Cereal Made Right
Many seemingly healthy cereals contain copious amounts of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, as well as other inexpensive, but tasty ingredients, that keep both their nutrition content and price low.
Make your own cereal using the following guidelines:
Buy a cereal that is low in sugar and is made of whole grains. Some suggestions are: Ezekiel Cereal, Grape Nuts, Organic Heritage Heirloom Grains
Avoid cereals that say, “Made with whole grains”. That means they only have “some” whole grains.
Add dried fruits, such as raisins, cranberries, golden raisins, dates, apricots, figs, and prunes.
Add raw, unsalted nuts of any variety
If desired, add ground flax or chia seed
Use organic milk that comes from grass fed, free range cows
At the time of serving, add fresh fruit.
If your child prefers a sweeter tasting cereal, add Truvia or Stevia.
All of these principles can be applied to making healthier oatmeal as well. I recommend steel cut oats.