I’m the type of person who can easily eat cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and…um…I definitely have before). Considering Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds is my absolute favorite, I was so excited when I was invited to attend Post’s “Make Your Breakfast” in midtown.
After providing us with the cutest vintage aprons from Anthropologie, they let us dig right in and to grate and shred our own cereal!
Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutritionist from CNN Health, was also there to give a short talk on the health benefits of a nutritious breakfast.
So OK, cereal being my favorite thing ever, I asked Dr. Jampolis if I’m making an effort to eat healthier or lose weight, how I can fit cereals in – or if I should at all.
“Carbs and weight loss can be tricky, especially for people who are more apple-shaped than pear,” she answers. “Cereals are no problem in the morning but would limit them a bit at night for weight loss. Choosing better cereals which low sugar, high fiber is key and watching the calorie density helps too.”
As a healthier option, she also recommended topping Grape-Nuts over yogurt instead of having it as a bowl of cereal for weight loss. “I also LOVE their Shredded Wheat since it’s very filling. I like to have it with vanilla almond milk, which provides a little healthy fat which lowers the glycemic index.”
I guess modifying my favorite cereals can make it even more healthier without sacrificing on taste. What I’m even more excited about are Post’s new additions that we had for breakfast after our little workshop: their Shredded Wheat Vanilla Almond and Honey Nut. Personally, anything with vanilla and almond I go gaa gaa over, so I’m partial to the former.
I had it with a soothing woody blend “twig” tea the cooks made there with kukicha twigs, fennel seeds, and cardamom. I begged them to tell me where I could get some of my own, but sadly, they said it was made in house. Please believe I will now be on the search for this heavenly tea recipe…
All photos by Patricia Willis
What’s your favorite cereal?