Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Snack Attack

Red River Hot Cereal, where have you been all my life?!
Lately I seem to be discovering all kinds of yummy foods that have been around for a long time. I guess I was hiding under the healthy food rock all these years.

After reading about Red River on Eurydice's blog, when I saw it on the grocery shelf I thought I'd give it a try. This morning was my first bowl, and it is sooooo yum!!

First of all, at $2.99 for the huge box, it's a steal! Way better deal than dry cereal or those instant oatmeal packages. Only 1/4 cup is needed for a single serving (it grows into a whole bowl when cooked) so I imagine this box will last a long opposed to the instant, where you only get 8 servings and they aren't totally filling.

Plus, this stuff is entirely natural. No fillers, no sugars, no weird seasonings. Just wheat, rye and flax. The flax makes it super high in fibre, plus gives it some crunch and a bit of a nutty taste. All I added was a tiny smidge of brown sugar and some vanilla Almond Breeze, but it would be good with a drop of honey or maple syrup...or just some milk. Tomorrow I might mush some banana or pumpkin into it.

I had a bowl after the gym today and it kept me full for a good two hours. I didn't start to feel hungry again until about 10 minutes before lunch. No instant oatmeal has ever done that for me.
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Christina said...

mmm sounds great, I have seen that cereal so many times in the grocery store but have never thought to buy some. Now I will definetly give it a try

Jen said...

I LOVE Red River!!! I like to swirl some ED Smith syrup in it but I LOVE your idea of Almond breeze!!!

SO going to try that next!!!!

CaRoLyN said...

I'll have to give this a try. I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal but I'll try anything once!

eurydice said...

Isn't this cereal great!? I still turn to quaker for oatmeal variety, but Red River is tops!