My girlfriend likes to eat oatmeal and a cup of yogurt for her
breakfast. My youngest daughter enjoys an egg, from a farmer
who uses only natural farming, with no added fertilizer or
other unhealthy ways to produce the chicken that lays the egg.
So, every step of the egg’s progress from the chicken to the
buyer, is considered healthy. She adds some seasonal fruits and
has been adding no gluten in her ‘diet,’ trying this to see if
her arthritis will stop flaring up. So far, so good. My brother
who had quadruple by-pass surgery on his heart, makes omelets
with mushrooms, peppers, onions and tomatoes. He has been trying
less gluten on his ‘menus,’ too. Then, there is my oldest daughter
who thinks those caffeine shots that give you energy, a donut,
cookie or other sweet food item with a cup of flavored coffee is
an acceptable way to head off to her third shift job!
My good guy friend, Bill, will tell you he used to be a frequent
customer of Waffle House, Denny’s and Bob Evans. He used to say,
“I don’t feel ‘normal’ without tons of sugar and coffee!”
Granted, until my late forties, when I had my cholesterol ‘scare’
that headed me towards a better diet and weight range, I was one
of those caffeine and sugar (with no dietary nutrition whatsoever)
I have discovered a great cereal brand and am hoping to be helpful,
healthy conscious and informative today!
I was wandering around our local grocery store but not the Delaware
Community Market. I came across the Healthy Foods aisle, with soy
and almond milks in sealed boxes, nuts that have not been introduced
to salt, unless it is ‘sea salt,’and in the cereal aisle, big boxes
of cereal that had such nice, simple artwork seemingly ‘silk-screened’
onto them. These outdoors scenes are very modern and pretty, I would
like them on a t-shirt. They may be ‘downloaded’ as a free screensaver
on your computer. (A fact listed on the cereal box.)
I am a big fan of “Frosted Mini Wheats” or “Shredded Wheat,” so I was
searching for a healthier choice for my Breakfast of Champion: Me!
I found decorated with green and brown mountains and a cool blue lake
on the box labeled: “Mom’s Best” Cereal brand.
This happened to be on sale for the low price of $1.99.
Mom’s Best catchy little logo says, “Simple Goodness.”
I will proceed to give you the list of the nutrients that
sounded quite healthy and in big letter and numbers in the
front corner of the box, “44 grams of whole grains.” Wow!
I had never seen quite as high # of grains in just one
cup of cereal!
Here are some more facts about the cereal of my choice,
Calories= 210 without milk.
Total Fat= 1 gram which is just 2% of daily recommended amount.
0% Saturated Fat, 0% Transfat, 0 % Monosaturated fat, 0.5 grams of
Sodium= 10 mg. which is considered 5% of daily allowance for salt.
Potassium= 180 mg. which is also 5% of the daily allowance.
Carbohydrates totaled 45 grams= 15% of daily recommended amount.
Dietary fiber= 6 grams. I consider whole wheat bread as my ‘standard’
and usually try to get 3-4 grams, so this isn’t too bad. Higher than
most other cereals.
There were only negligible amounts of other vitamins and minerals,
with the only high ones being Phosphorus (15%), Magnesium (10%),
Zinc (10%) and Copper being 10%. Thiamine was 8%, Iron was 10%,
Niacin was 15% and Vitamin B6 was 8%.
What I enjoyed finding out about the cereal was that it tasted good
and did not have too much Sugar! (11 grams).
Since 2006, Mom’s Best Cereals has purchased more than 14 million
kilowatts hours of renewable wind energy.
The company practices a huge amount of recycling, with the most
notable plant being in North Carolina. This amazing plant claims
to have recycled 99% of any refuse or extra bi-products in 2011.
Company-wide, the number is still high at 96% recycled.
Between 2006 and 2011, the Utah plant reduced their amount of
water usage, needed to produce each one pound of cereal by this
fantastic amount: 26 million gallons of water!
So, while interpreting this data, I found that it was over that
five year period, producing every box of one pound of cereal,
saved the total usage of that huge amount of water!
Interpreted this into a ‘picture of the amount of water saved’
is: Picture 62 football fields covered with one foot of water
on them all!
If you wish to explore this cereal more, look up Mom’s Best Cereals
and there is a great cereal that I introduced to my grandkids that
is very similar to Honey Flavored Cheerios. (No nuts, for those who
have children with nut allergies.)
I had fun in the past, looking up those old time cereals, which you
may like to be nostalgic and see my post on those.
Otherwise, some of my readers may have other natural breakfast choices
that will make us hungry and possibly make ‘breakfast for dinner!’
I like to make whole wheat pancakes and waffles, along with using my
whole wheat bread to make French Toast. I love real butter, honey or
maple syrup on these. My grandkids sometimes ‘opt’ for strawberry
or raspberry preserves, from the Delaware Community Marker or the
Farmer’s Market, which is on Wed. evenings and Sat. morns, coming
Hope you will share something you like to eat for breakfast…
I promise not to ‘judge’ you!