
- 1 ½ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup unsweetened dried fruit or freeze dried fruit
Mix all ingredients together in a large container with a lid. Give it a good shake to combine. Serve with your choice of milk, dairy alternative or plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
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Rachael Hartley is a Columbia, SC based private practice dietitian and food & wellness blogger at Avocado A Day Nutrition. She helps men and women lose weight and improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing with a whole foods based approach to nutrition. She is available for nutrition coaching and meal planning throughout the US via telephone and Skype.
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