Friday, April 16, 2010


We all do it. Some of us do it more than others. Some less. There are even contests for eating!

But, what are you eating? Really. Read the package.

Since you may know, I'm not a cereal eater. Actually, I believe it's because I'm not a milk drinker. Never really liked milk. So, not drinking milk may have something to do with not enjoying a bowl of milk and cereal. Lately I've been thinking I should have cereal in my home just in case my toddler would like a normal American breakfast some day.

So, I looked high and low at the mile long option. Geez - have you ever noticed the variety? The colors alone will overstimulate you! Some of them make claims of "healthy" and "Fortified with Vitamin A and E". I just happen to have some instant oatmeal here. Oatmeal should be healthy, less the fact that this oatmeal is instant and is Maple 'n Brown Sugar but is "sugar free."

Ingredient: Whole Grain Oats, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Guar Gum, Caramel Color, Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium, Ferric Orthophosphate, Niacinamid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Thiamine Monoitrate, Folic Acid. Contains: Phenylalanine.

Oatmeal, people, this is oatmeal!!

I do not need High Frutose Corn Syrup, MGS, sugar in any form but natural stuff, or any modified over-processed "food" scientist just discovered.

Sadly, I do see slurping purple milk from a bowl in my toddler's near future.

2 comments: said...

When I don't do "real breakfast," I do plain ol' oats and add things to them. But it's a little bit more of a pain than the flavored stuff. If I'm in an oatmeal phase, I make an apple/brown sugar/cinnamon sort of goo on the stove and then stick it in the fridge. Then I just toss a spoon of it in the plain oatmeal. But as I say, it's a pain. I've been trying to teach myself that everything does not need to be "fast," trying to act more old-fashioned like, and if it takes time, it takes time. Anyhow. I'm babbling.

Elizabeth said...

I've been really diggin' fresh papaya for breakfast. I used to eat Smart Start cereal, but it's really just a bunch of crap in a box. It doesn't matter if something says "low calories" if the calories do absolutely nothing for you.