October 15, 2009

More Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast

I hope you're all reading my badass articles on Examiner.com. If you're not, you totally missed out on my cereal review! Here's a repost, enjoy!

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It makes you feel well, helps you perform better at work or school, and even aides in weight loss.

Those on a gluten free diet have plenty of breakfast options with the wide variety of gluten free bagels and waffles now available. Good old bacon and eggs make for a good choice too!

The downside of the gluten free diet is that while there are gluten free cereals, they aren't as abundant as "regular" cereal. Walk down the breakfast aisle at the grocery store and there are millions of boxes of cereal, yet only a handful of ones that are gluten free - if you're lucky.

Erewhon, one of the products under the U.S. Mills family, offers a wide variety of gluten free cereals to consumers. Recently, Erewhon expanded their line of gluten free cereal and introduced Strawberry Crisp and Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice. Both are low fat, Kosher, Non-Dairy, and suitable for vegans, in addition to being wheat and gluten free.

I was lucky enough to receive samples of Erewhon's new cereals, as well as a few other Erewhon favorites. What a treat! I've had gluten free cereal before, but just the basic corn or rice cereals, nothing compared to the flavorful Strawberry Crisp and Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice.

The Strawberry Crisp brought me back to my childhood when I was not yet diagnosed with celiac disease and ate sweet, sugary cereal. The only difference being that the Strawberry Crisp is actually good for me! Made with organic ingredients, the freeze dried strawberries come alive with a splash of milk, tasting as if they were fresh from the garden. The lightly sweetened flakes are made from a blend of brown rice and corn balancing out the sweet strawberries and making for a well-rounded and satisfying breakfast.

The Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice's rich, smooth cocoa flavor made me feel almost as if I were eating dessert instead of breakfast. Quite decadant, yet the crunchy organic brown rice provides for a nutritious breakfast. It also makes for a great snack when mixed with yogurt or dried fruit. Plus you really can turn it into a dessert and whip up a batch of marshmallow and crispy rice bars.

I loved the taste of these cereals, but what thrilled me the most was that all of the cereals are made with organic and natural ingredients, and only 8 ingredients max. The Crispy Brown Rice only has 3 ingredients and the Corn Flakes has just 2 ingredients. Talk about all natural!

For more info: To find out where you can purchase these cereals and other Erewhon products, visit Erewhon's Store Locator page.

To find recipes using Erewhon cereals, visit their Recipe Index.
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