Happy National Cereal Day! Yes, Cereal Day! LOL, they seem to have a day for anything and everything nowadays! At least they don’t expect us to buy greeting cards! So you have committed to eating low carb, can you still enjoy cereal? SURE! Just use any of the recipes below and use either unsweetened almond milk or CarbMaster milk (regular or vanilla available at Kroger affiliated stores) to be sure to KEEP those carbs down!
Now, of course I have to preface all these delicious recipes by saying that if you get lazy like I do sometimes you can hop onto Netrition.com and just buy low-carb cereal. I like to have some in the house for just such occasions.
Here are some Good Housekeeping testers doing what they do best, TESTING! In this case they taste-tested low carb ready to eat cold cereals. That said I went looking for the low-carb Special K and could not find it online let alone in a store. That’s okay, at 9 net carbs it’s higher than I’d like. I just thought I’d share that reviews are out there if you look.
But if you want to make some tasty low carb cereal treats than here are some recipes you are going to want to try out:
Starting off our cold cereal recipe roundup is one from Maria Mind Body Health. Her Blueberry Morning Cereal uses blueberry extract for the fruit flavor but sprinkle a few of them on top too!
Next up is one from Carolyn at Every Day I Dream About Food, a blog you should follow if you don’t! She has amazing recipes and this one is no exception. Carolyn’s Chocolate Hazelnut Granola is Low Carb and Gluten-Free and the addition of chocolate not only makes it decadent but your kids will love it too!
Not in the mood for chocolate? How about cinnamon? There are a number of good cereal recipes that use cinnamon. The first one is found right there on Carolyn’s site again, this time she uses cinnamon to spice up her Cinnamon Crunch Cereal. With only 2 net carbs it is a real winner!
Another cinnamon inspired recipe brings almonds into the mix! Genaw is a great low carb site that has a good variety of recipes in every genre, breakfast included. You’re sure to love their Cinnamon Almond Cereal!
Not into almonds? How about coconut? Karen over at One Day at a Time fills that void with her Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Cereal! With only five ingredients it’s easy to make and enjoy!
Rounding out the cinnamon cereals is one from Mellissa from I Breath I’m Hungry, who’s recipes are always noteworthy. Please make note of her comment that a good cinnamon makes a huge difference in the resulting cereal. I love the Vietnamese Cinnamon from Penzey Spices. If you have one locally be sure to check them out. If not order from their website. They have the best spices that I have ever found. I have slowly replaced all of mine from Penzeys. They cost the same as grocery store brands and are so much fresher and more potent! You’ll love them too! I am not affiliated, I just love their stuff! On another note I have no idea of why this is called faux-st but figure it has to do with the Whole 30 program that Mellissa was doing last summer. If you know would you clue me in? Thanks!
So there you have it! As usual at least 1/2 dozen choices that you can incorporate into your low-carb recipe box and lifestyle! Which is your favorite? Don’t miss out on any of the recipe roundups! Like our Facebook or Google+ page today!
In the meantime, CIAO for now!