Lurking in the Label

Good morning everyone! I hope your day is off to a fantastic start. My breakfast started with a delicious Raspberry Smoothie- In the mix: Frozen organic raspberries, 1 frozen banana, flax seed, chia seed, almondmilk, protein powder, and a small handful spinach. Breakfast Part 2 was a bowl of Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes with Almond Milk.

Lunch was a salad with Whole Food’s Balsamic Vinegarette, hummus with baby carrots, and a Dr. Praeger’s CA Veggie Burger with delicious quinoa.

I love all the different grains that Nature’s Path cereal have- kamut, spelt, even barley! The average cereal is corn based and not nutritionally dense. This got me thinking about how the vast and never-ending selection in the cereal aisle makes it so easy to go wrong. Here are some of the common culprits that contain surprising ingredients:

Life: yellow no. 5 and yellow no. 6

Mini Wheats: BHT

Special K Chocolatey Delight: partially hydrogenated palm kernal oil, artificial flavor, and BHT

Just a reminder of how important reading the labels is! Here are just a few brands I know I can trust for cereal that’s actually healthy:

Kashi ~ Nature’s Path ~ Bob’s Red Mill ~ Udi’s ~ Bear Naked~ Ambrosial~ Go Raw ~Two Moms in the Raw

There are countless others too! Just try to find one that has less than 40 g carbs and 9 g sugar per cup.

Hope this saves you some time next grocery trip and happy cereal eating:)

~I do not own these pictures~

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