Did you eat cereal as a kid? Many of us growing up in the U.S. are well acquainted with breakfast cereals and while the majority of breakfast cereals are atrocious when it comes to nutritional value and in fact they do more harm than good, there are some that we would recommend occasionally if you are looking to enjoy memories of your youth.
Some important things to look for are organic, non-gmo, unrefined sweeteners, stable fats (no vegetable, soy, or canola oil), and ideally sprouted grains.
Here are some we like (in varying degrees of meeting the criteria):
Probably our current favorite are cereals from One Degree Organic Foods. We love that they sprout the grains and use coconut palm sugar to sweeten.
Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps – Organic brown rice, organic coconut palm sugar, organic cacao, organic sunflower oil, organic sunflower lecithin, unrefined salt, tocopherols (vitamin E).
Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Crisps – Organic brown rice, organic coconut palm sugar, unrefined salt, tocopherols (vitamin E).
Organic Sprouted Ancient Grain O’s – Organic Khorosan Wheat, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Palm Sugar, Unrefined Salt, Tocopherols (Vitamin E).
Organic Sprouted Ancient Maize – Organic Sprouted Maize, Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, Organic Sprouted Buckwheat, Organic Sprouted Amaranth, Unrefined Salt, Tocopherols (Vitamin E).
Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Choco Chimps – Great for those who used to like cocoa puffs. Organic Whole Grain Corn Meal, Organic Corn Meal, Organic Cane Sugar, Fair Trade
Cocoa, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt.
Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Cinnamon Jungle Munch – Organic Whole Grain Corn Meal, Organic Corn Meal, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Brown Sugar, Organic Molasses, Organic Cinnamon, Sea Salt.
Kashi Organic Promise Cinnamon Harvest – Organic Wheat, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cinnamon, Natural Cinnamon Flavor.
Food For Life Organic Sprouted Grain Cereal, Cinnamon Raisin – This cereal might remind you a little of Grape Nuts. Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Organic Raisins, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Filtered Water, Sea Salt.
Arrowhead Mills Organic Sprouted Multigrain Flakes – Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Barley, Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Wheat, Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice, Organic Whole Grain Rolled Spelt Flakes, Organic Pear Juice Concentrate, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols, Ascorbic Acid.
Arrowhead Mills Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes – Organic Whole Grain Buckwheat Grits, Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Whole Grain Buckwheat Flour, Organic Maple Syrup, Sea Salt, Organic Honey, Ascorbic Acid, and Natural Vitamin E.
Do you have any cereal stories to share? What are some that you like? Leave us a comment below and let us know!