When talking to readers about their dietary concerns one of the first things they ask me about is breakfast or more specifically, breakfast cereal. For a large portion of the North American population, a bowl of cold breakfast cereal is a normal way to start the day. Bacon, eggs and toast might be an option for the weekend but people on the go want something quick and convenient. Problem is that convenience is one of the worst ways to start your day. The content of most cereals is no better than the average cookie yet they are marketed as healthy. Many cereals will spike your blood sugar and give an unhealthy dose of trans fats, preservatives, artificial dyes, flavours and other chemicals. Many are also made with GMO corn, soy and sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Next to milk substitutes, alternative cereals were one of the first products to show up in health food stores.
If you are married to the idea of eating cereal for breakfast, I would suggest making your own or trying one like this...
Wildway Grain-free Granola Coconut Cashew
~Simple mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and spices
~Grain, wheat and gluten free
~No added sweeteners, oils or extracts
~Soft and chewy texture
Pulp Pantry Cinnamon Spice Grain-Free Granola
~Made from high-fibre organic fruit, vegetable and nut pulp sourced fresh
~Plant-based & vegan
~No refined sugar
CleanPaleo Manuka Crunch Breakfast Cereal Blend (Grain Free, Gluten Free) Certified Paleo
- Contains 82% nuts and seeds (Almonds and Macadamias), seeds (Sunflower and Pumpkin)
~Sweetened with New Zealand Manuka Honey
~Includes Coconut Oil (MCTs)
~Grain free and gluten free
~Preservative free, no artificial flavours, no artificial colours,
~GMO-free and no artificial sweeteners
Julian Bakery Paleo Coconut Flakes Cereal
~Coconut flakes (gluten-free and grain-free)
~Low carb (1 serving 7 net carbs), high fibre and high in MCTs
Paleo People Granola
~Nut, seed & berry blend with the addition of dried apples, spices & flax meal
~Crisp, crumbly texture without the grain
The Paleo Foods Co Berry & Almond Grain-Free Granola
~Nuts, seeds and fruit
~Sweetened with honey
JK Gourmet’s Gluten-Free Granola
~Free of grains, including oats.
~No added fat
~Filler-free and packed with seeds, dried fruit and nuts.
~Sugar-free and grain-free and won’t spike your blood sugar.
KZ Clean Eating Cereal
to make your own healthy cereal!