Cream of Wheat Cereal
Oh, my goodness! This adaptation of Cream of Wheat Cereal tastes awesome! I liked it better than B&G Brand! And it was fast and simple to make. What an easy way to send your kids off with a healthy protein-filled breakfast!
If you prepare it with 1 cup of skim milk…it totals 218 calories and 39 grams of carbs; which turns into 9.75 tsp of sugar in our bloodstream, increasing insulin fast because there was no fat consumed. Fat is the only macro-nutrient that can slow an insulin spike from happening. Why is this important? Insulin is a fat-storing hormone and can cause a bunch of different health issues including an increase in triglycerides!
Healthy CREAM OF WHEAT:
¾ cup of warm unsweetened vanilla or chocolate almond milk (or coconut milk)
1-2 tsp psyllium husk
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate (egg white or whey) protein powder
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 drop of stevia glycerite
½ tsp of nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
Optional: you can add some coconut flakes, nuts or peanut butter to this recipe.
Combine warm milk, whey, stevia, cinnamon and nutmeg (and other toppings) in a bowl. Stir well and let sit for a few minutes until the “oatmeal” thickens. Makes 2 servings. Enjoy!
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving):
Traditional Cream of Wheat with Skim Milk = 193 calories, 0.7g fat, 10g protein, 36.7g carbs, 1.2 fiber (35.5g effective carbs)
“Healthified” Cream of Wheat = 172 calories, 4.6g fat, 14.8g protein, 17.4g carbs, 12.9g fiber (4.5g effective carbs)
You can’t hide a lot of super-healthy foods…I don’t think I could disguise salmon in an ice cream and my nephew will never try “KALE CHIPS” again:) But flaxseeds have an agreeable flavor and texture for kids. Flaxseeds are great sources of omega-3s (proven to help with improved learning capacity as well as many other health benefits), they are also affordable and tasty. Flax is important because it contains lignans that have been shown to be effective for cancer treatment. It also aids immune health, fights inflammation and is great for brain health. This breakfast is also helpful for constipation.
More recipes and tips like this can be found in: The Art of Eating Healthy: Sweets. Thanks SO much for your support!
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as of July 7th 265 pounds”
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