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Start out your day healthy with homemade cereals

The cereal aisle is probably one if not the most overrated and overpriced grocery store’s aisle if we think about the low nutritional value per dollar we derive from eating the sugar-laden concoction that most cereals are. Most adults and children eat at least 2-3 times more than the portion size listed on the box, thus packing lots of empty calories since sugar (aka, corn syrup) is one of the main ingredients. Also, very few cereals provide a significant amount of fiber and protein. This is why an easy-to-make, more nutritious, and budget-friendly homemade cereals are a better option for me. Instead of visiting the cereal aisle, I spend time on the  dried fruit and bulk aisles shopping for traditional oats, dried fruits (raisins, cranberries, dates, currants, etc.), and nuts (almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts). Once I bring them home, I mix them and store it in an air-tight container. Most mornings, I pour a third-of-a-cup over yogurt or milk, and I get a great balance of five out of the six food groups: dairy, fruit, protein, grain, and good fat. Yummy!!!

 

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Dharma Cortés

Dharma Cortés

Dharma E. Cortés, Ph.D. moved to the United States from her native Puerto Rico more than 25 years ago. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and Frida Flor del Rosario, their locally rescued Puerto Rican mini-dachshund with a hint of sato pedigree. At home, they communicate in español. When she is not observing the trivial or not-so-trivial, Dharma is conducting public health research.

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  1. Yum – delicious. What a great idea. I need to start making my own cereal. It is indeed super easy. Thanks for the info!

    @Rachlwhite

  2. Rachel — Yes, yes, delicious and super easy to make. You will never go back to boxed cereals once you start making your own!

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