Cereal, Pop Tarts, doughnuts, muffins, oatmeal and more. Oh, to eat breakfast as an ancestral/paleo-ish/real food family. This was quite the transition for us. I would eat cereal for breakfast and sometimes dinner. Or, I would break Pop Tarts into pieces in a bowl and pour milk over them and call it cereal (before there was a Pop Tarts cereal, I’m ahead of my time). I wondered how I could eat so much, but then still be hungry 2 or 3 hours later. I blamed it on my metabolism.
Then came the transition to our new way of eating and all of those options went right out the window. What now? Well, it was a surprisingly delicious change. Today I will share how we satisfy our children’s craving for ‘cereal.’ You do not need as much in the bowl as you would with traditional cereal. The fat and protein are much higher in this version, filling you up much faster and keeping you full straight through to lunch time. No more sugar dips leaving you looking for a mid-morning snack! See how it can still be done on a budget?!
In a glass jar or container we mix the following ingredients (feel free to change it up to your taste!)
1 part raw unsalted almonds (can be found in the bulk bins at Whole Foods)
1 part shredded unsweetened coconut (can be found in the bulk bins at Whole
1 part dried fruits (we use organic blueberries, cherries and apricots from the bulk bins at HEB because that is what’s available)
Then shake, shake, shake!! I then pour some into each kid’s bowl and cover with milk just like cereal. Delicious, easy and still Real Food!!
What variations would you make??