Sunday, November 23, 2008

:: 1-step grain-ola ::

My husband is a heavy heavy consumer of cereal... yeah the extruded kind. His argument is that "it's organic" and is a healthy snack option. I guess if you compare it to chocolate, cookies and cake, it is a better snack option. But...look at the flowchart below.

That is what the corn needs to go through before it is spat out in it's cute donut shape. Do you seriously think there could be any nutrients left and think about the harmless toxins that could've gone in? That is the prime reason why I follow super natural cooking ... I want all the nutrients I can get and minimal toxins as possible!

Today, I made 1-step grainola for Mikee. Mix it all together and bake in the oven at 300F. I am hoping he will fall in love with this heidi swanson grain-ola and forget about his cute extruded cereals. It is also 100% organic and best of all... super natural. All that his body needs! Contains: rolled oats, sunflower seeds, raw walnuts, dried cranberries, orange zest, unsweetened shredded coconut, agave nectar, coconut oil.

For those who want to research more,
And of course the movie, King Corn, is very educational!


sctemplar3 said...

oh, you got agave nectar?

nice flowchart

Jo said...

yes! thought it was pretty cheap at TJ so i got one.

btw were you at church? Nice old skool songs today!

sctemplar3 said...

aww.. i missed it!