Friday, November 1, 2013

Delaware Chews at Home: Breakfast of Champions

I feel so seduced by the food industry even why I try not to be.  With its ever insatiable lust for my business it advertises organics, and naturals and probiotics and all kinds of things that are supposed to be good for me in bright colorful packaging drawing my attention to things like Quaker Granola and Swiss Muesli. 
 I thought I might like to try them with Vanilla yogurt instead of milk.
 When I  got home and compared serving size, calories, total fat and cholesterol, I  found I might as well stick to my Cheerios or Rice Krispies a banana and milk.


Swiss and Quaker suggest 1/2 cup at 220 and 200 calories respectively.   That's packing a lot of calories into 1/2 cup. Add a cup of yogurt and that's another  190 calories.   400 calories.
Kelloggs and General Mills serve 1 1/4 cup at 130 calories and 1 cup at 110 respectively. twice as much cereal at half the calories.  1 cup of 2% milk increases calorie count by  130. 
Even better I can make myself 1/2 cup of Quaker Oats,  1/2 cup fresh blueberries, 1 tablespoons of maple syrup and a few shakes of cinnamon for a real breakfast of champions, at about 250 healthy fiber and vitamin packed calories.

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