I've been reading a lot about how bad for you boxed, extruded (which most are) cereals are. But sometimes I just love a bowl of cold cereal! So, here are a few alternatives (some of which may seem a little strange) that still give me that "cereal comfort".
The obvious one: homemade (or a good quality store-bought) granola and milk (or yogurt or kefir)
Rice cereal: have leftover cooked rice in the fridge? Put some in a bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon and a touch of sugar or other sweetener, pour over milk, and enjoy! Yummy with brown or white rice, and you can either leave the rice cold or heat it up first.
Cornbread cereal: Make too much cornbread the night before? Same idea as the rice - put a square of cornbread in a bowl, break up a bit, pour milk over and enjoy. I don't add sweetener to the cornbread b/c usually it's a bit sweet on its own.
Food For Life's Ezekiel Cereal: This is a boxed cereal but I contacted Food For Life and they said their cereals are NOT extruded! The ingredients are good and include sprouted grains. There is no added sugar so the sugar content is actually very low. And they taste just like Grape Nuts which I love!
Those are the ones I eat when I want cold cereal. What do you do for a fast, easy cold cereal alternative?
This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays, hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop.