Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 22: How to get less sugar in your family's favorite cereal!

I sent my husband to pick up a few groceries and he came back with a box of Oatmeal Crisp!  BOO! That, to me, is a desert because the amount of sugar in one serving of Oatmeal Crisp is almost as high as a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Oatmeal Crisp on the left, Millet Rice Flakes on the right!
So in on my way to hot yoga tonight I ran into the health food store and picked up a box of Millet Rice flakes.  They are naturally sweetened with pear concentrate and other fruit juices and what I would choose to feed the kids, if my husband wasn't such a sugar addict.  So this is my compromise!

I mixed the the two together, but the secret is that I only used 1/2 the Oatmeal Crisp pack and the whole package of Millet Rice flakes.  I think you might also find the same Millet Rice at your regular grocer!  If not just ask, every time I've asked Longo's to get something, they usually do!

PS.  Starting tomorrow Longo's Organic produce (all of it) is going to be price matched to regular produce!!!!!   I am thrilled about this!  It's like being able to go on an affordable cleanse - prefect thing to do after the winter months!  


  1. Good Idea about mixing the two cereals together! I will definitely try that!

  2. I have done this as well!! It is a great way to not waste, and not over do your 'sugar'.

    Your blog is great! Keep it up!
    Where are you from in Ontario?

  3. Thanks Dehorah, I'm from Burlington :D