Healthy Breakfast Options – Hot Cereals from Bob’s Red Mill
If you’re anything like me, mornings can resemble a relay race. I inevitably hit my snooze button 4 times (at least), wake up 15 minutes later than anticipated, and from that point, I am in a frenzy. Between getting myself ready, getting Elle up, dressed and off to daycare, so that I can make it to my work just a minute or two before 8 am, I feel stretched thin on time.
Because of the crazy rush, I find myself always unprepared for breakfast. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have been looking to incorporate healthy breakfast options into my daily diet.
In my search for healthy breakfast options, I was able to sample Bob’s Red Mill’s new line of hot cereals. Their hot cereals are made from minimally processed whole grains that pack healthy nutrients, while providing a filling and satisfying breakfast. Here are their new hot cereals:
This porridge is created with a blend of wheat, corn, rye, triticale, oats, soy beans, millet, barley, brown rice, oat bran and flaxseed. It is a breakfast that loads you up with protein, vitamins, minerals and 5 grams of fiber, per half cup. The addition of flaxseed provides omega-3 fatty acids, which is great for me, since I don’t happen to eat seafood. This whips up on the stove-top in just 10 minutes. I liked it best with the addition of a little milk and honey.
Similar to the 10 grain, but a little different wheatless blend, 8 grain hot cereal contains stone ground corn, oats, brown rice, soy beans, oat bran, millet, sorghum, sunflower seeds and flaxseed. This hot cereal has great taste, with 16% of your daily recommended dose of fiber, 14% of your recommended dose of phosphorus, and 6 grams of protein per serving. Bob’s Red Mill has a ton of free recipes on their site to go with all of their products, such as Multi-Grain Wheatless Coffee Cake.
This carefully crafted organic blend of sweet and creamy stone ground oat grouts, flaxseed, wheat germ, high fiber oat bran and wheat bran has a whopping 10 grams of fiber, 1000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and and 35% of your daily value of magnesium. This can be made in the crock pot, stove-top or in the microwave, for a quick and hearty breakfast. It is great topped with fresh fruit, nuts, chai seeds or coconut, and sweetened with maple syrup or a drizzle of honey.
This may have been my favorite of the bunch. It is made from the finest California brown rice and has a great texture and mild taste. This naturally gluten free cereal is a filling breakfast, but it also can be transformed into a savory side dish for dinner by adding in chopped green onions, mushrooms and spices.
Made from stone ground, high protein hard red wheat. The whole wheat farina has a fine texture and is a good source of fiber and iron. It is good on its own, but can also be incorporated into delicious recipes, such as banana nut pancakes.
If you’re looking for tasty, healthy breakfast options, I hope this gives you some good ideas!
I also wanted to mention that Bob’s Red Mill has a new line of Nut Flours, including Almond Meal, Natural Almond Meal, Hazelnut Meal and Coconut Flour. If you are, or plan on going gluten-free, these are some great and affordable options to traditional wheat flour.
So now that you’ve heard all about these wonderful healthy breakfast options, we want to give some away to a Homemade for Elle reader! Bob’s Red Mill has generously offered to giveaway a set of their new Hot Cereals products.
(Open to US Residents only).
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