Monday, March 28, 2011

Cereal Revolution


I used to never eat breakfast. I talked in a previous post about how I didn't like any breakfast foods, but how I've changed over the years. In fact, I love breakfast and breakfast foods now. And I have been eating breakfast (almost) every day for years now.

However, one thing remains true...I still don't like cereal. And I realize how weird that is. I would venture to say that most people like cereal. And really, it's not the actual cereal part that I don't like. And it's not the milk, either (I actually love milk). It's the two of them together that I don't like. It kind of grosses me out for some reason. And don't even get me started on drinking the leftover milk (yuck).

But one day in the grocery store I was buying some yogurt and saw those yogurt cups that come with the clear plastic top that holds a little bit of granola to add to your yogurt. And I had the idea to add some cereal to my yogurt instead of granola. Essentially, to replace the milk with vanilla yogurt. This is not an original idea by any means, but that's how it came to me.

That was several years ago, and since then I have been eating my cereal this way. My favorites are Kashi GoLean Crunch and Kashi Cinnamon Harvest (pictured above). And I always use vanilla yogurt because I like the taste, although you could certainly use plain or any other flavor for that matter. I feel almost normal now that I eat "cereal" on a regular basis.


Lynn Leaming said...

I have never thought of doing this. I will have to try it. I love cereal, but always hate the way it gets mushy before you are through and I always feel wasteful throwing out the milk at the end, because I don't enjoy drinking it so much.

Mary said...

I wondered in the pic why your milk was so thick! Glad I read on! :-)

Anonymous said...

I always have vanilla yogurt on my cereal too! My Mum used to when I was little which I thought was crazy but I love it now.
Every morning I have Bran Flakes, blueberries, strawberries and grapes chopped with a vanilla fat free yogurt over the top. I really don't enjoy breakfast food apart from this!

Sara - UK