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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Low Carb Breakfast Cereals

For so many of us the 'go to' breakfast does seem to be cereal. But the highly coloured packaged varieties you see on supermarket shelves do contain a high amount of carbs and sugar, so you may wish to consider a lower carb version. Here are three for you to have a look at, see what you think ...

Granola The Low Carb Way : Fennel and Ginger Grain Free Granola

Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' asks, " Have you ditched the cereals yet? With sugary cereals these days being more akin to a dessert (in fact there is now a company that has set up a cereal bar and cafe) it really is time to give up these for good. 

So what do you have instead? Grain free granola that is packed with seeds, nuts, spices, coconut and nutrients, and you can use grain free granola in many ways:- 

You can:
Add milk and berries
Add yoghurt and berries
Sprinkle on whipped cream and berries for a quick low carb dessert
Add to your grain free granola bars
Take a little pot in your handbag or car as an emergency snack

An incredibly easy and nutritious granola/muesli with no grains, no sugars and no nasties, which can be stored in the pantry, (even in the summer) where it should last for up to a month.
Alternatively, store in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Can be frozen for up to 3 months."

Read the article and find the recipe at Libby's 'Ditch The Carbs' site here

Just Nuts Grain-Free Granola

Julia at her blog says "Just Nuts grain Free Granola is a great way to start the day. A small serving with cream or full fat yoghurt will keep you feeling full well into the afternoon." You can see the recipe at Julia McPhee 'Living Low Carb' blog' here 

Ginger and Licorice Granola

Fanny at 'Diet Doctor' site includes licorice powder and dried ginger, as well as nuts and seeds, in her lovely low carb recipe idea for 
Ginger and Licorice Granola ...and don't you just love a few blueberries added ... see her recipe idea here

I hope the article has given you food for thought ...
and you may enjoy these low carb cereal ideas

All the best Jan


Jo said...

I don't usually eat breakfast during the week, I'm always busy on a morning and rarely stop to eat, but I know that breakfast is an important meal so I'm making more of an effort. I had half a grapefruit this morning and then a bowl of muesli. I really enjoyed the grapefruit, it's ages since I last ate one.

Anonymous said...

I do sometimes like fruit in the morning which I could include with these suggestions.


Debbie said...

looks like a great way to start the day!!!!

Martha said...

All good stuff! Healthy ways to start the day.

Adam said...

I typically eat the non-healthy ones

Kezzie said...

Oh I WISH I liked Granola! I am so fussy about breakfast cereals. The only ones I really like eating are Bran flakes, All Bran, Weetabix (cheap versions) or porridge (which I don't have time to make in the morning!") And I'm afraid I only like them with milk- nothing else!x

Snowbird said...

You are making me wish it was breakfast time here! Some delicious choices!xxx

The Happy Whisk said...

I would never ditch the carbs but I do fancy me some homemade granola.

Happy Weekend :-)

Inger said...

Thanks for this, I've got a problem added to my type 1 diabetes care, a cancer drug that causes insulin resistance. So while I have managed my diabetes well for 34 years, without being too careful with my carbs, it's now time for a change. So I'm very grateful for your blog and other blogs you may refer to, like the one with the breakfast suggestions.