Ancient Grains

My family and I are a huge fans of Nature’s Path, so we were excited to try out their new cereal Ancient Grains. Everybody seems to be going back to the simpler things in life, and this cereal does just that.

Kirkland’s Signature and Nature’s Path Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds is made of fiber rich whole grains that have been eaten since ancient times. It is a tasty combination of sweetness, cinnamon, and almonds. In my opinion, it’s pretty darn good. It is also a good source of protein, an excellent source of fiber, and it contains 31 grams of whole grains! It is USDA certified organic also. It doesn’t contain artificial preservatives, additives, genetically modified organisms, or synthetic pesticides.

This cereal can be found on Costco an if you are a granola lover, you should give it a try.  (And check out some of the great recipes you can can make with this here).

A Recipe For A Back To School Mornings

With school right upon on, it’s time to start getting the kids up early and to eat a healthy breakfast. However, when you open your pantry (or cupboard or wherever you keep your cereal), are you seeing healthy in there? Are you seeing cereals and breakfast foods loaded in sugar? (Don’t worry — I’ve got some of that in my house too). However, Nature’s Path has some great ways to start your morning off right.
First, you could start off your morning with Sunrise Cereal. This cereal is made with corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth. If you can believe it, this cereal is actually sweet! It also has NO gluten. I love that this cereal is both great tasting and good for me too.

Another cereal of theirs to check out is the Flax Plus Red Berry Crunch. It takes Flax Plus flakes and granola and adds in organic freeze dried strawberries and raspberries. This is a cereal that is loaded with Omega-3s, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and taste!

If cereal isn’t your thing first thing in the morning (it’s not mine), you have to try their granola bar offerings. They have a few new flavors as well as the old ones that will satisfy any craving you have. These are certified organic which means they don’t contain artificial preservatives, additives, genetically modified organisms or synthetic pesticides. My favorite flavors are the Peanut Buddy and Peanut Choco.

Lastly, they have rice bars too. They are made with whole brown rice and are low in fat and low in sodium.  This too is organic and this mom has been known to hide these from her kids so she can eat them herself (just don’t tell anybody!).  They have five gluten free flavors too:  peanut butter, milk chocolate, berry, peanut choco drizzle, and fruity burst.  Best of all, 1% of all sales goes towards the EnviroFund that is donated annually to non-profit wildlife organizations around the world.

Nature’s Path has a great product line to help make your back to school transition easier.  They have great products that you can eat for breakfast or any time of the day that are good for you and have great taste.  Go try them out!