DIY Healthy Cereal
Aveda tea for my sweets craving. It features licorice root and it gives you a little sweet taste at the end (and I hate licorice, so don't let the ingredient dissuade you) without any added sugar. If you want to spend less money, Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea and Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea are good options. They both give you the sweet taste without being embarrassingly expensive :-)
So through all of that, I reexamined my breakfast cereal choices: jump back to me standing in the grocery store, holding this small bag of oat cereal, thinking I should try it out and see if this could change my sugar intake in the mornings. Don't get me wrong, Honey Nut Cheerios is freakin fantastic, but I needed something more filling and with less sugar. I read the ingredients on this muesli and mentally checked off every single one as something I already had in my pantry. Why was I going to waste money on this stuff then?! I grabbed a canister of old-fashioned rolled oats, a new plastic container to store my mixture in, and left the store feeling pretty accomplished.
Ingredients (enough for about 16 .5 cup servings):
-1 18 oz container of Old-Fashioned Oats
-1 cup raisins
-1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
-1/4 cup flax seed
-1/4 cup quinoa
PS- Feel free to substitute the raisins with chopped up dried dates, dried cranberries, dried cherries, or any sort of combination of dried fruit that you'd like!
|After sitting in the fridge overnight|