I got sent the Crunchy Maple Sunrise and Whole O’s cereal, along with the Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle Crispy Rice Bars, but unfortunately I had to have my sister taste test the rice bars as chocolate doesn’t agree with me.
I have also been buying the Whole Grain Brown Crispy Rice cereal, it is one of my favourite morning breakfasts!
So the verdict?
Crunchy Maple Sunrise Cereal: A combo of corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth…so many different gluten free grains in one! Although corn is on my “no list”, I wanted to give it another try and see how I reacted. Unfortunately I tried to many “no” foods at once, so I’m not really sure if the corn made me sick or it was something else. I’m going to have to be more strategic in introducing the “no” foods back into my diet. It was amazing none the less, I completely emptied the box. The maple was a great flavour, and there wasn’t any refined sugar in it…just evaporated cane juice, which I could justify as there were only 7g of sugar per serving. The ingredients = organic whole grain corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice flour, organic yellow corn flour, organic inulin, organic quinoa puffs, organic maple syrup, organic flax seeds, natural maple flavor, organic buckwheat flour, organic quinoa, sea salt, organic amaranth, organic molasses, tocopherols (natural vitamin E). I ate it with rice milk, topped ontop of soy yogurt, mixed with apple sauce and eaten just by itself. My favourite way was probably with the yogurt, as I made a fruit and yogurt parfait, and having a crunch in it just made it even better…especially a maple crunch!
Whole O’s: This was another great cereal, reminded me of Cheerios. Again, there was corn in it, so I haven’t yet finished off the box, I’m taking a break of introducing back foods, since I’m still in an “inflamed state” from my last flare up and bringing trigger foods back into my diet will just lengthen the healing process. The taste was a little nutty and it wasn’t too sweet. It was nice with rice or almond milk. The ingredients = organic brown rice flour, organic corn flour, organic evaporated cane juice, organic pomegranate juice concentrate, sea salt.
Whole Grain Brown Rice Cereal: My favourite out of the three. I used to love having Kellog’s Rice Krispies, but unfortunately they’re not gluten free, and they have refined sugar added. These taste like Rice Krispies though, and they’re not to sweet at all…only 2 grams of sugar per serving. The ingredients = Organic brown rice flour, organic evaporated cane juice, sea salt, organic molasses. I like having this straight up with rice milk, but sometimes I’ll add a tablespoon or so of carob powder, to make it “chocolately”. I also mix it with apple sauce, or of course with soy yogurt. It’s a little bland eating it plain…I don’t know how I used to eat cereal without milk when I was younger.
Nature’s Path has so many other gluten free options, such as Crunch Vanilla Sunrise (doesn’t that sound so yummy?), Corn Flakes, Mesa Sunrise Cereal, Amazon Frosted Flakes, a bunch of different gluten free cereal bars and more…check their website out!
I haven’t tried many other packaged gluten free cereals, but I am a huge fan of hot cereals, like gluten free oats, quinoa and brown rice cereal.
What are your favourite cereals?