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#1 of 8 Old 08-03-2012, 07:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I stopped buying cereal over a year ago when we switched to more TF eating. My DH is pretty much onboard with it, but recently grew so tired of eggs for breakfast to the point he get aversion to eggs and oesn't want to eat them. He started sneaking cereal to the house :(

So, to my question, is there such a thing as ok cereal? any which are not made with extruded grains? I used to make homemade granola, but supposingly it's not good either, because it's not cooked, plus he is not a big fan of it. Help!

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I buy Bobs Red mill Muesli. Add some berries,ground flax seeds and some yogurt.  I love it!

 

My son eats eggs almost everyday and he also developed an aversion for a few months.  Now he is back eating eggs again.

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What about soaked oatmeal? I mix in a big dollop of unsalted butter, coconut oil, some maple syrup and blueberries. So creamy and delicious and It satisfies my kids' cravings for cereal.

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I buy the bags of organic sprouted grain granola. They are pricey at about $10 per bag. However, I add in dried coconut, dried superberry mix (mulberry, goji etc) and some nuts so I about double the bulk of it. My daughter likes it in her yogurt. We have also made homemade granola bars with it by mixing some peanut butter with a bit of maple syrup and pressing into bars and chilling. Since it's just the two of us, it lasts a while.

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We get Cascadian Farms multi-grain squares.  DH loves them and it is a good dry snack for DD.  I'm thinking back to my childhood and all the cereals we ate (corn pops; wheaties' etc.).  It wasn't Coco Puffs but it still contained a lot of sugar.  We really don't do cereal per se...we mostly eat bagels and toast for breakfast (with some fruit), but we do like the multi-grain squares in a pinch.


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I stopped buying it too for awhile and served more nutritious breakfasts like smoothies, eggs, sourdough waffles with lots of egg, etc.  But then one of my kiddos would just not want breakfast and we would get into power struggles over whether she was going to eat the thing that I made or not.  I would get way too invested in having my kids have proper nutrition, and then spend too much time preparing the food, so if someone decided they didn't like it, my blood would boil.  Eventually, I decided that not eating and also having a big frustrating fight first thing in the morning was much less healthy than her eating cereal for breakfast.  So now I put the box of Joe's Os on the table along with whatever else I make, she eats, the other kids eat, I eat, and everyone is happy if not completely nutritionally optimal.

 

So I guess my opinion is, don't worry the cereal, if that's what he wants to eat.  It's not like he's having Mountain Dew and a Snickers bar for breakfast.  Maybe it's not so good if he feels like he has to sneak food into the house.     

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What's wrong with cooked cereals? That's what we have at my house: oatmeal, cream of wheat. I like to have mine with mashed banana! You can also cook apple pieces and a little cinnamon right in the pot.

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We buy cereal as a treat once or twice a month.  I just try to get a very simple, short ingredient list cereal.  I stopped making our granola because we were all having upset GI tracts with it.  We do eggs, waffles, quiche, pancakes (I make a double or triple batch and save some in the frig for later in the week), and our new fav is crock pot oatmeal with Bob's steel cut oats. I start it the night before and it cooks overnight.  Apple, cinn, flax seed, walnuts, brown sugar/maple/honey, oats, water, almond milk.  Yummy!  As long as I use the slow cooker and it is soaking all night, it is okay on our digestion.


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